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May 16, 2021

New purchasing card policy goes into effect

Effective May 8, 2017, the Accounting Services Department issued new policy and procedures regarding the use of UW-Madison purchasing cards. The new policy and procedures help ensure compliance with UW System and Wisconsin Department of Administration rules and help protect the university and its employees.

Office of Registrar publishes revisions to enrollment-related dates

Due to changes in UW–Madison’s Academic Calendar made by the Faculty Senate, the Office of the Registrar has revised some of its previous published deadlines. The policies that determine how these dates are set haven’t changed; the dates have simply been brought in line with the Faculty Senate’s revised term calendars. Most dates are related to enrollment. The dates also now have new, more detailed titles.  

UHS hires mental health co-directors

Angela Janis, M.D., and Andrea Lawson, LCSW, were appointed in May as co-directors of Mental Health Services at University Health Services (UHS). Working together and in collaboration with other UHS departments and campus and community partners, Janis and Lawson will lead psychiatry and counseling services at UHS. Their goals include moving towards a more proactive and public health approach, expanding campus-based initiatives and outreach, and integrating online tools and eHealth into UHS' mental health service model. “We are using student feedback to be really intentional about matching our system to the students’ needs,” says Lawson. “We are here,” says Janis, “and we are listening.”

Relaunch of Principles of Supervision and Management

The Office of Learning and Talent Development (LTD) in the Office of Human Resources (OHR) is relaunching the training program for managers and supervisors, Principles of Supervision and Management (PSM), in September. The goal of the program is to be able to create and maintain a healthy, inclusive and engaging work environment so employees can be successful. PSM is a combination of online training modules and interactive in-person classes including topics such as UW-Madison policies, leadership skills and interpersonal skills. Participants will build and broaden their network of managers and supervisors across campus.
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