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Brian Zimmerman, application development and integration programmer in the Human Resource System Infrastructure Group at the Department of Information Technology, works at his computer station at the 21 North Park Street Building at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on March 15, 2018. Zimmerman is one of eight recipients of a 2018 University Staff Recognition Award (USRA).

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March 3, 2021

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Showcase Celebrates Project Successes

The 20th annual Showcase, hosted by the Office of Strategic Consulting, will take place on Wednesday, April 17, 8 a.m.–12:15 p.m. at Union South. UW–Madison faculty and staff will share their successes, learn from others’ experiences, and connect with colleagues from units across campus. Poster exhibits will highlight some of the successful and innovative projects completed in the past year. The event also features breakout sessions and a keynote presentation by Elizabeth “Liz” Menzer, executive director of the Wisconsin Center for Performance Excellence, on “Building Capacity for Change.” All members of the campus community are welcome to attend at no cost. Registration is requested.
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Deadline Approaching for Office Professionals Conference

The 29th Annual Office Professionals Conference will take place on Wednesday, April 24, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Union South. Dr. Shilagh Mirgain, who was featured on the Today Show, will speak about  “Thriving in Life.” The conference also includes 20 sessions on designing life and career, leading with authenticity, mindfulness, negotiation skills, creating inclusive environments, using Microsoft Excel, and more. Attendees may come and go throughout the day. The conference fee is $125, including lunch. Registrations are due Tuesday, April 12.
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Innovation Grant Funding Available

Innovation Grants provide start-up funds of up to $5,000 for innovative proposals to expand UW–Madison’s capacity to build and support a diverse, inclusive, and respectful environment. Grant proposals for summer and early fall projects are now being accepted. Proposed projects should build on the UW–Madison diversity framework, Forward Together. Examples of capacity-building activities include research, teaching, and performance. The grants are sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer and the Division of Diversity, Equity and Educational Achievement. Applications for this round of funding are due April 12.
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Learn About Supplemental Retirement Savings

The UW Tax-Sheltered Annuity (TSA) 403(b) Program is a voluntary, supplemental retirement savings program that allows employees to invest a portion of their income on a pre-tax basis, after-tax (Roth) basis, or a combination of both. You can learn more at a free workshop, “Select, Sign Up and Save with Your UW TSA 403(b),” scheduled for Tuesday, April 9, noon–1 p.m. at 21 North Park Street, room 1108. Visit go.wisc.edu/9w4a0h to register for the workshop. One-on-one counseling sessions with a financial representative are also available on campus.
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