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February 1, 2023

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"Safer at Home" Order Takes Effect in Wisconsin

The “Safer at Home” Governor’s Order went into effect today, March 25, 2020, at 8 a.m., to help prevent the further spread of COVID-19 in Wisconsin. UW–Madison continues to maintain essential university operations, including distance learning and essential research, which is specifically permitted under the Governor’s Order. All essential employees who are required to be on campus to perform work functions deemed essential to operations should still come to work. To request an absentee ballot for the spring primary election in Wisconsin, go to For additional information on how the order affects you and the university, visit
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TTC Project Adjusts Timeline in Response to COVID-19

Under the challenging circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project is working on a minimum three-month extension to the project timeline. Details will be shared once key decisions are finalized. For details about the TTC Project, visit
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Nominations Sought for FP&M Recognition Awards

Any member of the campus community can nominate an employee of Facilities Planning & Management (FP&M) for an employee recognition award. The FP&M workforce consists of more than 1,300 employees who provide campus planning, design and construction, maintenance and operation of the buildings and grounds, utility services, health and safety services, and parking and transportation. Many are currently providing essential services to campus during the COVID-19 pandemic. The FP&M employee recognition program confers awards in five categories. Nominations are due April 18. The nomination form can be completed online or printed out in any of six languages. More information is available online at
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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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