Name Change Checklist

This checklist is designed to assist employees and students with updating their legal name in the Human Resource System (HRS), with the Benefits Office, and PAWS.


To Change Your Name in HRS (Employee):

Forms completed by the employee and submitted to Central Human Resources (Engelmann Hall 125)

▢ HRS Employee Person Data Change Form

  • Passport Copy
    or
  • Social Security Card Copy
    or
  • Court Order Copy

To Change Your Name with the Benefits Office (Employee):

Forms completed by the employee and submitted to Central Human Resources (Engelmann Hall 125)

▢ Completed benefits forms indicating a name change for each benefits policy you carry.

  • Passport Copy
    or
  • Social Security Card Copy
    or
  • Court Order Copy

Benefits Office Main Page


To Change Your Name in PAWS (Current or Prior Student):

Forms completed by the current or prior student and submitted to the Registrar’s Office (Mellencamp Hall 274)

▢ Required documentation for changing you name in PAWS can be found under:

One Stop Enrollment and Financial Services.


Assistance

For employee questions regarding HRS name changes please contact the Central Human Resources office at hr-contact@uwm.edu or (414) 229-4463.

For employee questions regarding benefits related name changes please contact the Benefits Office at benefits@uwm.edu or (414) 229-5353.

For current or prior student questions regarding PAWS name changes please contact the Registrar’s Office.

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