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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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

New Working at UW Website

The University recently unveiled the new Working at UW (working.wisc.edu) website. This website is designed to serve as a hub for employee information, bringing together all the resources that you need in one  place. Working at …

SMO Leadership Transition

After Doug Rose’s retirement, Deputy Associate Vice Chancellor Margaret Tennessen will serve as Interim Director of the Space Management Office (SMO) until a permanent replacement is found. She will work with Brent Lloyd to manage …

Doug Rose Retires

Teresa Adams, Capital Planning and Development After nearly 38 years in the Space Management Office, Doug Rose retires on April 1st, 2016. Doug started work at UW-Madison on August 1, 1978 as a data analyst, …

New FP&M Leave Without Pay Policy

The FP&M Policy Advisory Review Group recently completed its review of a new Leave Without Pay (LWOP) policy, which provides guidance on approving or imposing LWOP in compliance with Family and Medical Leave (FMLA) and …

FP&M Partners in Giving Award

FP&M has won an award from the Partners in Giving Campaign, coming in third for overall percentage increase in contributions in a department with more than 400 employees. In 2015, FP&M employees donated $19,546, a …

From the Desk of the AVC

Bill Elvey, Associate Vice Chancellor Winter is slowly turning into spring and it has been a few months since the last issue of Inside FP&M, so there are several updates that I want to share …