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Video & Slides: HR Design Info Session – Dec 9, 2015

by James Lloyd

The slides for this presentation can be viewed in this pdf document for download. About the HR Design Info Sessions. The Office of Human Resources conducted three HR Design information sessions in December 2015. Employees learned more about recent changes by attending one of these sessions: Wednesday, December 9: Morning session – 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at […]

Spring Info Session Slides Now Available

by Josie Bonefas

The HR Design Spring Info Sessions included an introduction with current updates on HR Design and three breakout sessions on the below topics. Please find the presentations from these sessions in the below links. Introduction and Update on HR Design Applying for a Job at UW-Madison: The New Website and Process Layoff Policy for University […]

‘Applying for a Job’ Webinar Recording and Slides Available

by James Lloyd

Please find the slides from the Wednesday May 20 webinar at this link. Additionally, a video recording of this webinar is below:

Statement on HR Design and the Proposed State Budget

by lalemmer

The proposed state budget does not impact HR Design’s implementation dates, including the HR Design components scheduled for July 1, 2015 implementation. Further, there is no relationship between HR Design and the Governor’s proposal for the university to become a public authority. The legal authority to develop a UW-Madison personnel system was originally granted to […]

Wednesday, May 20 Webinar: How Do I Apply for a Job at UW-Madison?

by lalemmer

Please join us on Wednesday, May 20, from noon to 1 pm for a webinar on the NEW online process for applying for a job at UW-Madison! Beginning on June 1, 2015, there will be a NEW online job application process at UW-Madison. This system will be used for Classified/University Staff positions and for many […]

Inside UW-Madison Features the New Performance Management Policy and Program

by lalemmer

The new performance management policy and program were featured in the Tuesday, Apr. 22 Inside UW-Madison! The article discusses the required element of the policy and how it helps employees develop and grow during their career at UW-Madison. Read the article here.

More Dates Added: Performance Management Brown Bag Sessions!

by lalemmer

Due to the high interest in the Tuesday, April 28 brown bag on the new campus-wide performance management policy, we have added two more brown bag dates! The new campus-wide performance management policy takes effect July 1, 2015 and impacts all Classified (University) and Academic Staff and their managers and supervisors, including Faculty managers and […]

Inside UW-Madison Article Discusses the New University Staff Grievances Policy

by lalemmer

On March 19, 2015, the new Grievances Policy for University Staff was featured within Inside UW-Madison. Please find that article here.

Performance Management Webinar Recording and Slides Available

by lalemmer

Please find the slides from the Thursday, March 19 performance management webinar at this link. Additionally, a video recording of this webinar is below:

Slides and Materials from the Winter 2015 HR Design Info Sessions

by lalemmer

Thank you to all who attended the winter 2015 HR Design info sessions! Please find the slides and handouts below.                   HR Design update and session overview                     Performance Management Breakout Session               […]

HR Design Webinar Slides and Recording

by lalemmer

Thank you to those who attended the webinar on HR Design’s background, goals and what it means for you! You can download a copy of the slides from the webinar here.    Please find a recording of the webinar here (note the very beginning was not captured):

Feb 12: Brownbag on Employee Category Choice for Classified Exempt Employees

by lalemmer

Join us over the lunch hour and get your questions answered. Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and employee category choice subject matter experts Meghan Owens and Catharine DeRubeis will discuss the employee category choice facing employees who are classified exempt. They will answer questions and address common concerns. Details: Employee Choice Brownbag for Classified Exempt […]

Jan. 29: HR Design Webinar!

by lalemmer

Download a flyer here Please join HR Design project leadership on Thursday, Jan. 29, from noon to 1 pm for a webinar on HR Design! ▪ Learn about the background and vision of HR Design ▪  Understand the goals of HR Design ▪ ▪ Hear what it means for you ▪ Ask questions ▪ Receive helpful […]

Bob Lavigna Addresses Common Questions About HR Design

by lalemmer

The Thursday, November 20, 2014 edition of Inside UW features an interview with UW-Madison director of human resources Bob Lavigna on the common questions and myths surrounding HR Design. Read this article here.

