Human Resources

Title and Total Compensation Project

UW System Title and Total Compensation Project

The University of Wisconsin is embarking on a complete redesign of its current title and total compensation structures. The Title and Total Compensation Project aims to modernize UW’s title, pay, and benefits programs. Its goal is to develop new systems that will help UW institutions attract and retain the best people.

Visit the UW System's Title and Total Compensation study webpage for more information and ongoing updates.


Title Changes Coming Soon
On November 7, academic staff, university staff, and limited appointees will have updated job titles and new standard descriptions as a result of the Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project.

Employees will receive a title change notification email in November that will confirm job title, business title, exemption status (hourly or salaried), and salary grade. These changes will become effective November 7.

For questions contact Saige Kroells,, for Academic Staff or Limited Appointees and Deb Schwab,, for University Staff employees.

Salary Ranges Available November 1
Updated salary ranges will be available for employees to view on the
Title and Total Compensation Project website November 1. 

Salary Structure Town Hall Meetings in November
UW System is hosting a
Salary Structure Town Hall Meeting on November 9 and November 18 for employees to learn more about the salary structure. 

The Town Hall meeting will cover: How UW System’s salary structure was built; How jobs fit into the salary structure; How the salary structure will be maintained; Answer commonly asked questions about employee pay.

Job Title Appeals Open November 7
Employees who want to submit a title appeal can access
UWRF’s title appeal form and process here. The title appeal filing period opens November 7, 2021 and closes February 4, 2022. Title appeal forms will be reviewed and processed between February and June of 2022.

Previous presentations and information:

TTC Employee Informational Session, May 17, 2021

TTCP UWRF Update Presentation, February 2020

TTCP UWRF Update Presentation, April 2019

TTCS UWRF Update Presentation, November 2018
Benefits Save The Date Flyer, November 2018
TTCS UWRF Update Presentation, March 2018 (Slides)
TTCS UWRF Update Presentation, Sept, 2017 (Slides)


UWRF TTC Project Team:

Chair: Michelle Best, HR Director

Saige Kroells, HR Business Partner (SME)
Deb Schwab, HR Manager (SME)
Doug Margolis, Chair of Faculty Senate
Kellen Wells-Mangold, Chair of Academic Staff Council

Nathan Riel-Elness, Academic Staff Council UWS Representative
Jody Sather, Chair of University Staff Senate


Charge: TTC Project Communication and Provide Feedback

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Office of Human Resources
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216/218 North Hall