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May 12, 2021

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COVID-19 Spring Semester Training for Employees

All employees are expected to complete the COVID-19 Spring Semester Training, available online at hr.wisc.edu/covid19/workplace-training. This training covers guidelines and expectations for UW–Madison employees in the workplace and for visitors to campus. Most people will be able to complete the training in ten minutes or less. The training module will be available in multiple languages soon.
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Employees Paid Monthly to Move to Biweekly Payroll Schedule

Beginning in July, all UW System employees who are paid monthly—including UW–Madison employees—will be moved to a biweekly pay schedule. In addition, most benefits will be split evenly over the first two biweekly paychecks each month beginning in August. Trained representatives are available to answer employee questions and can be reached by phoning 608-265-2257 or by emailing 2021payrollchanges@ohr.wisc.edu. UW–Madison is also providing a variety of financial resources to help employees manage the transition to biweekly pay, and Town Halls will be hosted by UW System to explain the change. Details, including frequently asked questions and answers, are available at hr.wisc.edu/pay/single-payroll.
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Split Benefits Deductions Coming for Employees Paid Biweekly

For UW–Madison employees who are currently paid biweekly, most deductions for benefits such as health, dental, vision, and life insurance will be split evenly over the first two biweekly paychecks starting with the April 22, 2021 paycheck. UW System will be holding a virtual Town Hall to review this change on Tuesday, Feb. 16 from 2–3 p.m. UW–Madison employees who are affected by this change are encouraged to attend or view the recorded Town Hall later online. Trained representatives are available to answer employee questions and can be reached by phoning 608-265-2257 or by emailing 2021payrollchanges@ohr.wisc.edu. Details, including employee resources and frequently asked questions and answers in multiple languages, are available at hr.wisc.edu/pay/split-benefits-deductions.
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Registration Open for Teaching and Learning Symposium

This year, the 2021 Teaching & Learning Symposium will be offered in a monthly virtual series format instead of as a one-day event. The first session will be held on February 18 with a program featuring Omar Poler on “Learning from Teejop: Indigenous Education for Our Shared Future.” Additional events are planned for March 18 and April 15. The last 30 minutes of each session will be dedicated to small group discussion. Separate registration is required for each session.
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