News for Employees
New Labor Rules Announced
The U.S. Department of Labor has increased the salary threshold the Fair Labor Standards Act to $47,476 annually from $23,660. Employees whose salary falls below the new threshold must be paid hourly, report hours worked, and be compensated for overtime. The new rules go into effect December 1. OHR is working closely with HR departments campus-wide on how the new rule will be implemented to ensure compliance. We will provide more information once the new federal regulations are fully interpreted.
TSA 403(b) Basics: June 7
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.
Workshops on Engaging Students
Join Research-to-Classroom Studio May 23-June 3 for workshops on teaching practices that are grounded in research and help instructors engage students in deeper, more active learning.
If you are designing or redesigning a fully online course, consider participating in a learning community to explore research-based online course design and teaching best practices. Applications due July 13.
Potential Changes to FLSA May Affect Campus
The U.S. Department of Labor has proposed increasing the salary threshold the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to $50,440 per year from its current level of $23,660. This means that those whose gross pay is below the new minimum will have to be paid hourly, report hours work, and be compensated for overtime. The new FLSA rules could go into effect as early as July 1.
Refining the Wisconsin Experience
A small team building on and refining the core concepts of the Wisconsin Experience seeks feedback from all members of the campus community. The survey will be live through May 15
Maximizing Your Benefits: Early and Mid-Career Retirement Planning
Choices you make today can help provide for your tomorrow. Whether you are new to State employment or are mid-way in your career, learn how you may better prepare for future retirement in these sessions offered monthly.
UW-Madison couldn’t operate without the 5000+ University Staff that play a critical role on campus. Each year, five are selected for University Staff Recognition Awards for their outstanding contributions both on campus and through their communities.
Accessible Circulator Shuttle Breaks for the Summer
The UW-Madison Accessible Circulator Shuttle will end service at 7:30pm Friday, May 13, 2016. Service will resume when 2016-17 fall classes begin. Customers can contact Madison Metro Paratransit for summer service.
Professional Development: UW Women in IT
Interested in advancing your career? This workshop, Thursday, May 12, focuses on helping you get ahead by providing you with the latest trends in resume formats and how to present yourself in a cover letter/resume. This is the first in a series of two unique sessions.