Manager Resources

Providing access to accurate and relevant information is just one of the ways UW System Human Resources (UWSHR) supports the UWSA management team. Brief overviews for some of the most common topics and links to additional information are available below. Don’t forget to visit Topics in the menu above for more.

Whether it’s recruitment for a new staff member or advice on an employment relations issue, consider us your strategic partner. If there is any way that UWSHR can be of assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Thank you.

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider is Kepro. In addition to providing confidential resources to address personal concerns, Kepro also offers resources to assist with work concerns, some of which are specifically geared toward managers. To access these resources, follow the steps below.

  • Website: (username: SOWI). Account set-up required to access online resources.
  • Once on the Kepro website, in the upper right-hand corner, click on the File/Toolbox icon and select Documents from the options in the pop-up box.
  • Click on the Management tab in the gray bar.

International Staff Services

UWSA has entered into a partnership with UW-Madison to consolidate and standardize immigration services for international employees to UW System Institutions. UW-Madison's International Faculty and Staff Services (IFSS) is the Center of Excellence providing expertise in employee immigration services for UWSA international employees. 

If you are considering opening a recruitment internationally, there are specific requirements and steps to take in advance of posting the position. Be sure to discuss these requirements with your HR Strategic Partner at the beginning of the process. If you have specific questions for the IFSS team, please email:

Payroll Information

Payroll schedules vary by employee category:

Employees can view earnings statements, benefits elections, direct deposit information and other personal information in the MyUW Portal.


Time Approval

Learn how to approve time and leave requests for your employees. You will need to use login credentials to access these resources: Approving Time.

If you have additional questions about payroll and leave entry, contact:

Primary Contact: Sreekumari Nair
(608) 265-9034

Performance Management

The University of Wisconsin System is committed to a performance management system that fosters and acknowledges excellent employee performance. UWSHR recommends that all managers regularly communicate with direct reports regarding expectations, goals and overall performance in addition to the formal touchpoints in the performance period. Performance management should be conducted with fairness and transparency, and should also include opportunities to discuss and plan for employee career development.

Performance Improvement

When a performance issue needs to be addressed, managers should engage with the HR Strategic Partner as early as possible to discuss the appropriate steps to address the employee. Please contact your assigned HR Strategic Partner in UWSHR. 

This policy applies to all University of Wisconsin System institutions and programs. The policy covers the following conduct: sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, and domestic violence.

This policy describes the Board of Regents’ expectations with respect to consensual romantic or sexual relationships where a power differential exists. This policy covers all UW System employees, students, and affiliated individuals.

To read more about this important subject, please click here


UWSA's current policy on Telecommuting my be found on the UWSA Internal Policies page. 

UWSA Managers Webpage

Contains information about past and upcoming quarterly managers meetings, continued learning links, and other news. Click here to login. 

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