Classified Employee Handbook
Welcome to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. The decision
to join the campus work force will be one of mutual benefit. While
assisting the university in its goals of providing quality services
to staff, students, and the community, each employee will have the
opportunity to develop a successful career.
The purpose of the UWSP Classified Employee Handbook is to provide a
overview of employment policies and procedures. It will serve as a
source of reference as questions and/or problems arise concerning
regulations and benefit programs. However, because changes take place
continually in an organization as large as UWSP, the handbook may not be
completely up-to-date. Employees will be informed of changes through
supervisor or Personnel Services as they occur. Supervisors and the
Services staff are ready to answer specific questions and provide
information not covered in this Handbook.
The information in this booklet has been prepared primarily for
employees. Part-time employees should check with Payroll and Staff
(room 133, Old Main Building) regarding vacation, sick leave, retirement
If any portion of this handbook is in conflict with the provisions of an
existing collective bargaining agreement or any State statute, the
the labor agreement or statute will apply. Choosing to actively join the
representing a particular position is a matter of personal choice.
some bargaining units, employees who choose not to actively join may
required to pay their fair share equivalent of Union dues.
This Handbook is not meant to be all-inclusive. It is provided as a set
guidelines. In some instances, information is provided as a summary of a
detailed policy or procedure. It can be changed, in writing, by
INTRODUCTION TO UWSP & UW SYSTEM
The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is one of 13 degree granting
in the University of Wisconsin System. Founded in 1894 as Stevens Point
School, in the ensuing years the institution has become Central State
College, Wisconsin State College, Wisconsin State University, and
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
UWSPs four academic colleges offer our 8,700 students 100 program
49 majors, plus 78 minors and 16 graduate programs. There are 400
teaching academic staff, 200 non-teaching academic staff and 350 support
supplemented by part-time, temporary, and student employees.
The campus covers more than 300 acres and has more than 35 major
Schmeeckle Reserve north of the campus has been developed as an
educational-recreational retreat and covers 185 acres of marsh,
meadow. It has a Visitors Center, nature trails, exercise stations and
areas, which are open daily until dark.
The University of Wisconsin System is composed of 13 four-year campuses,
two-year campuses and statewide UW Extension. UW System is governed by a
of Regents consisting of 17 citizen members. Policies adopted by the
administered by the President and Central staff in Madison, by
the Universities, the Center System and Extension, and by the Provost of
The universities at Madison and Milwaukee have PhD level programs. All
of the other universities offer undergraduate and masters degree
the 14 Centers provide excellence in teaching freshmen and sophomore
New learning options are bringing many new learners into higher
Wisconsin. Credit by examination, Independent learning, distance
credit for prior learning are a few of the many ways it is possible for
of all ages, from all states of life, to take advantage of courses and
programs in learning modes and at times and places convenient for them.
Stevens Point has a population of approximately 25,000. The city is the
a major insurance firm and is a substantial producer of paper, lumber,
furniture, fishing tackle and food products. The many lakes, streams and
in Stevens Point and the surrounding area offer unlimited opportunities
summer and winter outdoor recreation.