MASA Annnual Meeting and Luncheon

Wednesday, May 16, 2012
MASA Annual Meeting and Luncheon

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
University Club

Guest Speaker
Barbara Lawton, former Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor

Barbara Lawton now chairs the Wisconsin Arts Board, serves on the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service, and has worked with UW-Madison to establish the Green Entrepreneurship Seminar. Her extensive accomplishments have earned her wide recognition both locally and nationally.
Come join your MASA colleagues for information, networking, business, and good food and company.

Register here. Registration deadline: Wednesday, May 9th

Payment Options
Because we are trying to make annual membership dues more convenient for our members, we are including payment options that allow for concurrent lunch payment and membership renewal.

1. Current MASA Members (including all who attended this year’s Academic Staff Institute):

  • Lunch: $6.00
  • Lunch and membership renewal for 2012-13: $16

2. Non-members:

  • Lunch: $12
  • Lunch and membership renewal for 2012-13: $16

MASA Business Item

We will be voting to amend MASA By-law Article IV, deleting reference to payroll deduction as that is no longer an option members have for dues payment (this may change in the future).


Important Information about the UW-Madison HR Design Project


Learn More.  Get Involved.

What Is It?
The Human Resources Design Project is a campuswide effort to build a new, more effective University of Wisconsin-Madison personnel system to better serve the needs of the university, its employees and the citizens of Wisconsin.  The new system is slated to take effect July 1, 2013.

Why Should I Pay Attention? 
The HR Design Project will affect most employees on campus, either directly or indirectly.  Knowledge is power, and YOU are your own best advocate.

What Can I Do? 
Learn More. Get Involved.  It’s not too late!

Beginning April 9th: Go to and read the preliminary recommendations from the seven phase 1 work teams.

April 11: Participate in web chat* 10:00-11:00a.m.

April 12: Participate in web chat** 1:30-2:30p.m.

April 17:  Attend Campus Engagement Session^  9:00-11:00 a.m., Varsity Hall 2, Union South

April 18:  Attend Campus Engagement Session^ 11:00p.m. – ??^^, Health Sciences Learning Center

April 19:  Attend Campus Engagement Session^ 1:30-3:30 p.m., Health Sciences Learning Center

April 24: Attend Campus Engagement Session^ 11:00p.m. – ??^^^, Memorial Union

Any Time: Read about the process, hear from key project managers, and read what other employees have said so far at

* The topic of the 4/11 web chat will be the recommendations from the teams that focused on employee categories, benefits, recruitment and assessment, and diverse workforce.

** The 4/12 web chat will cover the recommendations of the compensation, competencies and job titles work teams.
^ Feedback to Phase 1 draft recommendations.
^^ Focused session with 2nd & 3rd shift staff. Offered in English, Tibetan & Hmong.
^^^ Focused session with 2nd & 3rd shift staff. Offered in English and Spanish.