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Tonia Pittman, assistant director of University Housing Residence Halls Facilities, is pictured in her office at Turner House at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on March 20, 2018. Pittman is one of eight recipients of a 2018 University Staff Recognition Award.

Employee News

February 4, 2023

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Re-Enroll to Continue Certain Benefits in 2022

The Annual Benefits Enrollment period is currently underway and will end on October 22, 2021. Even if you do not want to make any changes in your benefits elections for 2022, some plans require that you enroll each year to continue your participation. Be sure to enroll if you wish to participate in the Flexible Spending Account (FSA) in 2022, including Health Care FSA, Limited Purpose FSA, and Dependent Day Care FSA. You must enroll in a Health Savings Account (HSA) each year if you choose a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP). The State Group Health Insurance Opt-Out Incentive requires re-enrollment each year. Employees must choose the Opt-Out Incentive when electing benefits; waiving health coverage is not enrolling in the Opt-Out Incentive.

Virtual and in-person presentations about annual benefits enrollment are available on several dates. On October 7, multilingual sessions will be held from 2–3:30 p.m. and 11 p.m.–12:30 a.m. for the second and third shifts. A full calendar of events, as well as other resources for employees, can be found at
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Employee Event to Provide Benefits Enrollment Help and Showcase Campus Resources

An Employee Resource Fair will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 5, noon to 4 p.m. in Varsity Hall at Union South. Approximately 30 units and services from across campus will provide information about resources and opportunities available to UW–Madison employees. Representatives from the Benefits Office will be on hand to answer questions about benefits enrollment. A 60-minute session, “Benefits 2022: What You Need to Know,” will be presented at 1:15 p.m. and again at 2:45 p.m. in the Marquee Theater. An Open Benefits Lab will be available throughout the event for those who have made their 2022 benefits decisions and would like help enrolling using Self-Service. Advance registration is not required. This event is in person; benefits enrollment resources and virtual presentations can also be found online at For more information about the fair, visit
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Title and Salary Structure Changes Coming this Fall

As a result of the Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project, a new salary structure will be posted online on November 1, 2021. Effective November 7, academic staff, university staff, and limited appointees will have updated job titles and new position descriptions. Employees will receive a title notification letter from their local human resources unit by early November. The letter will confirm an employee’s job title, proposed business title, exemption status (hourly or salaried), and salary range. Base pay and benefits will not be reduced because of the TTC Project. The TTC Project creates a market-informed title and salary structure to attract, recruit, and retain a highly qualified workforce. To learn more, visit
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