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Tonia Pittman, assistant director of University Housing Residence Halls Facilities, is pictured in her office at Turner House at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on March 20, 2018. Pittman is one of eight recipients of a 2018 University Staff Recognition Award.

Employee News

February 9, 2023

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Get Ready for Annual Benefits Enrollment

The Annual Benefits Enrollment period is October 1–26, 2018. This is the only time you can make changes to certain benefits without having an eligible life event (for example, marriage, birth, or divorce) or qualifying employment changes during the year. Learn about your benefits options for 2019 at upcoming seminars for UW–Madison employees, to be held at various locations and times on October 3, 4, 10 and 11. Also, mark your calendar for the Employee Benefits and Resource Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. at Union South. At the fair, you can attend a benefits seminar, meet with benefits representatives, and get help enrolling in benefits. Pre-registration is not required to attend these events, and no leave needs to be taken. For more information, go to
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Conference Builds Leadership Skills

The 20th Annual Leadership and Management Development Conference is designed to help faculty, staff, and community members develop the skills they need to lead and manage more effectively, whether they are in formal positions of leadership or not. The event will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 8 a.m.–4 p.m. at Union South. Binnu Palta Hill, assistant dean for diversity and inclusion at the Wisconsin School of Business, will deliver the keynote address on “Curiosity and Vulnerability: Traits of a Fearless and Inclusive Leader.” The conference fee is $125, including lunch. To secure your place, register by October 26 at
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Road Construction Update

N. Charter Street is currently closed to two-way traffic between W. Johnson Street and University Avenue between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Vehicles should use N. Mills Street, N. Orchard Street, or another parallel street instead. In addition, multiple campus milling and repaving projects are scheduled for October 1–4, weather permitting. This includes a section of Observatory Drive from Washburn Observatory to Park Street. Eastbound traffic will close starting at Elizabeth Waters Residence Hall. Visit to stay up-to-date on construction projects that impact getting around campus.
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Instructors Share Tech Tips and Insights

Active Teaching Labs, weekly events offered by DoIT Academic Technology, provide instructors with regular opportunities to discuss teaching with technology. Discussion topics range from tool-specific sessions such as Canvas Peer Review and Kaltura MediaSpace to broader subjects such as collaboration with in-class screens and virtual reality. Attendees are encouraged to share their ideas.
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