News for Employees
Beware of Email Scam
Scammers are always seeking ways to gain your trust, and your credentials. The latest attempt in your InBox late last week looks like it is coming from UW-Madison, complete with logo. Ironically it states that due to a flood of scam email to “wisc.edu servers,” you are directed to click on a link to update your account. New, seemingly more creative attempts arrive each week. Do not fall for them. To report an apparent spam or scam, forward it to email@example.com so the UW Office of Cybersecurity can investigate and take appropriate action.
UWPD Chief Riseling Announces Retirement
After 25 years of service to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, UW Police Chief Sue Riseling will retire in August and lead the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA). Her last day on campus is August 7. Assistant Chief Brian Bridges will serve as interim chief.
Ice Cream Contest
Ever wish you could design your own ice cream flavor? Now is your chance. Partners in Giving is looking for a catchy new ice cream flavor to promote the annual charitable campaign, which kicks off in October. Submit your idea by June 30 — you’ll help a great cause and win some free ice cream, too!
Instructor & Faculty Summer Book Groups
Discuss evidence-based teaching practices with fellow instructors. One book group will meet Thursdays at noon from July 7-28 in 3330 Health Sciences Learning Center and the other will meet every Friday at 2:30 p.m. from July 15 through August 12 in Memorial Union. Each hour-long meeting focuses on the book, “Teaching Undergraduate Science: A Guide for Overcoming Obstacles for Student Learning,” by Linda C. Hodges. While the title focuses on science, its message is applicable to instructors in any discipline who are challenged to engage students.
Heller Named Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration
Laurent Heller has been named UW-Madison’s vice chancellor for finance and administration. Heller is currently assistant vice chancellor, financial planning and analysis at the University of California, Berkeley. UW-Madison’s Office of the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration is responsible for the overall supervision of the university’s financial and administrative functions, including budget, facilities planning, business services and some student services. Heller is expected to arrive on campus Aug. 15.
Cultural Linguistic Services Earns National Honor
CLS will be nationally recognized by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources as an example of excellence in inclusion and equity to other higher education institutions at its annual conference in September. CLS provides a range of services that reach prospective and current employees in a multilingual and multi-shift work environment, including interpretation and translation in Spanish, Hmong, Tibetan and Mandarin Chinese.
Derek Kindle Named New Financial Aid Director
Derek Kindle has been named director of the Office of Student Financial Aid at UW–Madison. He will succeed Susan Fischer and serve as the campus authority on federal, state and institutional aid programs and will assist the university’s strategic enrollment management planning.
Summer Dining Hours
Wondering where you can grab lunch on campus during the summer? Summer hours for campus dining halls are in effect. Liz’s Market will be closed for the summer while the building goes through renovations, and some locations will have limited hours.
Job Title and Total Compensation Study Begins
UW-Madison, with the UW System, will begin a study of current job titles and compensation. This review of more than 30,000 employees across the UW System will help create sustainable ways to maintain market-informed job titles and compensation to continue to attract and retain the best talent. Existing job titles system-wide do not always accurately reflect job duties, and total compensation (defined as direct pay plus the value of benefits) may not consistently reflect the job markets where we compete. The last market comparison the UW System conducted for unclassified salary ranges was in 1986. University staff salaries have never had a comprehensive evaluation.
Draft Final Campus Master Plan Presentation: June 17
There will be a presentation on the Draft Final Campus Master Plan for the campus community (and the general public) at Union South at noon. Bring your lunch, a friend, and any questions you may have to this 60-minute presentation with discussion to follow. Check the T.I.T.U. for the room location.