News for Employees
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.
Road Closures and Detours Update
Construction projects continue to affect traffic patterns on campus. Due to weather delays, a section of Observatory Drive near the Natatorium will be closed to traffic through Friday, Dec. 9. East-west traffic is detoured to Linden Drive and some Madison Metro Transit bus routes are affected, including campus bus routes 80 and 84. In addition, Mills Street between University Avenue and Johnson Street is closed to two-way traffic until mid-to-late 2020. Traffic should detour via Brooks, Charter, or Park Street. For updates on campus road closures and detours, visit transportation.wisc.edu.
Workshop Explores What Matters at Work
A three-part workshop on “What Matters at Work” is scheduled for Jan. 16, Jan. 30, and Feb. 13, 2020, 9–10:30 a.m. at 21 North Park Street. Participants will explore how those things we value most can be aligned with our work priorities and our organization’s work processes. Sessions will be highly participatory. The $95 registration fee includes a copy of a book that will serve as a resource for continued learning. Registrants should plan on attending all three sessions and should expect to complete about one hour of work weekly outside of class over the six-week period. The registration deadline is Dec. 17, 2019, and space is limited.