News: Title and Total Compensation Project August Update

Title and Total Compensation Project August Update

August 29, 2022

The UW System Title and Total Compensation Project was implemented across UW System Institutions on November 7, 2021. Subsequently, appeals for reconsideration of assigned titles were submitted from November 15, 2021, to February 4, 2022.

In Fall of 2022, we will be opening an additional window of appeals to address changes in the SJD Library since implementation. The appeals period will run from September 15, 2022, to October 31, 2022. During this second phase of appeals, we are specifically allowing appeals for new/updated Standard Job Descriptions (SJDs) that have been made since February 4, 2022. In addition we will also allow appeals within the Teaching Faculty title series, due to the Spring 2022 release of campus-wide guidance for use of these titles. Please note that this appeals period is not intended to address appeals that were previously completed under Phase 1 of the TTC Appeals Process.

If an employee has identified a new/updated SJD that they feel best represents their job responsibilities, they are encouraged to first consult with their HR Business Partner to determine if concerns can be resolved prior to submitting a formal appeal. Where resolution does not occur, the employee may submit an Appeal in accordance with the TTC Title Appeal Process.

The TTC Title Appeal Process will operate under the same basic guidelines as Phase 1 of the Appeals. Appeals will first be considered by Central HR for possible resolution; where necessary, it will then be escalated to the TTC Appeals Panel, which includes representation from University and Academic Staff employees. All final decisions will rest with the Chancellor Designee for appeals.

On the UWM TTC Project website below, you will find the list of titles for which employees are eligible to appeal. This list may change during the appeals window if UW System releases any additional new titles. More detail on the appeals process may also be found on this website.

UWM TTC Project Website

We will endeavor to resolve appeals in a timely fashion, with a goal to have resolution on all appeals by December 30, 2022. Questions on Phase 2 of the TTC Appeals process can be directed to ttc-appeals@uwm.edu


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