SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND PUBLIC HEALTH
RESEARCH ASSOCIATE REAPPOINTMENT LETTER
Dear Dr. :
The Department of at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine
and Public Health is pleased to offer you an employee-in-training reappointment as Research
Associate. This is a percent time appointment with a full-time annual salary rate of $
for the period beginning July 1, 2006 (replace with visa begin date for those on visas). We
anticipate that the appointment will continue at least through June 30, 2007 (replace with visa
end date for those on visas) contingent upon your training progress, funding availability,
program needs and satisfactory performance. As long as your appointment continues, a rate
review will be conducted prior to July 1 of each year.
Group 3: Non-Instructional Academic Staff, Limited Appointees, Employees-in-
Training (Employment titles only: Research Associate, Research Intern,
Unfortunately, due to the severe economic conditions and the resulting budget deficit facing the
state of Wisconsin, the Governor has required that all State of Wisconsin employees, including
University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty and staff, take eight days (for 12-month employees) or
six days (for nine-month employees) of unpaid leave per year in each of the fiscal years of this
biennium: July 1, 2009-June 30, 2010, and July 1, 2010-June 30, 2011.
The number of furlough days is prorated for part-time employees and for those beginning or
ending employment during the year. You will be required to use a furlough day on 4 designated
days during the year when the University will close for all but essential services (exceptions will
be made for critical services such as patient care, animal care, police, power plant, and housing
staff) and on 4 other days (2 if you are on a nine-month appointment) that are acceptable to your
unit. The unpaid furlough days equate to a temporary 3.065 percent reduction in your gross
earnings per year. The salary reduction will not reduce any retirement or leave benefits you
Your paycheck will be reduced after you take furlough time off. Because of the timing of the
payroll and your reporting of furloughs, there is a one-month delay in the payroll reduction. For
example, if you take a furlough day in August, the paycheck you receive on October 1 will be
reduced by one day’s worth of pay.
There are important details about this program that are too numerous to include in this letter, so
be sure to read the attached furlough information sheet.
Group 6: Unclassified and Classified Staff on H-1b or E-3 Visas
Although the Governor has required that State of Wisconsin employees take eight days of unpaid
leave per year in each of the fiscal years of this biennium: July 1, 2009-June 30, 2010, and July 1,
2010-June 30, 2011, you are not subject to these furloughs because of your visa status.
You will be affected, however, because the University will close on four days in this fiscal year:
November 26, 2010 (Friday) Day after Thanksgiving
December 30, 2010 (Thursday) Day before New Year’s Eve
March 18, 2011 (Friday) Last day of Spring Break
May 20, 2011 (Friday) Last day of the Academic Year
Since you are not affected by the furloughs, you will not lose any pay for these days. You will be
expected to use vacation time on those days or make suitable arrangements with your supervisor
to work on those days or make up that time.
We look forward to continuing a mutually rewarding working relationship with you.
Name, Degree(s) Elizabeth T. Bolt
Chair and Professor Associate Dean for Administrative Affairs
Department of (dept name)
(Dean’s office signature block required
only with visa checksheet.)