Risk & Retention Performance Bonus Program

Vice Chancellor Laurent Heller has approved FP&M’s proposal for lump sum bonus payments to recognize the extraordinary efforts of essential staff working on campus during the initial phases of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Risk & Retention Performance Bonus Program is somewhat different from what was originally published in mid-April, as follows:

  • Bonuses will be awarded to recognize exceptional performance, increased risk, and/or additional assignments assumed by the employee during the pandemic.
  • Bonus amounts will reflect the number of shifts an essential employee worked on campus during the period of March 17 to May 1, 2020, and/or for performance that was above and beyond expectations during the public health crisis, and/or for assuming unplanned or additional activities which are mission critical or needed to maintain coverage during the public health crisis.
  • University Staff, Temporary Employees, and Academic Staff are eligible for Risk & Retention bonus payments in this program.

While FP&M received slightly more than half of the available funds in this year’s program, funding is still extremely limited due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the university’s budget and finances. FP&M will have to use some of its own operating funds to supplement the funds provided by campus leadership.

Risk & Retention Performance Bonuses will be awarded as follows: 

Shifts Worked On-site Payment Amount
1-6 $100
7-17 $200
18-25 $400
26 or more $600

If you have been selected for a bonus under the Risk & Retention program, you will be notified via an official letter from FP&M Human Resources. 

If you have questions about this program, please talk to your supervisor or contact FP&M Human Resources (fpmhr@fpm.wisc.edu).