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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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  • Rec Well Summer Staff Intramural Sports

    Rec Well is offering free, in-person Staff Intramural (IM) sports this summer. Staff IMs are a variety of events and offerings geared solely to staff members. Employees who participate enjoy meeting new people, staying active, and connecting with other staff on campus. The deadline to register is June 16.

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  • ATP to Hold Next Status Update on June 22

    All faculty and staff are invited to attend the Administrative Transformation Program’s next virtual status update on Wednesday, June 22, at 10 a.m. ATP is a systemwide program focused on standardizing finance, human resources, and research administration processes and implementing the Workday and Huron Research Suite technology systems. Please register by June 20.

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  • Reminder: Submit Leave Reports by June 30

    Faculty, Academic Staff, and Limited Appointees are required to submit monthly leave reports, whether or not leave is used. Employees must report leave as it is taken, or enter a “No Leave Taken” at the end of the month. Missing leave reports must be entered by June 30, 2022, for fiscal year July 2021 through June 2022. Failure to submit leave for fiscal year 2022 will result in a permanent reduction of sick leave hours. Employees with missing leave reports receive email notification and may also check for missing leave reports at any time in MyUW. Employees should ensure that they do not have any missing leave reports. June 30 is also the deadline for Faculty, Academic Staff, and Limited Appointees to request a swap in the type of leave used to another type of leave. Employees with questions should contact the human resources department in their college, school, or division with questions.

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  • Late-Night Employee Appreciation 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. Employees may arrive at any time during the event. 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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