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Margaret Mooney, director of education and public outreach at the Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is pictured with an interactive computerized globe she uses in public presentations. Mooney is a recipient of a 2018 Academic Staff Excellence Award

Employee News

March 4, 2021

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Showcase Highlights Innovations and Improvements

Showcase 2020, hosted by the Office of Strategic Consulting, will take place Weds., April 15, 8 a.m.–3:45 p.m. at Union South. UW–Madison faculty and staff will share best practices, learn from others’ successes, and connect with colleagues from units across campus. The event features poster exhibits and poster flash talks highlighting innovations and improvements across campus. Poster ideas are still being accepted. There will be breakout sessions on a variety of topics (to be announced soon) and a keynote presentation on organizational change by Dr. Keely Killpack. Showcase, an annual event, has been extended to a full day. The event is open to all at no cost. Registration is requested.
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LifeMatters Provides Statewide, 24/7 Employee Assistance

UW–Madison's Employee Assistance Office (EAO) provides employees and their dependent household members with free, confidential services to address personal and work-related concerns. EAO also partners with LifeMatters. Both EAO and LifeMatters provide similar services, including short-term counseling for individuals and couples, consultation, training and crisis response, and more. LifeMatters counselors are available by phone without an appointment, day or night. Appointments can be scheduled to meet in person, or by video conferencing. LifeMatters also provides legal and financial resources and will locate experts to assist with adoption, child or elder care resources, travel planning, and more. All services are free, voluntary, and confidential. Visit the website at mylifematters.com and sign in with the password "Bucky1." Call 800-634-6433 to speak with a master's level LifeMatters counselor. For details, go to hr.wisc.edu/employee-assistance-office.
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Guidelines Regarding Political Activity by Employees

Employees of UW–Madison who wish to engage in political campaign involvement are encouraged to review the general guidelines for all UW System employees. Political campaign activities by UW employees are restricted by Regent policy and state law in three significant ways: (1) You may not engage in political campaign activities during your work time; (2) You may not use state resources to engage in political campaign activities at any time; and (3) You may not solicit contributions or services for a political purpose from other university employees while they are engaged in their official duties. As a private citizen, you are free to engage in political activities on your own time and with your own resources. Additional clarification for employees and supervisors can be found in the guidelines document.
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