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Employee News

January 28, 2023

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Employee Emergency Loan Program Available

UW–Madison has established an emergency loan program to provide assistance to those employees who are experiencing financial hardship because they have been placed on Position-Specific Furlough or are working reduced hours in a Work-Share program. The loans are available at zero percent interest. For employees paid biweekly, the maximum amount of the loan is equal to their take home pay for two pay periods. For employees paid monthly, the maximum amount of the loan is equal to their take home pay for one pay period.

Although all aspects of the loan process can be completed online, employees can also arrange to pick up a paper application, drop off a completed application, or pick up a check for the loan amount. Important information, including the application form and promissory note, is available in multiple languages. Employees on voluntary leave without pay, voluntary reduction of hours, or Campus-Wide, Intermittent Furlough are not eligible for an emergency loan. Additional details and the application form are available at
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Campus Mental Health Resources Support Well-Being

UW–Madison employees, significant others, and their families have access to free, confidential counseling on personal or professional concerns. The Employee Assistance Office (EAO) offers appointments for phone or video chats Monday through Friday during business hours. At this time, appointments are available the same week they are requested. For 24/7 access to counselors, contact EAO partner LifeMatters. LifeMatters also offers a library of articles related to well-being issues on their website. Visit for details.
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Hostile and Intimidating Behavior Training Online

Hostile and Intimidating Behavior (HIB) Policy and Process Training is available at no cost to all UW–Madison faculty and staff. In this 90-minute online workshop, participants will work with scenarios and case studies to understand and identify key features of hostile and intimidating behavior. Participants will also discuss their responsibilities and options when they hear about or experience incidents of hostile and intimidating behavior, and what they can do to prevent it before it happens. Participants will review UW–Madison HIB policies and campus resources. Upcoming sessions are being offered online on Thursday, June 11, 1–2:30 p.m., and Tuesday, June 23, 9-10:30 a.m. Register in advance at
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