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Employee News

February 16, 2022

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America Saves Week Supports Financial Well-Being

UW–Madison employees can take advantage of free financial resources during America Saves Week, February 21–25. America Saves Week encourages individuals and families to set a goal and make a plan to achieve financial stability. The week-long campaign features webinars on a variety of financial topics, credit checks from UW Credit Union, and other resources. All events are free, but some events and individual consultations require registration or an appointment. Visit wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/americasaves for a complete schedule.
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Protect Yourself from Scams and Fraud

The UW–Madison Police Department (UWPD) is reporting that online scams and fraud are increasing on campus. Scammers and fraudsters are constantly coming up with new ways to steal money from people. You can protect your finances and your identity by following the tips offered by UWPD. If you are in doubt about an email, text, or phone call, contact UWPD. An officer or a dispatcher can help you determine whether it is legitimate or a scam. And remember: if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Find helpful advice about staying safe at uwpd.wisc.edu/online-scams.
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Informational Sessions on Becoming a Volunteer Tutor

The Volunteer Tutoring Program matches tutors with UW–Madison employees who have individual learning goals such as practicing English conversation, improving reading and writing skills, understanding culture, or learning basic computer skills. Participating learners are UW–Madison employees and J-1 visiting scholars. Tutors can be UW employees, students, or community members. Cultural Linguistic Services is offering free online informational sessions about becoming a volunteer tutor. Upcoming sessions will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 10–11 a.m., and Wednesday, March 9, 1–2 p.m. Advance registration is not required.
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Active Badger Day Offers Something for Everyone

Rec Well will be offering a full day and evening of fitness activities for faculty, staff, and students on Active Badger Day, Thursday, March 3. Highlights include both virtual and in-person fitness classes, self-guided tours of the Chazen Museum, special menu items at Gordon Lakes Market and Four Lakes Market, yoga, meditation practice, and more. Learn more at recwell.wisc.edu/activebadgerday.
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