News for Employees
New Road Closures and Detours Begin Next Week
Construction projects will result in new road closures and detours on campus beginning Monday, June 24. The start date is tentative and subject to change based on weather or other factors. Linden Drive from Babcock Drive to Henry Mall will be closed to two-way traffic for a storm drain repair. The Dayton Street utility replacement project will result in the closure of two westbound lanes from the Sellery loading dock area up to the Dayton Street/N. Park Street intersection. Lot 8 and the drive to the Limnology building will close for approximately two months for a lift station repair project. For the latest updates, including a map of campus road closures and detours, please visit the Transportation Services website at transportation.wisc.edu.
New Way to Request Services from FP&M
Facilities Planning & Management is introducing a new Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS) based on software from Assetworks. The system will streamline and enhance many processes and transform the way FP&M provides service to campus customers. Requests for services from FP&M—whether it be a work order, a renovation project, or another service—will use the new system. Services may be requested online, via email, or by telephone.
Event Submissions Invited for Alumni Catalog
The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association (WFAA) is preparing a catalog of upcoming campus events that will be distributed to all UW–Madison alumni living in or near Dane County. The catalog will promote events that are scheduled for September 5 –November 30, 2019, and are open to all alumni. Campus units are invited to submit events for consideration through July 15. The catalog is part of RE Wisconsin, an initiative designed to encourage alumni and friends to engage with UW.
Construction Will Impact Traffic At Mills-Dayton Intersection
Northbound access through the Mills Street at Dayton Street intersection will be closed to vehicles starting Monday, June 17. This closure is part of the Dayton Street utilities project and will last for about six weeks. Construction schedules can change with little notice because of weather and other factors. For the latest updates on summer construction on campus, including maps and suggested alternate routes, please visit the Transportation Services website at transportation.wisc.edu.
Some Employees Must Use Personal Holiday and Vacation Carryover Hours by June 30
For many Faculty, Academic Staff, and Limited Appointees, all personal holiday and some vacation hours expire on July 1. If you have any personal holiday or vacation carryover hours, you will need to use those by the end of the fiscal year on June 30, or you will lose those hours. If you are ALRA eligible, you will be able to bank vacation carryover hours up to your allotment. To check your leave balances, log in to MyUW (my.wisc.edu) and launch the “Time and Absence” module. If you need assistance, please speak with your local human resources contact.
Registration Is Open for Women and Leadership Symposium
The UW–Madison Women and Leadership Symposium is scheduled for Tuesday, July 2, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. at Union South. The event offers networking, professional development, learning from women leaders, and sharing of best practices. In addition to the keynote address, there will be 28 breakout sessions on topics related to relationship building, well-being, building influence, career management, workplace skills, and engagement, inclusion and diversity. The event is open to anyone interested in women’s advancement. The conference fee is $75 for UW–Madison faculty, staff, and students. Please register by Friday, June 21.
Annual Conference Focuses on Technology and Cybersecurity
Lockdown 2019, a conference for cybersecurity and information technology professionals, is now accepting registrations. The event will take place Wednesday, July 17, 7 a.m.–4:45 p.m. at Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison. The conference keynotes and concurrent sessions will address both the technical and strategic nature of cybersecurity. Full-day conference tickets are $210 for general admission and $100 for students. A new half-day track, Cybersecurity Basics, is offered for $90. The conference is sponsored by the Office of Cybersecurity at UW–Madison.
First Round Parking Applications Due Friday
Parking applications for parking year 2019–20 (Sept. 1, 2019–Aug. 31, 2020) are open through June 7. Parking offers for those who submit an application by June 7 will be sent throughout the week of July 15. Other rounds of applications will be open later this summer (mid-July and August) for those who miss the first application deadline. Bus passes, motorcycle and moped permits, and afternoon and night parking permits for 2019–20 are available starting August 1.
Precollege Program Policy Updated and Enhanced
The university has updated its policy regarding minors (youth under the age of 18) participating in programs and activities under the auspices of UW–Madison. The enhanced policy and procedures will help ensure the health and safety of all minors who participate in academic programs, summer camps, sports clinics, and other activities. Campus information and additional resources can be found on the new UW Precollege Compliance website. Compliance training and professional development are offered for youth programming professionals. The updates and enhancements were developed by the Office of Precollege & Youth Program Compliance (OPYPC), which also coordinates the work of the Precollege Council.
Deadline Approaching for Research Professionals Conference
Registration is open through this Friday, June 7 for the Research Professionals Conference. The event will take place Tuesday, June 18, 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m. at Cooper Hall. This free conference serves the professional development needs of UW–Madison research staff who work as laboratory technicians or laboratory managers. The keynote presentation, “Citizen Science Gives Science Public Meaning,” will be presented by Jessica Ross and Susan Carpenter of the UW Arboretum. Sixteen breakout sessions will offer information on personal skill development, career development, resources/tools, and communication.