Insurance Premium Holiday

The following information affects employees who are enrolled in State Group Health Insurance and/or State Group Life Insurance.

Employees currently pay State Group Health (SGH) and State Group Life (SGL) Insurance premiums two months in advance of coverage. For example, the premiums deducted from July earnings pay for SGH and SGL coverage for the month of September. A decision was made to change the current SGH and SGL deduction schedule so premiums are paid only one month in advance of the coverage month. During the transition period, you will not have SGH and SGL premium deductions for one month – this is considered a premium holiday. Normal payroll deductions will resume after the one‐month premium holiday.

Classified employees (those paid biweekly) will not have a SGH deduction from the November 18, 2010 paycheck and will not have a SGL deduction from the December 2, 2010 paycheck.

Unclassified employees (those paid monthly) will not have a SGH or SGL deduction from the December 1, 2010 paycheck.

For more information, please read the Frequently Asked Questions.  

Please e-mail benefits@uwgb.edu or call 465-2390 if you have any questions.

Wisconsin Deferred Compensation Individual Sessions

Scott Schewe, a representative from WDC, will be available to meet individually with employees regarding their current WDC enrollment and for those interested in learning more about the program and planning for retirement by investing before tax dollars.   For more information about WDC’s Program highlights, see the Wisconsin Deferred Compensation Program Highlights by clicking on the following link:  http://www.uwgb.edu/hr/benefits/WDCP Program Highlights.pdf

When:   Wednesday, November 3rd, 8:00 am to 4:00pm

Where:   University Union Building, Wequiock Room #101A

To schedule a meeting with Scott, call toll-free at 877-457-9327, option 2, or call the WDC office in Madison at 608-241-6604.

Please e-mail benefits@uwgb.edu or call 465-2390 if you have any questions.

Retirement Investing from Beginning to End Webinar

T. Rowe Price, one of the investment companies in your UW TSA 403(b) Program, will be offering the webinar “Retirement Investing from Beginning to End” presented by Drew Kessler on November 4th and 5th.  Drew is a Retirement Specialist in T. Rowe Price Retirement Plan Services.  He is passionate about educating investors on retirement planning and setting them up for retirement success. 

This 40-minute program is a comprehensive presentation that explains asset classes, reviews the concepts of risk and return, and helps employees make the most of their investment choices. The plan’s investment options are discussed and profiled using market capitalization, investment style, and geographic characteristics.  There will be time for you to ask questions and get your questions answered.

Times of the webinar are: 

Thursday, November 4 – 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Friday, November 5 – 10:00 a.m., noon and 2:00 p.m.

To participate in the webinar from your desktop, register at http://inter.viewcentral.com/reg/troweprice/uw 

No desktop access???

If you are an employee that does not have desktop access or may simply prefer to view the webinar in a group setting, UW-Green Bay is offering the webinar at the University Union, Room Alumni A, on November 5 at 2:00 p.m.  You will not need to login; simply sit back and watch “Retirement Investing from Beginning to End” projected on a screen.   

We ask, due to limited space- that if you are planning on attending this webinar that you simply RSVP to HR@uwgb.edu to ensure we have enough seating room for those interested.

Please e-mail benefits@uwgb.edu or call 465-2390 if you have any questions.

Statewide Employees Combined Campaign

The Statewide Employees Combined Campaign (SECC) annual workplace campaign begins Monday, October 12, 2010.  You can make a pledge anytime before November 30, 2010.

The campaign will be online again this year.  Making it easier for you to give and make a difference in your COMMUNITY and the WORLD.

To make your pledge, go to www.seccstatewide.wi.gov

The SECC Statewide is Wisconsin’s largest voluntary fundraising campaign.  Thanks to your help, the campaign raises money for more than 400 participating charities.

The CHOICE is yours…

As the only annual, cooperative, on-the-job campaign authorized to run at your workplace, SECC offers you many choices.

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 400 state, national and international charities.

To make your pledge:

  1. Click on the link for University employees
  2. All University employees are pre-populated.  To login click on “Login Now” in the upper right hand corner OR click on ‘No’ under “Is this your first time logging into this system?”
  3. Log in using the following information: Username:  Your first and last name as it is displayed on your earning statement (use all caps with no spaces between words). Example: JOHNDOE.  Password:  Last 4 digits of your social security number.
  4. Find out more information about the charities and decide who you would like to give to.
  5. Follow the instructions on the website to complete your pledge.

For additional information, to give by cash or check, or if you would prefer paper materials please ask your coordinator or call 608.256.1066 extension 12.

Please e-mail benefits@uwgb.edu or call 465-2390 if you have any questions.

TIAA CREF Individual Counseling Sessions

TIAA CREF is offering individual and confidential counseling sessions where you can discuss your financial situation with a TIAA CREF consultant.  They will be able to help you achieve your financial goals by investing in financial solutions and help simplify your retirement planning.

Please see the flyer for more information about TIAA CREF sessions at UWGB.

When:     Monday, October 25th, 9:45am – 4:45pm

                 Tuesday, October 26th, 8:00am – 12:30pm

Where:    University Union Building, Wequiock Room, #101A

Don’t miss this opportunity — schedule a confidential consultation with your TIAA CREF representative, Chad Stein.   To schedule a time, call 1-800-732-8353, Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 8:00pm (EST).  

Please e-mail benefits@uwgb.edu or call 465-2390 if you have any questions.

Year End Information for Classified Employees

**Important information regarding vacation carry over, compensatory time, annual leave conversion, and personal & floating holidays**

Attn:  Classified Employees and their Supervisors:

UW-Green Bay requires that vacation for classified employees be taken in the calendar year in which it is earned.  It is UW-Green Bay’s practice to allow up to 40 hours of vacation to be carried over into the following year, if approved by the employee’s supervisor.  A request to carry over more than 40 hours of vacation must be approved by Human Resources.  Any vacation carried over from 2010 into 2011 must be used by June 30, 2011.

Please complete the Vacation Carry Over Request Form ONLY if requesting to carry over more than 40 hours of vacation into 2011.

Requests must be submitted to HR, ES 107, no later than Friday, December 10, 2010.  A scanned, signed copy of the form may be e-mailed to hr@uwgb.edu in lieu of a hard copy submission.

If a new employee completes his or her original probationary period between July 1 and December 31, 2010, all vacation may be carried over (without supervisor or HR approval).  However, the leave must still be used by June 30, 2011.

 In-so-far as possible, all 2010 Compensatory Time earned should be used by December 30, 2010.  Under exceptional circumstances, approval to carry unused compensatory time into 2011 may be granted by the immediate supervisor.  All 2010 compensatory time must be used by April 30, 2011 or it will be paid.

Personal holiday hours may not be carried into 2011 and if not used by December 30, 2010 will be forfeited.  Also, please remember that Christmas Day falls on a Saturday, resulting in a floating holiday.  You must use this floating holiday by December 30, 2010 or it will be lost.

In 2011, classified employees will be granted three floating holidays due to the dates of certain legal holidays during the year.  Please visit the Legal Holidays section of our website for additional details.

Eligible employees able to utilize the Annual Leave Conversion Option will receive written notification by the end of November.

Please contact Human Resources at 465-2390 if or via e-mail at hr@uwgb.edu you have any questions.