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Employee News

May 12, 2021

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Thrive@UW-Madison series relaunched

The Thrive@UW-Madison course series exists to help UW-Madison employees contribute to healthy, inclusive and engaging workplaces. These courses provide important tools to help individuals develop the knowledge, skills and abilities to gain a better understanding of themselves, their organization and the UW campus culture. There are no pre-requisites for participation, and Thrive@UW-Madison courses are free and open to all UW-Madison employees. For information or to register, please visit www.talent.wisc.edu. For additional information, please contact Jacob Klett, Program Coordinator for Thrive@UW-Madison, via email at jacob.klett@wisc.edu or by calling 608-890-1872.

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Work starts to prepare Witte for construction

Beginning this month, some site preparation work will be done outside Witte Residence Hall to get ready for summer construction. This will include excavation work, fencing, tree removals, and closing of all of the Witte backyard spaces. Construction hours will be limited to minimize impact on residents, and work will be restricted during finals week and move-out. Witte, which opened in 1964, is a two-tower structure that is home to 1,150 residents in double rooms. University Housing is planning a major renovation to this building over a two-year span to address mechanical issues, improve the resident spaces and upgrade the facilities.  
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Active shooter response training dates are set

The UW-Madison Police Department is conducting several Active Shooter Response training presentations for students, faculty and staff, designed to provide an overview of an active shooter event. The instructors are experienced law enforcement trainers whose main goal is to share tactics and techniques that can and will help you survive a crisis — specifically, to survive an active shooter incident. Remaining dates are: 1-3 p.m. March 30, School of Nursing, room 1321; and 9 to 11 a.m. April 18, School of Nursing, room 1227. Questions? Please email Sean Rausch from UWPD Emergency Management. Register online.
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Stave off hackers with strong passwords

Attackers want to gain access to your NetID and password to hack campus systems, such as MyUW, Human Resource System or the campus accounting system; to distribute spam via the UW email system; or to submit fraudulent documents. To prevent that, DoIT says your password should: contain at least eight alphanumeric characters (preferably 12); contain at least three of the following categories — upper-case letters, lower-case letters, numbers and special characters; and NOT contain a common proper name, login ID, email address, initials, your first/middle/last name. Remember to change your passwords at least twice a year.
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