New Employee Benefits


The benefits staff will be holding walk-in sessions and eBenefits labs to help new employees understand their benefits packages and the enrollment process. No appointment necessary.

Walk-in Sessions
Engelmann Hall, Room 122

Information and consultation about benefits.

  • August 30, 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
  • September 18, 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
  • September 19, 8:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.

eBenefits Labs
Engelmann Hall, Room 242

Computers will be available for you to enroll online.

  • September 18, 8:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
  • September 19, 8:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.


The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, a Wisconsin public employer, offers a comprehensive benefits package. You may be entitled to participate in various benefit plans that the UW System offers. Also, the Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds administers a number of benefit programs available through Wisconsin public employers.

Please contact the UWM Benefits Office with any questions concerning your benefits or eligibility.

  • Benefits Phone: (414) 229-5353
  • Benefits Fax: (414) 229-4102
  • Benefits Email:

Benefits Eligibility

Benefits eligibility and benefits packages vary according to appointment and appointment type. Refer to your appointment letter to confirm your appointment type.

Benefits Packages

Faculty, Academic Staff, and Limited Appointees

• Paid Monthly
• 9 Month or 12 Month Faculty or
  Academic Staff

Benefits Package

Graduate Assistants and Post-Doctoral Appointees

• Paid Monthly
• Graduate Student
• Employed as a Student Assistant or

Benefits Package

Short-Term Academic Staff

• Paid Monthly
• Short-term Academic Staff

Benefits Package

University Staff

• Paid Every Other Week
• Permanent or Project

Benefits Package

Rehired Annuitants

• Retired with a Monthly WRS Benefit
• Returning to Employment After the
  Required Break in Service

Benefits Package

Student Employees

• Paid Every Other Week
• Student

Benefits Package

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