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Employee News

January 28, 2023

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Ice Cream Social for Second and Third Shift Employees

There will be an Employee Appreciation Ice Cream Social on Wednesday night, July 17, 2019, beginning at 11 p.m. in Varsity Hall (2nd floor) at Union South. Free ice cream will be served until 12:30 a.m. or until the ice cream runs out. Campus leaders will be scooping the ice cream in order to thank our UW–Madison employees for their hard work and dedication. Employees must check with their supervisors before attending. Dairy-free, gluten-free, and low sugar options will be available for those with special dietary needs or preferences.
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Free Session Helps You Prepare for Retirement

A Pre-Retirement Session is offered every month at no cost to UW–Madison employees who participate in the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS). This group session provides a useful overview of the retirement program and identifies tools and resources that can be used to estimate your future retirement benefits and your sick leave value at retirement. The session is appropriate for employees who are at any point in their career. Registration is currently open for sessions scheduled through the remainder of 2019. For details, visit
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Parking Lot Near Picnic Point Closed Temporarily

Lot 130, located at the entrance to Picnic Point, is closed through September as part of a reconstruction project. The project will improve visitor parking at the Lakeshore Nature Preserve. Lot 129 and the east end of Lot 60 (801 Walnut Street) are open for visitor parking during reconstruction. Payment is required for those parking Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Updates on construction detours, road closures, and campus bus routes can be found at
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You Can Contribute to a Drug-Free Workplace

All faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to help make UW–Madison a drug-free workplace. You can do this by learning the facts about substance abuse, encouraging others to avoid substance abuse, and knowing where to go for help with a drug or alcohol problem—either for yourself or someone else. Please familiarize yourself with the laws and expectations regarding substance abuse, which apply to all members of the UW–Madison campus community. Complete information can be found at
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