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The Classified Workforce -- 2014


Lots of interesting statistics about the classified workforce in 2014 in this report  published by OSER. 

The Report

It's important to keep in mind what you can and can't do as a state employee related to policital activities. 

OSER's Rules for Political Activity. 


The Wisconsin Coalition of Annuitants (WCOA) is a group of organizations representing retirees and active participants in the Wisconsin Retirement System.   AFT-Wisconsin is a member and our representatives are Buzz Davies and Bob Beglinger.  Buzz is a former WPEC member and Bob is a former teacher from the Eau Claire area.  The annual meetings are a great opportunity to get input from leaders from the State Investment Board (SWIB), Employee Trust Funds (ETF), the Legislature and other areas.  To learn more about the Coalition, go to

In May of 2013, WCOA had its annual meeting


Catastrophic Leave is a program which unions bargained to create in our 1996-97 contracts.  It is a program to voluntarily donate (transfer) annual leave, Saturday legal holiday, personal holiday and sabbatical time to employees who have been granted unpaid leaves of absence due to catastrophic need for which no eligible paid leave benefits or replacement income are available.  Details can be found in Article 12, Section 21 of any WPEC contract on or after 1996. 

OSER's Applicant Eligibility Verification Form

OSER's Application for Catastrophic Leave

For more information, go to OSER's website and


Former AFT-W Staff Rep Tom Ellett did a presentation for stewards which, among other things, included "the New Contract". The following are 3 lists from that presentation that make up "The New Contract":

-- Wisconsin Statutes (click here)

-- Wisconsin Administrative Rules (click here)

-- Wisconsin Human Resources Handbook (click here)

Individual agencies/campuses may also have their own individual "handbooks" that also apply. 

We should also add that the Comp Plan is sort of a master contract (a one-sided contract).  The 2013-2015 Comp Plan can be found on OSER's website. 

Additional Resources

2012 reimbursement policy and form for the WPEC Convention and the SEC Professional Development Day. 


Here are the links to the comp plan approved by the Joint Committee on Employment Relations (JCOER).   Unlike union contracts which have to be approved by the entire Legislature, the Comp Plan only needs to be approved by the JCOER before going to the Governor for signature. 

The Comp Plan:

OSER Summary:

OSER Letter to State Employees:

UW Compensation Submittal to OSER:



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