From the Desk of the AVC

Bill Elvey, Associate Vice Chancellor Now that the students have returned and temperatures have moderated, I wanted to thank all of you for your hard work during the summer months to make sure that the …

In Memoriam

Ninakynyetta Newton passed away on August 28, after a severe car accident in May. She was a second- shift custodian. John Magnuson passed away at the end of August at age 54. He was a …

FP&M 2016-2017 EID Plan

The FP&M divisional Engagement, Inclusion & Diversity (EID) team recently published the 2016-2017 EID Plan Update. This plan incorporates the results of the 2016 EID survey and identifies seven priorities for increasing engagement, inclusion, and diversity within FP&M. …

2016 Partners in Giving Campaign

Gary Brown, Director–Campus Planning and Landscape Architecture Once again, FP&M employees will have the opportunity to Give a Little–Change A Lot as part of the annual Partners in Giving Campaign for state employees. This year, …

FP&M 2016-2017 Annual Plan

The FP&M Leadership Team recently finalized the 2016-2017 Annual Plan, which includes five internal goals and fifteen campus service goals for the current fiscal year. As part of this effort, an update to the 2015-2016 Annual …

Safety: It’s the Way We Work

Rob Lamppa, Executive Director–Physical Plant Now that everyone is back on campus for the fall semester—including students, faculty, and staff—I’d like to encourage all of us to be mindful and careful as we all move …

From the Desk of the AVC

Bill Elvey, Associate Vice Chancellor Spring is upon us, this year’s  graduates have undergone commencement, and we are headed into a busy summer at Facilities Planning & Management. The 2016 VCFA Engagement, Inclusion, & Diversity …

Tuition Reimbursement Policy Issued

FP&M has updated the Tuition Reimbursement policy and the process for requesting reimbursement. In order to request tuition reimbursement, please follow these steps: Fill out the UW-Madison Reimburesment Request for Career-Related Coursework or Training: ohr.wisc.edu/ docs/EmployeeCourseworkTrainingRequestForm.pdf. …

Tree Planting in the Lakeshore Nature Preserve

As part of the All Campus Day of Service on April 27, 2016, staff from the Lakeshore Nature Preserve(managed by by FP&M Campus Planning and Landscape Architecture) and Physical Plant–Grounds teamed up with student volunteers for …

Two Physical Plant Units Renamed

Rob Lamppa, Executive Director—Physical Plant As part of our ongoing effort to better communicate with our campus customers and more effectively represent the services that we provide, we have decided  to rename two Physical Plant …

Get Outside with Outdoor UW

Outdoor UW is the university community’s home for outdoor recreation. As a UW employee, you can rent paddling and camping equipment, practice yoga on the Terrace or on the lake, and learn from experienced instructors. …

New Employee Recuitment Policy Issued

FP&M recently published a new Recruitment, Assessment, and Selection of Academic, Limited, and University Staff Employees policy. This policy outlines how FP&M fills vacancies using a hiring process that incorporates merit  selection principles, including objective …

In Memoriam: Steve Kutka

FP&M employee Steve Kutka passed away on May 25, 2016. Steve joined FP&M in February 2014 and became a valuable member of the Physical Plant Custodial Services team by taking on the vital and needed …

7 Habits Leadership

Shoko Miyagi, FP&M Human Resources Nearly 50 FP&M employees recently participated in The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, a course in leadership development  training. Attendees were self-nominated, as well as nominated by their supervisors …

Templin Commended by UWPD

Jeff Templin, a supervisor in the Transportation Services Fleet garage, has received a Chief’s Commendation from the UW Police Department. UWPD presents these commendations to members of the community who have assisted a member of …

EID Survey Results to be Shared Soon

The results for the 2016 VCFA Engagement, Inclusion & Diversity (EID) survey are now ready for distribution. Over the past few weeks, the FP&M EID team has been collating the results with the help of …