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Training Workshops

UW-Green Bay employees are invited to attend a variety of informational workshops to assist you in your role at UW-Green Bay.  You will learn about services on campus you may not be aware of, discover helpful tips and resources available to you, and become knowledgeable about important campus policies and best practices. You are welcome to attend one, some or all of the following workshops.

Monday, September 10, 2012
1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Hiring & Retention (geared toward faculty and academic staff searches): This training will help you to find and select the best candidate for your job opening, and create a welcoming and rewarding work environment that makes your new employee want to stay. UW System experts, Matt Lind and Chris Ashley will discuss best practices in recruiting and hiring, immigration, and how we can do a better job of retaining our valuable employees.
Presenters: Matt Lind and Chris Ashley, UW System Legal Counsel

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
9:30 to 10:00 a.m.
Information Services: Academic Technology Services (ATS) and the Help Desk – what services can they provide to you, where can you find more information about them, and who can you contact if you need help?
Presenters: Bill Hubbard, Leif Nelson & Josh Goldman

10:30 to 11:00 a.m.
WISDM: The WISDM (Wisconsin Data Mart for PeopleSoft Financials) is a reporting tool used to view the fiscal activity for departments and project/grants on campus. The information contained in WISDM is extracted from the PeopleSoft Shared Financial System (SFS) on a nightly basis, and includes current year as well as prior year activity.  Activity for deposits, purchase orders, journal uploads (chargebacks), expense reports and payroll information can all be obtained from WISDM. SuAnn Detampel, Interim Controller, will present an online demonstration of WISDM, and answer your questions.
Presenter: SuAnn Detampel, Controller’s Office

1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Information Security: Find out what the “bad guys” on the Internet want to steal from you and what you should do to prevent this from happening.  Topics to be covered include common attack methods, simple methods to thwart these attacks, and information sharing guidelines and policies.  The information shared will be useful in the workplace and at home.
Presenter: David Kieper, Computing & Information Technology

2:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Keeping Children Safe – Executive Order # 54: Executive Order #54 requires all University of Wisconsin System employees to immediately report child abuse or neglect if the employee, in the course of employment, observes an incident or threat of child abuse or neglect, or learns of an incident or threat of child abuse or neglect, and the employee has reasonable cause to believe that child abuse or neglect has occurred or will occur.  This training will provide an overview of Executive Order # 54, and explain when you should make a report and how to make the report.  You can attend this in-person training in lieu of online Executive Order # 54 d2L training that will be announced shortly to satisfy the training requirement.
Presenters: Jolene Truckenbrod & Tom Kujawa

Thursday, September 13, 2012
10:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Keeping Children Safe – Executive Order # 54: Executive Order #54 requires all University of Wisconsin System employees to immediately report child abuse or neglect if the employee, in the course of employment, observes an incident or threat of child abuse or neglect, or learns of an incident or threat of child abuse or neglect, and the employee has reasonable cause to believe that child abuse or neglect has occurred or will occur.  This training will provide an overview of Executive Order # 54, and explain when you should make a report and how to make the report.  You can attend this in-person training in lieu of the online Executive Order # 54 d2L training that will be announced shortly to satisfy the training requirement.
Presenters: Jolene Truckenbrod & Tom Kujawa

11:00 a.m. to Noon
Career Progressions: This is an informational session for any academic staff employee that may be interested in learning more about Career Progressions and Title Changes.  The discussion will include such topics as the difference between a career progression and a title change, the eligibility criteria, and an explanation of where to locate and how to complete the request forms.
Presenter: Melissa Pufall, Human Resources

1:00 to 1:45 p.m.
A Supervisors Guide to FMLA/WFMLA: The Federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Wisconsin Family and Medical Leave Act (WFMLA) provide employees with the right to take job-protected leave with continued medical benefits when time off from work is needed to care for themselves or a family member who is seriously ill, to care for a newborn or newly adopted child or to attend to the affairs of a family member who is called to active duty in the military. During this training session we will go over who is eligible for this benefit, employee rights and when to contact HR.
Presenter: Melissa Pufall, Human Resources

2:00 to 2:45 p.m.
Employees Guide to FMLA/WFMLA: The Federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Wisconsin Family and Medical Leave Act (WFMLA) provide employees with the right to take job-protected leave with continued medical benefits when time off from work is needed to care for themselves or a family member who is seriously ill, to care for a newborn or newly adopted child or to attend to the affairs of a family member who is called to active duty in the military. During this training session we will go over who is eligible for this benefit and when to notify HR of the need for medical leave.
Presenter: Melissa Pufall, Human Resources

3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Reservations/Event Support/A’viands Catering: Steve Zywicki, Coordinator of Reservations & Event Services, will present information about University Union reservations and event support.  Tammy Swanson, A’viands Catering Director, will share information about A’viands catering and ideas for catering table set up.  Her presentation will also feature taste testing samples to enjoy!
Presenters: Steve Zywicki & Tammy Swanson

Friday, September 14, 2012
9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Harassment Prevention Training: Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination. State and federal law prohibit sexual harassment both in the workplace and in the academic environment. Attorneys Paige Reed and Matt Lind will cover the law, harassment policies, and the complaint and investigative process.  They will also discuss pertinent scenarios and answer your questions. You can attend this in-person training in lieu of the online Harassment Prevention training to satisfy the training requirement.
Presenters: Paige Reed & Matt Lind, UW-System Legal Counsel

