News for Employees
W-2 Forms Now Available Online
Electronic 2022 W-2 Forms are now available online on MyUW at my.wisc.edu. Employees will receive a paper copy of the W-2 Form via U.S. mail postmarked by January 31, 2023. Paper copies are mailed to all employees except those who chose electronic-only delivery of their W-2 Form by January 12, 2023. Employees should use their W-2 Form, not their final 2022 earnings statement, to file their tax returns. Some employees will receive additional tax forms from UW System. These additional forms are not applicable to all employees. Employees may want to file their return as soon as all tax forms are received to minimize the chance of a fraudulent return being processed using their Social Security number or Individual Taxpayer Identification number. More information about keeping your identify safe is available on the IRS website.
New Professional Development Offerings
The Office of Strategic Consulting is offering two professional development series in spring 2023. Ignite: Fueling Organizational Excellence and In Scope: Managing Projects at UW–Madison both have sessions scheduled beginning in February. The series are designed to promote and support efforts to improve organizational effectiveness at UW–Madison. Experts in organizational excellence and project management and delivery will facilitate focused peer-to-peer conversations and present tools and resources. Most sessions will be offered online. There are no fees to participate; registration is required.
Informational Sessions on Becoming a Volunteer Tutor
The Volunteer Tutoring Program matches tutors with UW–Madison employees who have individual learning goals such as practicing English conversation, improving reading and writing skills, understanding culture, or learning basic computer skills. Participating learners are UW–Madison employees and J-1 visiting scholars. Tutors can be UW employees, students, or community members, and they receive training in the skills they need. Cultural Linguistic Services is offering free online informational sessions about becoming a volunteer tutor via Zoom on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2:30‒3:30 p.m. and Thursday, Feb, 16, 10‒11 a.m. Advance registration is not required.
Resources for Caregivers of Children
The UW‒Madison Division of Extension offers parenting programs that are free, virtual, and open to the public. Online parenting classes are offered every Thursday at 7 p.m. All programs are research-informed or evidence-based. To learn more and find other resources, visit parenting.extension.wisc.edu.
Civil Rights Leader to Speak at MLK Symposium
Social entrepreneur, changemaker, and former NAACP president Benjamin Jealous will provide the keynote address at UW’s annual MLK Symposium on Monday, Jan. 23, in the Memorial Union’s Shannon Hall. Jealous will reflect on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through the lens of his work as a civil rights leader. The keynote will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by a moderated Q&A and a reception with light refreshments. Learn more at go.wisc.edu/MLK23.
Showcase 2023 Call for Proposals
The Office of Strategic Consulting will be hosting the 23rd annual Showcase event on Thursday, April 20, at Union South. This day-long event brings together campus colleagues to share best practices, learn from each other’s successes, and connect. Proposals are now being accepted for one-hour breakout sessions on topics related to organizational effectiveness. All sessions will be delivered in person; there will be no livestreams or recordings. Suggested topics and evaluation criteria are available on the Showcase website. Proposals should be submitted by Friday, Feb. 10. Registration for the event is also open. Visit showcase.wisc.edu for details.
Webinar Teaches Mind-Body Wellness Skills
LifeMatters and the Employee Assistance Office are offering a virtual webinar, Mind-Body Wellness, on Tuesday, Jan. 24, noon‒12:45 p.m. via Zoom. Mind-Body Wellness offers attendees an opportunity to slow down and learn practical mindfulness exercises. The webinar is offered at no cost to all UW‒Madison employees. Register online to receive the Zoom link. For more information, go to hr.wisc.edu/employee-assistance-office.
University Roundtable Offers Lunchtime Learning
Each semester, the University Roundtable offers three lunch programs, each featuring a talk or program by a member of the university community. All programs will be held in Varsity Hall at Union South from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Topics to be covered include collegiate athletics on February 15; biomarker testing on March 15; and a backstage look at Wisconsin Public Radio on April 26. Roundtable programs are open to members of the university community and their guests. The cost for each lunch is $15, and advance registration is required. See acstaff.wisc.edu/programs/university-roundtable for details and registration links.
Coffee and Conversation Series Offers Spring Sessions
April McHugh, director of the career counseling program for UW–Madison employees, will present a workshop on Growing Career Resilience in an Ever-Changing Workplace on Thursday, Feb. 16, 8–10 a.m. at Union South. Participants will learn how to better lead, work, and develop in their careers, and will leave with resiliency strategies they can implement immediately. Coffee and light refreshments will be served. The free event is part of the Coffee and Conversation series hosted by Learning and Talent Development. Additional talks are scheduled for March 23 and April 27. Register in advance.
Administrative Professionals Conference Call for Proposals
The Administrative Professionals Conference is scheduled for Wednesday, April 12, 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. at Union South. The conference provides professional development to UW–Madison employees who serve in roles such as administrative assistant, office associate, executive assistant, financial specialist, program assistant, administrative specialist, and medical program assistant. Conference planners welcome calls for proposals from interested speakers who would like to present breakout sessions in support of one or more conference themes. Session proposals are due by Friday, Feb. 3. Registration, which includes lunch, has a $125 fee and is open through March 28. Managers and supervisors are encouraged to approve requests from staff to attend the conference.