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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.

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News for Employees

  • Enroll in Annual Benefits by October 23 Deadline

    The Annual Benefits Enrollment period ends this Friday, Oct. 23, at 4:30 p.m. This is the only time you can make changes to certain benefits without having an eligible life event or qualifying employment change during the year. In addition, certain benefits you may be enrolled in require action each year. Employees should choose their 2021 benefits via Self Service in MyUW. Find helpful information about benefits enrollment at benefits.wisc.edu/2021.

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  • October Survey Seeks Employee Input

    An online survey seeks input from faculty and staff as plans are made for the spring semester. The brief, confidential survey asks how the university can support you and requests input on improvements in the campus response to COVID-19. The survey is open through Thursday, Oct. 22. Find the survey at this link: go.wisc.edu/8ggd73.

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  • Partners in Giving Campaign Invites Gifts of All Sizes

    Through Partners in Giving, UW–Madison employees can donate to the local, national, and international charities of their choice. Online pledges can be made through payroll deduction or by credit card at giving.wi.gov. Employees can also contribute using a paper pledge form and mail in or email their pledge. More details about ways to obtain a paper pledge form can be found at giving.wi.gov/about-us/2020-options-for-giving. Even small gifts of $1, $5 or $10 per pay period add up to make a positive impact in our community and around the world. The “Stronger, Together” campaign runs through November 27, 2020. Contributions will be welcomed through May 15, 2021.

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  • Virtual Diversity Forum Showcases Authors on Racism and Dignity

    The UW–Madison 2020 Diversity Forum will be held virtually this year on October 27–28, 8:30 a.m.–4:45 p.m. This year’s forum, The Pandemic Effect: Exposing Racism and Inequities, will explore a convergence of contemporary issues—from racial equity and social justice to disparities in health care and white privilege—during two full days of speakers and interactive sessions. The keynote speakers will be best-selling authors Robin DiAngelo, Ph.D., and Austin Channing Brown, both of whom write about sociology and the impact of race and race relations. Hosted by the Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement, the event is free and open to the public. For more information and to register, visit go.wisc.edu/df20.

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  • Upcoming Showcase 2020 Virtual Lunch & Learns

    The Office of Strategic Consulting has added a new session, “The Role of Race in the Workplace,” to its Showcase 2020 Virtual Lunch & Learn Series. There are also spots remaining in the two sessions on change management scheduled for November. The Lunch & Learn Series is open to all faculty and staff at no cost. Space is limited in order to facilitate participant interaction. To learn more and to register, visit the Showcase 2020 website.

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  • Plans for End of Fall Semester Announced

    Beginning on Monday, Nov. 30, in-person group instruction will be fully remote. Students who need to complete their semester coursework in Madison are also being urged not to travel for the Thanksgiving recess. If you are an employee working on campus and you choose to travel over the recess, you are urged to strictly limit your interactions with others where possible for 14 days after your return. Please consider receiving a test for COVID-19 before returning to campus duties. Information about on-campus testing can be found at uhs.wisc.edu/medical/testing. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises that travel increases the risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19, and that staying home during the fall and winter holidays is the best way to protect yourself and others.

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  • Last Week for Flu Shots on Campus

    Flu shot clinics will be held on campus on Friday, Oct. 16 at the Nicholas Recreation Center and on Saturday, Oct. 17 at Henry Mall. The Henry Mall location offers drive-up and pedestrian options. To schedule an appointment, go to schedule-my-flu-shot.as.me/uw-madison.

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  • Event Highlights Employee Well-Being

    CommUNITY Well-Being events for UW–Madison employees continue throughout the month of October. For the week of Oct. 19, live sessions will be held on topics related to mindfulness, environment, health, safety, and connection. Sessions will be recorded for viewing later. All events are available to UW–Madison employees at no cost. To learn more and to register, visit hr.wisc.edu/wellness-symposium.

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  • Video Provides Annual Benefits Enrollment Overview

    Many common employee questions about Annual Benefits Enrollment are answered in the video presentation, “Benefits 2021: What You Need to Know.” This video is available for viewing online in six languages. Two more live online seminars are scheduled for Friday, Oct. 16 at 11 a.m. and Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 9 a.m. The Annual Benefits Enrollment period ends on Friday, Oct. 23 at 4:30 p.m. Learn more at benefits.wisc.edu/2021.

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  • Administrative Transformation Program Presents Update

    All UW–Madison employees are invited to attend a program update from the Administrative Transformation Program (ATP), an initiative to redesign the processes, policies, and technology that support UW’s finance, human resources, and research administration operations. The update can be viewed live on the ATP YouTube channel on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 10–11 a.m. The recorded presentation will be posted on the ATP website at a later date. Details are available at atp.vcfa.wisc.edu.

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