Guidance for Employees with Childcare Concerns

Employees who are parents, guardians, or caregivers may face challenges this fall as K-12 students attend school virtually and as childcare facilities close or reduce numbers. To lessen these challenges, UW–Madison has issued guidance on workplace flexibilities for employees who are working on site or telecommuting. If you have concerns about caring for a child due to in-home virtual learning or a lack of childcare, you are encouraged to first contact your supervisor to discuss your situation and explore possible flexibilities. You may also contact the human resources department at your school, college, or division. Every employee concern will be individually evaluated based on duties, work environment and workplace needs. Learn more at

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