UPS Forum # 4

As we near implementation and additional UW System Operational Policies (OPS) are developed, Human Resources in collaboration with the Academic and University Staff governance groups continue to host campus forums to discuss these operational policies and development of any campus policies and procedures.  The fourth round of forums are being held this month to discuss Workplace Safety, Children in the Workplace, and Workplace Expectations.

Month Forum dates/times Topics Groups affected Survey results & current policy status
March 2015
March 24, 2015 11-12 p.m. & Wednesday, April 1, 2015 3-4 p.m.
(forum presentation)
Workplace Safety
Children in the Workplace
Workplace Expectations
All Workplace Safety- in process
Children in the Workplace- in process
Workplace Expectations- survey to be distributed soon for feedback.
April 2015
Regent Pay Plan and Supplemental Distribution

Other forums will be scheduled as OPS are finalized and more is learned about the implementation of other items related to UPS.

Please contact Human Resources at or (920) 465-2390 if you have any questions.

Forums, Forums, Forums!

By now, you have probably seen a flurry of e-mails promoting several campus forums and follow up surveys related to these forums.  Since November, the Office of Human Resources in collaboration with the University Staff Personnel Committee and more recently the Academic Staff Personnel Committee, have put together and continue to hold campus forums to discuss the developed UW System Operational Policies (OPS) and the development and revision of campus policies based off of these OPS.  Below is an outline of the forums that have been held and those upcoming, along with survey results and the status of any current policy development revision.


Forum dates/times
Topics  Groups affected Survey results & current policy status
November 2014
November 6, 2014; 9-10 a.m. & November 13, 2014 3-4 p.m.
(forum presentation)
Grievance Procedures
Layoff for Reasons of Budget or Program
University staff Survey results
Grievance Policy- finalized 1/8/15
Layoff Policy- finalized 2/13/15
January 2015
January 7, 2015; 11-12 p.m. & January 12, 2015; 2-3 p.m.
(forum presentation)
Complaint Procedures
Performance Management
Title Change
Voluntary Reassignment
University staff Survey results
Complaint procedures- in process
Performance management- in process
Title change- in process
Voluntary reassignment- meetings will begin with exempt US mid-April
February 2015
February 19, 2015; 1-2 p.m. & February 24, 2015; 11-12 p.m.
(forum presentation)
Job Security
University Staff Temporary and Project Appointments 
University staff
Faculty, Academic Staff & Limited- only for topic of possible internal movement policy
Survey underway, deadline Friday, March 20, 2015
March 2015
March 24, 2015; 11-12 p.m. & March 25, 2015 2-3 p.m. 
Workplace Safety
Children in the Workplace
Workplace Expectations
April 2015
Compensation Structure and Tools
Regent Pay Plan and Supplemental Distribution


Other forums will be scheduled as OPS are finalized and more is learned about the implementation of other items related to UPS.

Welcome Lisa Schmelzer

SchmelzerLisaLisa started as a University Services Program Associate in TRiO/Upward Bound in December 2014.  She was previously employed at the Greater Green Bay Chamber for over seven years.  Lisa is currently a part-time student at NWTC, and is from Appleton.  She has three children – a son, Alex (26), and daughters, Andie (16) and Hunter (16).  Welcome Lisa!

Welcome Dana Mallett

MallettDanaDana started as a Program Assistant for the Center for the Advancement for Teaching and Learning (CATL) in December 2014.  She previously worked for Greek Life at Illinois College for two years.  Dana earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and her Master of Science degree in Human and Community Resources at UW-Stevens Point.  She is from Boulder Junction, Wisconsin.  Dana and her husband, Justin, have two children – Jayden (8) and Maya (3).  Welcome Dana!

Welcome Aaron Maternowski

MaternowskiAaronAaron started in December 2014 as a Database Administrator.  He previously worked for Cellcom for over two years, and WS Packaging for 11 years.  Aaron enjoys being an Assistant Instructor at Herb Blue’s Total Self Defense, and is from DePere.  Aaron and his wife, Christine, their daughter, Jaina (9) and son, Rand (5), live in New Franken.  Welcome Aaron!

