University of Wisconsin–Madison

Upcoming Event: OHR Payroll Cohort

Do you process payroll at UW–Madison?

Have you heard about OHR’s Payroll Certification Cohort?

OHR is excited to announce its 3rd Payroll Certification Cohort for division level payroll professionals, beginning this fall. Since 2017, 18 divisions across campus have taken advantage of this training and networking opportunity.

Overview: The objective of this program is to support new and existing payroll professionals in performing all payroll functions with the highest level of expertise—and to enable certified subject-matter experts (SMEs) to train the next generation of payroll professionals.

Format: The program will last approximately 6 months, from November of 2018 to April 2019. The curriculum is designed to be completed throughout the payroll cycle, allowing participants to apply new knowledge and skills learned in real time. Each in-person session is three hours long. Employees will receive online formative and hands-on scenario-based assessments as we progress. A certificate will be awarded to all participants who successfully complete all modules and assessments, confirming their successful completion of this comprehensive payroll course.

Testimonial: “I thoroughly enjoyed the Payroll Certification Course offered by the Office of Human Resources at UW–Madison. The course provided the opportunity to review fundamentals of payroll and benefits, and also allowed for an in-depth study of higher-level topics that will be beneficial to me in my work in the future. Additionally, I got to know several payroll & benefits professionals from across campus, and the collegial environment has aided in establishing a [network with] which to share ideas, difficulties, and best practices across the organization. I highly recommend this course!”

Interested? If you are willing and able to commit to the entire course, please register for the Fall 2018 Payroll Certification Course. If the course is full, please join the waitlist. Priority will be given to those on the waitlist for the 4th Payroll Certification starting in Spring 2019.

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