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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

  • Update from the Chancellor on COVID-19

    In her latest blog post, Chancellor Rebecca Blank addresses how the university has adapted to deal with COVID-19 and provides an overview of the newest campus actions to support health and safety. The blog post also provides answers to commonly asked questions about testing, online instruction, and protective masks. All employees are encouraged to review the recently published details about campus plans for the spring semester, and to view a recording of the town hall that was held on Friday, Jan. 21. Links to these resources, FAQs, and other important information about the campus response to COVID-19 can be found at covidresponse.wisc.edu.

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  • Webinar Explains Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

    The federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program has enabled thousands of student loan borrowers to qualify to have the reminder of their federal student loan balance forgiven. Due to a program expansion, available through October 31, 2022, additional UW–Madison employees with federal student loans may qualify to have their loan balances forgiven. UW has partnered with Ascendium to present a 90-minute webinar that will share details about the program, how to qualify, and how UW employees may benefit from the temporary expansion. The webinar will be presented twice, once on Thursday, Jan. 27, from 5–6:30 p.m. and again on Thursday, Feb. 3, from 1–2:30 p.m. Register online to receive information about joining the meeting.

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  • Charter Street at University Avenue Reopening

    Charter Street between University Avenue and Lathrop Drive is open as of Tuesday, Jan. 25. Traffic lanes and pedestrian routes are open, and Madison Metro Transit has resumed regular service along Charter Street. Nearby construction will continue to impact motor vehicle, bike, and pedestrian traffic through spring 2022. For more details and a map, visit transportation.wisc.edu.

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  • Center for Teaching, Learning and Mentoring Offers Instructional Support

    The Center for Teaching, Learning and Mentoring offers a range of professional development programs, from the basics of teaching at UW–Madison to deep-focus explorations of important course design and teaching topics. Faculty, instructional academic staff, and graduate student instructors of all experience levels are welcome to participate. Visit the center’s website to view and register for upcoming workshops, webinars, and courses, or to request a one-on-one consultation.

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  • Town Hall to Address Plans for Spring Semester

    A town hall event will be held this Friday, Jan. 21, from noon to 1 p.m. and can be viewed live at go.wisc.edu/covid-qa. UW–Madison experts will answer questions about the spring semester and how the university plans to navigate the continuing COVID-19 situation. Questions can be submitted in advance of the event at go.wisc.edu/january21. The presentation will be captioned and interpreted. A recording will be posted on covidresponse.wisc.edu.

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  • W-2 Forms Now Available Online

    Electronic 2021 W-2 Forms are now available online on MyUW at my.wisc.edu. Employees will receive a paper copy of the W-2 Form via U.S. mail postmarked by January 31, 2022. Paper copies are mailed to all employees except those who chose electronic-only delivery of their W-2 Form by January 13, 2022. Employees should use their W-2 Form, not their final 2021 earnings statement, to file their tax returns. Some employees will receive additional tax forms from UW System. These additional forms are not applicable to all employees.

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  • New Website Devoted to Chancellor Search

    A new website provides information about the search for the next UW–Madison chancellor. The site, found at chancellorsearch.wisc.edu,  includes a prospectus for the position, search timeline, and other details for the campus community and stakeholders. The Search and Screen Committee is continuing to hold listening sessions throughout January, including upcoming sessions for community members and alumni, faculty, instructional academic staff, and students. Sessions for other Academic Staff and University Staff took place earlier in the month.

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  • Construction Update for Charter Street Area

    The plan for construction at Charter Street between University and Lathrop has been updated. Charter Street is now expected to partially reopen, with one lane of traffic each way, on Monday, Jan. 31. Some pedestrian routes are expected to reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 25. The project will run through March and continue to affect auto, bus, bicycle, and pedestrian travel. Details and a map can be found at transportation.wisc.edu.

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  • Campus COVID-19 Update

    An update to campus health and safety measures was provided to the campus community on Friday, Jan. 7. The requirement that masks be worn indoors in UW–Madison buildings has been extended through March 1. Everyone eligible for a vaccine booster should get one as soon as possible. University Health Services will be expanding capacity at the campus vaccination clinic starting Jan. 24. Campus leaders are monitoring the public health situation as plans continue to offer in-person instruction, events and other activities beginning Jan. 25. Continue to monitor covidresponse.wisc.edu for the latest information.

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  • Some Benefits Changes Take Effect This Week

    For most employees, benefits deductions and contributions are changing in 2022. Some of these changes have already taken effect. Others are effective with the Jan. 13, 2022, paycheck. The Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) employee and employee contributions for 2022 will decrease slightly for most employees, beginning with the Jan. 13, 2022, paycheck. Details can be found on the WRS web page for UW System employees. For those employees participating in the UW 403(b) Supplemental Retirement Program, the Jan. 13 paycheck will be the first paycheck with contributions going to the recordkeeper selected during Annual Benefits Enrollment (or by default if no action was taken by the employee).

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