What You Need to Know

Title Changes Coming Soon. On November 7, academic staff, university staff, and limited appointees will have updated job titles and new standard descriptions as a result of the Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project.

Employees will receive a title change notification email in November that will confirm job title, business title, exemption status (hourly or salaried), and salary grade.

Salary Ranges Available November 1. Updated salary ranges will be available for employees to view on the Title and Total Compensation Project website November 1.

Salary Structure Town Hall Meetings in November. UW System is hosting a Salary Structure Town Hall Meeting on November 9 and November 18 for employees to learn more about the salary structure.

The Town Hall meeting will cover: How UW System’s salary structure was built; How jobs fit into the salary structure; How the salary structure will be maintained; Answer commonly asked questions about employee pay.

The University of Wisconsin System and the University of Wisconsin–Madison are engaged in a redesign of job title and compensation structures. The Title and Total Compensation Project will result in relevant and market-informed titles to help us keep and grow our outstanding workforce.


We have designed a new job framework to organize job titles and create consistent job descriptions.

Total Compensation

Pay and benefits make up your total compensation. We are comparing our jobs with similar titles and work done in peer institutions and other organizations to create a market based pay structure.

We also surveyed benefits eligible employees about preferences for work/life and leave benefits. The survey results will help us determine recommendations for the future (Benefits that are regulated by the state of Wisconsin, such as healthcare and retirement, are not a part of TTC Project).

Employee Feedback

Employee involvement is essential to the success of the project. The project has engaged thousands of University of Wisconsin System employees in project teamwork, town halls, listening sessions, and orientations.