News for Employees

  • Increased email security helps spot imposter emails

    Beginning Aug. 5, 2024, UW–Madison will be taking additional steps to protect the campus community from fake emails that pretend to be from trusted sources. All incoming emails will be checked for authenticity. If an email is deemed suspicious because it fails the authentication check, it will be sent to your junk folder instead of your inbox. Learn why this matters and what you should do.

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  • Parking permit updates from Transportation Services

    Round 1 offers for 2024‒25 parking permits will be emailed July 10–11. Round 2 applications will be open July 10–30 for those who did not apply in Round 1. Visit transportation.wisc.edu for details.

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  • New knowledges and skills hub supports employee development

    UW–Madison created a knowledges and skills hub for employees who want to grow and explore learning opportunities related to their job title. These resources can be found in the Title and Standard Job Description (SJD) Library, where most job titles are matched to a set of knowledges and skills. To access these resources, employees can browse the full list of knowledges and skills, refine their search on the hub home page, or explore the Title and SJD Library to find knowledges and skills matched to specific job titles.

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  • Virtual session helps employees construct their careers

    Career Development@UW is a new virtual learning series that can empower employees to take charge of their careers and explore opportunities for growth within UW–Madison. The next virtual workshop, Constructing Your Career at UW–Madison, is scheduled for Tuesday, July 23, 1–2 p.m. Participants will reflect on their career journeys, discover campus-based learning options, and learn how to create a plan to achieve their career goals. UW faculty and staff may attend at no cost. Register to receive the Zoom link.

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  • Webinar looks at generational diversity in the workplace

    LifeMatters and the Employee Assistance Office are offering a virtual webinar, Generational Diversity, on Tuesday, July 23, noon‒1 p.m. For the first time in history, there are four different generations in the workplace. Participants will learn about generational diversity, breaking down generational stereotypes, and building stronger work relationships. Register online to receive the Zoom link.

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  • Career counseling available as an employee benefit

    UW‒Madison employees have access to free career counseling. The Employee Career Counseling program gives employees the skills to manage, develop, and plan their careers at UW‒Madison. One-on-one, confidential counseling can help participants develop self-awareness, explore career choices, set goals, and develop an action plan. Self-service career planning resources are also available online. To make an appointment with a career counselor, call 608-265-2257 or send your request via email to employeecareercounseling@wisc.edu.

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  • New video previews time and absence tracking in Workday

    As part of the Administrative Transformation Program (ATP), UW‒Madison will transition to Workday, a cloud-based software platform that will streamline and simplify administrative processes. The Workday Manage Absence Calendar will replace our current tools for tracking time off and leaves of absence. All employees will use Workday to request time off, request leaves of absence, track the approval process, see absence balances in real time, and more. A mobile app will also be available. A new video, What’s Changing with Time and Absence, provides a preview. The What’s Changing videos are not intended as training; employee training will begin in spring 2025. Learn more and access previous What’s Changing with Workday videos with your UW login.

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  • Leadership and Management Development Conference call for proposals

    Learning and Talent Development is hosting the annual Leadership and Management Development Conference at Union South on Tuesday, October 29. The conference provides emerging and advanced leaders, as well as those who are not in a direct leadership position, with professional development to enhance their skills and manage more effectively. Proposals are invited from potential speakers who would like to present either 2.5-hour or 75-minute breakout sessions. Criteria for successful proposals and possible topics are available on the conference website. Proposals are due August 6.

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  • Some parking restrictions waived for holiday

    Due to the legal holiday on July 4, parking permits will not be required in most surface lots July 4–5. Parking in these lots will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. All garages and ramps will be under normal weekday operation on July 5.

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  • Working at UW on holiday break

    Working at UW will be taking a summer break next week. The newsletter will return on Wednesday, July 10.

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