Joint Committee on Employment Relations to Discuss UW-Madison’s HR Plan

The Legislature’s Joint Committee on Employment Relations (JCOER) will meet today at 10 am to discuss UW-Madison’s new personnel system. Discussion of UW System’s proposed personnel system is also on the agenda. The legislature directed UW-Madison and UW Syste to develop and implement their own personnel systems as part of the 2011-13 biennial budget. UW-Madison’s personnel plan is here.

The meeting has a greater significance due to the revelation last week that UW System has nearly $650 million in cash reserves. Republican lawmakers have expressed outrage since the discovery and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Burlington), co-chair of JCOER, has said he may oppose the proposed personnel systems today as a result.

Update 1:15 pm: JCOER met but did not vote on either personnel system today, demanding more information about the reserve funds.