First Nations Student Success Coordinator

This position reports to the Director of the Education Center for First Nations Studies and is responsible for support services of prospective and current First Nations students with a specific focus on students from the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin. This includes academic advising and counseling. The coordinator develops and maintains partnerships with Wisconsin First Nations communities to actively support campus efforts to recruit, retain, and graduate First Nations students.

First Nations student success coordinator is also responsible for developing programs and activities to promote campus-wide understanding of Wisconsin First Nations history, culture, sovereignty, and contemporary status with particular emphasis on the Oneida Nation. The coordinator develops new programs and works independently and collaborates effectively with the Education Center for First Nations Studies, First Nations Studies program, First Nations Education doctoral program and other University departments.

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

To ensure consideration, please apply by Sunday, January 12, 2020.

Assistant Professor – First Nations Education

The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Welfare at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay seeks applicants for a tenure-track position to teach courses fulfilling undergraduate general education requirements in First Nations Studies appropriate to the person’s expertise. The successful candidate will also teach courses in the First Nations Education doctoral program appropriate to the person’s area of expertise. The normal teaching load is 24 credits for an academic year. The successful candidate is expected to maintain scholarly activities; chair dissertation committees; facilitate close ties with local First Nations, mentor students, and participate in the development of the First Nations education programs including the Education Center for First Nations Studies.

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

To ensure consideration, please apply by Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

Try a Drop of Lavender Oil Next to Your Pillow

Irregular sleep can sometimes be aided by the smell of lavender oil next to your bed. Tonight, consider using lavender to help you sleep better by following these steps:
• To prevent staining your pillow or sheets, start by getting a tissue or paper towel.
• Place one to two drops of lavender oil , depending on your preference, on the tissue or paper towel and let it absorb in.
• Keep the tissue next to your pillow while you sleep.
• Avoid burning lavender oil while you sleep as this is a fire hazard!

Article from the StayWell Company, LLC

Carrot-Oatmeal Muffins

(Gout-friendly)
Ingredients
• 1 cup quick oats
• 2 cups unbleached flour
• 2 teaspoons baking powder
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
• 1 large egg, lightly beaten
• 1 cup skim milk
• 1/4 cup vegetable oil
• 2 carrots, grated
• 1 cup raisins
• 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

Directions
Line a regular muffin pan with 12 paper liners. Preheat oven to 400°F. In a large bowl, combine oats, flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. In a small bowl, beat egg lightly. Add milk, vegetable oil, and grated carrots.
Stir wet ingredients into large bowl of dry ingredients. Do not overmix. Stir in raisins and walnuts. Divide batter among 12 muffin cups. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, or until tops are golden brown.

Makes 12 muffins
Each muffin contains about 266 calories, 6 g protein, 9 g fat (30% calories from fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 42 g carbohydrates, 3 g fiber, and 113 mg sodium.
This food is gout-friendly because it contains foods moderate in purines. You should limit the amount of oatmeal you eat to less than 2/3 of a cup (uncooked) per day.

Recipe from the StayWell Company, LLC.

Recruitment and Enrollment Coordinator

This position reports to the Assistant Director of Admissions for Recruitment and serves as a transition specialist for students who have been admitted to UW-Green Bay. The focus of the role is to yield students to enroll at UW-Green Bay by helping students and their families overcome the hurdles of completing financial aid applications, applying for scholarships, attending registration, taking placement exams, understanding their financial aid award and other challenges presented.

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

To ensure consideration, please apply by Sunday, December 22, 2019.

University Services Program Associate

This 100% one-year appointment (has the potential for extension based upon the continuance of funding and satisfactory performance), reports to the Executive Manager of GEAR UP Services and performs a wide variety of duties and responsibilities requiring a broad, complex skill set. This position serves as the primary program support person for UW-Green Bay services for the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) in the Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement. As a liaison with internal and external people, this position interacts with a diverse audience of individuals and organizations by communicating procedural information, interpreting and implementing regulations and policies, and resolving complex problems as they occur. GEAR UP program support includes registration, billing, payment, updating websites and coordinating program logistics. This position calls for a highly organized, flexible, and self-directed individual with excellent customer service skills.

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

To ensure consideration, please apply by Sunday, December 22, 2019.

TASC Payment Cards Issued due to Upcoming Expiration Dates

The Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF) has indicated that participants in the Health Savings Accounts, Flexible Spending Accounts, and Commuter Fringe Benefit Accounts may have received a new TASC debit card if their TASC card was set to expire. TASC’s system automatically generates new cards 30 days prior to the expiration date. TASC has indicated that they’re not able to put a stop to issuing new cards since it’s an automated process.

If you are questioning why you received a new TASC FSA card, you may disregard the card since those cards will no longer be active after December 31, 2019.

TASC HSA Card Reminders:

  • Participants may continue to use their TASC HSA cards until February 2, 2020 if they have a balance in their HSA and have electronically authorized the transfer of their HSA to ConnectYourCare.
  • Participants may continue to use their TASC HSA cards indefinitely if they have a balance in their HSA and have not electronically authorized the transfer of their HSA; however, participants will be responsible for their monthly administrative fees with TASC.

Additional FAQ’s have been added to the FSA & HSA Vendor Change page to help clarify this situation.

Update Your Address for Tax Form Distribution

Now is the time to make sure your address information is up-to-date for tax form distribution (such as the W-2 Form). Review and update your address as soon as possible.

Your 2019 W-2 Form will be mailed to the first available address on record in the following order: mailing, home or office address. Note: Active employees who have signed up for electronic-only W-2 Form delivery will not receive a mailed copy.

To ensure your W-2 Form and other tax forms are sent to your preferred address, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to the My UW Portal
  2. Launch the Personal Information tile to view your current mailing and/or home address. If the address you prefer for W-2 Form distribution is not displayed, update your mailing address by clicking on the Update my Personal Information link. Refer to change your personal details for instructions.
  3. If you want to update your office address, you must contact your human resources office.

An online copy of your W-2 Form will be available in late January in the portal Payroll Information tile.

Update your address by January 3, 2020 to guarantee that your address has been received in time for tax form distribution.

Source: UW-Shared Services, Service Operations

Monthly Pay Date for December Earnings is January 2, 2020

For UW employees who are paid on the 1st of each month, the monthly pay date for December 2019 earnings is Thursday, January 2, 2019. January 2 is the pay date because January 1 (New Year’s Day) is a Federal Reserve holiday.

When a pay date falls on a weekend or Federal Reserve holiday, the pay date is usually the previous business day. An exception to this is the monthly pay date that falls on New Year’s Day, January 1.

To avoid tax-related issues, the January 1 pay date for December earnings is paid in the new calendar year and must be the first “official banking business day” following the New Year’s holiday. The “official banking business day” is defined as a calendar day other than a Saturday, Sunday or a Federal Reserve holiday.

Source: UW-Shared Services, Service Operations