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Binnu Palta Hill, assistant dean for diversity and inclusion in the Wisconsin School of Business Office of Diversity, moderates a fireside chat with UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank in Grainger Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on April 3, 2018. The two talked about breakthrough through leadership and forming the leaders of tomorrow. Palta Hill is one of nine recipients of a 2018 Academic Staff Excellence Award (ASEA).

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January 9, 2019

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Second of Two Pay Adjustments Effective

UW-Madison faculty, academic staff, university staff, and limited appointees will receive the second of two pay increases in January under the 2017–2019 pay plan. The pay plan established a 4 percent increase. The first 2 percent increase took effect in July 2018. The second 2 percent increase became effective December 23, 2018 for employees paid on an hourly basis and January 1, 2019 for employees paid monthly. Employees who are paid hourly will see the increase on the paycheck dated January 17. For employees who are paid monthly, the increase will appear on their earnings statement for January, paid on February 1. To be eligible to receive the pay plan increases, individuals must have been employed in their current positions by January 8, 2018, must have completed UW–Madison’s sexual harassment prevention training by March 9, 2018, and must have met performance expectations as identified in their last performance evaluation.
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Review Your Benefits Enrollment

This is a good time to review your earnings statement and make sure the 2019 benefits changes you requested during Annual Benefits Enrollment have been made. Your earnings statement can be found in MyUW at my.wisc.edu. You can also review your benefits elections as listed in the “Benefit Information” module in MyUW. If you identify any concerns, please send an email to benefits@ohr.wisc.edu by January 30. You can also ask your local human resources contact for assistance.
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Nominations for Academic Staff Excellence Awards Due Friday

The deadline for nominations for the UW–Madison Academic Staff Excellence Awards is Friday, Jan. 11. The awards honor academic staff in several categories, including excellence in teaching, service to the university, research, leadership, public service and outreach, and career achievement. Nominations must be submitted online at apps.ohr.wisc.edu/staffdev. Resubmissions are encouraged and may include updated materials. If you have questions, please email pdrc@soas.wisc.edu or contact the Secretary of the Academic Staff Office at 263-2985.
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Accreditation Process Welcomes Input

As part of UW–Madison’s periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency, employees are invited to provide feedback on substantive matters related to the quality of the institution and its academic programs. Information on submitting comments to the Higher Learning Commission can be found at go.wisc.edu/85k4y9. All comments must be received by February 25, 2019.
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