Wis. Stat. authorizes and directs the University of Wisconsin System to develop two distinct personnel systems: one for UW-Madison and one for all other UW System institutions. They are separate and distinct from the personnel system outlined under Chapter 230 of the Wisconsin Statutes (State Employment Relations). Effective July 1, 2015, the statutes contained in Chapter 230 and the rules and procedures established by the Office of State Employment Relations are no longer applicable. University staff are placed under the authority of the UW Board of Regents.
The University Personnel System (UPS) Operational Policies have been developed based on the UPS Proposed Implementation Decisions as well as pertinent sections of Chapter 230. The UPS Operational Policies provide the framework for UW institutions, other than UW-Madison, to extend the UW Board of Regents’ authority to university staff. Additionally, Unclassified Personnel Guidelines (UPGs) have been incorporated into UPS Operational Policies.