The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse aspires to deliver an exceptional workplace experience for all faculty and staff. To achieve this vision, it is critical to both employees and the university that employees can evaluate and advise Human Resources in the development and refinement of program and service offerings. Further, employee input is essential to improving and optimizing communication between Human Resources and the employees it serves. The Human Resources Advisory Committee offers a formal platform through which this important dialogue can be sustained.

The Human Resources Advisory Committee (HRAC) shall serve as a platform for engagement and feedback between Human Resources and the university community that it serves, with the goal of enhancing the workplace experience at UWL. Advisory in nature, the committee will be engaged with information on new programs and services, changes being considered to existing offerings, and in other matters related to services and programs for employees, and communication between Human Resources and employees. The HRAC is not an advocacy group. It exists to provide constructive, fact-based evaluations of current and future HR endeavors.

Matters brought to the HRAC for consideration may be related and not limited to:

  • Feedback on UW System programs and initiatives
  • Feedback on UWL programs and initiatives
  • HR service delivery
  • Communications
  • Talent recruitment
  • Talent management
  • Professional Development

Additional Resources

Membership expanding section

The Human Resources Advisory Committee is appointed by the Vice-Chancellor for Administration & Finance and Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) with nominations for representatives from shared governance groups as follows:

  • Faculty Senate: 2 Faculty and 1 Instructional Academic Staff
  • Academic Staff Council: 2 Non-Instructional Academic Staff
  • University Staff Council: 2 University Staff

The Committee will be chaired by the CHRO or designee. Members from the various employment classes shall serve as a liaison to their respective governance group.

Committee members appointed based on their employment classification will serve for three-year terms* with the option for two additional one-year appointments, not to exceed five successive years, at the discretion of the CHRO. If a member reaches the five-year maximum, they may be reappointed after a minimum one-year break in service.


Last modified: 10/21/2020

Upcoming Meeting Information expanding section

Spring Semester 2022

Each of the meetings is linked to the Zoom meeting invitation.  Any UWL employee is welcome to attend each meeting.  

Last modified: 05/09/2022

Previous Meeting Information expanding section

Spring 2022 Topics 

  • February 10, 2022, at 3:00 PM  (Zoom)
  • March 22, 2022, at 12:00 PM (Zoom)
    • HR Annual Report
    • Work from home recommendations

Fall Semester 2021 Agenda / Topics

Spring Semester 2021 Agenda / Topics 

Last modified: 03/22/2022