(12/8/12) For the first time, the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents could soon get administrative control over all U-W employees.
Friday, The Board approved the creation of two new personnel systems – one to oversee the state's largest campus at Madison, and the other to govern the other four-year and two-year schools, plus the Extension service and central offices. University officials say it will help the U-W be more competitive with other schools by allowing market and merit considerations in granting pay raises – and seniority will no longer be the only factor. The state Legislature's Joint Committee on Employment Relations must still okay the plan. It's due to take effect next July.