Whether you are new to the Universities of Wisconsin or have worked in human resources for a while, below is a list of systems, helpful links, and legislative references for human resource administrators to use in their daily job duties.

Many of the systems require authorized access. Work closely with your supervisor to determine which system(s) to request access to.

UW-Shared Services, Service Operations Website

Use the HRS Administration tab on the UW-Shared Services, Service Operations website to access HRS-related information, including HRS Process notifications, payroll schedules and calendars, training event information and tools to assist in benefits administration.

HRS KnowledgeBase

The KnowledgeBase has instructions for performing tasks in HRS. Explore the KnowledgeBase for information on how to enter absences, time, additional pay, direct deposit, tax withholding and much more.

Human Resource System (HRS)

Access to the Human Resource System (HRS) is vital to your job duties. You will need to request access to HRS. Review the UW-Shared Services, Service Operations Security web page for definitions of roles and instructions on how to request those roles.


Cypress is a report distribution service. Reports are delivered to your Cypress inbox on a daily or weekly basis (depending on the report). Receiving and reviewing these reports is a ongoing activity for Benefits and Payroll administrators. Visit the main Cypress web page to learn how to request access and install the Cypress client.

UW Business Intelligence (UWBI)

Employees use Business Intelligence (BI) to help make strategic decisions across various levels. UWBI allows the leveraging of software and services to transform data into actionable intelligence to better assist with decision making. 

MyWisconsin Portal

After signing into my.wisconsin.edu:

  • Employees can access payroll documents, enter their leave time, review leave statements, update their personal information and find news articles.
  • Managers can approve absences and time in the portal.

Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF)

General Schedule and Record Management Services

General Records Schedules for the UW System on a variety of business subjects. Go to the General Records Schedule web page to access retention schedules.

Helpful Bookmarks

Updated: 06/13/2024