Below is a message from Interim Chancellor David Ward, Provost Paul DeLuca and Vice Chancellor for Administration Darrell Bazzell on the HR Design project. This message has also been translated into Spanish, Tibetan and Hmong.
The HR Design project team has released its strategic plan for the personnel system at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. We encourage you to review the plan.
The substance of the plan reflects months of engagement with members of the campus community, including governance groups, labor organizations and the administration. More than 140 of your colleagues participated in work teams that developed the initial recommendations upon which the plan is based. Thousands of you provided feedback on the work team recommendations through dozens of campus forums, Web chats and online polls and surveys.
In short, this plan synthesizes that feedback into a strategic vision for managing our personnel system in order to maintain our status as a leading teaching and research institution.
In the coming weeks there will be opportunities to get more information on the plan through campus forums and Web chats. (See a schedule here.) After you have time to review the plan, please channel your feedback through your governance group or your labor representative.
As we move forward, we will continue to review this plan with governance, stakeholders and university leadership, and will brief the Board of Regents in November and anticipate approval at the board meeting in December. In spring 2013, UW–Madison will provide specific components of the plan to the legislature’s Joint Committee on Employment Relations (JCOER). At the board and JCOER meetings, we will present our plans along with that of UW System.
While the target date for implementation is July 1, 2013, it is expected that a number of components of the proposal will be phased in over several years.
We are pleased by the collaborative nature of this project. HR Design has truly been a process that has sought to engage the entire campus community. Thank you for your contribution and attention to this important initiative.
David Ward, Interim Chancellor
Paul M. DeLuca, Provost
Darrell Bazzell, Vice Chancellor for Administration