Category Archives: Compensation

Recommendations from the Academic Staff Executive Committee for the HR Design Phase I Work Groups

The Academic Staff Executive Committee (ASEC) has provided S&W with a document with the following title: Recommendations from the Academic Staff Executive Committee for the HR Design Phase I Work Groups, dated  April 27, 2012.   The original PDF document is … Continue reading

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The continued marketization of UW-Madison.

This article has been cross-posted from the The Education Optimists at the request of the author. – Ed. Last year, I wrote extensively about efforts led by former Chancellor Biddy Martin and her administration, donors, and alumni to privatize (or … Continue reading

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WUU releases “Review of Recommendations of the HR Design Project Compensation Work Team”

This document was received together with the press release appearing in the previous post.  Again, reader comments are strongly encouraged. – Ed. The Human Resource (HR) Design Project has completed the first phase of its process. The initial work team … Continue reading

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WUU: “Proposed UW compensation plan may result in greater inequities in pay and a bigger bureaucracy.”

The following press release was received by S&W from the Wisconsin University Union.  Reader comments are encouraged. For Immediate Release: May 1, 2012 For More Information Contact: David Ahrens: 334 1156/ Steve Bauman: 849-4847 Proposed UW Compensation Plan May Result … Continue reading

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Mark your calendar: Forum on human resource policies and procedures overhaul.

In case you haven’t already heard of it, the campus is undergoing a major effort to come up with revised Human Resource policies and procedures covering all aspects of HR (compensation, benefits, recruiting, professional development, etc).   It is impossible to … Continue reading

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The Wisconsin Retirement System: The attack against it. How to protect it.

Readers whose retirement plans involve the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) may be interested in these upcoming presentations/forums sponsored by the WUU and AFSCME: “The WRS:  The attack against it.  How to protect it.” Monday, March 12, 5-6 PM. Memorial Union. … Continue reading

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The real UW pay plan.

This figure (click to enlarge) represents the real and nominal changes in the salary of a UW System employee. This does not include total compensation such as health insurance, costs of leave benefits, etc. However, it does include reductions in … Continue reading

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Do UW employees need a representative organization?

Do UW employees need a representative organization in addition to the existing governance institutions? What would be the primary objectives of the organization?  How would this organization evolve? A group of faculty and staff met last Saturday afternoon to discuss … Continue reading

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Invitation to planning discussion: Building an effective organization for faculty and staff.

The following event is likely to be of interest to S&W readers – Ed. Save the date! Saturday, Sept 24 — 10 AM- 3 PM Building an Effective Organization for Faculty and Staff If you read Sifting and Winnowing then … Continue reading

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A graduate student asks, what does Budget Repair Bill really mean for us?

On June 15, 2011, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled to lift Judge Sumi’s injunction on the Budget Repair Bill giving the state the go-ahead to implement the bill as law.  During the protests of February through May, people came together … Continue reading

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