Title & Total Compensation Project: Employee Benefits Preferences Survey

UW System and UW-Madison, in partnership with Mercer Consulting, will conduct an Employee Benefits Preferences Survey. The Survey is a key component of the Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project.


What is the Employee Benefits Preferences Survey?

The Employee Benefits Preferences Survey is an additional aspect of the Title and Total Compensation Study designed to assess faculty and staff opinions regarding the benefit program offerings available to UW System employees. The results of this survey will be used to evaluate employee benefit preferences and whether or not programs are meeting their diverse needs.

Who will be surveyed?

All full-time benefits-eligible employees in the UW System will have the opportunity to participate in this confidential survey.

When will this happen?

The survey period is Monday, November 26, 2018 – Friday, December 14, 2018. Findings will be shared mid-year 2019.

Why is this being done?

The Survey provides faculty and staff the opportunity to communicate their benefits preferences, assess satisfaction with current benefits available and share their desire for potential trade-off of benefits elements. The findings will help inform our efforts to explore and consider supplemental benefit offerings for employees across the UW System. NoteThis is not an attempt to target benefits for elimination or reduce current benefit levels.

Next steps

Employees will receive an email with a personalized link to the Survey and instructions for completing it. The email subject line will be “UW Employee Benefits Preferences Survey” and will come from the email address: universityofwisconsin@mercer.com. This email is not a phishing scam.  Please also check your junk email box the week of November 26, if you have not received the survey.


Additional information about the TTC project can be found at the UW System website. Please send your questions about the Survey or the TTC Project to TTC@uwsa.edu.