Our benefits

Benefits make up an important part of our employees’ total compensation. UW Colleges and UW-Extension offer a variety of competitive plan options to meet the diverse needs of our community. And that means the benefits our employees receive may vary, according to their appointment type and eligibility.

Want to make the most of your benefits? Contact the Office of Human Resources and Workforce Diversity to learn more about the benefits available to you, and explore the resources below.

Benefits for all eligible employees

The UW System’s comprehensive package for eligible employees includes quality health insurance, retirement plans, employee reimbursement and tax sheltered annuity accounts, disability options, domestic partner benefits, and an extensive paid leave package.

Professional Development

When we invest in our employees’ success, we invest in the future of UW Colleges and UW-Extension. That’s why our institutions are committed to fostering a culture that supports lifelong learning and self-improvement. Our faculty and staff are encouraged to seek professional development training, apply for new positions within and between UW System institutions, and take advantage of opportunities to grow their unique skills.

UW Leadership Development Program

Change is always happening at UW Colleges and UW-Extension, driven by leaders and innovators at every level of our institutions. The UW Leadership Development Program is designed to help these change-makers learn the principles of effective leadership and gain the skills to embrace uncertainty, think strategically, communicate persuasively and create engaged work teams.