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May 12, 2021

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COVID-19 Information from Human Resources Now Online

UW–Madison employees can find answers to frequently asked questions on a new website prepared by the Office of Human Resources. The website provides information on the impact of COVID-19 on issues such as reporting to work, telecommuting, leave policy, health and well-being, campus buildings and transportation, international employees, and more. With the situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to change rapidly, updates and additions to this website are expected. Employees are encouraged to check the site periodically for updates. Employees should also continue to visit the central site for the campus community at covid19.wisc.edu, which provides important information regarding health guidance, campus operations, and more. The new human resources information is available at hr.wisc.edu/covid19. Questions about this information can be directed to one's supervisor or local human resources contact.
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Confidential Mental Health Services Available to Employees and Families

UW–Madison employees and their families are encouraged to take care of their mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many people are experiencing concerns about illness, finances, loved ones, and more. The current situation also requires adjusting to new realities, while physical distancing can make many feel isolated. The Employee Assistance Office (EAO) offers free, confidential counseling on personal or professional concerns to UW–Madison employees, significant others, and family members Monday through Friday during business hours. At this time, appointments for phone or video chats are available the same week they are requested. For 24/7 access to counselors, contact EAO partner LifeMatters. Visit hr.wisc.edu/employee-assistance-office for details.
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Find Resources for Supervising Remotely

Supervising Remotely, a new website designed for managers and supervisors, offers a collection of best practices and resources for supervising others who are working remotely. The content addresses issues such as setting clear expectations, communicating regularly, managing workloads, and leading with trust. Recommendations are also provided for sustaining engagement, inclusion and diversity principles while working remotely. The site, developed by the Office of Human Resources, provides links to online professional development resources from UW–Madison and LinkedIn Learning.
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