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UW–Madison presents paid parental leave policy to Board of Regents

April 5, 2024

The new policy provides eligible employees with up to six weeks (240 hours) of paid parental leave within a 12-month period for the birth or adoption of a child.

Four years of graduate assistantship minimum stipend increases planned

March 21, 2024

UW–Madison has committed to increasing minimum graduate assistant stipends for the next four years in a forecasting plan, which emphasizes factors that are critical to student success: tuition remission, health and dental insurance benefits, paid vacation and sick leave, and mentorship training. The new approach gives students, principal investigators, departments, programs, schools, and colleges the ability to budget for increases to minimum stipends several years into the future.

2nd and 3rd shift employee recognition event in celebration of 175 years

March 21, 2024

The University of Wisconsin–Madison will recognize second- and third-shift employees at a late-night appreciation event on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, from 10:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. in Varsity Hall at Union South. 

UW–Madison Public Records Custodian Julie Laundrie on the importance of Sunshine Week

March 11, 2024

March 10-16 is national Sunshine Week, which was first established in 2010 to raise awareness of the importance of the Freedom of Information Act and the importance of government transparency.

Search begins for new secretary of academic staff

March 7, 2024

A search committee is being formed to identify candidates for the next secretary of the academic staff. The person selected will replace Jake Smith, who served since 2014 in the Office of the Secretary of the Academic Staff as deputy secretary and then as secretary.

UW–Madison aligns spring recess with local school district calendars

February 19, 2024

The Faculty Senate has approved a change to the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s academic calendar to better align spring recess with those of local K-12 school districts and provide greater consistency for the timing of the recess from year to year. This change will start in the 2024-25 academic year; it will not affect the 2024 spring recess.

Nominations open for the 2024 Administrative Improvement Award

February 5, 2024

Since 2013, the Administrative Improvement Awards have recognized outstanding work in customer service, process design or redesign, innovation or development that has resulted in improved effectiveness and efficiency, new revenue growth, cost or time savings, improved service delivery, or other benefits.

Bills signed to provide wage increases for trade unit employees

February 5, 2024

Pay raises for trades employees, as part of the Tentative Collective Bargaining Agreements, were approved by the Joint Committee on Employee Relations (JCOER) in December. The agreements had to be approved by the full state legislature and the governor before implementation.

Retired staff, alumni lead campus tours for new UW–Madison employees

November 1, 2023

Recently hired faculty and staff have the opportunity to tour UW's sprawling, 933-acre campus that is their new workplace.

Behind-the-Scenes Badgers: Three nurses keeping UW happy, healthy and vaccinated

October 30, 2023

University Health Services nurses nurses Kelly Yahn, Sally Lynd and Jenny Kind share what it's like providing vaccinations for UW student and employees each year.

UW leaders, governance discuss future of pay plan

October 24, 2023

University of Wisconsin–Madison leaders continue to meet with shared governance leaders to discuss the path forward for a pay plan for UW employees.

Inclement weather policy for employees

October 23, 2023

UW–Madison employees can find information on campus procedures and how to respond in cases of inclement weather.

Workday launch revised to July 2025

October 10, 2023

The revised timeline allows for thorough product and process testing; integration of ancillary systems (current systems, tools, or applications that will interact with Workday); and the effective adoption of business process changes.

Be part of something bigger, be a Partner in Giving

October 10, 2023

Partners in Giving provides much-needed support to the essential services and charitable work of more than 500 organizations. The 2023 campaign theme is “Be Part of Something Bigger” — a tribute to the power our charitable contributions can have in the community when we come together.

2nd and 3rd shift Employee Ice Cream Social planned for Aug. 16

July 31, 2023

All second- and third-shift employees are invited to attend the Aug. 16 ice cream social at the Bakke Recreation and Wellbeing Center.

Joint Committee on Finance allocates funding to wage increases for UW‒Madison faculty and staff

July 11, 2023

Following the JCF's allocation, the Wisconsin Legislature's Joint Committee on Employment Relations will now consider a plan to provide a pay increase to all state and UW System employees, including UW–Madison employees.

UW employees beat the heat with a cool scoop of Babcock ice cream

June 30, 2023

The annual event serves as a gesture of thanks for employees’ hard work and dedication throughout the academic year.

Employee Appreciation Ice Cream Social celebrates 25 years

June 13, 2023

All UW–Madison employees can join for an ice cream social on June 27 from 1-2:30 p.m.

OHR recognizes collaborative responses to campus challenges

March 2, 2023

The HR Partner Team Awards recognized three outstanding examples of strategic thinking, process improvement and partnership.

A spring health update for campus

January 17, 2023

Students and employees can find information and resources to support their health as several respiratory viruses circulate this semester.