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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

  • Reminder: February TTC Forums for Employees

    All UW–Madison employees are encouraged to attend an informational update on the Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project. Sessions are scheduled through Feb. 26, with an online forum offered on Weds., Feb. 26. A late-night session will be held in multiple languages on Weds., Feb. 12, 11 p.m.–12:30 a.m. at the Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC) for second- and third-shift employees. New information will be shared, and there will be time for questions and answers. To learn more, visit go.wisc.edu/ttcproject.

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  • Coronavirus Information Available Online

    University Health Services (UHS) is maintaining a website that offers up-to-date information on coronavirus for the campus community. The site answers frequently asked questions, offers respiratory hygiene tips, and provides links to resources for students, faculty, and staff. Any crucial updates will be posted in multiple languages, including Spanish, Hmong, Tibetan, Chinese, and Nepali. UW–Madison is monitoring the circumstances carefully and will continue to comply with Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) best practices and guidance as they are released. The risk to the general public remains low. Information is available at uhs.wisc.edu/coronavirus-2019.

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  • America Saves Week Promotes Financial Well-being

    UW–Madison employees are encouraged to participate in America Saves Week, February 24–28, 2020. Webinars, in-person workshops, counseling sessions, and credit consultations will be available at no cost. These resources can help you plan for your future and achieve your savings goals. Advance registration is required for all events. Links to educational materials and financial calculators can also be found on the America Saves website. Learn more and register for free events at wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/americasaves.

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  • Weekly Labs Promote Effective Teaching

    Twice-weekly Active Teaching Labs help instructors improve personalized learning, enhance course design and management, foster social learning, create course content, and measure student learning. Labs are held on Thursdays at 1 p.m. and Fridays at 8:30 a.m. in the Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive. Walk-ins are welcome, although registration is encouraged. The labs are a partnership between DoIT Academic Technology and the Teaching Academy.

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  • New Bystander Intervention Training Offered

    UW–Madison faculty and staff are invited to participate in a free workshop, “Bystander Training: Stepping in with Care and Confidence.” The three-hour workshop will be offered several times this spring at 21 North Park Street, with the first session scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 19. Participants will learn skills to identify, intervene, and interrupt behaviors that negatively impact the workplace. This course is part of the Inclusion@UW program from Learning and Talent Development at UW–Madison.

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  • Office Professionals Conference Call for Proposals

    The 30th Annual Office Professionals Conference is scheduled for Wednesday, April 22, 8 a.m.–4 p.m. at Union South. The conference offers skill building, networking, and practical tools for personal enrichment and professional development. Conference organizers are seeking proposals from prospective speakers on a variety of topics. Session proposals are due Feb. 28. In the conference keynote, Don Schutt will present a career development process that focuses on strengths and on a “whole person, whole life” approach. Registration is now open and includes a $125 fee. The conference is open to anyone in the community.

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  • Coronavirus Update

    There are no confirmed cases of coronavirus on the UW–Madison campus or in the Madison community. New travel restrictions have taken effect. Employees and scholars who are affected should contact International Faculty and Staff Services; international students should contact International Student Services. Instructors and staff cannot tell students or employees to stay home based on their recent travel history. University Health Services recommends that everyone continue to practice good respiratory and hand hygiene. If you develop flu-like symptoms, seek medical care. For more information, visit uhs.wisc.edu/coronavirus-2019.

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  • RA Policy Added to Graduate Assistantship Policies and Procedures

    Research assistantship policy has been added to the Graduate Assistantship Policies and Procedures (GAPP) document. GAPP provides formal guidance, clarity, and transparency on employment-related matters for teaching assistants, project assistants, research assistants, and their supervisors. The document formalizes practices that are already established at UW–Madison such as appointment letters, performance evaluations, job orientation and training, leave benefits, and a grievance procedure for graduate assistants. Questions regarding GAPP should be directed to your departmental Human Resources unit.

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  • Coronavirus Update

    University Health Services is monitoring the coronavirus situation, working closely with UW Health and state and county public health partners. There are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Wisconsin. Learn more about how the university is responding at go.wisc.edu/3d5125.

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  • UWPD Now Offering Emergency Alerts in Multiple Languages

    When there are emergencies on the UW–Madison campus, the UW–Madison Police Department (UWPD) sends WiscAlerts (emergency alert messages) to the campus community if the emergency is currently happening and people can do something to protect themselves. The UWPD will now send information about most emergencies in multiple languages. In most cases, two WiscAlerts will be sent. The first WiscAlert will give general information about the emergency and safety advice in English. The second WiscAlert will have a link to a message translated into Spanish, Hmong, Tibetan, Chinese, and Nepali. The translated message gives general safety information with instructions to ask a trusted person for more details.

    Employees and others must sign up to receive WiscAlert text messages. On Friday, Jan. 31 at 1 p.m., UWPD will conduct a campus-wide test of the WiscAlert system, which will include a follow-up translated message.

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