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UW Cautions Employees

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- University of Wisconsin administrators are reminding employees not to use their state e-mail accounts and computers for political purposes.

A flurry of e-mails last week by UW Colleges and Extension faculty caused university relations director Teri Venker to remind employees to do their political organizing on their own time.

The budget repair bill signed by Gov. Scott Walker last week calls for public employees, including those in the university system, to contribute to their pensions and health care.

A UW-Milwaukee vice chancellor, Tom Luljak (LOO'-jak), tells the Journal Sentinel the university is investigating a report that a history department employee used her work e-mail account to spread word about a rally to recall Republican Sen. Alberta Darling of River Hills.

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