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Human Resources encompasses these areas:  Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity, Benefits, Compliance, Employee Relations, Payroll, Professional Development, Risk Management, Student Employment & Payroll, 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 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,
  • Working as a collaborative and cohesive team,
  • Supporting transparency,
  • Providing professional development opportunities, and
  • Supporting an inclusive campus community.

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

Affirmative Action - Catherine Kutka, Ext. 5142

Benefits - Tricia Reuter, Ext. 5141


Frequently Asked Questions:

Retirement Sick Leave Estimator

Customer Service - Leah Davis, Kayla Graser, Sandi Jo Koepp, Michaela White - 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


Professional Development page

Professional Development Frequently Asked Questions

Risk Management - Janelle Crowley, Ext. 1176, Tammie VanNatta, Ext. 3976


  • 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
  • Hazardous Waste Management
  • Workers Compensation Investigation

Risk Management Frequently Asked Questions

Risk Management Webpage

Strategic Planning - Janelle A. Crowley, Ext. 1176

Student Employment - Catherine Kutka, Ext. 5142, Ann Schaefer, Ext. 7350

Student Employment
- Job Postings
- Payroll Functions
- Supervisor Approval Questions
- Trainings for Supervisors
- Work Authorizations

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

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

Talent Management Resources


Human Resources: Quick Links

Quick Links

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