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The University of Wisconsin–Madison can be a big place, with more than 21,000 faculty, staff, and graduate assistants contributing to our campus. With so many people working to support the Wisconsin Idea, employee communication is vital to our success.

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News for Employees

  • Campus Update on COVID-19 and Plans for Summer

    Campus leadership has announced some changes to campus activities after the end of the spring semester. Beginning Monday, May 10, new guidelines will be in place for access to campus buildings, visitor and guest access to campus facilities, on-campus COVID-19 testing, and activities and events. All employees are encouraged to have a plan for vaccination and to get vaccinated on or off campus. Additional information will be provided related to the return to campus for employees who are currently working remotely. To learn more and check for future updates, go to covidresponse.wisc.edu.

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  • Furlough Reduction for Faculty and Staff

    On April 16, 2021, campus leadership announced a change to the employee furlough program originally implemented in January 2021 (Round Two of Campus-wide, Intermittent Furlough). Furlough obligations will be reduced by one day (8-hour equivalent) for all faculty and staff. This change is intended to provide some financial relief to employees, and is being made in response to updated information about the university’s fiscal outlook. Employees have been participating in the furlough program in different ways, and the appropriate adjustments need to be made for each circumstance. Employees will receive additional details from the human resources office at their school, college, or division in the coming weeks. For more information on the furlough program, visit hr.wisc.edu/furlough.

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  • Transportation Services Announces 2021–22 Parking Rates and Policies

    The majority of parking permits and passes will see a one percent price increase for the 2021–22 parking year (Sept. 1, 2021–Aug. 31, 2022), following a one-year temporary rate increase suspension last year. A list of rates and Transportation Services policies can be found on the rates and policies webpage. Information about parking applications for the 2021–22 parking year will be released the first week of May. The current increase in Flex (pay-per-use) parking offers and reduced and low-cost parking options will continue to help ease a return to campus. Transportation and parking information is also being prepared for those who will be returning to campus in August 2021. Visit transportation.wisc.edu for details.

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  • Nominations for University Staff Awards Due April 27

    The University Staff Recognition Award is presented each year to those employees who are recognized for their outstanding achievements. Anyone can nominate a member of the University Staff for the award. Although there are no strict criteria, the Awards Committee offers suggested focus areas for those who wish to make nominations. The deadline to submit a nomination is Tuesday, April 27 at 1 p.m. To learn more, visit ous.wisc.edu/awards.

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  • TTC Project to Hold Virtual Forums April 21–22

    All UW–Madison employees are invited to attend a virtual forum on the Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project on April 21 or 22. Information will be provided on the updated project timeline, employee and supervisor conversations, and official title notification letters and appeals. Time will be allocated to questions and answers. To submit a question, send an email to ttcstudy@ohr.wisc.edu and use the subject line “TTC Live.” You may submit a question in advance or during the live event. Daytime and late-night sessions will be offered in English, Spanish, Hmong, Tibetan, Mandarin, and Nepali. The YouTube event will be recorded and posted on the TTC Project website for viewing later. To learn more, visit go.wisc.edu/ttcproject.

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  • WRS Annual Statement of Benefits Now Available

    If you were covered by the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) in 2020, your WRS Annual Statement of Benefits is now available. To view your statement, go to MyUW and launch the Benefit Information module. Then click on the tab for “ETF WRS Statements of Benefits” and go to the 2020 Statement Issued 2021. The statement includes your 2020 earnings, retirement benefit projections, primary beneficiary designation(s) for your WRS account, and more. Resources to help you understand your statement can be found online at etf.wi.gov/retirement/wrs-retirement-benefit/my-statement-benefits. If you have questions, please contact your human resources office.

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  • UW Bulk Mail Center Closing Permanently

    Due to budget concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UW–Madison Bulk Mail service will close permanently on May 15. Bulk Mail employees will be reassigned to different jobs on campus. This closure will likely cause a temporary disruption to workflow for some employees in your area while we identify a long-term solution. DoIT Digital Publishing and Printing (DPPS) will provide printing and assist with the coordination of bulk mail solutions for the campus in the meantime.

    Customers wishing to send a bulk mail order should work with DPPS directly. Please email printing@doit.wisc.edu to set up a mailing consultation so the team can best support your needs. Campus is exploring potential service providers to serve as a long-term replacement for bulk mail processing services. The Division of Business Services will soon begin gathering business requirements and will reach out to campus departments as further input is required. Please direct any questions about interim solutions to printing@doit.wisc.edu.

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  • Job Titles and Position Descriptions to Be Updated November 2021

    Last week, UW–Madison in partnership with UW System announced the Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project will resume plans to implement a new title and salary structure. On November 7, 2021, UW–Madison employees will have updated job titles and new position descriptions as part of the TTC Project. Employees and supervisors (or local human resource units) will continue conversations to confirm job titles and position descriptions. All conversations must be complete by September 10, 2021. Employees can expect to receive an official notification letter to confirm their new titles in October or early November. The new salary structure will be published in the fall, before the November implementation date. Employees are encouraged to attend a virtual campus forum on April 21–22 to learn more. Visit go.wisc.edu/ttcproject for more information.

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  • ShopUW+ Resources and Training Available

    ShopUW+, the new University of Wisconsin purchasing and payables platform, will launch April 16. It will be the single point of entry for catalog (currently MDS) orders, requisitions, purchase orders, direct payments (DPs) and payments to individuals (PIRs). Introductory training courses are now available. The week of April 12, skills-based courses will be available by role for shoppers, requesters, and approvers of requisitions or payments. For information on training, resources, and support, visit the ShopUW+ Essentials website at shopuwplus.wisc.edu.

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  • Metro Transit Invites Feedback to Guide Redesign

    Madison Metro is conducting a Transit Choices Survey as part of a complete transit network redesign. The goal is to create a new system of bus routes that better serves the needs of Madison area residents and businesses. Survey responses will help determine the priorities of transit service in the Madison area, including connections to and from campus. The survey will be open through the month of April. To learn how to participate, go to the News section of the UW–Madison Transportation Services website at transportation.wisc.edu.

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