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News for Employees

  • August 11 Paycheck Will Not Include Deductions for Insurance Premiums

    All UW–Madison employees are paid biweekly on Thursdays. Benefits deductions for insurance premiums are split evenly across the first two biweekly paychecks each month. These include health, dental, vision, life, income continuation, and accident insurance. When there are three pay periods in a month, the third paycheck for that month (called the “C’ paycheck) does not include these benefits deductions. The paycheck for August 11 is for the pay period of July 17–30 and will not include benefits deductions for insurance. The next “C” paycheck will be paid on Jan. 12, 2023, for the pay period of Dec. 18–31, 2022.

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  • Observatory Drive to Close Temporarily

    From August 1519, Observatory Drive will close in both directions near the Veterinary Medicine construction site. This closure will significantly limit options for vehicle traffic between the east and west sides of campus and will cause Metro Transit detours. Recommended reroutes are available on the Transportation Services website at transportation.wisc.edu.

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  • Update on 2022–23 Parking Applications and Offers

    A second round of parking offer assignment letters has been emailed and posted in the eBusiness parking portal at transportation.wisc.edu/ebusiness. These offers must be claimed by August 16. If you have not received an offer, you will be placed on a waiting list for future rounds. A third round of applications is now being accepted and is due by August 16. For more information, visit transportation.wisc.edu.

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  • Leadership and Management Development Call for Proposals

    The annual Leadership and Management Development Conference will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at Union South. Those who are interested in presenting at the event are invited to submit a proposal by September 9. Possible session topics include leadership, career management, relationship building and communication, professional development and workplace skills, well-being, and engagement, inclusion and diversity. The conference fee will be waived for accepted presenters. The conference is hosted by Learning and Talent Development at UW–Madison and is open to faculty, staff, and community members. Employees do not need to be in a position of direct leadership to attend and benefit from the conference.

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  • Ice Cream Social with Chancellor Mnookin Tomorrow

    In celebration of Chancellor Jennifer L. Mnookin’s first day on campus, all UW–Madison students, faculty, and staff are invited to join her on Bascom Hill for an ice cream social Thursday, August 4 from 2 – 3:30 p.m. A variety of Babcock ice cream flavors will be available, including gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar free options (while supplies last). Information is available online in multiple languages.

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  • Second and Third Shift Employees Invited to Join Chancellor Mnookin for Refreshments

    During her first days on campus, Chancellor Mnookin wants to meet and acknowledge those UW–Madison employees who work the second and third shifts on campus. Employees are invited to join the chancellor for bakery treats, fresh fruit, and coffee on Monday, August 8 from 11 p.m. to midnight at Union South, Varsity Hall, 1308 W. Dayton St. Parking in Lot 80 (Union South Parking Garage) for this event will be free between 10:30 p.m. and 1 a.m. Additional parking will also be available in Lots 56, 54 and 45. Information is available online in English, Spanish, Hmong, Tibetan, Chinese, and Nepali.

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  • Learn about Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) and Temporary Waiver

    The Connect, Learn and Grow online learning series will present a session on “Navigating Public Service Loan Forgiveness and Its Temporary Waiver” on Thursday, Aug. 4, from 1-2 p.m. Thousands of student loan borrowers are qualifying to have the remainder of their federal student loan balance forgiven through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program and that number is only increasing due to its recent but temporary expansion. In this session, you will learn about the requirements for the PSLF program and its temporary waiver, how you may benefit from it, and what borrowers need to do before the temporary waiver expires on Oct. 31, 2022. Register in advance at no cost to receive the Zoom link.

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  • Employee bus passes and certain parking permits now available

    Employee bus passes and afternoon, night, moped, and motorcycle permits for the 2022–23 year (valid Sept. 1, 2022 – Aug. 31, 2023) are now available for purchase through the Transportation Services eBusiness portal (go.wisc.edu/tsebusiness) or at one of the Transportation Services offices. Detailed parking information can be found at transportation.wisc.edu.

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  • Reduced-cost campus parking program expanded

    The reduced-cost campus parking permit program is being expanded for the 2022‒23 parking year. There are two main changes. The salary threshold will increase, and reduced-cost permits will now be available wherever full-price annual base lot permits are offered. Detailed parking information can be found at transportation.wisc.edu.

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  • Survey Invites Feedback on Policy Library

    The UW–Madison Policy Library, available at policy.wisc.edu, is the single, up-to-date resource for all university-level policies. All campus constituents are invited to provide feedback about their experience using the library by completing a brief user experience survey. The results will be used to continue to make improvements to the policy library.

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