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January 28, 2023

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Event Supports Employee Career Development

The UW–Madison Employee Career Conference, "Construct Your Career at UW," will be held on Tuesday, March 6, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. at Union South. This free conference is designed to support the career development of UW–Madison employees at every stage of the career life cycle. Workshops will provide the skills and tools needed to meet one's career goals while remaining employed at UW–Madison. Employees may attend for the full day or come and go based on their interests and schedule. Managers and supervisors are encouraged to approve requests from staff to attend. Please register by Monday, Feb. 19 to reserve your spot at the conference.
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Register for a Health Screening on Campus

UW–Madison employees who are enrolled in the State of Wisconsin Group Health Insurance Program can take advantage of on-campus health screenings. Measurements for blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), cholesterol (HDL, LDL and total), triglycerides, and glucose will be provided. The screening takes approximately 20 minutes. To register for a health screening, log in or create a new account at Then, click on "Screenings" at the top of the page and search by zip code. Be sure to check back, as additional screenings will be scheduled. You can also check with your departmental Wellness Champion or HR contact.
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Nominations Open for University Staff Award

Each year, a committee of University Staff shared governance evaluates nominations and selects eight winners of the University Staff Recognition Awards. Nominations are now open and UW–Madison employees are encouraged to submit their nominations of outstanding workers by the February 9 deadline. Guidelines for nominations can be found at Nominations can be submitted online or delivered to the Office of the Secretary, 271 Bascom Hall. Winners will be presented with a plaque and a monetary award at a public ceremony in March.
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Living Wage Recently Increased at UW–Madison

UW–Madison is committed to paying a living wage to all University Staff in hourly positions. The living wage standard has increased from $12.85 per hour to $13.01 per hour as of December 24, 2017. UW–Madison follows the City of Madison living wage standard. The increase applies to all University Staff and Temporary Employees. Employees do not receive the living wage if they are in special employment programs or if an individual indicates that a higher rate of pay would adversely affect their eligibility for benefits programs such as Social Security or disability. The living wage policy does not apply to student employees.
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