To improve services for our current employees and meet the demands of the future, we will standardize the processes, policies, and technology used to manage the Human Resources functions for all University of Wisconsin System institutions. Current HR workflows and systems make it difficult to adapt to the ever-changing requirements of hiring, retaining, and providing benefits to employees.
The goal of ATP’s Human Resources Strategy Team is to streamline and simplify tasks and processes for everyone from job applicants to retirees, as well as our Human Resources staff who support everyone in the System. Efficient business processes will benefit our departments, schools, and universities in areas such as payroll, benefits administration, and time and leave recording.
Starting in July 2025, most HR business processes will be completed in Workday, a cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, that will replace Human Resources System (HRS). Workday’s integrated platform, supplemented where needed, will allow us to share information easily between different administrative units and areas, including Finance and Research Administration.
ATP is a people-first project. Our Human Resources Strategy Team has gathered valuable information about current HR practices and future needs. Faculty and staff from across the UW System served as Focus and Validation Group members as we evaluated our processes, policies, and system design. We will continue to include subject matter experts as we configure Workday for the University of Wisconsin.