Name Change Checklist

This checklist is designed to assist employees and students with updating their legal name in:

  1. The Human Resource System (HRS)
  2. The Benefits Office
  3. PAWS

1. To change your name in HRS (Employee):

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

▢ HRS Employee Person Data Change Form(excel spreadsheet)

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

2. To change your name with the Benefits Office (Employee):

Forms completed by the employee and submitted to Central Human Resources (Engelmann Hall, Room 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

UW System: Benefits Forms and Resources


3. 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, Room 274).

▢ Required documentation for changing you name in PAWS can be found under:
UWM One Stop Enrollment and Financial Services


Assistance

  1. For employee questions regarding HRS name changes please contact the Central Human Resources office at:
    hr-contact@uwm.edu, or (414) 229-4463.
  2. For employee questions regarding benefits related name changes please contact the Benefits Office at:
    benefits@uwm.edu, or (414) 229-5353.
  3. For current or prior student questions regarding PAWS name changes please contact the UWM Registrar’s Office.

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