University of Wisconsin–Madison

Updated JEMS PVL Training Manual

Need help training new employees on JEMS PVL? Could you use a refresher yourself?

Check out the updated JEMS PVL Manual! It is a guide that explains how to use the web-based system to recruit faculty, limited, academic staff, university staff and temporary employees.

The manual covers key terms, FAQ’s, best practices, a walk-through of each page in the system, and information on how to submit and manage position vacancy listings.

Noteworthy updates to the manual include:

  • How to create University Staff and Temporary Employee (TE) recruitments and waivers
  • Information on the new Standard Job Description Tab

The manual can be found on the JEMS Page, under Resources and Forms:


…or in the Recruitment Toolkit, under Creating a Vacancy:


As of December 2019, CHRIS-HR is only used for the following University Staff transactions:

  • Permanent reclassification
  • Permanent and temporary change in duties
  • PD update

CHRIS—the supervisory version of CHRIS-HR—has been shut down completely.