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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.

Working at UW is designed to be your employee home base, bringing together all of the resources you need in one place. Explore this site and discover information, news, tools, and services to help you be an effective, connected part of this amazing university.

To learn more about UW–Madison’s commitment to employee communication, read our statement of values.

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News for Employees

  • Town Hall on Single Payroll for Employees with 12-Month Contracts

    All UW System employees who are paid monthly—including UW–Madison employees—will be moved to a biweekly pay schedule beginning in July. Employees who are currently paid monthly over 12 months can refer to the Single Payroll timeline for information on how the transition will impact their payroll schedule. A virtual Town Hall will be hosted by UW System on Thursday, May 13, 4–5 p.m., specifically for those employees who are paid over 12 months. Advance registration is not required. The event will be recorded for viewing later on demand. Transition timelines, frequently asked questions, financial resources, and contact information for employees who need assistance can be found at hr.wisc.edu/single-payroll.

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  • Mandatory Cybersecurity Awareness Training has Begun

    All UW–Madison faculty and staff are required to complete Cybersecurity Awareness Training by June 30, 2021. Employees received a “Welcome” email last week from Drip7, DoIT’s partner in delivering the training. Follow the instructions in the email to log in and complete the training. You may start the training and come back to it or complete the entire training at once. The training should take less than 25 minutes to complete for most employees. A text-based version of the training is very accessible to all users, including those with disabilities; enroll at canvas.wisc.edu/enroll/F7G6PP. The training is also being translated into multiple languages. For details, visit the Cybersecurity Awareness Training page at it.wisc.edu/it-projects/cybersecurity-awareness-training. If you have questions, please contact the DoIT Help Desk at cybersecurityawareness@cio.wisc.edu or 608-264-4357.

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  • Free Virtual Bucky's Workout on May 19

    Rec Well instructors will lead a free virtual workout on Wednesday, May 19, noon–12:50 p.m. UW–Madison staff, faculty, and students of all fitness levels are welcome and encouraged to join. The event is also a Well Wisconsin employer-sponsored activity. The Well Wisconsin program enables employees to earn a $150 wellness incentive by completing a health assessment, a health check, and one well-being activity by October 8, 2021. If you are enrolled in the State Group Health Insurance Program, you can participate in Well Wisconsin by creating an account at webmdhealth.com/wellwisconsin. Learn more about Virtual Bucky’s Workout and register to receive the Zoom link at recwell.wisc.edu/buckysworkout.

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  • Vaccine Appointments Available on Campus

    University Health Services (UHS) has COVID-19 vaccine appointments available for employees and students. All UW–Madison employees are encouraged to get vaccinated and help protect the health and safety of our campus community. UHS is also now able to offer vaccines to anyone who lives, works or studies in Wisconsin, including friends and family of UW–Madison students and employees. For more information and to schedule a vaccine appointment, visit go.wisc.edu/covid19vaccine.

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  • Employee Input Requested on Plans for Fall

    Most UW–Madison employees will be returning to campus in August to prepare for the Fall 2021 semester. Employees are encouraged to provide input on the return to campus by responding to an online survey. The survey asks questions about employee preferences and concerns about this transition, experiences with remote work, and how the university can best support the many employees who are returning to on-site work. Most employees will be able to complete the survey in 5–10 minutes. Employees who currently spend 50 percent or more of their time working on site are also encouraged to complete the survey. Responses to the survey are confidential. The deadline to respond is April 29. The employee survey can be found at go.wisc.edu/19w458.

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  • Town Hall on Single Payroll for Employees with Nine-Month Appointments

    As previously announced, all UW System employees who are paid monthly—including UW–Madison employees—will be moved to a biweekly pay schedule beginning in July. A virtual Town Hall will be hosted by UW System on Tuesday, May 4, 8–9 a.m., specifically for those employees who are paid over nine months. (A Town Hall scheduled for May 13 will address employees paid over 12 months.) Advance registration is not required. The event will be recorded for viewing later on demand. Transition timelines, frequently asked questions, financial resources, and contact information for employees who need assistance can be found at hr.wisc.edu/single-payroll.

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  • FP&M Employee Recognition Awards Accepting Nominations

    Each year the Facilities Planning & Management (FP&M) Employee Recognition Awards recognize FP&M employees who keep the UW–Madison campus a safe and welcoming place to learn and work. Nominations are now being accepted for the following award categories: teamwork, customer service, going above and beyond, unsung individual, and creative solutions. The FP&M workforce consists of more than 1,300 employees who provide services in campus planning, design and construction, maintenance and operation of buildings and grounds, utilities, health and safety, sustainability, and parking and transportation. Any member of the campus community can nominate an FP&M employee for an award. Complete the nomination form online or print and submit a form in any of six languages. The nomination deadline is May 7. Learn more at inside.fpm.wisc.edu/employee-recognition.

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  • Outside Employment Reporting for University Staff

    UW–Madison University Staff employees are not prohibited from accepting outside employment, provided that the outside employment does not interfere with their duties to the university. UW System policy prohibits University Staff employees from accepting outside employment that causes a conflict of interest with their university employment. If a University Staff member is considering or is currently working an additional job outside the UW, they need to self-determine if the outside job duties are in conflict with their UW job duties. In these situations, employees should provide details about the outside employment to their supervisor. The supervisor will let the employee know if they are able to start or continue with the outside employment. University Staff members who are not sure whether they need to take action or have questions about the policy should speak with their supervisor. To learn more, visit go.wisc.edu/35285b.

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  • 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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