In spring 2017, campus leadership charged a workgroup to transition policy from the former Teaching Assistants Association (TAA) contract to a Graduate Assistantship Policies and Procedures (GAPP) document. Formerly, TA and PA employment policies and procedures were included in a labor contract between the TAA and the State of Wisconsin, which expired as a result of 2011 Wisconsin Act 10. The university had continued to honor the terms of the contract with limited exceptions. However, the expired contract language did not adequately address the policy needs of graduate employees.
The GAPP document was released in spring 2019 after a collaborative process involving graduate students, faculty, staff, and administration, formally documenting employment practices for TAs and PAs. The GAPP workgroup continues to develop the grievance process associated with these policies.
View the Policies and Procedures
The Graduate Assistantship Policies and Procedures (GAPP) document is available on the Office of Human Resources website: https://hr.wisc.edu/policies/gapp/.