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Employee News

September 22, 2021

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Save the Date for Upcoming Benefits Enrollment Sessions

UW–Madison employees can enroll in benefits for 2022 beginning Monday, Sept. 27, through Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. Employees are encouraged to attend upcoming virtual and in-person sessions that will provide information about benefits options and how to enroll. A 60-minute overview, “Benefits 2022: What You Need to Know,” will be offered virtually throughout the enrollment period. This information session will also be offered twice at the Employee Resource Fair, scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 5, noon–4 p.m. at Union South. On Oct. 7, in-person sessions will be held on campus, including a daytime session in multiple languages and a late-night session for the second and third shifts in all languages. Additional resources and session details will be added to the Annual Benefits Enrollment website soon; watch this newsletter and the website at benefits.wisc.edu/2022 for updates.
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Employees Invited to Provide Input on the Next UW System President

The Board of Regents recently launched a search for the next president of the UW System. Two listening sessions will be hosted on the UW–Madison campus, on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, by board Vice President Karen Walsh, who is chairing the search committee. Faculty, students, academic staff, and university staff are encouraged to participate.
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Employees Paid Over Nine Months Will Receive First Full Biweekly Paycheck

As a result of the transition from monthly to biweekly pay for all UW System employees, UW–Madison employees who are paid over nine months (i.e., have a nine-month appointment) will receive their first full biweekly paycheck on Thursday, Sept. 23 for Aug. 29–Sept. 11. Biweekly paychecks will continue to be received every other Thursday. Employees can review the impact of this transition on their Sept. 23 pay statement, which is now available online at MyUW (go to Payroll Information > Earnings Statements). Details, including employee resources, can be found at hr.wisc.edu/single-payroll.
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Madison Metro Seeks Community Feedback

Madison Metro Transit is again seeking community feedback in a Transit Alternatives Survey as part of a complete transit network redesign. Survey responses will help guide Metro Transit as they develop a new system of bus routes that will best serve the Madison area, including campus. The survey is available in English and Spanish and can be completed in less than 10 minutes. The deadline to respond is September 29. For more information, visit transportation.wisc.edu.
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