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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

Benefits Preference Survey will be sent to employees on November 26

What is the Benefits Preferences Survey?
An additional aspect of the Title and Total Compensation Study designed to assess faculty and staff opinions regarding the benefit program offerings available to UW System and UW-Madison employees. The results of this survey will be used to evaluate employee benefit preferences and whether or not programs are meeting their diverse needs.
Who will be surveyed?
All full-time benefits eligible employees will have the opportunity to participate in the survey.
Why is this being done?
To provide faculty and staff the opportunity to communicate their preferences and satisfaction with current benefits and share their desire for potential trade-off of benefits elements.
When will this happen?
November 26, 2018 – December 14, 2018. Results will be delivered February 2019.
How will the survey be administered?
You will receive an email with information on how to access the survey. 
Where can I learn more? 
More information regarding the Benefits Preference Survey and the Title and Total Compensation Project can be found in this UW System project update document and on HR's TTC project webpage.

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. To view and complete compliance training, log into your LawRoom training dashboard.

Need someone to talk to? 

UWL provides FEI Behavioral Health (FEI) as our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) vendor.  The EAP program is a free, confidential service to you, your dependents, and anyone living in your household.  FEI provides in-person, video, or telephonic sessions for any short-term mental health counseling.  Take a moment to find out more on how you can strengthen your well-being. More information can be found on our EAP webpage.

Internal Jobs Feature 

Internal job opportunities will now be posted on an internal job board on the UWL Career Opportunities website.  These opportunities will only be visible to UWL employees who login using their UWL NetID and password.  Internal job opportunities will continue to be advertised in Campus Connection directing employees on how to apply.  See instructions for accessing the internal job board

ETF Video Series: Accumulated Sick Leave Credit Program

Did you know you may be able to use your accumulated sick leave to pay for health insurance in retirement? Learn how this benefit works, how credits are calculated, eligibility rules and more in this three-part series of videos and resources from the Department of Employee Trust Funds. 

ETF Announces 2019 WRS Contribution Rates

Employee Trust Funds (ETF) has announced the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) contribution rates for 2019. The employee share of the WRS contribution rate will decrease by 0.15% (from 6.7% to 6.55%). Generally, the reason for the decrease in required contributions is due to positive investment returns. For more information regarding WRS contribution rates, see the ETF website.

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.

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.

Title and Total Compensation Study

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

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.