As part of the new HR Design structure (and as described in the HR Design Strategic Plan), the Office of Human Resources (OHR) is rolling out a new performance management policy and best practices program. Implementation will begin in July 2015, and full compliance is expected across campus by July 2016.
Fun fitness activities for all ages, from a Zumbathon to a fitness obstacle course, will be highlighted at the Wisconsin Wellness Campaign Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at the Southeast Recreational Facility. Hosted by the University of Wisconsin–Madison Division of Recreational Sports, the expo provides campus and the community the chance to connect with organizations promoting wellness. The free event is open to the public.
On July 1, 2015, UW–Madison’s Classified Staff employee designation will change to University Staff. Chapter 230 of the Wisconsin Statutes, which applies to state employee relations and personnel, will no longer govern these areas; they will be handled exclusively by UW–Madison.
Members of the campus community gathered Wednesday, Feb. 18, for the annual Faculty of Color Reception at the Pyle Center’s Alumni Lounge. The reception — co-hosted by Interim Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer Patrick J. Sims and Jo Ellen Fair, chair of the University Committee — was an opportunity to welcome 26 new faculty of color, honor 40 newly promoted faculty of color, recognize visiting faculty of color, and network with colleagues.
David Nelson, a purchasing professional who brings more than two decades of procurement, supply chain management and strategic sourcing experience, has been named director of purchasing services at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
A standing-room-only crowd of more than 350 employees packed the auditorium at the Health Sciences Learning Center late Wednesday night to hear information on how the state budget would impact UW–Madison.
Two teams have been chosen to receive funds that will support initiatives related to projects that won UW–Madison’s 2014 Administrative Improvement Awards. These supplements are a new component of the Administrative Improvement Awards, which were launched in 2013 to recognize the essential role of administrative work and a culture of continuous improvement in the success of university missions. Team recipients of the 2014 awards were eligible to apply for supplemental investment funds.