UW System Administration (UWSA) employees have access to an extensive benefits package including health insurance, life insurance, flex spending, retirement benefits, paid leave and much more. These benefits are offered to all University of Wisconsin employees. To learn about benefits available to all UW employees, refer to the UW System Benefits website.

There are several benefits that are specific to UWSA employees.


UWSA employees receive a Wiscard for identification purposes.  Our Wiscard program is affiliated with UW-Madison.  For this reason, it will indicate University of Wisconsin – Madison on your Wiscard, even though you work for UW System Administration.  You can obtain this card at Union South 1308 Dayton Street Room 149.

Your Wiscard will provide you access to UW-Madison libraries, recreation facilities and the Madison Metro Bus system.

Bus Pass

UWSA employees may obtain a Madison Metro Bus Pass.  This pass will allow you to ride all Madison buses for a small fee.  You must show your Wiscard at the UW Transportation Services office in order to acquire your bus pass.  For office location and hours, please visit the Transportation Services website.  NOTE:  Bus passes are only valid from date of receipt to the following August/September.  You will need to get a new bus pass every August/September.

UW-Madison campus also offers several free bus routes for around campus.


Regent Street Location

Regent Street offers convenient on-site parking. Parking permits are required and can be obtained by completing the parking permit application. The low-cost fee is withdrawn each pay period.

Van Hise Location

Employees that are interested in parking in a UW Madison owned lot, need to contact Diana Trendt to be added to the Parking Application System.  Parking for UW-Madison is based upon priority number and hire date.  Learn more about parking services.

Child Care

UWSA employees may use the Child Care Resource Center provided by UW-Madison.  It offers child care for the children of students, faculty and staff.  There are nine sites on or near campus that are licenses and accredited by the city of Madison or accredited by the National Association for Education of the Young Child.