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Wearing a face mask and physical distancing during the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Cheryl Gittens, interim deputy vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is pictured talking with Lori Reesor, vice chancellor for student affairs, and Argyle Wade, chief of staff, in Reesor’s office in Bascom Hall on September 23, 2020.

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February 9, 2023

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Campus Update on COVID-19 and Plans for Summer

Campus leadership has announced some changes to campus activities after the end of the spring semester. Beginning Monday, May 10, new guidelines will be in place for access to campus buildings, visitor and guest access to campus facilities, on-campus COVID-19 testing, and activities and events. All employees are encouraged to have a plan for vaccination and to get vaccinated on or off campus. Additional information will be provided related to the return to campus for employees who are currently working remotely. To learn more and check for future updates, go to
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Furlough Reduction for Faculty and Staff

On April 16, 2021, campus leadership announced a change to the employee furlough program originally implemented in January 2021 (Round Two of Campus-wide, Intermittent Furlough). Furlough obligations will be reduced by one day (8-hour equivalent) for all faculty and staff. This change is intended to provide some financial relief to employees, and is being made in response to updated information about the university’s fiscal outlook. Employees have been participating in the furlough program in different ways, and the appropriate adjustments need to be made for each circumstance. Employees will receive additional details from the human resources office at their school, college, or division in the coming weeks. For more information on the furlough program, visit
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Transportation Services Announces 2021–22 Parking Rates and Policies

The majority of parking permits and passes will see a one percent price increase for the 2021–22 parking year (Sept. 1, 2021–Aug. 31, 2022), following a one-year temporary rate increase suspension last year. A list of rates and Transportation Services policies can be found on the rates and policies webpage. Information about parking applications for the 2021–22 parking year will be released the first week of May. The current increase in Flex (pay-per-use) parking offers and reduced and low-cost parking options will continue to help ease a return to campus. Transportation and parking information is also being prepared for those who will be returning to campus in August 2021. Visit for details.
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Nominations for University Staff Awards Due April 27

The University Staff Recognition Award is presented each year to those employees who are recognized for their outstanding achievements. Anyone can nominate a member of the University Staff for the award. Although there are no strict criteria, the Awards Committee offers suggested focus areas for those who wish to make nominations. The deadline to submit a nomination is Tuesday, April 27 at 1 p.m. To learn more, visit
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