University Staff Council

University Personnel System Update

The UW-Whitewater University Personnel System (UPS) Policy Committee is tasked to formulate UW-Whitewater specific policies that are not only in compliance with UW System policies, but also have consistency with policies formulated by other UW campuses.  To that end, it is important to share links to help direct university staff employees to the various documents and web pages for information on proposed implementation decisions, operational policies and state legislation (Chapter 230) that helps govern our campus and UW System.

An update on the University Personnel System may be found at  

To view the web page that addresses the background of the operational policies and the initial round of policies, click this link:

Choose this link to find information and links to the State statute (Chapter 36) that governs the University of Wisconsin System:

To view the legislative document (Chapter 230) that relates to the personnel system, choose this link:

New personnel rules and policies took effect July 1, 2015.  The UPS Policy Committee is working on individual policies and looking for input and participation from all university staff.  Several policies have UW-Whitewater specific versions that have been approved by UW-W Administration and UW-System.  They are:  Grievance, Layoff, Workplace Conduct Expectations and Complaint.  Copies of the approved policies can be found on the  Human Resources page.

As an employee, the committee welcomes and encourages your participation in this process.  Please submit questions and/or comments to the committee via the USC comment page.  Be sure to indicate which policy you are addressing.  In addition, you are encouraged and welcome to join any aspect of the committee if you have interest in one policy or another.  If interested, send an email or call any of the committee members.