News for Employees
Support ending for Office 2013 — Upgrade to Office 2016 ProPlus
Upgrade to Office 2016 ProPlus for Windows or Mac using the Office 365 portal as soon as possible. Microsoft will end support for Office 2013 in February. Individuals who continue to use Office 2013 after February will not receive critical updates and feature enhancements. The DoIT Help Desk will provide best effort support on issues related to Office 2013. Learn more about Microsoft Office 2013 path to retirement and upgrading to Office 2016 ProPlus.
Find your holiday gifts at the DoIT Tech Store
The DoIT Tech Store has tech gadgets and gear for everyone on your shopping list at its three convenient locations. In addition, faculty and staff can now take advantage of Payroll Deduction to pay with six or 12 interest-free monthly paycheck deductions. The store even provides a list of recommended holiday gifts, including Bluetooth Headwear such as beanies, hats, ski masks and headbands; scarves with smartphone pockets; wireless headphones; and more.
Academic staff members surveyed about performance reviews
In November, members of the Academic Staff were sent a link to a survey about the recent implementation of consistent performance reviews across campus. Please consider sharing your thoughts. Have you had a performance review as part of a new, consistent process at your workplace? Check your inbox and make sure to take part in the new Academic Staff survey.
Tips to stay healthy during the holidays
You’ve worked hard on your routine. Along with plenty of exercise and sleep, you plan your meals and eat a filling breakfast, nutritious lunch, healthy snacks and a sensible dinner. But how do you stay on track during holidays and special occasions – from Thanksgiving and Christmas, to summer picnics and birthdays – and not lose the progress you’ve already made? UW Health offers some tips, including not showing up overly hungry at holiday parties and sneaking in some exercise first. Be careful not to eat too many desserts and hors d’oeuvres, and don’t be afraid to say no to seconds.
Memorial Union first floor to reopen on Dec. 5
Memorial Union’s first floor will reopen Dec. 5 at 3 p.m. with the Daily Scoop, Badger Market and Peet’s Coffee & Tea serving customers, and comfortable study space available. On Dec. 5, the Daily Scoop will debut in its new home with a fresh, retro look and new study break treats. In addition to new dining offerings, the reopening will provide students with ample additional campus study space, including seating in Der Rathskeller. Der Rathskeller and new Memorial Union dining venues, including salad and sandwich café Carte and Italian eatery Strada, are expected to begin serving customers in January 2017.
Your UW holiday gift guide is out
Where better to get a holiday gift for your loved ones than on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus? The annual holiday gift guide is out, offering gift ideas from Babcock Hall Dairy cheese, to specialty meats from Bucky’s Butchery to a Great Lakes fish poster.
DoIT tech store popup at 21 N. Park St.
The DoIT Tech Store is coming to 21 N. Park St., to allow faculty and staff there to get holiday shopping done without leaving the building. It will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1 in room 1106, and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 5, in room 1108. All purchases require a valid UW-Madison ID, and the store cannot accept cash for transactions at the pop-up. Please pay with check, credit card or Payroll Deduction, with 6 or 12 monthly no-interest payments from your paycheck. You can enter to win a $50 tech store gift card.
Reminder: Inclement weather guidelines for employees
With cold weather and icy conditions just around the corner, the Office of Human Resources reminds all employees of campus inclement weather guidelines. The chancellor is responsible for determining if classes will be canceled or postponed or some university services suspended due to inclement weather. The chancellor’s decisions will be based on the safety and welfare of students, faculty and staff. For the latest information on weather-related closings or changes to campus operations, visit wisc.edu or @uwmadison on Twitter.
Winter parking rules are now in effect
Winter parking rules are in effect from Nov. 15 through March 15. The rules apply from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. every day, and include: no parking on Observatory Drive or Linden Drive; and restricted parking in lots 16, 34, 40, 51 and 54. Please park in designated rows (marked by the “Shovelin’ Bucky” signs); top levels of ramps may be blocked off to better facilitate snow removal. Click here for a map of areas affected by winter parking rules. In addition, snow action days will be called in the event of major winter weather. General winter tips are here.
Dining hours over Thanksgiving holiday
University Housing’s dining locations are closed on Thursday for Thanksgiving, and they have limited hours for the rest of the weekend. Hours are listed here. Dining locations will resume regular hours on Monday.