Outside Activity Reports and Notification Requirements

Pursuant to Chapter UWS 8 and Regent Policy Document 20-7, all UW System faculty, academic staff, and limited appointees with half-time appointments or more are required to report annually (by April 30 of each year) outside activities and interests related to their areas of professional responsibility and for which they receive remuneration.

All faculty, academic staff, and limited appointees should have received an e-mail on March 8, 2018 from Human Resources with instructions on how to fulfill this requirement as well as an associated escalation schedule for non-compliance. All forms must be returned to your budget unit chair or supervisor by Monday, April 30, 2018.  Your supervisor or chair will forward the completed forms to the Division Leader after they have been signed.

All employees must also be aware of Regent Policy Document 13-4: Wisconsin System Policy on Institutional and Employee Relationships with Educational Loan Lenders. Please review this document, as well as Regent Policy Document 20-22, which identifies guidelines related to employees’ public responsibilities and definitions of those activities that cause a conflict of interest.

Thank you for your attention. Please contact Human Resources at hr@uwgb.edu or (920) 465-2390 if you have any questions.

Reminder: March 31 Deadline for Filing 2017 Flexible Spending Account Claims

Employees enrolled in the Health Care and/or Dependent Day Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) for the 2017 plan year must submit eligible claims for the 2017 plan year to the Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Administrator (TASC) for reimbursement by Saturday, March 31, 2018. Eligible claims must be received by TASC or postmarked by March 31. Claims for 2017 must have been incurred January 1 through December 31, 2017 to be eligible to submit for reimbursement from your 2017 account.

You may submit a claim using any of the following methods:

Important: The IRS requires you to include appropriate supporting documentation when submitting a claim. Make sure that your documentation contains the required information before submitting your claim.

As a reminder, the IRS allows up to $500 of unused funds in a 2017 Health Care FSA to be carried over into a 2018 Health Care FSA account. Funds remaining above the $500 carryover after March 31 will be forfeited. The $500 that is carried over does not offset a 2018 election amount. If you did not sign up for a 2018 Health Care FSA during the Annual Benefits Enrollment period last fall, a 2018 account will be created for you if you have carryover. You will not receive a new TASC debit card. Note: There is no carryover provision for the Dependent Day Care FSA.

For questions, contact TASC at 1-844-786-3947 or 1customercare@tasconline.com.

Source: UW System Human Resources

Custodian Float (Open to UW System Employees Only)

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has a current vacancy for a full-time, first-shift Custodian Float. This position works under the general supervision of the Custodial Services Supervisor and is responsible for maintaining the overall appearance and cleanliness of their designated areas. Work performed in this position includes manual cleaning and maintenance of UW-Green Bay buildings. General areas of responsibility include cleaning offices, restrooms, and other building areas; maintaining all floor surfaces, including mopping, buffing, vacuuming, shampooing, and refinishing; cleaning windows (inside and outside); cleaning furniture; assisting with furniture, piano, and equipment moves; stocking restrooms and custodial work areas with necessary supplies and products; waste and recycling removal; and snow removal and salting of building entrances. This position will be required to drive a State vehicle and travel between work locations as needed.


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

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Sunday, April 1, 2018.

Lima Bean, Mushroom, and Barley Soup


  • 1 cup large, dried lima beans
  • 3 tbsp. coarse pearl barley
  • 6 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 cups sliced portabella mushrooms
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tbsp. chopped parsley
  • ½ cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup diced carrots


Wash lima beans and barley separately in cold water. Drain and transfer to a soup kettle.

Add vegetable broth and remaining ingredients; cover and bring to a boil. Cook over low-medium heat until lima beans are soft, about two hours. Serve hot.

Makes 8 servings.
Each serving provides about 110 calories, 0 g fat and cholesterol,130 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 6 g dietary fiber. 5 g sugars,  and 6 g protein.

Recipe from the StayWell Company, LLC

Social Media Sabotage


Social media sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, help meet your need to connect and communicate. Plus, posting a flattering photo or positive update may give you a quick ego boost. But online friends are no substitute for the off-line kind. If you’re already feeling lonely and blue, spending endless hours with only a screen for company may make the problem worse.

What you can do:

  • Put face time first. Make a rule: no phones, tablets, or TV at meals. Plus, look for other opportunities to enjoy gadget-free time with family and friends. Start a conversation, play with your kids, or invite a coworker to lunch.
  • Find new off-line friends by taking a class, volunteering for a cause, or joining a support group. Like so many things, gadgets are healthiest when used in moderation

Article from the StayWell Company, LLC

Eliminate stress on your vacation with these tips!


“Vacation stress” may sound like a contradiction in terms. But any kind of change-even a fun one-can trigger stress. Add children to the mix, and you can have a recipe for more work than relaxation. But some pre-planning can help keep everyone smiling:

  1. Let kids be kids. If children are on the vacation, plan at least one child-oriented activity a day, such as a visit to the zoo.
  2. Make sure everyone receives enough sleep and relaxation time.
  3. Plan fewer activities than you think you have time for. Rushing to reach a destination or catch a plane can add unwelcome stress to your vacation.
  4. Schedule time for stress-busting naps and exercise along the way.
  5. Bring a “fun bag” stuffed with favorite snacks, books, games, and other items your peers may enjoy.
  6. Try to keep to a daily routine as much as possible.

Article from the StayWell Company, LLC

Volunteer Opportunity: UntitledTown


UntitledTown graphicUntitledtown Book and Author Festival is looking for volunteers to help during April 19-22. There are various shifts available and jobs include: speaker introductions, author support, and assisting/registering visitors. Our own professor, Dr. Rebecca Meacham, is on the board of directors for this special event for the second year in a row. The festival will be happening in downtown Green Bay and will feature many authors from across the state, the Green Bay area, and the big authors of R.L. Stine and Roxanne Gray. If you would like more information, please contact David Siegel at david@untitledtown.org or (920)-609-7058.

Welcome Abbey Sutherland!

Abbey Sutherland started as the Head Women’s Volleyball Coach in Athletics on March 12, 2018.

Welcome, Abbey!

Welcome Jodi Schleis!

Jodi Schleis started as an Associate Athletics Director – Finance and Human Resources Operations in Athletics on March 12, 2018.

Welcome, Jodi!

Welcome Peter Falish!

On March 12, 2018, Facilities Management welcomed Peter Falish as an Auto/Equipment Technician-Senior.

Welcome, Peter!