Tag: 2011-13 state budget

JCOER Approves UW-Madison Personnel Plan

The legislature’s Joint Committee on Employment Relations approved new personnel plans for UW-Madison and UW System today. The legislature directed the university to develop plans to be implemented by July 1, 2015 as part of the 2011-13 biennial budget, but never approved them.

Chancellor Rebecca Blank told the committee the new human resources system will allow UW-Madison to attract and retain the best faculty and staff through increased management flexibilities:

This new system will give us flexibility in some places where we need it, greater coherence in how we deal with staff across all positions, and should help us recruit more effectively. Making sure we have the best talent is crucial if UW-Madison is to remain a world-class university, provide an excellent education to our students and help drive the economy of the state.

Merit raises based on performance, currently not allowed under state statutes, will be requested, according to Chancellor Blank.

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

The Legislature’s Joint Committee on Employment Relations (JCOER) will meet tomorrow, Wednesday, April 23, at 9:30 am to discuss UW-Madison’s new personnel system. UW System’s proposed personnel system is also on the agenda. The committee may take executive action on the plans after the public hearing, which will be held in Room 412 East, State Capitol.

The legislature directed UW-Madison and UW System to develop and implement their own personnel systems as part of the Act 32, the 2011-13 biennial budget, but the plans were never approved. JCOER held a public hearing last April, but did not vote on the plans, citing concern over UW System’s financial reserves. 

UW-Madison’s personnel plan is here.

Joint Finance Committee to Vote on Lapse Proposal Today

The Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee will meet today at 1 pm to vote on the Department of Administration’s plan for a $174.3 million budget lapse. The lapse is part of Act 32, the 2011-13 biennial budget that passed last summer.…

2011 Legislative Review

2011 has been an historic year for both the state of Wisconsin and UW-Madison. The year began with massive change in the statehouse, continued with a proposal that had the potential to split UW-Madison from UW System, and concludes with…

November Faculty Senate

The Faculty Senate met last week, and PROFS was pleased to present its 2010-11 annual report. Bill Tracy, president of PROFS, told the senate that PROFS had a very active year, taking the lead on several legislative issues. The senate…

UW System Faces Additional $66 Million Cut

UW System, already facing a $250 million cut over the next biennium, learned that it will likely have to absorb up to almost $66 million more in cuts in 2011-13. UW-Madison’s share of the cut would be $18.1 million in…

Regents to Meet Thursday, September 8

The Board of Regents will meet on Thursday, September 8 to discuss the President’s Response to the President’s Advisory Committee on the Roles of UW System Administration. The report is a result of the 2011-13 state budget requirement that UW…