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Employee News

February 8, 2023

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August 11 Paycheck Will Not Include Deductions for Insurance Premiums

All UW–Madison employees are paid biweekly on Thursdays. Benefits deductions for insurance premiums are split evenly across the first two biweekly paychecks each month. These include health, dental, vision, life, income continuation, and accident insurance. When there are three pay periods in a month, the third paycheck for that month (called the “C’ paycheck) does not include these benefits deductions. The paycheck for August 11 is for the pay period of July 17–30 and will not include benefits deductions for insurance. The next “C” paycheck will be paid on Jan. 12, 2023, for the pay period of Dec. 18–31, 2022.
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Observatory Drive to Close Temporarily

From August 1519, Observatory Drive will close in both directions near the Veterinary Medicine construction site. This closure will significantly limit options for vehicle traffic between the east and west sides of campus and will cause Metro Transit detours. Recommended reroutes are available on the Transportation Services website at
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Update on 2022–23 Parking Applications and Offers

A second round of parking offer assignment letters has been emailed and posted in the eBusiness parking portal at These offers must be claimed by August 16. If you have not received an offer, you will be placed on a waiting list for future rounds. A third round of applications is now being accepted and is due by August 16. For more information, visit
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Leadership and Management Development Call for Proposals

The annual Leadership and Management Development Conference will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at Union South. Those who are interested in presenting at the event are invited to submit a proposal by September 9. Possible session topics include leadership, career management, relationship building and communication, professional development and workplace skills, well-being, and engagement, inclusion and diversity. The conference fee will be waived for accepted presenters. The conference is hosted by Learning and Talent Development at UW–Madison and is open to faculty, staff, and community members. Employees do not need to be in a position of direct leadership to attend and benefit from the conference.
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