Operational areas are an area of focus or function in a college, school or division, department or office at UW-Madison. An operational area will generally be a subset of a college, school or division, department or office, and need not include the whole unit. Operational areas are assigned to Academic Staff and University Staff appointments (except those in TE or FTT appointments).
Assignment to an operational area is determined by the hiring manager and Extension HR and occurs prior to submitting the Request to Fill (RTF) to ASU. Operational areas are updated for an employee anytime there is a relevant job change (Divisional HR - Job Changes
). The employee will be issued an updated appointment letter with their updated operational area by ASU (firstname.lastname@example.org
) once the job change is processed.
- County-based educators reporting to an Area Extension Director (AED) (co-funded or fully-funded by count(ies)) are assigned an operational area(s) in their area of service (e.g. county or counties on the extension org chart).
- County-based educators can have more than one operational area assigned (e.g. multi-county educators would have multiple county-operational areas).
Employees who work in FoodWIse are assigned the operational area of FoodWIse.
Branded Programs & Reserves
Employees who work in Branded Programs or Extension Reserves are assigned an operational area in their Branded Program or Reserve.
Employees who work in a program support unit on the org chart (e.g. HR, ETS, OFS) are assigned an operational area in their unit.
Please contact email@example.com.
Operational areas are maintained in the Extension Staff Directory in Knack.
Have questions? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.