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Employee News

May 12, 2021

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UW policy on voting during working hours

With the presidential election coming up on Nov. 8, questions have arisen about the policy for voting during working hours. Employees eligible to vote who find it impossible to vote during non-working hours will be allowed reasonable time off, without loss of pay, to vote. If this happens, employees should coordinate with their supervisor, to ensure that their absence from the workplace can be accommodated.
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Instructors sought for Wisconsin Experience Seminar

 The Center for the First-Year Experience is seeking qualified, passionate instructors to teach the Wisconsin Experience Seminar (Counseling Psychology 125) in fall 2017. The course is a 1-credit, extended-orientation, first-year seminar designed to help new students (freshmen and transfers) make a successful transition to academic and student life. Instructors co-teach the class with an undergraduate teaching fellow, participate in a community of practice to enhance their teaching skills, and are compensated for their time and effort. To apply, please complete this application form with a cover letter, resume, and supervisor permission by Jan. 20, 2017.
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Bus ticket sales move to Union Box Office

On Nov. 3, the Wisconsin Union will move Van Galder Bus ticket sales from the Essentials Store to the Wisconsin Union Theater Box Office. Located on the first floor of the Memorial Union, the Box Office is open Monday-Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Box Office is not open regularly on weekends, so be sure to plan your trips accordingly.
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FLSA changes to affect some employees' status

Approximately 3,000 campus employees will be affected when the Fair Labor Standards Act salary threshold is raised to $47,476 annually on Dec. 1. Some employees will see changes in their pay or FTE status, but most will experience a change in their FLSA exemption status, meaning they will move from salaried to hourly. Those who manage an employee who will be moving from FLSA exempt (salaried) to non-exempt (hourly) on Dec. 1, are encouraged to attend a forum being held on Nov. 3 and Nov. 18.
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