2013 Archives

UPS and HR Design Delayed Until 2015

Per the 2013-15 State of Wisconsin Budget, implementation of the University Personnel System (UPS) and the HR Design project at UW-Madison has been delayed until July 1, 2015.

Until that time, when the new personnel systems are passed, unclassified human resources will continue to be administered according to chapter 36 of the Wisconsin Statutes, applicable Wisconsin Administrative Code and procedures established through shared governance, and classified human resources will be administered by chapter 230 of the Wisconsin Statutes, applicable Wisconsin Administrative Code and procedures established by the Office of State Employment Relations (OSER).

It is important to note that this is a delay, and not an end to this important project. The implementation date change will simply give UW System employees more time to contemplate and refine recommended personnel systems that will meet the diverse and unique needs of UW System universities, colleges, and extension.

Annual Benefit Enrollment (ABE) Period is Here!

The Annual Benefit Enrollment (ABE) period is your annual opportunity to enroll and/or make changes to your current benefits. ABE begins on October 7, 2013 and ends on November 1, 2013. All changes made during ABE take effect on January 1, 2014.

Benefit Changes Allowed During ABE:

You may be eligible to enroll in, make changes to or cancel the following benefit plans during the ABE period:

  • State Group Health Insurance
  • VSP Vision Insurance
  • EPIC Benefits+
  • Employee Reimbursement Account (ERA) Program - must re-enroll every year

The following plans allow you to make changes to your current coverage during the ABE period:

  • Dental Wisconsin – remove dependents or cancel coverage
  • Individual and Family Life Insurance – increase coverage level (maximum coverage levels increasing for 2014)

For a summary chart of changes, information about how to enroll, links to applications and much more detailed information visit the ABE website at www.uwsa.edu/abe. (Posted Sept-Nov 2013)

New Website for UW System OHRWD

The University of Wisconsin System Office of Human Resources and Workforce Diversity has a new re-designed website. If you currently have bookmarks or links to our former website, please take the time to update to our new links. For the time being, we will be redirecting older links to our new website. We'd appreciate your feedback at benefits@uwsa.edu. (Posted July 2013)