Groundskeeper

This position reports to the Grounds Supervisor and performs groundskeeping duties to maintain, renovate, and improve the campus landscape and surrounding areas.  Responsibilities include care, pruning, fertilizing, mowing, and maintenance of turf, woody plants, and trees on the campus.  Assist in asphalt repairs on campus roads, trails, and parking lots. This position must safely operate all grounds related equipment, turf equipment, and snow removal equipment and possess skills to perform general maintenance, and assist grounds mechanics in repairs of all types of equipment, trucks, and cars. Knowledge and safe operating skills of different types and sizes of chainsaws is required. This position requires knowledge of best pest management practices, and the ability to safely apply pesticides, and herbicides. Other responsibilities include maintaining accurate records, assist with training, and direction of 8-10 part time employees, including students, volunteers, and University Staff Temporary employees.

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

To ensure consideration, please apply by Sunday, April 7, 2019.

State Group Life Insurance Annual Premium Update

Each year, State Group Life Insurance premiums are updated on April 1. For University Staff (paid bi-weekly), the premium update will be reflected on the March 28, 2019 paycheck. For Faculty/Academic Staff/Limited Appointees (paid monthly), the premium update will be reflected on the April 1, 2019 paycheck.

Current enrollees in the State Group Life insurance program can review their updated premiums at this link: State Group Life Premium Notice. Additionally, current enrollees in the program were sent an email with a link to this customized web page.

State Group Life Insurance premium and coverage levels are based on:

  • An employee’s highest calendar year of eligible earnings
  • An employee’s age as of April 1 each year
  • The coverage level the employee has elected

Employees who have changed age categories, or have had a salary change since April 1, 2018, will have a premium change effective April 1, 2019.

Premium Increase

Effective April 1, 2019, in addition to the annual premium update, there is also a premium increase for the first time in many years. Whether or not an employee will experience a premium increase will depend on his/her age.

Employees in higher age ranges may have a slight premium increase. Employees in lower age ranges may not see an increase at all. View State Group Life insurance premiums and age ranges.  Please note the premiums for spouse and dependent coverage are not changing.

The premium increase was approved by the Group Insurance Board which oversees the administration of the State Group Life insurance program.

Questions?

For general information about the State Group Life insurance plan, visit the State Group Insurance plan page or visit ALEX. If you have questions about the premium update or increase, contact Human Resources at (920) 465-2390 or payrollandbenefits@uwgb.edu.

Source: UW Service Center

Welcome Andrew Teresinski!

On March 20, 2019, the Division of Information Technology welcomed Andrew Teresinski as a Desktop Administrator.

Welcome, Andrew!

Congratulations Ryan Ledvina!

Starting March 20, 2019, Ryan Ledvina will transition from a Help Desk Professional to a Desktop Administrator in the Division of Information Technology.

Congratulations, Ryan!

Archives Assistant (70% Appointment)

This position reports to the University Archivist and supports the University Archives and Area Research Center by providing: research services to patrons and assisting in the management of the Archives departmental operations. This position will contribute to various aspects of tasks associated with the access and management of the archival collections. In addition, this position will assist the University Archivist in developing departmental procedures as well as providing support for department outreach initiatives.  In the absence of the Archivist, this position will assume responsibility for the welfare and operations of the Archives and Area Research Center. In carrying out these duties, the employee works with a great deal of independence and must apply archival and research expertise and judgment to a wide range of circumstances and situations. The Archives is a high energy and busy customer service department in which the employee will provide services to many campus departments as well as the greater community.

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

To ensure consideration, please apply by Monday, April 8, 2019.

Reminder: Monthly Leave Report Approval Process

As a reminder, timely approval of absence requests (monthly leave reports) is essential for accurate absence balances for employees and tracking of missing leave reports. Faculty, academic staff and limited supervisors should be approving all absence requests by the 10th of each month. Instructions for approving absence can be found here: Approving Monthly Absence Instructions. We are requesting supervisors to review their Approve Absences screen in the My UW Portal for any pending approvals. Contact HR at (920) 465-2390 or payrollandbenefits@uwgb.edu if you have any questions.

Enjoy a Cup of Chamomile Tea Before Heading to Bed

Can’t seem to fall asleep? There are a variety of things you can do to make sleep come more easily, such as keeping your bedroom cool and dark, forgoing caffeine in the evening, and avoiding strenuous exercise immediately before bed. Often, however, we don’t give ourselves enough time to transition from the busyness of the day to preparations for sleep. A relaxing wind-down routine can make that shift easier.

Today, why not create your own sleep-inducing routine by making a cup of chamomile tea an hour before bedtime? Chamomile has long been used as a sleep aid, and it may help you relax and prepare for sleep. Look for it at your grocery store in the herbal tea section. Simply brew, sip, and relax. Your “sit and sip” time may become a relaxing ritual you look forward to every night.

Article from the StayWell Company, LLC.

Tea

Carrot Oat Bran Muffins

(Gluten-free)CarrotOatBranMuffins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup gluten-free oat bran
  • 1 cup powdered nonfat milk
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons artificial sweetener brown sugar blend
  • 3 large eggs, beaten (alternative: egg whites or egg substitute)
  • 1/2 cup applesauce, no sugar added
  • 1 cup grated carrots (about 2 large or 3 small)
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 12 paper muffin cup liners or cooking spray

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Prepare a 12-muffin tin by inserting paper liners or spraying lightly with cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, mix oat bran, powdered milk, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and artificial sweetener.
  4. Add eggs and applesauce and mix well.
  5. Stir in grated carrots and raisins.
  6. Divide batter among 12 muffin cups. Bake 20 minutes.
  7. Cool on a rack. Store in an airtight container. Leftover muffins can be frozen.

Makes 12 muffins
Each muffin contains about 109 calories, 6 g protein, 2 g fat, 60 mg cholesterol, 17 g carbohydrates, 3 g fiber, and 201 mg sodium.

Recipe from the StayWell Company, LLC.

Information Specialist (Sheboygan Campus)

This position reports to the Campus Executive Officer and works in the UW Green Bay Sheboygan Campus Solution Center to assist clients (i.e., enrolled and prospective students, parents, faculty, staff and the general public) with routine transactions and inquiries, educate clients about university policies, procedures and resources, advise clients about alternative courses of action, and work collaboratively with other university offices and external agencies on behalf of clients to expedite problem resolution. The Information Specialist is the first campus contact and therefore highly visible with high regard for customer service. This position responds proactively to phone, e-mail and in-person inquiries and transactional requests by clarifying the request, diagnosing the problem, researching the resolution, taking action on the request, and following up as appropriate. Specialists must have a strong understanding and knowledge base of the campus protocols and be cross-trained in admissions, recruitment, advising, financial aid, accessibility, student/academic conduct and veteran affairs. In addition, this position make recommendations to Enrollment Services on procedural and/or business practice improvements and help track customer service metrics to continuously improve student services and satisfaction. Specialists perform all the duties of a Student Affairs professional, consistent with institutional, division, and departmental mission, vision and values.

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

To ensure consideration, please apply by Sunday, March 31, 2019.

Welcome Major Cooper!

On March 18, 2019, the Admissions department welcomed Major Cooper as the Assistant Director of Admissions for Regional Recruitment.

Major comes to UW-Green Bay from the University of Kentucky where he worked for 7 months and Marquette University where he worked for 1 year. He has an M.P.A. and a B.A. in Psychology.

Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, Major enjoys jogging and is a member of the Memphis Urban League Young Professionals and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. He has three sisters.

Welcome, Major!