News for Employees
TTC Launches Employee Survey
All UW–Madison employees are invited to take a two- to three-minute survey before August 23 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 first 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 determining improvements to compensation and benefits. To learn more about the TTC Project, visit go.wisc.edu/ttcproject. Take the survey at go.wisc.edu/62863k.
August Workshops Make Teaching in Canvas Easy
Before the semester begins, DoIT Academic Technology will offer technical training and Active Teaching Labs to help instructors make more effective use of Canvas. Participants will learn how to use Canvas to engage students, manage course materials, foster peer-to-peer interactions, track grades and more. Training sessions and labs are offered August 21–30. Online registration is requested.
Volunteers Needed for Housing Move-In
University Housing is looking for volunteers to help students and families have a great experience during fall move-in. Volunteers will serve as Badger Buddies, helping to load belongings into carts and bring them to residents’ rooms. All volunteers will get a free Badger Buddy T-shirt and a five-dollar voucher for each shift worked to spend at any of the campus dining halls. Volunteers are most needed on Tuesday, Aug. 27. Other available days are Saturday, Aug. 31 and Sunday, Sept. 1. Groups can be scheduled to work together as a team. Please volunteer by August 23 at go.wisc.edu/badger-buddy. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Nominations Open for Outstanding Women of Color
The UW–Madison Outstanding Women of Color Awards honor women of color among UW–Madison faculty, staff, students, and in the greater Madison community. The awards recognize outstanding contributions in social justice, community service, scholarship, and/or community building. A selection committee made up of students, faculty, and staff will review the nominations. The honorees will be announced at the annual Diversity Forum on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. Nomination packets are due Friday, Sept. 20. The nomination form can be found at go.wisc.edu/owoc.
Employers Invited to Recruit Students at Job Carnival
The campus-wide Student Job Carnival will be held Thursday, Sept. 12, 3–6 p.m. at the Sellery Basketball Court, Gordon Terrace (rain location will be the Sellery Lounge in Sellery Residence Hall). The fair is open to both UW and non-UW students and is free to both students and employers. The job carnival will be an interactive event with games, prizes, and food. Employers who would like a presence at the fair should respond by Friday, August 9 by completing a brief survey. Registrations after August 9 will not be included in advertising materials. Contact Ashley Mueller at email@example.com or 608-890-2300 with questions.
Renovation of Witte Hall To Be Celebrated
All UW–Madison faculty and staff are invited to an open house at the newly renovated Witte Residence Hall, 615 W. Johnson St., on Thursday, Aug. 15, 1–4 p.m. The open house is hosted by University Housing and RSVPs are requested.
Construction Updates Available Online
Traffic patterns on campus are affected by ongoing and upcoming construction projects. Updates on construction detours, road closures, and campus bus routes can be found on the Transportation Services website at go.wisc.edu/detours.
ETF Launches New Website
The Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF) has launched a new website at etf.wi.gov. The new website is designed to provide quick, easy access to retirement, health and other benefits information, decision-making tools, and educational resources. ETF is the administrator of the Wisconsin Retirement System.
Accept Round 1 Parking Offers, Apply for Round 2 by August 6
Parking offers for those who submitted a 2019–20 parking application before June 8 were emailed July 12–18. These offers must be accepted and purchased by Tuesday, Aug. 6 or the offer expires. Some employees who completed an application were not offered a permit during round one. If you did not receive an email offering you parking, you were added to a waiting list and may get an offer in a future round. Those who missed the first round of applications can apply July 12–August 6. Offers for the second application period will be processed August 8. 2019–20 bus passes and motorcycle, moped, afternoon and night permits go on sale August 1. To accept and purchase a parking offer, visit go.wisc.edu/84f540. To apply for a parking permit, visit go.wisc.edu/jfj079.
TTC Project Forum Now Available on Video
A video of the Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project July informational forum is now available online. All employees are encouraged to watch the video, particularly those who were unable to attend a forum or would like another review of the material. This project update includes information on how the TTC Project benefits your UW–Madison career, how it helps the university become a model employer, and how compensation will be determined in the future. View the video at go.wisc.edu/zf5n62.