University of Wisconsin–Madison

Change from University Staff to Faculty, Academic Staff or Limited


If you move from a University Staff (US) position to a Faculty, Academic Staff, or Limited (FAASLI) appointment, your benefits, leave accruals, and payroll schedule will change. See the Benefits Summary for details about all benefits and leave available to you.

As a FAASLI appointee you will:

  • Be paid every other Thursday for the prior two week period (refer to Pay Schedule)
  • Be credited WRS contributions and service on a fiscal year basis
  • Accumulate leave benefits on a fiscal year basis
  • All benefit deductions will be taken from your monthly paycheck.

Visit the Forms & Resources Page for all plan applications, forms and brochures.

The following plans are not affected by your appointment change and will continue automatically:

  • State Group Health Insurance
  • Supplemental Dental Insurance (Delta Dental)
  • DeltaVision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • State Group Life Insurance
  • Individual & Family Life Insurance
  • UW Employees, Inc. Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
  • UW 403(b) Supplemental Retirement Program (SRP)
  • Wisconsin Deferred Compensation (WDC)

Eligibility Deadline

Completed application(s) must be submitted within 30 days of the date of change.

Beneficiary Designation

You should review and update your Beneficiary Designation(s) with each Qualifying Life Event.

Life Insurance

University Insurance Association (UIA) Life Insurance

  • You will automatically be enrolled for coverage effective the following January 1 if you meet the eligibility requirements. No application is required.
  • You should complete a beneficiary form.

Income Continuation Insurance

  • If currently enrolled, you must complete an application within 30 days of your appointment change to continue your coverage and select an elimination period.
  • Your premiums will be based on your salary and selected elimination period.
  • If not currently enrolled, please contact HR within 30 days of your appointment change to determine if/when you are eligible to enroll.

Retirement Plans

Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS)

  • WRS contributions and creditable service for FAASLI appointees are reported on a fiscal-year basis, as opposed to a calendar-year basis.
  • To receive one year of WRS creditable service, FAASLI appointees must work 1,320 hours in a fiscal year.
  • WRS contributions are based on a percentage of your income. If your income changes, the amount of your WRS contribution will also change.