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 caused a portion of the video to be unusable and that part has been deleted. Download the slides to follow along.
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, send it to email@example.com
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. Project leaders will discuss the next steps for the project and address questions from the audience.
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.
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 the university’s ability to make timely and effective hiring decisions, implement enhanced systems for employee development and performance evaluation, and install a new strategic diversity plan for hiring and employment activities, among other important changes.
Office of Human Resources Director Bob Lavignia shared a message with the campus community Thursday, June 6 on the status of HR Design.
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.
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 systems was to begin July 1, 2013.
The budget bill must still be approved by majorities in the state Assembly and Senate, and signed by Gov. Scott Walker.
We are continuing to gather information on how the delay will affect our human resources system. We will post updates on the situation on this site as we learn more.
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 offered at this session.
The second June 10 session will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St. Spanish, Mandarin Chinese and Hmong interpretation will be offered at this session.
Two late-night sessions to accommodate third-shift employees are also planned. The first is scheduled for June 11 from 11 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at the Health Sciences Learning Center, 750 Highland Ave.
The second late-night session is on June 13 from 11 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at HSLC. At the two late-night sessions, Spanish, Tibetan, Hmong and Mandarin Chinese interpretation will be offered.
All university employees are welcome to attend without loss of pay. Schedule with your supervisor if you wish to attend.
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 not change.
Those of you who have followed the project since it began in the fall of 2011 know that HR Design is a campus-wide effort to redesign UW-Madison’s personnel system to meet the needs of a leading public institution of learning and research. Many of you have given input by submitting email suggestions; or participating in HR Design work teams, campus forums, or Web chats. We thank you for your interest, input and support. Your feedback has been instrumental in developing the plans and policies that we hope to implement beginning on July 1.