Fall Info Session Presentations

by lalemmer

Thank you to everyone who attended the Fall 2014 HR Design Info Sessions! You can see the content from the introduction and breakout sessions below. Notes from each session will be posted shortly.  Introduction and HR Design updates.   Performance management breakout slides. Please see here for the DRAFT performance management policy.   Grievance process for University […]

HR Design Info Sessions-Parking for Late Night Session on Thursday, October 30

by lalemmer

For those attending the late night HR Design info session this Thursday, October 30, from 11 pm – 1 am at the Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC), please note complimentary parking will be available in surface lots 74, 82 and 60. There will be signage indicating these lots will be open for HR Design Info Session parking. […]

HR Design Fall Info Sessions

by lalemmer

The fall 2014 HR Design information sessions are taking place Thursday, October 30; Monday, November 3 and Tuesday, November 4. Since the inception of HR Design, regular information sessions have been held to keep the UW–Madison campus community fully informed about innovations and progress on HR Design. The fall information sessions will feature four breakout sessions. Three of […]

For Classified/University Staff Exempt Employees: A Comparison Chart

by lalemmer

Employees who are classified/university staff and FLSA exempt may have the option to move to academic staff as a result of HR Design. For those employees who will have the choice to move to academic staff, we have developed a side by side comparison chart of the differences in benefits between the two categories, which […]

Fall 2014 HR Design Info Sessions to be Thursday, October 30; Monday, November 3 and Tuesday, November 4

by lalemmer

The fall 2014 HR Design informational sessions are slated for Thursday, October 30; Monday, November 3 and Tuesday, November 4. Since the inception of HR Design, regular information sessions have been held to keep the UW–Madison campus community fully informed about innovations and progress on the HR Design project. The fall informational sessions will feature four breakout […]

FLSA Reviews Beginning

by lalemmer

The HR Design Strategic Plan offers two important recommendations to align UW employee and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) categories: The “academic staff” employee category will include all FLSA-exempt (“salaried”) positions. The “university staff” employee category will include all non-exempt (“hourly”) positions. To align these categories, UW-Madison is now conducting FLSA reviews of all permanent “classified exempt” staff through […]

Campuswide HR Design Info Sessions This Week

by lalemmer

  Project leaders will discuss the revised timeline of the HR Design strategic plan and provide information and progress statuses on areas of interest including new employee onboarding, performance management, and recruitment assessment and selection tools. Time will be reserved for questions and answers. Sessions are being held: Tuesday, June 10, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Gordon […]

HR Design Info Session Livestream

by lalemmer

Download the slides at this link.  HR Design project leaders hold quarterly information sessions to update campus on the status of the project. The June 10, 2014 session held at the Gordon Dining and Event Center can be found in the above video. A Q&A session with the audience follows the presentation from Bob Lavigna, UW–Madison’s […]

HR Design Profiled in Employee Benefit News

by lalemmer

The HR publication Employee Benefit News looks at HR Design efforts and talks to assistant vice chancellor and director of HR Robert Lavigna about the challenges of overhauling recruitment and staff management systems to bring UW-Madison’s personnel management system into the 21st Century.   Read this article here.

Campuswide HR Design Info Sessions June 10 and 12

by lalemmer

In an effort to keep the UW–Madison campus community fully informed about innovations and progress on the HR Design project, the next set of quarterly informational sessions is slated for June 10 and 12. The UW-Madison’s HR Design is a campuswide effort to build a new, more effective personnel system that better serves the needs […]

Chancellor Rebecca Blank: HR Design approval is welcome news for UW–Madison

by University Communications

The employees we have at the University of Wisconsin–Madison are among the best anywhere, whether they provide world-class instruction, perform valuable research, or provide the support for our academic and research missions. Each employee plays an important role, and our university as a whole could not function without the daily contributions of many. That is […]

