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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

  • Town Hall Meeting on Employee Vaccines

    Beginning March 1, state health officials made additional populations eligible for COVID-19 vaccination. Due to limited supplies of the vaccine, University Health Services (UHS) will not be able to immediately offer the vaccine to campus members who would newly qualify. Employees can learn more about campus vaccinations by attending a live forum on Thursday, March 4, from noon to 1 p.m., on the UW–Madison YouTube channel. A link to the Town Hall, as well as updates on the campus response to the pandemic, can be found at covidresponse.wisc.edu.

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  • Spending and Saving Plan Workshops for Employees

    UW Credit Union is offering a free online workshop, “Your Spending and Saving Plan,” to UW–Madison employees. Participants will learn how to create a saving and spending plan based on their unique situation. Resources for managing personal and family finances will be provided, and there will time for questions and answers. Registration is required and can be done up until the time the workshop starts. The one-hour workshops are scheduled for various times of day on March 24, April 27, May 12, and June 22. Learn more at hr.wisc.edu/pay/single-payroll.

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  • Showcase Invites Poster Submissions for April Event

    The 22nd Annual Showcase will be held on Thursday, April 8. The all-virtual event will include digital posters highlighting improvements, innovations, and best practices implemented across campus over the past year or two. Any member of the UW–Madison community who has a project success story to share is welcome to submit a poster. Interested parties should complete a brief survey no later than Wednesday, March 17. The deadline to submit the digital (PDF) posters is Monday, March 29. Resources to help with poster creation are available on the Showcase website. For more information, visit showcase.wisc.edu.

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  • Morgridge Center Awards Accepting Nominations

    Every year, the Morgridge Center for Public Service recognizes the outstanding students, faculty, alumni, and community partners who make a difference on campus and in their community to advance the mission of the Wisconsin Idea. Nominations are now being accepted for several annual awards. Anyone on campus or the larger community may nominate themselves or others. The deadline to submit nominations is Monday, March 15. Details are available at go.wisc.edu/mcfpsawards.

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  • Town Halls for Employees Moving from Monthly to Biweekly Pay Schedule

    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 Wednesday, March 3, noon–1 p.m., to provide information about the upcoming change. Time will be included for questions and answers. The event will be repeated on May 4, 13, and 17, and it will be recorded for viewing later on demand. Advance registration is not required. Frequently asked questions, financial resources, and contact information for employees who need assistance can be found at hr.wisc.edu/pay/single-payroll.

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  • Language Assistance Available to UW–Madison Employees

    As UW–Madison responds to the ongoing health crisis, the need to communicate with employees in their native languages has become increasingly important. A new multilingual website is available at covidresponse.wisc.edu/translations to provide important information about the campus response to COVID-19 in English, Spanish, Hmong, Tibetan, Chinese and Nepali. In addition, language assistance is available on request at all COVID-19 testing sites on campus and through the COVID-19 Assistance Line at 608-262-7777. Employees are also encouraged to sign up for a WhatsApp Group to receive key campus information sent directly to their smartphone or mobile device. Instructions to install and join the Whats App Groups are available at hr.wisc.edu/cls/whatsapp.

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  • Reminder to Observe Public Health Measures

    UW–Madison leadership is urging all members of the campus community to continue to take steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you test positive, please isolate immediately and follow all public health guidelines. If you are identified as a close contact, please protect the rest of the community by following quarantine instructions. Everyone should observe the following precautions: wear a face covering when outside your household; continue regular COVID-19 testing; limit trips out; practice physical distancing; and wash hands frequently. Employees may wish to review the UW–Madison COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy. Updated information continues to be posted at covidresponse.wisc.edu.

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  • Free Group Fitness Classes Include Virtual Options

    UW–Madison Recreation & Wellbeing (Rec Well) offers group fitness classes that are open to faculty and staff. For the week of March 1–7, Rec Well is partnering with American Family Insurance to offer free group fitness classes (no pass required). Virtual classes are offered via Zoom. Visit recwell.wisc.edu/groupfitness for a list of classes and information on how to register. Registration opens 48 hours in advance.

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  • COVID-19 Vaccination Updates Available Online

    University Health Services is vaccinating eligible members of the campus community under Wisconsin’s COVID-19 vaccination program. The university is committed to distributing no-cost vaccines to the UW–Madison community equitably, safely and effectively. Those who are eligible for the vaccine separate from their work or education on campus will be vaccinated through Public Health Madison and Dane County. Individuals in the Phase 1b eligibility group who are aged 65 or over may also be able to receive the vaccine through a health care provider. All individuals are encouraged to seek the vaccine as they become eligible, though the vaccine is not currently mandatory and vaccine supply remains limited. Information about vaccine eligibility and other resources can be found at uhs.wisc.edu/medical/covid19vaccine.

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  • Well Wisconsin Program Has New Website

    The Well Wisconsin Program administrator (StayWell) has merged with WebMD Health Services. To participate in the Well Wisconsin Program, you need to create an account on the new WebMD ONE website at webmdhealth.com/wellwisconsin. You should also download the Wellness At Your Side mobile app through the App Store or on Google Play (code: SOWI).The Well Wisconsin Program remains the same in 2021. To earn the $150 wellness incentive, you need to complete a health assessment, a health check and one well-being activity by October 8, 2021. The WebMD ONE website and Wellness At Your Side mobile app are where you will track your progress toward earning the $150 well-being incentive. If you are enrolled in the State Group Health Insurance Program, you are eligible for the Well Wisconsin Program.

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