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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

Tax Law Changes for Parking Fees and Bus Passes

Due to tax liability implications of the Tax Cuts and Job Act passed by the Federal Government effective January 1, 2018, the UW System will no longer allow pre-tax payroll deductions for parking, vanpool, and bus passes. Pre-tax payroll deductions will be changed to post-tax deductions beginning June 1, 2018. UW employees will also not be able to create or add to Parking and Transit Accounts, as administered by TASC. Contact Human Resources if you have any questions or concerns.

Be Well @UWL:Wellness Challenge

Have you ever noticed that your mood improves when the sun is shining? Or that a brisk walk helps you clear your mind? It’s true: being outdoors is good for you! We’re taking it a step further and issuing a challenge we call Nature-ly Active.

Almost everyone enjoys being outdoors, but sometimes we just don’t make it a priority. This challenge is designed to help you remember how fun it is to play outside! And while you’re enjoying yourself, you’re doing something good for your heart, your bones and your mental health. The challenge begins Sunday, April 22 and goes through Saturday, May 19, 2018.

So get ready, get set and go outside!

See how many of the 50 activities you can complete! Download the tracker form and get started!

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.

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.

ALEX: Your personalized benefits counselor

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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.