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  • University Staff Must Use Floating Legal Holidays by Dec. 31

    In 2022, there are three floating legal holidays for eligible employees: January 1, December 24, and December 31. A floating legal holiday occurs when a legal holiday falls on a Saturday. University Staff employees must use all floating legal holidays they are have earned in 2022 by December 31, 2022. For University Staff employees, a floating legal holiday must be used by the end of the calendar year in which it was earned. If it is not used, it is lost and cannot be carried over into the new calendar year. Eligible Faculty, Academic Staff, and Limited appointees must use all floating legal holidays they have earned in 2022 by the end of the fiscal year on June 30, 2023.

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  • Some Campus Parking Restrictions Waived on Friday

    Transportation Services will waive some parking restrictions this Friday, November 25, to accommodate bus riders unable to easily travel to campus during Madison Metro’s reduced holiday service. Most surface parking lots will not require a permit in unsigned permit stalls. For details, visit transportation.wisc.edu.

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  • Inclement Weather Rates for Overnight Stays

    The Fluno Center and the Wisconsin Union Hotel and Club Suites are offering a special inclement weather rate of $60 per night for UW–Madison faculty and staff throughout the winter months of November–March during times of inclement winter weather. The facilities are offering this rate to provide the UW community with an affordable, safe alternative to a potentially dangerous commute. To book a guestroom at an inclement weather rate, call the Fluno Center at 608-441-7117 or the Wisconsin Union Hotel and Club Suites at 608-263-2600. Limitations may apply.

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  • Help Make UW–Madison a Drug-Free Workplace

    All faculty and staff are encouraged to contribute to a drug-free workplace. You can do this by learning the facts about substance abuse, encouraging others to avoid substance abuse, and knowing where you or others can go for help with a drug or alcohol problem. The laws and expectations regarding substance abuse apply to all members of the UW–Madison campus community. You can review this information and find resources for drug and alcohol abuse prevention at go.wisc.edu/j15c7c.

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  • Staff Climate Survey Results Released

    Responses to the 2022 Staff Climate Survey indicate high rates of employee satisfaction and identify opportunities for future focus and improvement in the work environment. The survey, sponsored by the UW–Madison Offices of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration, was available in electronic and paper versions and in six languages. A summary of the survey findings is now available online. A final report with detailed analysis of the survey responses will be released in the coming months. Next steps include soliciting feedback on the results and identifying strategies for improvement.

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  • Holiday Schedule for COVID-19 Testing and Antigen Test Kits

    Faculty, staff, and students who want to get tested for COVID-19 or pick up an antigen test kit prior to leaving campus for the Thanksgiving recess should make plans now. University Health Services will be closed beginning November 24. No-cost PCR testing will be available by appointment on November 21–23. PCR test results are usually back in 48 to 72 hours. In addition, those with a current Wiscard are eligible to pick up one no-cost antigen test kit at 333 East Campus Mall each week. Please check for distribution times. COVID-19 PCR testing and antigen test kit distribution on campus will resume on Monday, November 28. To learn more, go to covidresponse.wisc.edu/testing.

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  • Winter Parking Rules in Effect on Campus

    To aid in snow removal operations, winter parking restrictions are now in effect through March 15, 2023, for motor vehicles, mopeds, and bicycles. For more information, visit transportation.wisc.edu.

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  • I&TLC Conference Develops Leadership Skills

    Registration is now open for the 2022 Information & Technology Leadership Conference (I&TLC). The event is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 1, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Participants may attend virtually or in person at the Gordon Dining and Event Center. There is no cost to attend. Virtual attendees can register up until the last session of the conference. In-person attendance registration closes Sunday, Nov. 27 at 11:45 p.m. For more details, visit the Zoom Events registration page.


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  • Campus Guidelines for Inclement Weather

    All UW–Madison employees are encouraged to review the campus inclement weather guidelines. Only the chancellor has the authority to cancel classes, suspend services, and close the campus to the public and employees. Individual colleges, schools, and units will not close unless the whole campus is closed. Employees should use discretion regarding whether to safely travel to work and request leave if needed. Employees are required to use available annual leave (i.e., vacation, personal holiday), leave without pay or, when appropriate, accrued compensatory time to cover the absence. Employees may also arrange to make up time to cover absences. The guidelines also address the possible impacts of inclement weather on remote work. Additional details for employees and supervisors are provided.

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  • Campus Community Invited to Presentations by Chief Human Resources Officer Finalists

    Four finalists have been identified in the search for UW–Madison’s next chief human resources officer. Finalists will be on campus for interviews the week of November 14. As part of the on-campus visit, each finalist will make a public presentation. All members of the campus community are invited to attend. Each candidate’s name and application materials will be shared online 48 hours prior to their campus visit. The presentations will be recorded and posted online after all candidates have completed their on-campus interviews. UW–Madison employees may provide feedback on each candidate via an online form.

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