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News for Employees

  • Required Cybersecurity Awareness Training for 2022

    The 2022 Cybersecurity Awareness Training for all faculty and staff is now available. This annual training is mandatory; employees who do not complete the training will be deemed ineligible for pay adjustments and bonuses determined by their local schools, colleges, or divisions and ineligible for pay plan increases. The training must be completed by December 1, 2022.

    There are two training options available: a video-based version, and a text-based version that is accessible for all people and available in six languages. The 2022 training is provided through Canvas and should take about 30 minutes to complete. The training does not need to be completed in one sitting. Users can return to the training to pick up where they left off and complete it at their convenience. Employees can retake the quiz until they pass. For additional information, please visit the Cybersecurity Awareness Training website (Source: it.wisc.edu).

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  • Annual Summit Supports Student Employment

    The Office of Student Financial Aid is hosting the second annual Student Employment Summit on Wednesday, July 20, 8:30 a.m.–1 p.m. via Zoom. The summit brings together supervisors, hiring managers, and others who support student employment at UW–Madison. Participants connect, share knowledge and best practices, and engage in different perspectives on a variety of Student Employment topics. This year’s theme will be on adapting to change in student employment and supervision. The event is free and registration is required. All who are interested are welcome and encouraged to attend all or parts of the virtual summit.

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  • Employee self-identification invitation message updated

    Recently, UW System updated the invitation message for employee self-identification in MyUW at my.wisc.edu. The new message states that the self-identification information “will also be used to assess and improve our affirmative action and workforce diversity efforts.” This update does not change the confidentiality of the self-identification information. The information will not be kept in your employment files or records and will not be used to make employment decisions. Submission of this information is voluntary. When used, data will not identify any specific individual. Learn more at go.wisc.edu/self-id.

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  • Newsletter on Holiday Break

    Working at UW will be taking a break next week for the July 4 holiday. Watch for the next issue on Wednesday, July 13.

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  • UW–Madison Prepares to Implement 2022–23 Compensation Strategy

    UW–Madison leadership has approved a fiscal year 2022–2023 compensation strategy. This strategy will support the university’s Total Compensation Philosophy, which is to be a market-competitive employer that supports UW staff and faculty.

    This compensation strategy includes an allocation of more than $28 million to support schools, colleges, and divisions in rewarding and retaining faculty and staff, as well as assisting in addressing compensation issues uncovered by the Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project.

    The minimum wage for current UW–Madison university staff will increase from $15 per hour to $17 per hour in July 2022. Other market-informed compensation adjustments will include addressing compression for the lowest paid employees; providing retention adjustments to specific employees; and making market adjustments to select academic staff, university staff, and limited appointees based on a review of their TTC salary ranges assignments, market changes, and external recruiting considerations.

    As it did in 2021–2022, the university will also offer compensation programs to recognize exceptional performance among staff and faculty to remain competitive. The compensation programs will include a bonus program for staff and faculty, a discretionary compensation fund, and faculty block grants.

    Implementation of all programs should be completed prior to the end of calendar year 2022. Additional details will be announced to the university community as soon as they become available.

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  • Reminder: Late-Night Employee Ice Cream Social on June 29

    A late-night Ice Cream Social will be held to express appreciation to UW–Madison’s second and third shift employees on Wednesday, June 29, at Gordon Dining and Events Center and Dejope Residence Hall (Lake Mendota Room) from 10:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m., or until supplies run out. Campus leaders will give out free ice cream in pre-made cups. Gluten-free, gelatin-free, and dairy-free options will be available at both locations. Free parking will be available in Lot 91 for the Gordon Dining and Events Center and Lots 35, 37, and 58 for Dejope Residence Hall. Information is available online in six languages.

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  • Parking Permit Options This Summer

    Remaining permit options for this parking year (through Aug. 31) can be purchased at transportation.wisc.edu/ebusiness. This includes base lot, Flex, afternoon, night, park and ride, motorcycle, and moped permits. Employee bus passes good through Aug. 31 can also be purchased. All products have a prorated cost. If you wish to exchange a 2021–22 base lot, Flex, or park and ride permit for another available permit option, you must do so in person at a Transportation Services office.

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  • Juneteenth Celebrations on Campus and in Madison

    Juneteenth will be celebrated with virtual and in-person events on the UW–Madison campus and in the surrounding community. Juneteenth is celebrated each year on June 19 to commemorate the day in 1865 when U.S. troops liberated nearly 200,000 Black Americans in Texas, bringing freedom to the last enslaved people in the former Confederacy more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed. Events include a jazz festival at Memorial Union, online discussions and education, and Juneteenth in the Park on June 18.

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  • Webinar Series Looks at Cybersecurity and Technology

    UW–Madison’s Cybersecurity Forward virtual webinar series will be offered via Zoom on Wednesdays from June 22–July 27 at noon. The series will provide information on the essentials of cybersecurity safety, explore pertinent tools and case studies, and help participants hone their leadership skills. Presenters include professionals from higher education, government, and the private sector. There is no cost to attend. Continuing Education credits (CPEs) are available on request.

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  • Wisconsin Welcome Invites Program Listings for Fall

    The Center for the First-Year Experience (CFYE) is inviting submissions for the fall 2022 Wisconsin Welcome online calendar and Guidebook app. Any campus unit, student organization, community group, or local business may submit information about meetings, programs, or welcome-related events to be posted as part of Wisconsin Welcome. Wisconsin Welcome events occur between Aug. 28 and Oct. 2, 2022. The preferred method to submit programs for consideration for Wisconsin Welcome is to send them directly to CYFE using the Google form. The deadline for submissions is July 1. If you have questions, please contact katie.cummings@wisc.edu.

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