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Human Resources


The mission of the Office of Human Resources is to support the University of Wisconsin-River Falls as a comprehensive university. Our goal is to assist staff as we support the mission of the university to help prepare students to be productive, creative, ethical, engaged citizens and leaders with an informed global perspective. We will effectively and creatively administer all functions of human resources. We are committed to providing effective and ethical service to current and prospective employees by attracting, developing and retaining a respectful and diverse work force.

News and Announcements

UW System Title and Total Compensation Study

The University of Wisconsin (UW) is embarking on a complete redesign of its current classification and compensation structure. The new personnel authority UW System and UW-Madison received as of July 1, 2015 provides an unprecedented opportunity to review and modify our classification/compensation systems, and also review our employee benefits programs. Our goal will be to develop new systems that will enable our institutions to continue to attract and retain the best talent.

On February 17, 2017, Mercer consulting was selected as the vendor and consulting partner for the Title and Total Compensation Study. Mercer is a global leader in consulting on high quality workforce solutions that strengthen the organization's ability to attract, develop, retain and engage the best and brightest talent. Their vast experience with higher educational institutions and systems combined with their expertise in titling and compensation strategies in academic and research environments is critical as we move forward.

The focus of this Study is to modernize the job title and total compensation structure, implement guidelines for compensation administration; and develop competitive work-life benefit programs that reflect the contemporary workplace.

This study will cover three areas:

  • Job titles, compensation structures, and related labor market data for Academic, Limited, and University Staff;
  • Employee benefits structures for Faculty and all staff (except state-administered programs that include retirement and health insurance); and
  • Employee-leave programs for Faculty and all staff.

How long will the TTC Study take? The projected timeline for the Study is 24 months, starting from February 2017.

Where can I find information on the TTC Study?
More information is available on the University of Wisconsin System and UW-River Falls websites.  

What are the phases of the TTC Study?  

  1. Design Study Strategy (current phase)
  2. Assess Positions and Develop New Job Title Structure
  3. Create Compensation Structure
  4. Review Benefits Structures
  5. Implement New Structures

How can employees provide feedback and ask questions on the Study?
UW System will have Subject Matter Workgroups and Institution TTC Project Teams. We are forming our UWRF Project Team and additional members will be added as the study progresses. If you would like to be a representative, please communicate directly with your governance group Chair or group email, If you have any questions about the study, you may direct them to the project team members below.

UWRF TTC Project Team
Chair: Michelle Drost, HR Director
Brenda Creighton, HR Manager (SME)
Deb Schwab, HR Manager (SME)
Mialisa Moline, Chair of Faculty Senate
Kathleen Hunzer, Chair of Academic Staff Council
Kathy Young, Chair of University Staff Senate
Representation from employee groups (TBD)
Charge: TTC Study Communication and Provide Feedback

Review/Update Your Address Information

Please review your current home and/or mailing address in the MyUW Portal and update as necessary.

To review your current address information, log in to the MyUW Portal.  Your current home address will be displayed in the ' Personal Information' module. Instructions on how to update your address information can be found here:

While in the ' Personal Information' module in the  portal, you are also encouraged to use the available links to  self-identify your veteran, disability status or ethnicity.    Self-identifying is optional.  This information is used only for federal  reporting purposes and will not be shared in any other way.