New Employee Benefits

The University of Wisconsin, a Wisconsin public employer, offers a comprehensive benefits package; you may be entitled to participate in various benefit plans that UW Systems offers. The Department of Employee Trust Funds is the administrator for a number of benefit programs available through Wisconsin public employers.

Benefit eligibility and benefits packages vary according to appointment and appointment type. Refer to your appointment letter to confirm your appointment type. You can also read about appointment types on UW Systems Employee Categories page. Further detailed information about eligibility and benefits that may be available to you can be found on the UW System Benefits Administration website and the Department of Employee Trust Funds website. Please contact the UWM Benefits Office with any questions concerning your benefits or eligibility.

Benefits Packages are Based on Your Employment Category

UW System New Employee Overview

Benefits Specialists are Assigned by Last Name

Last name beginning withBenefits Specialist
A – IGail Dukes
J – PLoree Krause
Q – ZSusan Voit

Faculty, Academic Staff, and Limited Appointees

  • You are paid monthly.
  • You are 9 or 12 month faculty or academic staff.
  • Benefits Package.

University Staff

Short-Term Academic Staff

Rehired Annuitants

  • You had retired with a monthly WRS benefit.
  • You are returning to employment after the required break in service.
  • Benefits Package.

Graduate Assistants and Post-Doctoral Appointees

  • You are paid monthly.
  • You are a graduate student employed as a student assistant, or are employed as an employee-in-training.
  • Benefits Package.

Student Employees