Welcome Cameo Jastrow!

On October 19, 2017, Cameo Jastrow began as the Assistant Director of Multimedia Services in Athletics.

Welcome, Cameo!

Volunteer Opportunity: Make a Difference Day

UWGB Make a Difference Day

Make a Difference Day is an annual national day on the fourth Saturday of October. UW-Green Bay will be giving back to the Green Bay community on October 27 this year. They are still looking for volunteers to participate in the variety of opportunities on-campus and off-campus. All transportation will be provided for any off-campus volunteering on October 27. Some on-campus options for employees this year are: The Einstein Project – Making Thank You Cards, Campus Clean Up, Landscaping Residence Life, or Making Holiday Cards for Veterans in TRiO. If you would like to register, you can go to the Make A Difference Day page on the UW-Green Bay website. www.uwgb.edu/make-a-difference-day/

Can’t volunteer with the campus as a whole? UW-Green Bay is sponsoring the Volunteer Center of Brown County in their participation in the national Make A Difference Day on October 28. Volunteers will be responsible for their transportation on October 28, but will still be recognized as a part of the UW-Green Bay volunteers. You can go to www.volunteergb.org/madd for more information on how to get involved!

Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) Webinars Offered in November

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ETF is offering a series of 30-minute, live, interactive webinars designed to increase your understanding of Wisconsin Retirement System benefits. Individuals can also ask questions at the end of these sessions.

Additional Contributions

Find out how making additional contributions to your WRS account can potentially increase your retirement. This webinar also provides examples of how contributions grow over time with interest, how to pay additional contributions (payroll deduction or direct pay), etc.

  • Mon, Nov 6, 2017 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Thurs, Nov 9, 2017 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Mon, Nov 13, 2017 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Wed, Nov 29, 2017 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Choosing When to Retire

This webinar will focus primarily on choosing your optimal termination and WRS benefit effective dates. The focus will include not only the “December versus January” decision, but also how retirement timing at any point during the year can affect your retirement annuity amount and other employee retirement benefits as well.

  • Fri, Nov 10, 2017 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Wed, Nov 15, 2017 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Tues, Nov 21, 2017 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Thurs, Nov 30, 2017 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

How to Use ETF’s Online Retirement Calculator

ETF’s online retirement calculator, one of the most-used tools on our website, allows you to calculate an unofficial projection of your WRS retirement benefit at any point in the future. This webinar will cover where to find and how to use the calculator, specific information required for data entry (e.g., desired retirement date, spouse or partner’s birthdate, etc.) and how to interpret the results. There will be time at the end of the webinar to ask specific questions on this topic.

  • Thurs, Nov 2, 2017 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Wed, Nov 8, 2017 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Thurs, Nov 16, 2017 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Thurs, Nov 30, 2017 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Variable Fund

In this webinar we will discuss the Variable Fund – what it is, how it differs from the Core Fund, and the effect participation in this fund may have on your retirement benefit calculations. We will also discuss how to elect to participate in the Variable Fund, how to cancel Variable participation, and the impact the timing of these decisions may have on your Wisconsin Retirement System benefits.

  • Mon, Nov 6, 2017 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Tues, Nov 7, 2017 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Mon, Nov 20, 2017 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Thurs, Nov 30, 2017 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 

 Register for a webinar

Please contact Human Resources at (920) 465-2390 or payrollandbenefits@uwgb.eduwith any questions.



Well Wisconsin Incentive deadline is October 20th

WellWIIf you are covered under the State of Wisconsin Group Health Insurance program, you are eligible for a $150 incentive to complete a health screening and assessment.  For more information about the incentive, please visit the Stay Well website, and click on “Learn More” by Well Wisconsin.  The deadline is Friday, October 20, 2017.

SECC Statewide Annual Campaign

 

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The Statewide Employees Combined Campaign (SECC) annual workplace campaign is officially underway! You can make a pledge anytime between now and November 30, 2017.The SECC Campaign is available for state and university employees outside of Dane, Milwaukee and Waukesha counties. SECC raises money to support a wide range of charities doing important work like protecting our natural resources, providing health services and research, defending civil and human rights, and preventing violence.

 

To make your pledge:

  • Go to seccstatewide.wi.gov
  • Choose the link that corresponds with your employment
    • University
    • State
    • Retiree
  • Login or register following the instructions online
  • Find out more information about the charities available to support
  • Follow the instructions on the website to complete your pledge

 

The CHOICE is yours…

   You decide:

  • How you want to give – choose payroll contribution, cash or check.
  • Where your dollars go – when you designate your gift to specific charities, only the charities you choose will receive money from you.

Pick from more than 300 state, national and international charities.

 

Check out a list of common questions and concerns.

Learn more about the impact of your gift.

 

Thank you for your work as an employee of the State of Wisconsin and University of Wisconsin system! State employees have a great impact on the quality of life for all citizens of Wisconsin every day at work and then by giving back through the Statewide SECC campaign.

Cooking demo held October 3rd

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Thank you to Jolene Sell, Registered Dietician with Chartwells and Sydney Keidl, Nutrition Intern, for presenting a cooking demonstration for us on Tuesday, October 3rd about “Healthy Eating on a Budget”!  We enjoyed delicious samples of apple cinnamon overnight oats, turmeric-ginger marinated chicken, pesto-prosciutto flatbread and gluten-free apple cheddar cheese toast.  Mark your calendar for their next cooking demo on Tuesday, November 7th at Noon!

Benefits & Wellness Fair held October 5th

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The annual Benefits & Wellness Fair was held on Thursday, October 5th and over 200 employees and retirees attended.  A big thank you to the more than 40 vendors who were on hand to help us with our benefits and wellness questions!

ETF Presentations and Health Vendor Fair – Tuesday, October 17

A representative from the Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF) will be on campus on Tuesday, October 17th to present information to the campus community regarding changes to the State Group Health Program.  ETF will talk through the timing of the decisions in a typical year, why this year was different with self-insurance as a consideration, how the budget bill impacted decisions, and some of the numbers used in the decision.

Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Times: 8:30 – 9:15 a.m.

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           10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

LocationRoom 103 in the University Union

No registration required.

Representatives from health plans available to employees for 2018 will also attend on this date. Vendors will be present to talk through specific questions employees may have from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Please see below for the locations of vendors.  All rooms are located in the University Union.

Dean Health Insurance – Prevea360 – Manistique Room

Network Health – Manistique Room

Security Health Plan – Valley – Wequiock Room

WEA Trust – East – Wequiock Room

As a reminder, feel free to stop in to a Benefit Open Lab Session to have your Annual Benefit Enrollment questions answered or to get help with your eBenefits election process from one of our Benefit specialists.

Creating an Inclusive Campus Community

The landscape of higher education and UW-Green Bay is ever-changing.  As faculty and staff, everyone must understand how diversity and inclusion efforts are critical to student success. Please join Eric Arneson, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Climate, as he leads a discussion on the current campus climate and examines everybody’s role in creating an inclusive campus community where all students, faculty, and staff feel they have a place and a voice. 

Sessions will be held on the following dates/times:

Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

1965 Room

Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

1965 Room

Register today to attend one of these dynamic sessions!