Town Hall for Employees on Split Benefits Deductions

As previously announced, UW–Madison employees who are currently paid biweekly will have most deductions for benefits split evenly over the first two biweekly paychecks starting…

Employees Paid Monthly to Move to Biweekly Payroll Schedule

Beginning in July, all UW System employees who are paid monthly—including UW–Madison employees—will be moved to a biweekly pay schedule. In addition, most benefits will…

Split Benefits Deductions Coming for Employees Paid Biweekly

For UW–Madison employees who are currently paid biweekly, most deductions for benefits such as health, dental, vision, and life insurance will be split evenly over…

Pay Plan Increases and Other Wage Changes

Under the 2019–2021 pay plan, most employees will receive a 2 percent wage increase effective in January 2021. In addition, a new $15 minimum wage…

Federal Emergency Paid Leave Provisions Set to Expire on Dec. 31

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was enacted on April 1, 2020, and provided paid leave entitlements to qualifying employees who were unable to…

Jan. 4 Is Monthly Pay Date for December Earnings

For UW–Madison employees who are paid on the first of each month, the monthly pay date for December 2020 earnings will be Monday, Jan. 4,…

Update on Payroll Tax Deferral Program

Employers have the option of deferring tax withholding of FICA taxes from employee paychecks on compensation paid from Sept. 1 through Dec. 31, 2020, under…

Financial Relief and Flexibility for TSA 403(b) Participants

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) includes provisions related to retirement accounts that offer both financial relief and flexibility to plan…

Employees May Complete New W-4 Form Online

In December 2019, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released a new Form W-4 designed to help employees better estimate accurate tax withholding throughout the year.

IRA and HSA Contribution Deadlines for 2019 Extended

In March, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced special Federal income tax return filing and payment relief in response to the…