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Christine Sorenson, distinguished scientist in the Div. of Neonatology, Dept. of Pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, is pictured in a portrait on March 22, 2022 in the Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research building. Sorenson is one of eleven recipients of the 2022 Academic Staff Excellence Award.

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September 30, 2023

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UW–Madison Prepares to Implement 2022–23 Compensation Strategy

UW–Madison leadership has approved a fiscal year 2022–2023 compensation strategy. This strategy will support the university’s Total Compensation Philosophy, which is to be a market-competitive employer that supports UW staff and faculty.

This compensation strategy includes an allocation of more than $28 million to support schools, colleges, and divisions in rewarding and retaining faculty and staff, as well as assisting in addressing compensation issues uncovered by the Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project.

The minimum wage for current UW–Madison university staff will increase from $15 per hour to $17 per hour in July 2022. Other market-informed compensation adjustments will include addressing compression for the lowest paid employees; providing retention adjustments to specific employees; and making market adjustments to select academic staff, university staff, and limited appointees based on a review of their TTC salary ranges assignments, market changes, and external recruiting considerations.

As it did in 2021–2022, the university will also offer compensation programs to recognize exceptional performance among staff and faculty to remain competitive. The compensation programs will include a bonus program for staff and faculty, a discretionary compensation fund, and faculty block grants.

Implementation of all programs should be completed prior to the end of calendar year 2022. Additional details will be announced to the university community as soon as they become available.
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Reminder: Late-Night Employee Ice Cream Social on June 29

A late-night Ice Cream Social will be held to express appreciation to UW–Madison’s second and third shift employees on Wednesday, June 29, at Gordon Dining and Events Center and Dejope Residence Hall (Lake Mendota Room) from 10:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m., or until supplies run out. Campus leaders will give out free ice cream in pre-made cups. Gluten-free, gelatin-free, and dairy-free options will be available at both locations. Free parking will be available in Lot 91 for the Gordon Dining and Events Center and Lots 35, 37, and 58 for Dejope Residence Hall. Information is available online in six languages.
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