1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Harassment Prevention Training: Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination. State and federal law prohibit sexual harassment both in the workplace and in the academic environment. Attorneys Paige Reed and Matt Lind will cover the law, harassment policies, and the complaint and investigative process.  They will also discuss pertinent scenarios and answer your questions. You can attend this in-person training in lieu of the online Harassment Prevention training to satisfy the training requirement.
Presenters: Paige Reed & Matt Lind, UW-System Legal Counsel

Please RSVP to Human Resources at hr@uwgb.edu or ext. 2390 by Thursday, September 6th.  These workshops will take place in Phoenix Room B of the University Union.  (There is no cost to your department for you to attend these workshops.)

Please contact Human Resources at hr@uwgb.edu or ext. 2390 if you have any questions.


 

TIAA CREF Counseling Sessions

TIAA CREF INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING SESSIONS – September 10-11, 2012

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

Please see the flyer for more information about TIAA CREF sessions at UWGB.  To schedule a consultation with representative Chad Stein, call 1-866-843-5640  Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 8:00pm (EST), or register at www.tiaa-cref.org/letstalk1.

Please contact Human Resources at hr@uwgb.edu or ext. 2390 if you have any questions.

Benefits & Wellness Fair

Mark your calendars to attend the annual… 

UWGB Employee Benefits and Wellness Fair
Monday, October 8, 2012
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
University Union-Phoenix Rooms

The benefits fair will provide you with the opportunity to learn more information about your benefits and options you have during the annual It’s Your Choice enrollment period.  This year’s annual It’s Your Choice open enrollment period is October 8th to November 2nd.  Representatives from over 25 vendors will be available during the fair.

This year we will also be offering Benefits Open Lab Sessions.  Stop by any of the following open lab sessions to ask benefits questions, learn more about 2013 benefits changes, and receive assistance with the E-Benefits enrollment program. 

Open Lab Sessions:

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 10th
Time: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Location:  Lab Sciences 102

Date: Friday, Oct. 12th
Time: 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Location:  Lab Sciences 102

Date:  Tuesday, Oct. 16th
Time: 2:00 -  3:00 p.m.
Location:  Instructional Services 1129A

Date:  Thursday, Oct. 18th
Time:  10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Location:  Lab Sciences 102

Date:  Monday, Oct. 22nd
Time:  1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Location:  Lab Sciences 102

Date:  Wednesday, Oct. 24th
Time:  9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Location:  Lab Sciences 102

Date:  Tuesday, Oct. 30th
Time:  2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Location:  Lab Sciences 102

Please contact Human Resources at hr@uwgb.edu or ext. 2390 if you have any questions.

WRS Benefit Presentations

Wisconsin Retirement System Benefit Presentations for September to November 2012

The Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF) will offer free public presentations on Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) benefits in September, October and November. These WRS workshops are valuable opportunities for WRS members, spouses, and other individuals seeking general information on retirement issues and other ETF-administered benefit programs. Those considering or planning retirement in the near future are encouraged to attend; however, the information is useful for all WRS members.

Topics covered during the presentations include:
•    Requesting a retirement estimate
•    Calculating retirement benefits
•    Annuity options
•    Separation benefits
•    Taxes

FREE PRESENTATIONS
Green Bay
Monday, September 10, 2012
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College – Lecture Hall SC132
2740 W. Mason St.; Green Bay

Superior
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College – Conference Center
600 N. 21st. St.; Superior

Platteville
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Platteville High School – Auditorium
710 E. Madison St.; Platteville

Fond du Lac
Thursday, October 4, 2012
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Moraine Park Technical College – Cafeteria A109
235 N. National Ave.; Fond du Lac

River Falls
Thursday, October 18, 2012
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Meyer Middle School – Auditorium
230 N. Ninth St.; River Falls

Kenosha
Monday, November 5, 2012
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Gateway Technical College – Madrigrano Auditorium
3520 30th Ave.; Kenosha

Milwaukee
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
UW Milwaukee – UWM Union Ballroom
2200 E. Kenwood Blvdl.; Milwaukee

Please contact Human Resources at hr@uwgb.edu or ext. 2390 if you have any questions.

University Personnel Systems – Stakeholder Feedback Posted

The UPS stakeholder feedback from the initial UPS recommendations is now posted on the UPS website at http://web.uwsa.edu/personnelsystems/latest-news/ups-recommendations-feedback-round-1/. The UPS website also summarizes the next steps for UPS:

Next Steps
As noted in the Phase IV timeline, each initial work group recommendation is undergoing intensive review.  The stakeholder feedback document is a key component of that review.  The proposed recommendations will undergo a final round of stakeholder review in the fall with the first reading of the final recommendations going to the Board of Regents in November 2012 and for final approval by the Board of Regents in December 2012.  For more information, visit the UPS timeline description. 

The proposed UPS recommendations will again be available for UW-Green Bay employees to review and submit feedback in September/October.

Please contact Human Resources at hr@uwgb.edu or ext. 2390 if you have any questions.