LawRoom Training Reminders every Wednesday

The university has rolled out two courses through our contracted training vendor, LawRoom, including Intersections: Harassment Prevention Training  and Checkpoint: Data Security & Privacy. Employees who have not yet completed these courses will receive a weekly reminder e-mail on Wednesdays informing them of course non-completion.  New employees will also be enrolled in the course EDU: Protect Children relating to Executive Order 54 and this campus policy. As soon as courses are completed no further reminders will be issued.

For questions on accessing LawRoom or completion of these courses, please contact Mitchell Sabez at (920) 465-2839 or sabezm@uwgb.edu.

Employee Appreciation Week Feedback Wanted

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Employee Appreciation Week was held May 8 – 12. The Employee Appreciation Week Work Group would like your feedback on the activites that were planned. Please take a couple of minutes to complete this short survey so that the work group can plan an even better event for next year.

Arboretum Poker Walk Challenge Results

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Thirty-three employees participated in the five-week Arboretum Poker Walk Challenge this spring, and enjoyed refreshing exercise on UW-Green Bay’s scenic arboretum trails.  Whether they enjoyed a reinvigorating walk and conversation with co-workers over their lunch hour, or took a peacful stroll after work, they were able to tear off a strip of paper at a trail kiosk to redeam at the Kress Events Center or Human Resources front desk for a playing card.

Twenty-seven employees collected a full hand of playing cards, and the top three poker hands were collected by Sara Chaloupka (best hand), Amanda Wildenberg (2nd best hand), and Tina Tackmier (3rd best hand)!

All participants were entered in to a random drawing, and the following people were selected to pick out a prize:

  • Diane Grubisha
  • Brenda Beck
  • Jill Siegmund
  • Bea Yang Thao
  • Stephanie Kaponya
  • Erica Grunseth
  • Sarah Pratt
  • Laura Sinclair
  • Karen Peterson

Thank you to~

  • Bobbie Webster and her staff for putting up and taking down the posters at different Arboretum trail kiosks each week
  • Sam Goeller and the Kress Events Center front desk staff and Human Resources front desk staff for handing out the playing cards
  • Charlie Schroeder (UWGB student employee) who designed the posters and added the weekly quotes to the tear off strips
  • Caela Stenske and the UWGB Dietetic Interns for contacting businesses to request donations of prizes
  • Tammy Papineau and the Marketing & University Communication staff for creating the arboretum map showing the kiosk locations
  • Lisa Schmelzer for reviewing all the poker cards collected to determine the best hands

Thank you to the following organizations who donated prizes~

  • 9th Street Wellness Center
  • Anytime Fitness – DePere
  • Aurora BayCare Medical Center
  • Every Body’s Yoga, LLC
  • Humana
  • Network Health
  • Planet Fitness – Appleton East
  • Planet Fitness – Green Bay East
  • T. Rowe Price
  • WEA TRust
  • Weight Watchers – Green Bay

Last but not least, thank you to those who participated in this fun challenge! 

New Academic & University Staff Handbook

In an effort to streamline and create a more cohesive document for employees, Human Resources has worked with Academic and University Staff Governance representatives over the past year to refine and create an updated Employee Handbook for all Academic and University Staff Employees. The updated UW-Green Bay Employee Handbook for Academic and University Staff contains helpful information for all employees, including referential policies, campus information, and various resources.

Please review and become familiar with the information contained within this handbook.  Upon full review, please print, sign, and return a copy of the final page in this handbook- the Employee Acknowledgement to Human Resources.  All employees are requested to complete this review and submit an employee handbook acknowledgement no later than Friday, June 23.

Facilities Maintenance Specialist

The Facilities Maintenance Specialist – Advanced reports to the Maintenance Supervisor and is responsible for operation, maintenance, and repair of general plumbing fixtures and components.  This position will also perform general inspection, repair, and preventative maintenance of campus building structures and equipment, laboratory systems and equipment and making necessary installations and repairs. This position will also maintain an appropriate parts inventory, order parts when necessary and provide professional advice on the materials and time required to complete various tasks.  The Facilities Maintenance Specialist – Advanced may also direct the work of student and/or University Staff Temporary employees.

For more information and position responsibilities, please see the full position announcement.

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Monday, May 29, 2017.

