Title and Total Compensation Project

The University of Wisconsin is embarking on a complete redesign of its current title and total compensation structures. The Title and Total Compensation Project aims to modernize UW’s title, pay, and benefits programs. Its goal is to develop new systems that will help UW institutions attract and retain the best people.

The project is an extension of the UPS and HR Design project, which created a comprehensive personnel system for UW System and UW–Madison. The project reviewed more than 1,800 job titles across the University of Wisconsin System. For such a large-scale endeavor, UW-Madison and the UW System are jointly developing job title and compensation structures to accommodate the needs of all UW institutions.

The TTC Project creates:

  • Concise, consistent, and relevant job titles and descriptions.
  • Market-based pay and benefits structures (total compensation) so excellent employees can be rewarded.
  • A framework for career development.

Employee input and participation is essential to the success of the project. The project engages UW employees in project team work, interviews, forums, listening sessions, trainings, news stories, and email updates.