Title and total compensation project

COVID-19 Impacting TTC

In response to the UW System's response to COVID-19, the implementation of this project will be delayed.  Please look here for future advisement on when the TTC full implementation will resume.  
(Posted: March 19, 2020)

Title and Total Compensation Project at UWL

The University of Wisconsin is embarking on a complete redesign of its current classification and compensation structure. The goal of the study is to modernize the existing title and compensation programs which will, in turn, attract and retain the best talent for the organization.

Visit the UW System's Title and Total Compensation study webpage for more information and on-going updates.

Title and Total Compensation Study Open Forums:
Virtual forums were held in September, October, and November, 2019.  You can review the presentation and listen to the Q&A on the recorded programs here:

Team members are:

  • Natalie Eschenbaum, Associate Professor, English, Faculty Senate Representative
  • Patricia Markos, Instructional Program Manager III, IPSE, Academic Staff Council Representative
  • Becky Yoshizumi, Academic Department Associate, Computer Science, University Staff Council Representative
  • Laurie Miller, IAS Representative, Economics
  • Cynthia Carlson, Business Manager, ITS
  • Georges Cravins, Professor, Geography and Earth Science
  • AJ Clauss, ASC Madison Representative 
  • Britney Heineman, USC Madison Representative
  • Lisa Drazkowski, Financial Program Supervisor, Business Services
  • Kathryn Oleson, Business Manager, Student Affairs
  • Shauna Salow, Academic Department Associate, Health Professions
  • Erin Hanson, Deputy Director, Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Becky Vianden, Director, Academic Advising and Career Services
  • John Acardo, Chief Human Resources Officer, Human Resources
  • Beth Hill, Assistant Director, Payroll & Benefits, Human Resources
  • Tracey Simpson, Classification/Recruitment Manager, Human Resources


TTC News and Updates

Department Chair and Supervisor Training Dates and Registration expanding section

The next phase of the Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project requires your involvement as a supervisor.  Whether you are a department chair or a supervisor, you need to attend this session as you do have affected employees in your unit. 

The next phase of this project will require you to validate your employee’s titles.  HR will be leading a training and Q&A sessions for department chairs/supervisors titled: TTC Manager Conversation Starters Training.

There is a limited number of seats per session and pre-registration is requested. Please take time to enroll in one of the following days and times using this link: https://uwlhr-training.youcanbook.me.

  • January 9, 2-3:30
  • January 13, 2-3:30
  • January 15, 9-10:30

At the conclusion of this training, you will understand the mapping process and how to validate your employee’s title based on the UW System HR’s mapping rubric; you will also have tools to help start conversations with employees regarding the TTC project and title that is being assigned, as well as have answers to many of their questions.