Employee Appreciation Week

Thank you to all those who came out and participated in the activities for Employee Appreciation Week. Here are some photos from Team Building Thursday where we had fun Minute to Win It games and lots of other activities. Friday was Pickleball for all to enjoy. Please stop by our HR Facebook page to read the shoutouts that have been submitted throughout the week. Who knows, maybe there was one submitted about you! Thank you for making UWGB the best place to work. There is no UWGB without U!

 

Dietetic Internship Director (Open to UW System Employees Only)

This position reports to the Department Chair of the Human Biology department and is responsible for the overall management, including day-to-day implementation of the dietetic internship program. The program director leads the assessment, planning, and evaluation of the dietetic internship to meet the requirements set by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition & Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics. In addition, this position will teach one course per academic year for the Human Biology department.

THIS POSITION IS CURRENTLY OPEN TO UW SYSTEM EMPLOYEES ONLY.

For more information and position responsibilities, please see the full position announcement.

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Sunday, May 21, 2017.

Student Hours Reminder

As a reminder, UW-Green Bay student employees can work up to 40 hours per week starting May 14, 2017.  The hours limit changes to 20 hours per week from June 25th to July 8th, and then goes back to 40 hours per week from July 9th until August 19th, to make sure we are in compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Please review the 2017 Student Bi-Weekly Payroll Schedule at: http://www.uwgb.edu/UWGBCMS/media/hr/files/StudentBiWeeklyPayrollSchedule2017.pdf

If you have any questions about this, please contact Human Resources at payrollandbenefits@uwgb.edu or ext. 2390.

Employee Appreciation Week Tips

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A good leader creates a work environment in which people feel appreciated and motivated.  When you recognize people effectively, you reinforce the actions and behaviors you want to see employees repeat, and promote an energized productive team!  During Employee Appreciation Week, we encourage you take a moment and show your appreciation towards a fellow co-worker, supervisor, or other staff member. Here are some ideas:

For Employee Appreciation Week:

  • Encourage all of your employees to take part in Employee Appreciation Week activities, including “Team Building Thursday”.
  • Send an e-mail, give a card, or post a note on the door of your employees thanking them for their hard work and contributions to UW-Green Bay.
  • Recognize employee achievements publicly, at a team meeting or on your department website.
  • Call an employee to your office to thank them (don’t discuss any other issue).
  • Bring treats or take your team out to lunch.
  • Make a banner to hang in your office or decorate an office bulletin board in recognition of your employees.

All year:

  • When you hear a positive remark about someone, repeat it to that person as soon as possible (Face-to-face is best, e-mail or voice mail are good in a pinch).
  • Hold monthly team meetings to discuss ‘big-picture’ goals and ‘day-to-day’ projects.  Evaluate a completed project and share what went well and what can be improved on.  Acknowledge individual and team accomplishments.
  • Empower your employees – ask them to lead a project, run a meeting, and represent your team on a committee or at an event.  Give special assignments to people who show initiative.
  • Look for opportunities for your employees to benefit from cross-training and professional development.
  • Establish a place to display memos, posters, photos and so on, recognizing progress towards goals and thanking individuals for their help.
  • Write a letter of praise recognizing specific contributions and accomplishments of your employees.  Share it with their next level supervisor.
  • Set achievable yet challenging goals for your team, measure progress, report results, and recognize their success.
  • Listen.  Great communicators listen more than they speak.  They ask questions to draw out the knowledge and opinions of their team, and team members feel affirmed that their opinion matters and they are valued.
  • Ask for employee’s ideas – even “pie in the sky” ideas.  Instead of rejecting a new idea or approach, pause and consider the possibilities. Consider what might work rather than what won’t.
  • Practice positive nonverbal behaviors that demonstrate appreciation, such as smiles or a handshake.

Fourth of July Salsa

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup diced strawberries
  • 1 cup diced jicama
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped jalapeno pepper, stemmed and seeded
  • Juice of 1 large lime
  • Salt, to taste
  • Tortilla chips, for serving

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine blueberries, strawberries, jicama, cilantro, red onion, jalapeno, and lime juice.
  2. Stir until well combined.
  3. Season with salt, to taste.
  4. Serve with tortilla chips at room temperature or chilled.

Yield: 3 cups

Note-this salsa is also great with grilled fish or chicken. It is best eaten the day it is made.

Nutrition Facts for ¼ cup: 21 calories ∙ 5 g carb ∙ 0 g protein ∙ 0 g fat

Recipe provided by Bethany Soderlund, UWGB Dietetic Intern