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Human Resources encompasses these areas:  Affirmative Action, Benefits, Customer Service, Employee Relations, Payroll, Professional Development, Risk Management and Talent Management.  We are located in 2300 Ullsvik Hall; navigate to the Contact page for more assistance.

Human Resources mission statement

Human Resources serves, supports, and provides consistent, fair and ethical leadership to all employees of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.  Human Resources serves as an ambassador of the University, advocates value for all employees, and encourages personal and professional development in support of a diverse global community.

Human Resources collaborates with the entire university community, committed to the development of a culturally competent and diverse workforce, to meet the evolving trends valued in an inclusive workplace.  Further, Human Resources strives to foster a campus environment that promotes mutual respect, trust and transparency. 


Human Resources [Benefits; Compliance; Employee Relations; Payroll; Planning; Professional Development; Risk Management, and Talent Acquisition] is fundamental to the success of the campus community by supporting everyone who helps with student success. 

The Human Resources Department meets every six months to address strategic planning and the development of goals and objectives as a team. Human Resources will continue to meet their objectives by:
• providing excellent customer service
• Work as a collaborative and cohesive team
• Support transparency
• Provide professional development opportunities, and
• Support an inclusive campus community

Human Resources will continue to enhance team development; strive for more efficiency; address paperless processes, and promote efficiency and sustainability.

Affirmative Action - Catherine Kutka, Ext. 5142

- Affirmative Action Program
- Diversity Advocate training
- Project SEARCH

Benefits - Tricia Reuter, Ext. 5141

- Americans with Disabilities Act [ADA]
- Benefit Informational Training Sessions
- Benefit Support - LIfecyle of the Employee [New Employee, Life-cycle, Retirement]
- COBRA Administration/Monitoring
- Counseling
- Fit for Duty
- Insurance [Health, Life, Dental, Disability, Eye, Voluntary Options]
- Return to Work
- Wellness/Wellness Fair [10,000 Steps Challenge]

Benefits Page

Benefits Frequently Asked Questions:
Faculty, Academic Staff, and Limited Appointees (FASL)
University Staff

Customer Service - Lara Daentl, Bethany Schroeder, Lydia Defatte, Jane Beyer
Ext. 5149

- Customer Service
- New Employee Paperwork
- Department Support
- Criminal Background Checks
- Mandatory Reporting
- Mail

General Frequently Asked Questions

Employee Relations - Christine Buswell, Ext. 1176

- Departmental Operations
- Discipline Support and Guidance
- Employee Investigations
- Immigration
- Supervisor Support
- Title IX Investigations

Payroll - Hollie Moore, Ext. 5147, Tanya Lux, Ext. 5148

- Affordable Care Act [ACA] Compliance
- Catastrophic Leave
- Deductions [Garnishments and Mandated, Charitable Organizations, etc.]
- Employee Training
- Family Medical Leave Act [FMLA]
- International
- Leave Report Training [Family Medical Leave, Military Leave, Sabbatical]
- Payment to Individual [PIR] Processing
- Payroll Functions
- Request for Additional Payments
- Return to Work and Fit for Duty
- Supplemental Retirement Plans [Deferred Compensation, Tax Sheltered Annuity]
- Taxes [W4's]
- Telephone Employment Verifications
- Worker's Compensation

Payroll Frequently Asked Questions

Professional Development - Jane B. Laufenberg, Ext. 5143

- Campus/Departments Training Coordinator
- Employee Assistance Program - LifeMatters
- Employee Recognition
- Leadership Academy
- New Employee Orientation [NEO]
- Professional and Organizational Development
- University Resource Fair
- Web Page Updates

Professional Development Frequently Asked Questions

Professional Development page

Risk Management - Jesse Decker, Ext. 1188

- Affliation Agreements
- Certificates of Coverage
- Claims Processing [Liability, Property]
- Driver's Authorizations
- Ergonomic Assessments
- Inspections
- Insurance Acquisition
- Loss Control
- Program and Policy Development
- Regulatory Consultation, Reporting, Oversight
- Risk Analyses, Assessments, Recommendations
- Suspected Materials Analyses
- Trainings
- Waste Management [Hazardous, Universal]
- Workers Compensation Investigation

Risk Management Frequently Asked Questions

Risk Management Webpage

Strategic Planning - Janelle A. Crowley, Ext. 1176

- Americans with Disabilities Act [ADA]
- Affirmative Action
- Benefits
- Compliance
- Department Budget
- Exit Interviews
- Operations
- Payroll
- Planning
- Policies
- Separation of Duties
- Talent Management
- Training and Development

Talent Management - Tara Rucker, Ext. 5145, Linda Klein, Ext. 5146,
                                 Chad Wilson, Ext. 5144

- Affirmative Action
- New Employee Checklist [On-Boarding]
- Off-Boarding
- Pioneer Administrative Software System (PASS)
- Recruitment
- Search Chair Training
- Search Process Oversight
- Workforce Planning


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