News for Employees
Parking meter changes coming to campus
Transportation Services is converting the remaining coin-operated parking meters on campus to take payments using the Parkmobile mobile payment system. Visitors can use this system to easily pay for parking by phone, on the web, or by using a mobile application. Converted parking meter locations will no longer accept coins. Current hourly rates, time limits, and hours of control for metered parking spaces will remain the same. Conversion will be complete by Sept. 1.
Ad Hoc Committee Members Wanted
The Ad Hoc Committee on Category B Academic Staff Salary Compression will work with the Office of Human Resources to gather and analyze information on compression of academic staff salaries within Category B and will make recommendations to the Academic Staff Assembly concerning policies and procedures that can be used to minimize and mitigate this inequity. To apply please fill out the survey no later than noon on Tuesday, Aug. 9.
Water Main Flushing: July 26
The FP&M Physical Plant Plumbing Shop will be flushing water mains on Tuesday, July 26. Water main flushing will begin at 6:00pm and end at about 11:00pm. Flushing operations may lead to discolored water, which is caused by minerals being dislodged from the water main. Please make sure water is clear before doing any laundry, or using the water for any other projects that could be affected by discolored water. If discoloration occurs, open a cold tap to full flow until the water runs clear. In some situations this may take 5 to 10 minutes.
Start your mornings at Allen Centennial Gardens with Sunrise Outdoor Yoga. This class is designed to energize the body and stimulate the mind. It will explore different poses to help strengthen and balance the body. Discounted price, $10 for a 4-week session, for UW faculty, staff and students (no Rec Sports membership or prior yoga experience required).
TSA 403(B) Basics: August 10
Are you on track saving for your future? This workshop is intended for new investors and those not yet in the UW Tax-Sheltered Annuity 403(b) Program and it will help you understand the basics of investing and what to look for when you choose your investments. Wednesday, August 10, 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. at 21 N. Park Street, room 1108.
Carla Perez named bursar at UW-Madison
Carla Perez, director of student accounts and university cashier at Rice University, has been named bursar at UW–Madison. Perez has more than 25 years of experience managing tuition and fees cashiering operations, student accounts and student loan services. She succeeds interim bursar Laura Rader.
New Collaborative Learning Classrooms Unveiled
Facilities Planning and Management staff is currently working with the Educational Innovations Committee to provide optimal teaching and learning environments for university faculty and staff through Collaborative Learning Classrooms (CLC). CLCs are available for instruction. Each CLC has teaching and learning pods (large tables with moveable seating). Newly remodeled CLC general assignment classrooms unveiled this summer are found in Ingraham Hall, Educational Sciences and Sterling Hall.
Recruiting Student Employees
The Campus-wide Student Job Fair, Monday, September 12, is a great place to recruit new student employees. The Fair, open to both UW students and non-UW students is free to attend and to present. You will need to staff your own table and bring any materials you would like to provide to students. UW Housing will provide covered table(s) with a sign and two chairs per table. If you would like a presence at the fair, please RSVP by Monday, August 15 by completing this brief Qualtrics Survey. Registrations after August 15 will not be included in advertising materials. Contact Allyson Hedding at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-890-3278 with questions.
Onsite Wellness Assessments: Aug 3
Are you an employee carrying health insurance through UW-Madison that is being administered by ETF? Consider participating in the Well Wisconsin program to qualify for a $150 (taxable) reward from your health insurer. Plus it’s a great way to learn more about your current health status and potential risks in your future. Free appointments available Wednesday, August 3, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Memorial Union (check TITU) and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 261 Southeast Recreational Facility SERF.
West Campus Construction
Construction on the near west part of campus has begun so expect increased traffic in the area, including the Observatory Drive, Walnut Drive, and McClimon Track areas. Work includes upgrading the fields to a permeable synthetic turf system for outdoor programs, including intramural sports, sports clubs and special events. It will include a large amount of earth and rock work to prep the site for the turf installation. The project also includes upgrades to lighting, scoreboards, new fencing, backstops for softball and baseball, and new access to the fields. The project is expected to be completed in November 2016.