Human Resources

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.

Our office staff are available Monday–Friday 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. by office telephone and email. For general, non-urgent matters, email or call 715-425-3518. To reach us directly, see Staff contact information.

News and Announcements


Monthly payroll moving to biweekly

In an effort to align with Operational Excellence goals of 2020FWD, UW System Administration is moving forward with a single biweekly payroll for all employees beginning in July 2021. This means monthly paid employees will receive a partial monthly check on July 30 and will be paid biweekly starting August 12. Also, deductions will be evenly split among paychecks.  A dedicated website with FAQs, Online Personal Budget Planning Seminars, Online Town Hall Meetings, Paycheck Schedule and Paycheck Estimator can be found at If questions, email

Split deductions for biweekly payroll beginning April 22, 2021

If you are currently paid biweekly, most deductions for benefits such as health, dental, vision, and life insurance will be split evenly over the first two biweekly paychecks each month starting with your April 22, 2021, paycheck. Learn more about how this will affect you and your paycheck on the Split Benefits Deductions resources website.


COVID-19 Resources -  Information regarding FMLA (Public Health Emergency Leave), Furloughs, COVID-19 Leave, entering time on timesheets, workstudy information and a helpful Q&A.

On-campus Employee Screening Questionnaire – Acknowledgement must be completed at the start of each day working on campus.  Self-assessment must be conducted at home prior to coming to campus.  Employees are responsible to contact supervisor immediately and stay home if response is “yes” to any questions on the screening questionnaire.

Employee Screening Telephone Reporting Instructions – For employees with limited computer access, supervisors may allow daily telephone reporting by providing their Falcon ID.

Supervisor Screening Questionnaire Report – Report provides employee name and dates of daily acknowledgements.  Supervisors with employees working on campus are required to review the report on a daily basis to ensure all employees have completed the daily acknowledgement of the screening questionnaire. Supervisor FAQs

Emergency Telecommuting Agreement - Agreement is for all employees to complete who are telecommuting partially or fully.   

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) information available with Kepro.

Unemployment Benefits Resources-
You may reference the digital poster for when and how to apply for unemployment benefits.  You may file an unemployment claim in the first week that your employment stops or your work hours are reduced. To apply online or for more information and FAQs visit DWD Unemployment Insurance. For help using online unemployment services or if you are unable to go online call (414) 435-7069 or toll-free (844) 910-3661 during business hours.

The business address for UW-River Falls that should be used when applying for unemployment compensation is 410 S. 3rd Street, River Falls, WI 54022. If you have questions for the Human Resources office regarding unemployment, contact Micah DeLong, HR Assistant, at or 715-425-3997. 

UW System Interim Policy Resources

Interim statutory, regulatory, and policy actions have been taken to assist UW institutions in responding to the pandemic.  A listing of interim statutory, regulatory, and policy actions can be found on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Interim Policy Resources webpage. 


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 at

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.

If you have any compliments, suggestions, information, or concerns about the Office of Human Resources, please let us know using this process.

Contact Us

Office of Human Resources
M-F, 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
216/218 North Hall