Welcome Meagan Strehlow

Meagan started on October 27, 2014, as the Coordinator of College Credit in High School and Education Outreach in the division of Outreach and Adult Access.  Prior to starting at UW-Green Bay, she was a fifth grade teacher for 10 years at the Luxemburg-Casco School District.  Meagan earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary/Early Childhood Education from St. Norbert College.  She enjoys coaching volleyball, and is from Kohler, Wisconsin.  Meagan and her husband, Shawn have two children, Owen, 5 and Sydney, 3.

Fidelity Investments Individual Counseling Sessions

Fidelity Investments is offering individual and confidential counseling sessions where you can discuss your financial situation with a Fidelity consultant.  Consultations are meant for participants to review their current retirement plan, investment strategy, or discuss ways in which Fidelity can help along the road to retirement.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
University Union, Conference Room 112

Wednesday, October 31, 2012
8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
University Union, Heritage Room #232

To schedule a confidential consultation with your Fidelity Investments representative, David Eichler, call 1-800-642-7131 or go to

T. Rowe Price Webinars

T. Rowe Price is offering the following live webinars to UW-Green Bay employees.  More information about these and previously recorded webinars, along with the registration link, can be found at this website

Retirement Investing From Beginning to End”
* November 12, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m.
* November 13, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. or 2:30 p.m.

“Retirement Milestones”
* November 14, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m.
* November 15, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m.

Please contact Human Resources at or ext. 2390 if you have any questions.

CURRENT Annual Leaders Luncheon

UW-Green Bay is one of the sponsors for the upcoming CURRENT ANNUAL LEADERS LUNCHEON

Current’s “Leaders Luncheon” brings together community leaders of all ages to learn more about the success of Current’s programming and the impact it’s having on their mission to attract, engage, develop and retain young talent. Additionally, an invited community leader is placed at each table to allow an opportunity for young professionals to meet and interact with those who have significantly more leadership experience while allowing those same leaders to learn about our area’s young talent.  This event is open to the public and individuals of all ages are encouraged to attend!! Please join us!!!

Click here to view the most recent list of leaders who will participate in this year’s event.


Event Basics
When: Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012
11 a.m. Registration & Networking
11:30 a.m. Lunch Served
12 p.m. Program
1 p.m. Conclusion
Where: Tundra Lodge Conference Center
865 Lombardi Ave
Green Bay, WI  54304         Map this location!
Fee: $20 or Free with 2012 Lunch n’ Learn or All Inclusive Events Package
Menu: Slow roasted flank steak finished with a merlot demi glaze served with starch and Tundra signature vegetables. Vegetarian option available upon request.
Register: (920) 593-3408
There is a 96-hour cancellation policy for this event. Assigned seating.
About the Speaker

Brian Lee Danzinger
Commerce and Web Development Manager for Bank Mutual Danzinger has worked at Bank Mutual for the last 14 years; he currently manages and develops the organization’s internet and web based initiatives to improve customer service communication and to expand business delivery channels. His above-and-beyond efforts earned Danzinger the title of Associate of the Year in 2009. For the last 11 years, Danzinger has been an instructor at area colleges. He facilitates career-directed accelerated education programs, both undergraduate and graduate. As a personal trainer he does his part to build a healthy community, one body at a time. Additionally, Danzinger is a Lieutenant for the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve and an elected alderman for the City of Green Bay. Danzinger was selected as a 2010 Future 15 recipient and subsequently chosen as Current’s Young Professional of the Year.

Additional information about CURRENT:

Human Resources blog:
Current Website:
Brief, 3 minute video:
Enrollment Link:

Please contact Human Resources at or (920) 465-2390 if you have any questions.

Annual Benefit Enrollment Period

The Time Is Now. Enroll, Make Changes…

The Annual Benefit Enrollment Period for 2013 is Coming!

Don’t miss your once a year opportunity to enroll or make changes to your benefits!

The Annual Benefit Enrollment Period begins on October 8, 2012 and ends on November 2, 2012 for all participating plans.

Detailed benefit information about the Annual Benefit Enrollment period will be provided on as it becomes available.  You should also watch your email for details.  You will receive benefits-related emails from and from “UW HR Administration.”

If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at or (920) 465-2390.