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To learn more about the compensation structure at UW Oshkosh and the title change process, review the information below.
UW System manages the compensation structure for all UW institutions for University Staff positions. General position specifications are provided on the UW System Administration website, which are used by the human resources department when titling and recruiting for new and existing positions at UW Oshkosh. UW Oshkosh must offer wages that remain within the compensation ranges provided by UW System for existing University Staff employees and also for replacement employees. To review all position specifications and compensation ranges for University Staff positions, click here.
Title Change Requests
UW Oshkosh allows University Staff to request a comprehensive review of a position to ensure the appropriate title is assigned and truly reflects the duties based on the specifications provided by UW System Administration. A Titling Committee was formed within the human resources department in order to review each request made and to come to a decision regarding the assigned title.

Why is there a formal process in place?  The title change process was established to provide University Staff an opportunity to ensure their position titles are an accurate reflection of the duties being asked of them. How does it work? A University Staff member and their supervisor or Department Chair must mutually decide to request a title change based on an evolution or change in duties. The pair must review and revise the position description of the position being reviewed.

  1. Once the position description has been updated, a Title Change Request Form must be completed. This outlines the differences between the current position description and the revised position description, and the new title being requested.
  2. The form needs to be routed for signatures as listed on page 1 and the Titling Committee will review the request upon receipt.
  3. The Titling Committee will follow up with the supervisor or Department Chair first before notifying the employee about the committee’s decision. Once the supervisor or department chair is notified, the Titling Committee will follow up with a formal letter noting the decision.
  4. Based on the decision made, the employee and/or supervisor may appeal the committee’s decision. To appeal a decision, the supervisor of Department Chair must call a member of the Titling Committee to state their decision to appeal. The Titling Committee member will assist by explaining the remaining options.
Who sits on the Titling Committee? The Titling Committee consists of Shawna Kuether, Jo Fenrich, Shannon Lemke, and Karen Steinhofer.

Office of Human Resources Contact Information

Monday – Friday 7:45AM – 4:30PM

Phone:  (920) 424-1166

Fax: (920) 424- 2021


Dempsey Hall 328
800 Algoma Blvd. 
Oshkosh, WI 54901