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Kweku Brewoo, Financial Specialist

Employee News

May 10, 2021

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WIAA Tournaments Will Impact Campus Parking

The upcoming WIAA state tournaments will impact parking and traffic around the Kohl Center as UW-Madison hosts more than 125,000 visitors for WIAA Individual Wrestling (February 22, 23 and 24) and WIAA Boys Basketball (March 15, 16 and 17). Parking permit holders in Lots 46, 91 and 94 will need to relocate from their assigned lots during the tournaments. Afternoon and night permit holders cannot park in Lots 29, 46, 83, 91 or 94. Permit holders in Lots 29 and 83 may park in their lots, but can use alternate lot options to avoid congestion. Affected permit holders may wish to use alternate transportation options, such as carpooling or taking the bus. Full details are available on the UW Transportation Services website, transportation.wisc.edu.
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Federal Tax Withholding Changes in Effect

Most UW–Madison employees will see a change in their federal income tax withholding on their paychecks as a result of the 2017 Federal Tax Reform bill, which was passed in December 2017. The change was implemented on the February 1, 2018, paycheck for University Staff, who are paid bi-weekly, and for Faculty, Academic Staff, and Limited Appointees, who are paid monthly. To see your federal withholding amount, log into MyUW and launch the Payroll Information module. You can review recent earnings statements to see how your federal withholding amount has changed.
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Pay Increases for Faculty and Staff Receive Formal Approval

A legislative committee for the State of Wisconsin has voted in favor of the 2017–2019 pay plan that was announced in Working at UW in January. The plan will provide pay increases totaling 4 percent for Faculty, Academic Staff, University Staff, and Limited Appointees. The 4 percent increase will be phased in, with the first 2 percent taking effect in July 2018 and the second 2 percent in January of 2019. UW–Madison employees must meet certain conditions to be eligible for the increases. The pay plan was approved unanimously by the committee.
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Merger Creates Office of Strategic Consulting

The new Office of Strategic Consulting provides strategic planning, process improvement, project management, and organizational design and redesign to partners across campus. The office was formed by the August 1, 2017, merger of the former Office of Quality Improvement (OQI) and the Administrative Process Redesign (APR) office. The Office of Strategic Consulting provides a broader, more unified suite of services to both academic and administrative units on campus. The new name became effective January 1.
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