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The Office of Human Resources is pleased to be a major support function of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. This site is designed to be a convenient and thorough source of information for current and prospective UW-La Crosse employees. The information provided on these pages describes basic policies, procedures, benefits and services provided to all faculty and staff at UW-La Crosse. You are invited to learn more about the mission of the Office of Human Resources.

The Office of Human Resources is here to serve you 7:45 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.

Human Resources news, events, and updates

Pay Plan Distribution Guidelines

The State of Wisconsin Pay Plan for the 2017-19 biennium will be distributed to UWL employees on the basis of merit and solid performance with increases of 2% provided on July 1, 2018 and 2% on January 1, 2019. In accordance with UW System policy, UWL has developed it's own Pay Plan Distribution Guidelines.

Annual W-2 statements available

Current UWL employees may access their annual W-2 tax statement for 2017 on their My UW System portal. In the portal, click on the payroll information section, then click on the tax statements tab.

Tax statements for all current and former UWL employees were mailed to home addresses at the end of January. Requests for duplicate W-2's will be accepted after February 15, please send requests to More information about W-2 statements is available on the annual tax statement webpage

New ID Cards for Health Insurance

Group health insurance program participants: Watch your mail if you have changed health plans, your new health insurance ID card will be arriving soon from the health plan you chose during the open enrollment period. Before seeing your health care providers in 2018, check to make sure they are in-network by visiting your health plan's provider directory: WEA TrustQuartzHealth Partners)

Note: your Navitus Pharmacy Benefits and your Delta Dental cards are not changing, keep the cards you were previously issued.

TASC cards delayed for new enrollees

TASC has notified us that the distribution and mailing of the Health Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Health Savings Account (HSA) benefit cards has been delayed. Employees should receive their cards by mid January.  This delay affects only new FSA and HSA enrollees. Employees who were enrolled in FSA or HSA in 2017 should continue to use the same card for 2018 benefits. 

New enrollees who have not received a benefit card can submit claims through the manual process until they receive their card.  Employee questions regarding the benefit cards can be directed TASC at 844-786-3947 or Employees may also visit the TASC website.

StayWell Wellness portal 

The group health insurance 2017 Well Wisconsin incentive deadline has passed, but participants still have access to the StayWell wellness portal tools and resources through December 22, 2017. Due to preparation for the 2018 program year, the StayWell portal will not be available December 23, 2017 - January 2, 2018.

Going through a major life event? 

Don't forget to update your benefits! Employees have 30 days from date of the event to make changes to most benefits programs. Visit the benefits life events webpage for information.

Retirement and saving plans 

Looking for more information about UWL's retirement plans? Looking for low-cost ways to save extra money for retirement? Information and helpful resources are available on the benefits retirement and savings plans webpage.

Introducing ALEX: Your personalized benefits counselor

ALEX announcement jelly

ALEX explains your benefit options in plain English and helps you choose the plans that make the most sense for you and your family.

In an effort to make the Annual Benefits Enrollment period less stressful for current employees, UW System is introducing this new online tool for anyone who wants a better understanding of the comprehensive benefits offered at the UW System.

ALEX will ask you a series of questions to walk you through benefits offerings and suggest appropriate plans based on your answers. It is UW System’s hope that a conversation with ALEX will educate you while helping you make sound, informed decisions about benefits.

Visit the ALEX landing page and begin your ALEX conversation now!

Employee annual compliance training 

As UWL employees, we all have an obligation to act in accordance with legal standards and ethical principles. In order to ensure that you are best prepared to fulfill these obligations for the benefit of yourself, your colleagues and students, UWL has partnered with LawRoom /EverFi to provide web-based training courses to all of our employees. For more information and to view a list of current compliance training, see the employee training webpage.

Title and Total Compensation Study

For information about the UW System's title and total compensation study, please visit our webpage.

Hiring temporary office support staff

Temporary office support staff are hired through a temporary staffing agency under contract with the State of Wisconsin Bureau of Procurement. Supervisors should refer to the recruitment webpage for additional information.

Emergency contact information  

Is your Emergency Contact Information up to date? This information is imperative as we have had the need arise to contact a designee only to find no one is listed. When medical or other emergencies come up, every minute counts. Please help us help you out should the need ever arise. You can update your information on your My UW System portal by clicking the "update my personal information" link or you may complete and return the emergency contact form to the Human Resources office.