The University Personnel System (UPS) Project has progressed to the approval phase, which means the initial foundation of the new personnel systems will be reviewed by the UW Board of Regents at its Decaember 6th and 7th meeting for approval.  The Board of Regents agenda documents (UPS Framework Background Material pdf ) include:

  • Executive Summary – explains the documents, explains the purpose, and summarizes intent of the Regent Policy Documents.
  • Regent Resolutions (4) – three of them introduce Regent Policy Documents and one summarizes technical statutory changes necessary for UPS implementation.
  • Regent Policy Documents (3) – one to establish with the Board the authority to administer the personnel systems, one to establish University Staff shared governance, and one to establish a single Codes of Ethics for all employees.

Included in this set of documents are UPS-Operational Policies for all institutions (other than UW-Madison) that will allow for many of the proposed implementation decisions from the UPS Project Team to become part of the new personnel system. The Operational Policies included here are those that will satisfy the statutory requirements for the new personnel systems as listed in sec. 36.115, Wis. Stats.

If the Board of Regents approves the foundational documents, the next step in the approval phase will be to present the UPS to the Joint Committee on Employment Relations (JCOER). A meeting with JCOER has not been set but a meeting will likely be scheduled during the early part of spring 2013, so that implementation and training can begin well in advance of the July 1, 2013 statutory deadline.