HR Design info sessions coming up on Feb. 26, March 3

Since the beginning of HR Design, regular meetings have kept the UW–Madison campus informed and engaged about the progress of the project, and how it will affect employees.

HR Design is a campus-wide effort to build a new, more effective personnel system that better serves the needs of the university, its employees and the citizens of Wisconsin as a model public university in the 21st century.

This new system impacts all employees across campus, including faculty who manage or supervise Classified (University) and Academic Staff.

“In areas such as hiring, performance management, new employee onboarding and workplace flexibility, changes will apply to the entire campus,” said Bob Lavigna, director of the Office of Human Resources. “In addition, as we create new policies for classified employees, even though these policies may apply to University Staff employees (on July 1, “classified” staff will become “university” staff), many of these employees work with Unclassified Staff (e.g., supervisors), and therefore the new policies will affect Unclassified Staff employees too.”

The winter information sessions will feature four breakout sessions to address topics of high interest: performance management; recruitment assessment and selection (RAS) tools; alignment of employee categories with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA); and an overview of HR Design. HR Design subject matter experts in these areas will lead discussions and answer individual questions. Attendees can choose which sessions they want to attend.

Sessions are scheduled for:

Monday, February 23: Morning Session – 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Gordon Dining and Event Center

* Session in English only

Thursday, February 26: Late Night – 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC)

FREE PARKING AVAILABLE in lots 74, 82 and 60

* Sessions in English, Spanish, Tibetan, Mandarin Chinese and Hmong

Tuesday, March 3: Afternoon Session – 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Union South, Varsity Hall

* Sessions in English, Spanish, Tibetan, Mandarin Chinese and Hmong

All university employees are welcome to attend without loss of pay. Please schedule this with your supervisor if you wish to attend.

All rooms are wheelchair accessible.

Requests for ASL interpretation should be made no less than 10 days before the session at