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March 3, 2024

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Campus COVID-19 Update

An update to campus health and safety measures was provided to the campus community on Friday, Jan. 7. The requirement that masks be worn indoors in UW–Madison buildings has been extended through March 1. Everyone eligible for a vaccine booster should get one as soon as possible. University Health Services will be expanding capacity at the campus vaccination clinic starting Jan. 24. Campus leaders are monitoring the public health situation as plans continue to offer in-person instruction, events and other activities beginning Jan. 25. Continue to monitor for the latest information.
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Some Benefits Changes Take Effect This Week

For most employees, benefits deductions and contributions are changing in 2022. Some of these changes have already taken effect. Others are effective with the Jan. 13, 2022, paycheck. The Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) employee and employee contributions for 2022 will decrease slightly for most employees, beginning with the Jan. 13, 2022, paycheck. Details can be found on the WRS web page for UW System employees. For those employees participating in the UW 403(b) Supplemental Retirement Program, the Jan. 13 paycheck will be the first paycheck with contributions going to the recordkeeper selected during Annual Benefits Enrollment (or by default if no action was taken by the employee).
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Community of Practice Network to Meet

The Community of Practice (CoP) Network will meet virtually on Friday, Jan. 14, from 9–11 a.m. CoPs are peer-organized learning communities that bring together people from across an organization to teach one another, share resources, and find inspiration. The CoP Network serves as a collective resource for conveners and facilitators of CoPs, as well as those who are interested in convening new CoPs. Meetings are open to all, including newcomers. The CoP network also maintains an email list that welcomes subscribers. For instructions on joining the meeting via Zoom, send an email to
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Campus Supervisors Network Invites Participants

Campus Supervisors Network (CSN) is a Community of Practice dedicated to promoting leadership and personnel management at UW–Madison by sharing ideas and best practices. CSN offers trainings, networking opportunities, online resources, and a weekly email newsletter. All UW supervisors are encouraged to participate. Details are available at
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