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Employee News

December 2, 2023

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Employees to use eBenefits during enrollment

During this year's benefits enrollment period, UW-Madison employees will use eBenefits, a self-service electronic benefits submission process to record employee benefit elections/choices. The Annual Benefits Enrollment period for 2017 will be from Monday, Oct. 17 to Friday, Nov. 11. Open labs will be held to assist employees with eBenefits entry and to answer benefits questions; divisions/departments will hold labs as well. OHR Open eBenefits Labs will be at 21 N. Park St., Suite 5041, from 8 to 11 a.m. Oct. 17; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 25; 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 2; and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 10.  You can also visit the Annual Benefits Enrollment website for information on 2017 benefits. For specific eBenefits information, please visit the eBenefits resource page.  
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Canvas use jumps in fall semester

More than 660 fall credit-based courses and 19,000 students are now using the Canvas learning management system at UW-Madison. The transition to Canvas is going faster than expected because many have a desire to make the switch. For those making the switch, new demonstrations, webinars and training sessions are available through December. Sandbox courses are also available.

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UHS names Yan to lead budget team

Holly Yan joined University Health Services as budget and finance manager in July after 15 years as the housing accounting manager with UW Housing. A 1997 graduate of UW-Madison, Yan emigrated to the U.S. from China during her sophomore year of high school. Yan came to campus in 1993. She paid her own room and board at Chadbourne Hall and worked towards dual degrees while juggling two jobs. Shortly afterwards, Yan obtained a degree in accounting.    
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Proposals sought for Baldwin grant awards

The Office of the Provost is soliciting proposals from faculty, staff, and students for the 2017 Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment competition. Proposals are encouraged for new outreach and public engagement activities that partner with community and off-campus organizations to extend and apply our research, education and clinical knowledge to help solve problems or take advantage of opportunities. Projects may begin on or after July 1, 2017, and last up to three years. This year, awards totaling approximately $700,000 are expected to be granted.
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