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New policy and resources provide guidance and support for remote work

July 27, 2021

Many UW–Madison employees have been working remotely during the pandemic. Now, as campus reunites, a revised policy provides guidance for those seeking such flexibility in the future.

Employee Assistance Office to get new leader

July 13, 2021

Joshua Schiffman has been hired as the new director of the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Employee Assistance Office. Joshua Schiffman Schiffman currently serves on…

Employees encouraged to prepare for the transition to a biweekly payroll schedule

May 13, 2021

Most of the changes employees will see on their paychecks will happen automatically. However, it is important that employees understand the changes and how they affect their paycheck amounts.

Survey seeks answers about transition to campus

April 22, 2021

The survey asks questions about onsite work, experiences with remote work, and how the university can best support the many employees transitioning back to campus.

Employees encouraged to take time off for well-being

February 9, 2021

Many employees have been deferring time off because they could not travel, spend time with family and friends, or get away from managing pandemic-related issues. But time off from work at regular intervals is important.

Payroll schedule and benefits deductions changes coming in 2021

February 2, 2021

Beginning in April, employees who are currently paid biweekly will have most deductions for benefits split evenly over the first two biweekly paychecks each month. Beginning in July, employees who are paid monthly will be moved to a biweekly pay schedule.

Pay plan increases and other wage changes to take effect in January

December 10, 2020

In January, UW–Madison will provide a 2 percent wage increase to employees under the 2019–2021 pay plan.

2020-2021 Inclement Weather Notice

December 8, 2020

With the winter months upon us, UW–Madison’s Office of Human Resources reminds employees working on campus of inclement weather guidelines. During the pandemic, these guidelines apply to those who are working on-site, not to those working remotely.

Flexibility advised to accommodate voting plans

October 27, 2020

Supervisors should provide flexibility to UW–Madison employees who plan to vote in-person on Election Day, Nov. 3. Employees should reach out to their supervisor to ensure their voting plan can be accommodated.

October survey seeks employee input in spring plans

October 15, 2020

The survey asks how the university can support faculty and staff, whether they are already working on-site or will be at some future time. The survey also requests input on improvements in the campus response to COVID-19.

October events focus on self-care and community well-being

September 29, 2020

Well-being is often considered an individual responsibility, but the COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us that there is a communal dimension to well-being as well. Both…

Employee leave policy updates

March 17, 2020

Here is new information about additional leave benefits being implemented by UW–Madison. These provisions apply to all UW–Madison employees except student hourly staff, for whom additional guidance will be provided in the coming days.

Guidance to employees on telecommuting

March 13, 2020

In response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of Human Resources is preparing for multiple scenarios related to work flexibility for employees, including the possibility that many employees may need to telecommute.

Central funding for pay increases to continue for another year

August 27, 2019

UW–Madison has allocated approximately $20 million in central campus funding to provide faculty and staff pay adjustments in 2019-20. This is a continuation…

New resources support employee engagement and inclusion at UW–Madison

June 18, 2019

The Employee Engagement, Inclusion and Diversity (EID) initiative led by the vice chancellor for finance and administration has recently taken a major step forward with the release of new EID principles.

Walters named chief human resources officer

April 1, 2019

Walters, who will start his new role immediately, says he looks forward to continuing to build and maintain human resources programs that support the success of UW–Madison faculty and staff.

Website redesign makes human resources information more accessible

January 10, 2019

All UW–Madison employees are affected by human resources topics such as pay, health benefits, time off, and saving for the future. A redesign of the UW–Madison Office of Human Resources website is now providing information on these topics and more in a user-friendly format.