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Brian Zimmerman, application development and integration programmer in the Human Resource System Infrastructure Group at the Department of Information Technology, works at his computer station at the 21 North Park Street Building at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on March 15, 2018. Zimmerman is one of eight recipients of a 2018 University Staff Recognition Award (USRA).

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February 4, 2023

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Living Wage Increasing at UW–Madison

The living wage standard at UW–Madison is increasing from $13.01 per hour to $13.27 per hour as of December 23, 2018. The increase applies to all University Staff and Temporary Employees. UW–Madison follows the City of Madison living wage standard, and is committed to paying a living wage to all University Staff in hourly positions. Employees do not receive the living wage if they are in special employment programs or if an individual indicates that a higher rate of pay would adversely affect their eligibility for benefits programs such as Social Security or disability. The living wage policy does not apply to student employees.
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Winter Break Schedules for Campus and City Buses

Campus bus service will be on a reduced schedule during winter break and will not operate on major holidays. From Saturday, Dec. 22–Monday, Jan. 21, campus bus service will be on “Recess Service.” There is no campus bus service from December 23–25 and December 31–January 1. Regular campus bus service resumes Tuesday, Jan. 22. Other Madison Metro bus routes will operate on holiday schedules on December 24–25 and January 1.
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Child Care Grants for University Staff

The University Staff Child Care Grant program helps University Staff at UW–Madison pay for the cost of quality child care for their children. Eligible employees include permanent University Staff who demonstrate a high need for additional financial support to pay for regulated child care. Applications are accepted throughout the year. The program is administered by the Office of Child Care and Family Resources. For more information, visit A brochure explaining the University Staff Child Care Grant is available in English, Spanish, Hmong, Chinese, and Tibetan at the link below.
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