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Employee News

February 1, 2023

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Plans for Fall Announced

On June 24, Chancellor Blank provided an update on how UW–Madison plans to operate during the fall semester, citing the high COVID vaccination rate in Dane County and on campus as encouraging progress. Plans for fall include a transition to in-person work, relaxed masking and distancing requirements, and a new app to track COVID testing and vaccination. Links to resources for employees and supervisors are also provided. To find the latest updates, please continue to monitor
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Employees Encouraged to Plan Now for the Transition to Biweekly Pay

As a result of the transition from monthly to biweekly pay for all UW System employees, UW–Madison employees who are paid over 12 months (i.e., have a 12-month appointment) are receiving their last full monthly paycheck on June 30. These employees will receive their next paycheck on July 30 for the first 17 days of work in July (July 1–17), and will receive pay for the remaining days of July (July 18–31) on August 12. The August 12 paycheck will be the first biweekly paycheck; after that, biweekly paychecks will continue to be issued every other Thursday. Employees are advised to prepare for this transition and have a plan to cover bills and expenses in early August. Eligible employees who may experience financial hardship due to this transition can apply for a no-interest Payroll Transition Employee Loan.

To understand how this transition will work, employees are encouraged to review the resources available at These include a transition timeline for 12-month appointments, a Paycheck Estimator, and a recorded presentation with questions and answers that provides specific examples of how paychecks will be affected by the change to a biweekly pay schedule. Employees who are paid over nine months have a different transition timeline.
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New Process for Reporting No Leave Taken

Faculty, Academic Staff, and Limited Appointees will now use a new process to report No Leave Taken in MyUW. As a reminder, No Leave Taken is reported when no leave (such as vacation, personal holiday, and sick leave) was requested in a given calendar month. The new process allows for one-click reporting and provides employees with a complete view of the status of prior months’ submissions. The No Leave Taken reporting function can be found in MyUW by launching the “Time and Absence” app. Click on “No Leave Taken Reporting” to submit a report. A tipsheet with instructions on how to enter No Leave Taken is also provided. Nine-month employees with a summer appointment will continue to report summer leave on the Summer Appt Leave Reporting page.
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Road Closures and Detours

Campus construction projects will affect commuting routes for motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists throughout the summer. To view the most up-to-date information, visit the Transportation Services website at
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Working at UW on Holiday Break

Working at UW will be taking a one-week break next week. The next issue will be published on July 14.
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