The University of Wisconsin System is creating concise and consistent job titles and job descriptions to help us attract and retain the best people through the Title and Total Compensation Project.

What’s New

Standard Job Description Library search
Search for UW System job titles and job descriptions for Academic Staff, University Staff, and Limited Appointees. The library is meant as a reference tool for employees, managers, and Human Resources staff to use during Employee-Manager conversations.
Progression and Promotion video slide
A short video that explains UW System’s new Salary Administration Guidelines and how they clarify progression and promotion for UW System employees.

 What You Need to Know

  • Employee-Manager Conversations may start as early as mid-December 2019, as directed by your institution Human Resources units. Managers will meet with employees to explain the new job titles and job descriptions. You can confirm that your new job description captures the work you do. Institution Human Resources will be coordinating and/or sending out communication regarding the specifics of these meetings at your institution.

What’s In It For Me?

  • Updated job titles and job descriptions will create greater consistency of job titles across the UW System
  • A job framework will provide long-term career development opportunities within the UW System
  • Market-informed pay and benefits structures will provide a foundation for competitive compensation
  • As a result of the project you will not lose your job, you will not have to reapply for your job, your work will not change, and your pay will not change

Virtual Town Hall Meeting Replays

Helpful Videos

Standard Job Description video ad Job Framework video ad Career Path video ad eLearning module for employees and managers