In an article in the February 27, 2007 issue of eCALS, we announced that proposed changes to the definition of student hourly employee had been adopted by the UW Board of Regents. UW-Madison requested this change in order to provide greater flexibility in the hiring of employees. Steve Lund, Director of the Academic Personnel Office, recently issued a memo outlining changes to Chapter 1.06 of the Unclassified Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual. He also announced that the Student Wage Plan document has been eliminated.
We encourage you to review Steve Lunds memo in addition to the large number of changes found in Chapter 1.06. One of the main topics the changes in 1.06 covers is the issue of FICA Withholding. You can find these documents online at http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/polproced/UPPP/0106.html (UPPP 1.06) and http://www.cals.wisc.edu/HR/students/Cover%20memo–Stu%20Hrly_Mar_072.pdf (memo).