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For Employees

Welcome current and prospective employees of UW-Extension.

In this section you will find contact information, forms, policies and procedures for each administrative department in UW-Extension. For UW-Extension and UW Colleges administration, please see:


Annual Benefit Enrollment (ABE) Period is Coming!

The Annual Benefit Enrollment (ABE) period is your annual opportunity to enroll and/or make changes to your current benefits. ABE begins on October 7, 2013 and ends on November 1, 2013. All changes made during ABE take effect on January 1, 2014: Off-site link

Benefit Changes Allowed During ABE:

  • State Group Health Insurance
  • VSP Vision Insurance
  • EPIC Benefits+
  • Employee Reimbursement Account (ERA) Program – must re-enroll every year

The following plans allow you to make changes to your current coverage during the ABE period:

  • Dental Wisconsin – remove dependents or cancel coverage
  • Individual and Family Life Insurance – increase coverage level (maximum coverage levels increasing for 2014)

More information will be available as we get closer to the ABE period. ETF has released its Newsletter – It's Your Benefit with information about the ABE period.

WRS Contribution Rates for 2014 are Set. Check them out on ETF's Website.

For ETF learning opportunities for WRS presentations and other beneficial information, please view their website:

State Holidays

  • There are nine paid holidays per year for UW-Extension employees:
  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Eve Day
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year’s Eve Day
  • January 1, 2016
  • January 18, 2016 (third Monday)
  • May 30, 2016 (last Monday)
  • July 4, 2016
  • September 5, 2016 (first Monday)
  • November 24, 2016 (fourth Thursday)
  • December 24, 2016(floating holiday)
  • December 25, 2016(observed December 26)
  • December 31, 2016(floating holiday)