Key legislative panel approves HR Design

by University Communications

The state Legislature’s Joint Committee on Employment Relations (JCOER) today approved the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s HR Design personnel management system, giving the university an unprecedented chance to tailor its human resources system to the needs of a teaching and research institution. “This new system will give us flexibility in some places where we need it, […]

HR Design Information Session Live Stream, Nov. 19, 2013

by ae_editor

HR Design project leaders hold quarterly information sessions to update campus on the status of the project. The session in this video was held at the Gordon Dining and Event Center on November 19, 2013. A Q&A session with the audience follows the presentation from Bob Lavigna, UW–Madison’s director of human resources. A technical problem […]

HR Design questions answered

by ae_editor

Can HR Design be delayed again after 2015? Will UW–Madison bring everyone up to living wage despite the delay? Who decides if an employee will get a bonus? These and other questions, gathered from public information sessions and questions sent through email, are answered on the updated FAQ page. If you have a question about […]

HR Design information session, July 17, 2013

by University Communications

Information sessions will address latest HR Design developments

by University Communications

Four information sessions are set for July to update the campus community on the HR Design project. (The slides from the presentation can be viewed here.) An amendment to the state budget has delayed the implementation of components of HR Design that require statutory changes, originally scheduled for July 1, 2013, until July 1, 2015. […]

Governor spares journalism center, approves delay in HR Design

by University Communications

Interim Chancellor David Ward says he was disappointed in the governor’s decision not to veto a provision that delays until July 1, 2015, implementation of the components of the HR Design personnel system that require statutory changes.

Ward asks for veto of HR Design delay

by University Communications

Interim Chancellor David Ward today sent two letters to Gov. Scott Walker requesting vetoes on provisions in the 2013-15 budget bill, including the provision that would delay the implementation of HR Design until July 1, 2015. Ward said in the veto letter that pushing back the implementation of the new human resources framework will delay […]

Statement from Bob Lavigna on HR Design

by University Communications

Office of Human Resources Director Bob Lavignia shared a message with the campus community Thursday, June 6 on the status of HR Design.

HR Design information sessions postponed until mid-July

by University Communications

Because of the recent decision by the legislature’s Joint Finance Committee to delay implementation of HR Design, the information sessions have been postponed until mid-July. Details on specific dates and locations will be announced as information is available.

Legislative committee amends budget to delay HR Design effective date

by University Communications

The state legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance amended the Governor’s budget bill Thursday to delay the effective date of the HR Design provisions until July 1, 2015. UW–Madison and UW System had been granted the authority to create separate human resources systems from the state personnel system in the 2011-13 state budget. Implementation of those […]

Information sessions update progress of implementation

by University Communications

Information sessions are scheduled in June to update the campus on the implementation of the HR Design Strategic Plan. There are two sessions scheduled for June 10. The first is set for 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on June 10 at Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St. Spanish, Tibetan and Hmong interpretation services will be […]

HR Design update from Chancellor David Ward

by University Communications

The following message was sent via email to campus employees on Monday, May 6, 2013. We are approaching a critical time in the HR Design project. On July 1, 2013, we hope to begin implementing our new system. I am writing to remind you of some of the upcoming changes, as well as what will […]

JCOER delays action on HR Design plan

by University Communications

The HR Design plan was scheduled for a vote by the Joint Committee on Employment Relations on Tuesday. Due to the committee’s concerns about fund balances throughout the UW System, which is an issue unrelated to HR Design, the committee decided not to take action on the plan. Approval by JCOER is a final step […]

Transcript from April 8 Web chat

by University Communications

Questions about the implementation of the HR Design Strategic Plan were answered during by leaders of the project during a Web chat April 8. A transcript of the 90-minute chat can be read by scrolling through the text in the box below.

Policies to get Regents’ review

by University Communications

The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents this week will review 10 policies developed through the HR Design process. The policies provide the framework for: employment categories and job titling; the effect on leave benefits when transferring to another UW institution; workplace safety; the voluntary reassignment of formerly classified Fair Labor Standards exempt employees to […]