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Employee News

September 30, 2023

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Campus Guidelines for Inclement Weather

All UW–Madison employees are encouraged to review the campus inclement weather guidelines. Only the chancellor has the authority to cancel classes, suspend services, and close the campus to the public and employees. Individual colleges, schools, and units will not close unless the whole campus is closed. Employees should use discretion regarding whether to safely travel to work and request leave if needed. Employees are required to use available annual leave (i.e., vacation, personal holiday), leave without pay or, when appropriate, accrued compensatory time to cover the absence. Employees may also arrange to make up time to cover absences. The guidelines also address the possible impacts of inclement weather on remote work. Additional details for employees and supervisors are provided.
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Campus Community Invited to Presentations by Chief Human Resources Officer Finalists

Four finalists have been identified in the search for UW–Madison’s next chief human resources officer. Finalists will be on campus for interviews the week of November 14. As part of the on-campus visit, each finalist will make a public presentation. All members of the campus community are invited to attend. Each candidate’s name and application materials will be shared online 48 hours prior to their campus visit. The presentations will be recorded and posted online after all candidates have completed their on-campus interviews. UW–Madison employees may provide feedback on each candidate via an online form.
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Personal Thanksgiving Meals To Go and Food Donations For Students

Personal-sized Thanksgiving meals and à la carte items are available to go from the Wisconsin Union. Orders will be available for pick-up at Memorial Union on Wednesday, Nov. 23. The Wisconsin Union team and the UW–Madison Dean of Students Office will provide UW students experiencing food insecurity with a free personal-sized Thanksgiving meal. Customers can donate to support this effort through the online order form, with or without making any Thanksgiving To Go purchases.
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Metro Transit Seeking Feedback on Bus Service Changes

Madison Metro is holding a virtual public meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 6 p.m. to discuss the final details of the June 2023 bus service redesign. The new system of bus routes may impact how students, faculty, and employees get to and from campus on city buses. Information on how to attend is available on the Madison Metro website.
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Flu Shot Clinics Continue Through December 8

University Health Services has scheduled free flu shot clinics for employees and students through December 8 at multiple campus locations and various times of day. Appointments are encouraged but not required. Employees should bring their insurance card to the clinic for drop-in appointments. Employees without proof of insurance will still receive a flu shot at no cost. To learn more, go to
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