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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

  • UW–Madison Response to Reports of ICE Activity on Campus

    Late last week, postings on social media began referencing reports of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) activity on the UW–Madison campus. The university believes these reports were likely sparked by routine activity of another government agency. Earlier in the week, the university provided a copy of an employee’s I-9 form to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, with the employee’s consent, in response to a lawful authorization. Citizenship and Immigration Services is a distinct branch of the Department of Homeland Security. Such requests are not unusual and do not imply any unlawful behavior. The individual remains employed at UW–Madison. In general, UW–Madison does not provide information on the immigration status of its students, faculty, or staff unless required to do so by law. UW–Madison has posted this clarifying information online in English, Spanish, Hmong, Tibetan, Chinese, and Nepali. Read the full statement at go.wisc.edu/a4z523.

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  • Construction to Close Charter Street Northbound

    Due to construction, Charter Street northbound between University Avenue and Observatory Drive will be closed to traffic starting next Tuesday, July 23. The start date is tentative and subject to change based on weather or other factors. This project is expected to last two weeks. Updates on construction detours, road closures, and campus bus routes can be found on the Transportation Services website at transportation.wisc.edu.

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  • New Course for Managers Supports Employee Career Development

    Managers can support career development by coaching employees and working with them to define and achieve career goals. To support managers in this role, Learning and Talent Development at UW–Madison is launching a new workshop, Overview: Managers Supporting Employee Career Development. This free, half-day workshop will review the stages of employee career development and discuss how to initiate career conversations with employees. Participants will leave with workplace tools they can use with their teams. To view the available course times and register, visit go.wisc.edu/j7n9x1.

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  • Ice Cream Social for Second and Third Shift Employees

    There will be an Employee Appreciation Ice Cream Social on Wednesday night, July 17, 2019, beginning at 11 p.m. in Varsity Hall (2nd floor) at Union South. Free ice cream will be served until 12:30 a.m. or until the ice cream runs out. Campus leaders will be scooping the ice cream in order to thank our UW–Madison employees for their hard work and dedication. Employees must check with their supervisors before attending. Dairy-free, gluten-free, and low sugar options will be available for those with special dietary needs or preferences.

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  • Free Session Helps You Prepare for Retirement

    A Pre-Retirement Session is offered every month at no cost to UW–Madison employees who participate in the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS). This group session provides a useful overview of the retirement program and identifies tools and resources that can be used to estimate your future retirement benefits and your sick leave value at retirement. The session is appropriate for employees who are at any point in their career. Registration is currently open for sessions scheduled through the remainder of 2019. For details, visit go.wisc.edu/4mk5gn.

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  • Parking Lot Near Picnic Point Closed Temporarily

    Lot 130, located at the entrance to Picnic Point, is closed through September as part of a reconstruction project. The project will improve visitor parking at the Lakeshore Nature Preserve. Lot 129 and the east end of Lot 60 (801 Walnut Street) are open for visitor parking during reconstruction. Payment is required for those parking Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Updates on construction detours, road closures, and campus bus routes can be found at transportation.wisc.edu/category/construction-detours.

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  • You Can Contribute to a Drug-Free Workplace

    All faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to help make UW–Madison a drug-free workplace. You can do this by learning the facts about substance abuse, encouraging others to avoid substance abuse, and knowing where to go for help with a drug or alcohol problem—either for yourself or someone else. Please familiarize yourself with the laws and expectations regarding substance abuse, which apply to all members of the UW–Madison campus community. Complete information can be found at go.wisc.edu/j15c7c.

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  • Thrive@UW–Madison Courses Now Available

    Registration is now open for Thrive@UW–Madison courses for the late summer and fall. These courses help individuals develop their skills in areas such as building trusting relationships at work, active listening, expanding self-knowledge, thriving at times of change, and exploring creativity and innovation. Participants can also learn how they can contribute to an inclusive work environment. The courses are available at no cost to UW–Madison employees. To register, visit go.wisc.edu/u91p02.

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  • Registration for Blend@UW Summer Sessions Ends Soon

    Instructors have until July 3, 2019, to register for the July 15–19 or August 19–23 session of Blend@UW. Each session lasts a week and meets daily from 8 a.m. to noon. Participants receive help in blending their courses as they develop a course map that includes activities, delivery format, technology to be leveraged, and assessment models.

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  • Tips for Using MFA-Duo When Traveling

    Multi-factor authentication (MFA) allows UW–Madison employees to verify their identity when logging in with a NetID and passcode. MFA-Duo users can request a single-use passcode when they do not have cellular or wireless (Wi-Fi) service by using the Duo Mobile app. Install the Duo app on your smartphone ahead of time. To authenticate your identity, open the Duo app and tap anywhere on the UW–Madison NetID login screen. This generates a six-digit temporary passcode, which can be entered in the Duo Device Management portal to complete the authentication process. You can also use a token/fob to obtain a passcode while traveling. For more information about using MFA-Duo, visit the KnowledgeBase online at kb.wisc.edu/mfa.

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