News for Employees
Showcase 2020 Call for Session Proposals and Posters
The 21st annual Showcase will take place all day on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, at Union South. At this free event, colleagues from across the UW–Madison campus share best practices, learn from each other’s successes, and connect with each other. The Office of Strategic Consulting is currently seeking proposals for breakout sessions that address topics related to organizational effectiveness. Breakout session proposals are due February 5. In addition, ideas for posters to be displayed at Showcase will be accepted through March 4. Anyone who wishes to highlight an improvement, innovation, or best practice is invited to create a poster about the experience. For details, visit showcase.wisc.edu.
TTC Project Invites Employees to Take Survey
All UW–Madison employees are invited to take a two-to-three-minute survey by the December 20 deadline to improve Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project information. Your feedback will help shape the way the project provides communications and training. This survey is the second in a series of surveys that will go out to employees at regular intervals. TTC is a campus-wide initiative to attract, reward, and retain university employees by creating a market-informed pay and benefits structure. Take the survey at go.wisc.edu/9b46ux. To learn more about the TTC Project, visit go.wisc.edu/ttcproject.
Review Your Address for Tax Form Distribution
All UW–Madison employees are encouraged to review their personal information in MyUW, including home and office addresses, phone numbers, legal and preferred name, emergency contact information, and other related personal information. If you do not choose electronic-only distribution of your W-2 and 1095-C tax forms, your mailing address will be used for the annual tax form distribution in January, 2020. The deadline to update your address for tax form distribution is January 3, 2020. To review and update your home address and other personal information, log in to MyUW at my.wisc.edu and go to the “Personal Information” module.
Living Wage Increasing at UW–Madison
The living wage standard at UW–Madison is increasing from $13.27 per hour to $13.62 per hour as of December 22, 2019. The increase applies to all University Staff and Temporary Employees. UW–Madison follows the City of Madison living wage standard. Employees do not receive the living wage if they are in special employment programs or if an individual indicates that a higher rate of pay would adversely affect their eligibility for benefits programs such as Social Security or disability. The living wage policy does not apply to student employees.
TTC Project Offers Online Resources for Employees
The Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project Resource Library features online learning, factsheets, and videos to help build understanding of how job titles, position descriptions, and salary structures will change for many UW–Madison staff. The new job titles and position descriptions will take effect in spring, 2020. Resources will be updated frequently. TTC is a campus-wide initiative to attract, reward, and retain university employees by creating a market-informed pay and benefits structure. Learn more about the project at go.wisc.edu/ttcproject.
UW Holiday Gift Guide Offers Ideas for Shoppers
Every year, UW–Madison publishes the Holiday Gift Guide, featuring unique gifts with connections to UW–Madison. You’ll find gift ideas from all corners of campus, including good eats, event tickets, educational items, Badger memorabilia, and more. The 2019 gift guide is now available at go.wisc.edu/giftguide.
Resources and Events for Campus Supervisors
Campus Supervisors Network (CSN) is a Community of Practice dedicated to promoting leadership and personnel management at UW–Madison. CSN supports managers and supervisors by fostering the sharing of ideas and best practices. A planning committee of peers develops training and networking opportunities. CSN also shares information and offers a number of resources on its website. Learn more at campussupervisorsnetwork.wisc.edu.
Winter Parking Rules in Effect
UW–Madison campus winter parking rules went into effect November 15 and will remain in effect through March 15, 2020. Rules are enforced 2–6 a.m. every day, regardless of weather conditions. There is no parking along Observatory Drive or Linden Drive, and parking is restricted to designated rows in several campus parking lots. If the university declares a Snow Action Day, no parking is allowed on the top level of UW parking ramps. A map of winter parking areas and other winter tips can be found online at transportation.wisc.edu/winter-procedures.
Road Closure Correction and Update
Last week’s issue of Working at UW incorrectly stated that a section of Observatory Drive near the Natatorium would be closed to traffic through Friday, Dec. 9. It is currently anticipated that this section of Observatory Drive will reopen on Monday, Dec. 9. Updates on road closures and detours are available at transportation.wisc.edu.
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 donations can be made through payroll deduction or by credit card at giving.wi.gov. Or, submit a paper pledge form and make a gift through payroll deduction, cash, or check. Even a small gift of $1, $5 or $10 per pay period can have a positive impact in our community and around the world. The “Give Hope” campaign runs through Nov. 29, although contributions will be welcomed through May 15, 2020.