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Gay Thomas, administration program specialist in the School of Nursing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, holds a focus-group meeting in Signe Skott Cooper Hall on March 28, 2018. Thomas is a recipient of a 2018 Academic Staff Excellence Award.

Employee News

February 9, 2023

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Enroll in Annual Benefits by October 26 Deadline

The Annual Benefits Enrollment period ends this Friday, Oct. 26 at 4:30 p.m. This is the only time you can make changes to certain benefits without having an eligible life event or qualifying employment change during the year. In addition, certain benefits you may be enrolled in require action each year. Employees should choose their 2019 benefits via Self Service in MyUW. To get started, visit
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Learn About TSA Supplemental Retirement Savings

The UW Tax-Sheltered Annuity (TSA) 403(b) Program is a supplemental retirement savings plan that can help UW–Madison employees prepare for retirement. Attend a free workshop to learn about the TSA 403(b) program and the importance of saving for retirement. Workshops are scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 6 and Monday, Dec. 10, 10–11 a.m., 21 North Park Street, room 1106. Visit to register. You can also set up a free, one-on-one counseling session on campus with a representative from Fidelity or TIAA. Individual counseling sessions with T. Rowe Price are available by phone.
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Panel Discussion Looks at Compliance Processes

As part of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the Office of Cybersecurity will present a panel discussion of interest to faculty and staff who manage federally protected data. Compliance issues can impact academic researchers, IT staff professionals, cybersecurity professionals, and financial or human resources staff. An expert panel will discuss the strategies and methods used at UW–Madison in the appropriate handling of protected data. The free panel discussion will be held Wednesday, Oct. 24, noon–1:30 p.m. in Union South (check Today in the Union, or TITU, for room). Advance registration is not required.
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Meditation Classes on Campus

Meditation increases concentration, enhances mental clarity, and helps induce positive states of relaxation and well-being. Meditation classes open to all are held noon–12:45 p.m. on Tuesdays at 21 N. Park Street, room 7045 and noon–12:45 p.m. on Wednesdays at Union South (check Today in the Union, or TITU, for room). These classes introduce the general principles and benefits of meditation. Students will practice different types of meditation. All classes are free and open to students, faculty, and staff. No registration is required.
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