UW-Madison Offers Overhaul of Personnel Policies

Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2012 --- 2:33p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Officials at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are proposing sweeping overhauls for how the school's 20,000 employees are recruited, paid and evaluated.

The plan released Friday will go to the UW System Board of Regents and the state Legislature. If it's approved it could take effect next summer.

The plan includes performance-based pay increases for faculty and academic staffs. It also has a guarantee that all employees would be paid a living wage.

A Wisconsin State Journal report (http://bit.ly/OiAeVe ) says the proposal would allow hiring managers flexibility in adjusting salary offers to compete with other employers nationwide. The university also does so when hiring faculty but would expand the concept to other positions.

UW-Madison workers would remain on state pension and health insurance programs as state employees.

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Information from: Wisconsin State Journal, http://www.madison.com/wsj

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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