MyUW Madison - Update Employee Personal Information

Employee personal information can be updated or verified using the Personal Information app. Employees can use the app to edit their preferred name, change campus business email, and access HRS to update other Personal Information such as address and phone.

Employees (including student employees) are eligible to use the Personal Information app. Students can update their information following MyUW Madison - Update Student Personal Information , and any user with a NetID can update their preferred name following MyUW Madison - Update Preferred Name .

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Access the Personal Information App

Log in to MyUW at and locate the Personal Information app. If needed, search for the app at the top of your homepage.


If you receive an error that your "Data could not be retrieved", please contact your Human Resources representative. The Personal Information app requires HRS data and an employee status to function properly, and your employment status may need to be updated. For further assistance, please contact the DoIT Help Desk at

Update Personal Information

 Preferred Name

Employees can update their Preferred Name by clicking Edit. You will be taken to the Preferred Name MyUW app to Change or Delete your Preferred Name to be displayed across campus systems. 

Please see MyUW Madison - Update Preferred Name  for Preferred Name instructions and policies. To edit the HRS Preferred Name (only used in Timesheets), please click Update My Personal Information near the bottom of the app.


 Campus Business Email

To update which email address is used for campus business communications, click Change. Your campus email address can be changed using the Wisc Account Administration


 Personal Information and Address

Click Update my Personal Information to access HRS Self Service.
Employees can use the HRS Self Service to update their home address, phone, home address release information, emergency contacts, marital status, and coordination of benefits.


Need Help?

If any of your data appears to be incorrect or missing, please contact HRS. For assistance with the Personal Information app, please contact the DoIT Help Desk.

Keywords:portal contact office release home address phone number change update modify mum HRS preferred first middle last primary legal name "data could not be retrieved" missing error edit "campus business email" "release home address"   Doc ID:7132
Owner:Laura S.Group:My UW-Madison Portal
Created:2008-02-28 19:00 CDTUpdated:2021-08-10 15:12 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, My UW-Madison Portal
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