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Classified Staff

Many of these forms are available for downloading from Human Resources

Classified Reclass Request
Criminal Records Check
Letter of Offer
Orientation Information and Documents

Classified Reclass Request

The following forms should be submitted with the Reclass Request:

  • Classification Analysis Form (2 copies)
  • Old Position Description (1 copy)
  • New Position Description (Include cover sheet with signatures of employee & supervisor)
  • Supervisory Analysis Form (If supervisory position) -- Original
  • 1 copy of your Organization Chart
  • NOTE: If an employee initiated the request for an audit of their position, include a copy of a letter from the employee citing the reasons they feel their position warrants a classification review.


Request For Recruitment

Must be approved by Vice Chancellor prior to the position be processed for recruitment

AIMS Classified Permanent Recruitment Checklist

All Classified Recruitments are now completed in Applicant Information Management System (AIMS) Resources

Create a posting in AIMS (How to)

1.You can create a new posting from the Postings menu by clicking on the orange Create New Posting button.

2.You will have two options for creating a posting.

a.Create from Template-allows you to create brand new posting

b.Create from Posting-allows you to create from a previous posting

3.If you Create from Template, you will then search for the position that you want to create the posting for. You can search by Official Title or Title Code.

4.Once you have found the title that you will be using for your posting, use the Actions menu on the far right to Create From. When you hover over Actions, you will see the drop-down menu appear

5.On the new posting page, you will select the Department (if you have access to multiple departments) and set the Applicant Workflow to Application Submitted. Once this is done you can click on Create New Posting to move forward to your posting details.

6.To create a posting from a previous posting, you can search for that posting by Position Number. You will only be able to create from a previous posting, if you had access to that posting previously. Follow the steps on Pages 5 and 6 once you have found your position to move forward with the posting.

Request to Recruit (completed by Originator/Supervisor)

  • Complete Posting Details Tab
  • Indicate documents Applicants need to submit for application (e.g., resume, cover letter, etc.)
  • Upload appropriate recruitment documents on Documents Tab
  • Position Description
    • Electronic copy of position description emailed to PREP
  • Organizational Chart 
  • Performance Standards (guidelines)
  • Interview Questions
  • Request for Recruitment (signed)
  • Salary Justification Criteria (for broadbanded classifications) (Contact your Personnel Representative or HR Specialist for compensation analysis, if needed.)
  • Confidential Exclusion Analysis Form (if applicable)
  • Supervisory Exclusion Analysis Form(if applicable)
  • Management Exclusion Analysis Form (if applicable)
  • Complete Budget Tab
  • Add Posting Specific Questions (please work with your HR contact to create these)
  • Create a Guest User Account (it is best to create an account at this point, than to try to create one at a later date. Guest user log in cannot be changed, but you may change the password.
  • Forward to Director/Department Chair for review and approval
  • Note: IT positions must be reviewed by UITS prior to submission (contact Anthony Quintero, ext. 6804, quintero@uwm.edu)

Criminal Records Check

All positions require a criminal background check. Please read: Job Applicant Conviction and/or Pending Charges Records Review, Policy and Procedures.  

Please send the following information to the PREP who will send the Criminal Records Check Letter and the Applicant Supplement form:

  • The employees full name, address and
  • Job position title

Hiring Proposal (completed by Originator/Supervisor) (Guide)

  • If the elected applicant applied using Wisc.Job,instruct them to create an AIMS account by visiting htts://job.uwm.edu/ and clicking on "Create an Account."(Note:have the candidate notify you that they have completed this step, you can notify HR, and they will then apply them to the position.)

  • Select appropriate Reports of Action for candidate, ensuring recommended candidate has status of "Request to Extend Offer"

  • Initiate Hiring Proposal and complete appropriate information for recommended candidateUpload Alphabetical List of Certified Candidates withReports ofAction,WrittenHiringJustification, and other appropriate documents (if required by Department)

  • Forward to Director/Department Chair for review and approval

  • Send regret letters for non-selected candidates after the recommended candidate has started employment

Approved to Extend Offer (completed by Divisional HR/Personnel Representative)

  • Send Offer Letter to prospective candidate along with appropriate employment forms. (HR first drafts offer letter and sends to Personnel Representatives; Hiring Proposal status will be changed to "Approved to Extend Offer" by Human Resources)

  • Once offer letter has been returned, Update Hiring Proposal status to "Offer Accepted" or "Offer Declined," as appropriate.

    o Offer Accepted – Forward appropriate hiring paperwork to Human Resources

    o Offer Declined – Initiate new Hiring Proposal or contact HR Representative regarding further recruitment options.

Letter of Offer

When Criminal Records Check is complete, the Letter of Offer is sent to the candidate with the following attachments to be returned within 5 days from receipt:

Termination or Resignation

  • Termination or Resignation letter of previous incumbent and Director's acceptance of resignation letters.
  • HRS form Staff Hire and Job Change Form (Excel) with

           Expected Job End Date:Last day worked

           Effective Date: One day following the last day worked
  • These items must be forwarded to Linda Woods (Div PREP)     for final approval
  • These items must be received by the Human Resources Department before a list of  applicants can be sent to the department for consideration.


    Underutilized recruitments must be advertised outside of UWM. Please consult Human Resources for advertising resources.
    If ads are placed for the recruitment the following two statements are required by Human Resources:

    Affirmative Action Statement

    For all position announcements (e.g. mailers, WEB announcements), please use the following statement regarding UWM's Affirmative Action Commitment:

    UWM is an AA/EEO employer

    Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act of 1990

    Position announcements should include the following language regarding the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act of 1990 (Clery Act, 34 CFR 668.41):
    For the UWM Crime Statistics Annual Report and the Campus Security Policy, see: www.cleryact.uwm.edu or call the Office of Student Life, Mellencamp Hall 118 at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy.

    If you need a shorter version for brief position announcements, the statement should still reference the report itself and where to get it, both electronically and in hard copy. For the UWM Crime Statistics Report see http://www.cleryact.uwm.edu/, or call the Office of Student Life at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy.

Orientation Information and Documents


Suggested Wording for EAP Paragraph in Disciplinary Letter