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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

  • Employees Invited to Enjoy Free Ice Cream on May 29

    The annual Employee Appreciation Ice Cream Social will take place on Wednesday, May 29, beginning at 1 p.m. on Bascom Hill. Free ice cream will be served until 2:30 p.m. or until it runs out, whichever comes first. A number of favorite ice cream flavors will be available, including dietary alternatives. Administrators, deans, and directors will be scooping ice cream as a gesture of thanks for the hard work and dedication of UW–Madison employees. In the event of rain on May 29, the Ice Cream Social will move to the Birge Hall lobby.

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  • EID Initiative Launches New Principles and Website

    New campus resources have just been released in support of the Employee Engagement, Inclusion and Diversity (EID) initiative from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration. The goals of the initiative are to recruit and retain talented and diverse employees and to create welcoming and inclusive work environments. With input from campus stakeholders, five EID principles have been defined to provide a shared vision and mutual expectations. A new EID website provides details about the initiative and resources to help enhance EID practices in the workplace. Some sections of the website will be made available in multiple languages in the coming months. Eleven units across campus currently participate in the EID initiative.

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  • New Service Answers Employee Career Questions After Hours

    On the last Tuesday of every month, career counselors will be available from 4–7 p.m. for brief, confidential phone conversations with UW–Madison employees. The new service will begin on Tuesday, May 28. After-hours phone-in is designed for individuals who are not sure they need a one-on-one appointment with a career counselor, have brief questions about job seeking, or are unable to meet during regular business hours. The service is offered by Adult Career and Student Special Services, and is part of UW–Madison’s commitment to ongoing career development for employees. Call 262-5723 from 4–7 p.m. on designated Tuesdays to take advantage of this service.

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  • Dining Markets Go To Buffet Service for Summer

    All University Housing Dining Markets will move from à la carte (pay for what you take) service to an All-You-Care-To-Eat (buffet style) service for all customers during summer term. You will pay for your meal upon entry to the market. Prices are $7.25 for Breakfast, $9.75 for Lunch, and $9.95 for Dinner. Summer hours are listed on the University Housing website.

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  • Tree Removals on Bascom Hill Begin

    An upgrade of the utilities underneath Bascom Hill is beginning this month. Contractors are removing trees on Bascom Hill this week in preparation for work that is part of the Bascom/Lathrop Utility project. During this initial phase of work, a number of trees and shrubs will be removed near North Hall, Chamberlain Hall, and Sterling Hall. Additional removals near Lathrop Hall and South Hall will occur later in the summer. After work is completed, replacement trees and shrubs will be planted and other aspects of the landscape will be restored.

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  • Graduate Assistantship Policy Formalized, Stipend Investment Continues

    UW-Madison has released a new policy document that provides formal guidance on employment-related matters for graduate student teaching and project assistants and their supervisors. The Graduate Assistantship Policies and Procedures (GAPP) document formalizes practices that are already established at UW–Madison such as appointment letters, probationary periods, job orientation and training, performance evaluations, and leave benefits. Policies covering research assistantships will be added later. UW also announced that stipends for graduate students have increased 42 percent for teaching assistants, 30 percent for project assistants, and 22 percent for research assistants since 2013. Graduate students and supervisors are encouraged to contact their local human resources offices with any questions.

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  • Register Now for IT Professionals Conference

    The IT Professionals Conference 2019 is now accepting registrations. The event will take place Thursday, June 6, 8 a.m.–4:15 p.m., at Grainger Hall. Organized by and for IT professionals, the conference forges meaningful connections among campus IT staff by sharing experiences, skills, and technologies. Thomas Limoncelli, site reliability engineer manager at Stack Overflow, will be the keynote speaker. The registration deadline is May 29 and includes a $50 fee.

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  • Learning Community Supports Online Course Design and Teaching

    TeachOnline@UW is a learning community that helps UW-Madison instructors explore and implement research-based online course design and teaching best practices. Two courses are offered: “Plan & Design” and “Facilitation & Management.” TeachOnline@UW is open to UW–Madison faculty and instructional staff who will be teaching fully online courses in the next two years. Applications are now open for fall 2019 and spring 2020 sessions.

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  • Chilled Water Shutdown

    As part of the South Campus Utility Improvement project, contractors will be replacing two valves in the campus chilled water system that are in worse-than-expected condition. To facilitate the completion of this work, FP&M will shut down chilled water service to the eastern half of campus from Tuesday, May 7, to Friday, May 10. Cooler springtime temperatures during this period will minimize the impact of this shutdown.

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  • Parking Applications for 2019–20 Now Open

    Applications are now open for 2019–20 parking, valid Sept. 1, 2019 through Aug. 31, 2020. Applications are due June 7 for the first application period (“round one”). If you miss the June 7 deadline, you can apply during the second application period starting in mid-July. If you have not had a parking permit in the past, you must contact your Unit Transportation Coordinator (UTC) for approval to apply for the 2019–20 year. Employee bus passes, afternoon and night parking permits, and motorcycle and moped permits will go on sale August 1. To apply for a parking permit, visit go.wisc.edu/jfj079.

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