News for Employees
TSA 403(B) Basics: July 19
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. Tuesday, July 19, 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. at 21 N. Park Street, room 1108.
How to "BCycle" on Campus
Stop by the University Bicycle Resource Center at the Helen C. White Garage to learn about Madison BCycle! Participants will walk away with some new knowledge and a FREE Madison BCycle trial membership! Stop by any time on Thursday, July 21 between 4-6. Open to all!
Academic Staff Executive Committee Elects New Chair and Vice Chair
Kevin Niemi and Bruno Browning have been elected as vice chair of the Academic Staff Executive Committee (ASEC) for a one-year term starting July 1. Kevin Niemi is director of outreach programs in WISCIENCE (Wisconsin Institute for Science Education and Community Engagement) and has served on ASEC since July of 2013. Bruno Browning is chief information officer for the College of Letters & Science. He has served on ASEC since July of 2014.
Email Addresses Compromised
The Office of Cybersecurity has received a confirmed report of compromised credentials associated with LinkedIn, Tumblr and Myspace. These accounts had email addresses used as the Login ID and included addresses containing the “wisc.edu” domain, which could potentially expose personal and university data. The Office of Cybersecurity is notifying individuals directly if their account was compromised. If notified, you will need to change your NetID immediately. Protect your personal identity and the security of the campus network.
New Fringe Benefit Rates
New fringe benefit rates are effective July 1, 2016 for UW-Madison and UW-Extension. These rates will be used when charging the employer’s contribution to fringe benefits on all new and ongoing extramural projects. Rates are based on the actual costs of benefits paid during the fiscal year July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015. The increases in the rates are attributable to an increase in the University’s contributions for health insurance and retirement costs. We appreciate your assistance in assuring that all extramural projects with an anticipated date of July 1, 2016 or later utilize the new rates.
Terrace After Dark
Sunny days and sunsets never get old, but nighttime on the Terrace is something truly spectacular. A summer-long program that blends music and film with warm summer nights in one of Madison’s most popular places, Terrace After Dark is your perfect excuse for kicking back, catching some great entertainment and letting your cares float away. Films on Mondays and select Sundays, and live music the rest of the week. These free events are intended for UW-Madison students, faculty, staff and Wisconsin Union members and their guests.
Summer Dining at the Union
Feeling hungry after your fun summer activities? Grab a bite at the Memorial Union’s der Stiftskeller, the Brat Stand, Sunset Lounge or the Daily Scoop. Closer to Union South? The Sett, the Daily Scoop, Urban Slice, Harvest Grains, Ginger Root and Prairie Fire are all open! Many of the Wisconsin Union’s cafes and markets are also open for you to enjoy throughout the summer.
Summer Road Work
Crews will use the summer to improve campus streets, meaning temporary closures throughout the summer. Dates depend upon weather and other conditions. Check with Metro Transit for a rolling schedule of bus detours to accommodate the construction.
Director of Human Resources Retires
After nearly six years as the Director of the Office of Human Resources, Bob Lavigna will be retiring from his position as of July 1. He has played an important role on our campus, not the least of which was shepherding the university through HR Design. We wish him luck in his future endeavors. Mark Walters, OHR Director of Operations will serve as interim Director of OHR until a replacement has been appointed. A campus-wide search and screen committee is currently in formation.
Onsite Wellness Assessments: July 19
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 Tuesday, July 19, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Bascom 260.