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Rowan Calyx, administrative support in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, works is his office in Vilas Hall on June 23, 2022. Calyx is a recipient of a 2022 University Staff Recognition Award.

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February 27, 2024

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University Staff Must Use Floating Legal Holidays by Dec. 31

In 2022, there are three floating legal holidays for eligible employees: January 1, December 24, and December 31. A floating legal holiday occurs when a legal holiday falls on a Saturday. University Staff employees must use all floating legal holidays they are have earned in 2022 by December 31, 2022. For University Staff employees, a floating legal holiday must be used by the end of the calendar year in which it was earned. If it is not used, it is lost and cannot be carried over into the new calendar year. Eligible Faculty, Academic Staff, and Limited appointees must use all floating legal holidays they have earned in 2022 by the end of the fiscal year on June 30, 2023.
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Some Campus Parking Restrictions Waived on Friday

Transportation Services will waive some parking restrictions this Friday, November 25, to accommodate bus riders unable to easily travel to campus during Madison Metro’s reduced holiday service. Most surface parking lots will not require a permit in unsigned permit stalls. For details, visit
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Inclement Weather Rates for Overnight Stays

The Fluno Center and the Wisconsin Union Hotel and Club Suites are offering a special inclement weather rate of $60 per night for UW–Madison faculty and staff throughout the winter months of November–March during times of inclement winter weather. The facilities are offering this rate to provide the UW community with an affordable, safe alternative to a potentially dangerous commute. To book a guestroom at an inclement weather rate, call the Fluno Center at 608-441-7117 or the Wisconsin Union Hotel and Club Suites at 608-263-2600. Limitations may apply.
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Help Make UW–Madison a Drug-Free Workplace

All faculty and staff are encouraged to contribute to a drug-free workplace. You can do this by learning the facts about substance abuse, encouraging others to avoid substance abuse, and knowing where you or others can go for help with a drug or alcohol problem. The laws and expectations regarding substance abuse apply to all members of the UW–Madison campus community. You can review this information and find resources for drug and alcohol abuse prevention at
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