University of Wisconsin–Madison

Overview

The Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project is an unprecedented opportunity to modernize our title, pay, and benefits programs. Our goal is to develop new systems that will help us continue to attract and retain the best people.

The TTC Project is an extension of the HR Design project, which created a comprehensive personnel system for UW–Madison.

The project reviews more than 1,800 job titles across the University of Wisconsin System. For such a large-scale endeavor, UW-Madison and the UW System are jointly developing job title and compensation structures to accommodate the needs of a wide range of institutions.

The TTC Project creates:

  • Clear, consistent, and relevant job titles and descriptions
  • Market based pay and benefits structures (total compensation) so we can reward and retain our excellent employees
  • A framework for career development

Guiding Principles

  • The project will result in relevant and market-informed titles and pay ranges.
  • Employee base pay will not be reduced as a result of the project.
  • The results will provide guidance on how to address market issues over time.
  • No employee will lose their job because of the project.
  • Multiple opportunities for campus involvement will allow employees to participate and provide feedback.
  • Employees will engage with their supervisors in the development and review of their job descriptions.
  • Clear and consistent communication will be provided throughout the project.
  • Employees will be able to see how their jobs and titles compare to positions across campus and at other organizations.
  • Employees will be provided with clear guidelines to make informed choices about advancing in their careers at UW–Madison.
  • Managers will be provided with tools to make informed decisions about the pay or promotional opportunities for their staff.
  • An extensive review such as this has not been completed in 30 years.
  • The results will help UW–Madison sustain and grow its outstanding workforce.