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February 1, 2023

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Some Employees Must Use Holiday or Vacation Carryover Hours by June 30

For many Faculty, Academic Staff, and Limited Term employees, some holiday and vacation hours expire on July 1. Two floating holidays occurred during the 2017–18 fiscal year, because both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve fell on legal holidays in 2017. All floating holiday time must be used before June 30. If you have any vacation carryover hours, you will need to use those by the end of the fiscal year as well, or you will lose those hours. If you are ALRA eligible, you will be able to bank those hours up to your allotment. To check your leave balances, log in to MyUW ( and launch the Time and Absence module. Leave balances also appear on your earnings statement, available in the Payroll Information module at MyUW.
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Free Financial Fitness Services Available

For a limited time, all employees who are eligible for Wisconsin Retirement System benefits can take advantage of a Financial Fitness program offered by the Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF). This free program can help you take control of your financial future. By completing a brief Financial Fitness CheckUp™, you can get an assessment of your personal financial situation, including a confidential financial fitness score. After you complete the checkup, you will have access to online tutorials and tools for one year. The program also includes free consultation with a financial fitness coach for a 30-day period. The financial coach can offer recommendations, answer questions, and guide you to additional resources. All services and responses are confidential. To sign up for the program, visit
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Outdoor Fitness at Allen Centennial Garden

The Division of Recreational Sports (Rec Sports) is offering outdoor fitness programs open to all UW–Madison faculty, staff, and students now through August 23, 2018. The programs take place at Allen Centennial Garden, 620 Babcock Drive, Madison. Outdoor Bootcamp is a full-body workout for all fitness levels. Sunrise Yoga uses Vinyasa-based flow to strengthen and balance the body. Both programs meet once per week for six weeks from 7–7:45 a.m., and each program costs $18 per six-week session. A Rec Sports membership is not required to participate in these programs. Advance registration is required, and space is limited. For details, visit
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