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University Personnel System (UPS)

In the 2011-13 biennial budget two personnel systems were mandated; one for UW-Madison and one for the remainder of UW System (UPS) that would address staffing, compensation, training, performance management, diversity and legal compliance.

The University Staff Council (USC) is working closely with the Human Resources Department to develop local policies which fall under the University System policies.

The UW System maintains a UPS page located here.

USC is looking for help developing these local policies. If interested in serving, please email

Below is a list of policies that are being worked on or have been finalized. When working on our local policies, we must function under the broader UW System language. We are able to craft language and policy specific to our institution as long as it falls under the language dictated by the system level policy.

NotesForum Scheduled/Held Local PoliciesUW System Policy LinksDeadline
CompleteNov. 10 and Nov. 13, 2014Grievance
UPS Local Grievance Policy FINAL

Hearing Committee
GEN 14
July 1, 2015
CompleteJan. 16 and Jan. 21, 2015Layoff Policy FINALOperational
GEN 13
July 1, 2015
CompleteMarch 5, 2015 Recruitment Probation Policy FINAL
Operational Policy TC 1July 1, 2015
CompleteFebruary, 2017University Staff Shared Governance Principles
CompleteJune 10 and June 15, 2015 Compensation Statement
Compensation_Statement FINAL

Compensation Policy
Compensation Local Policy FINAL

Operational Policy TC 3July 1, 2015
CompleteFeb. 5, 11 a.m., Reeve 214 OR Feb. 11, 5:15 p.m., Swart 101Workplace Expectations Policy FINALOperational Policy WE3