Know Your Numbers Lunch ‘n Learn held on March 22, 2016

 

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Thank you to Jane Lehman of Prevea for sharing interesting information about biometric measurements!  We learned about cholesterol HDL, LDL, and triglyceride numbers, as well as glucose and blood pressure measurements.  She cautioned us to take our BMI number with a grain of salt, and shared practical ways we can improve our numbers, and more importantly, our health!  Please click here to view her Power Point presentation.

CSA Lunch ‘n Learn held on Tuesday, February 9, 2016

CSA Lunch 'n LearnThank you to Suzi Sevcik of Sleepy Hollow Farm & CSA for providing us with excellent information about Community Supported Agriculture!  We are looking forward to enjoying fresh vegetables and herbs during their 15 week harvest season from mid-June through mid-September.  For more information about CSA’s or to sign up for Suzi’s CSA that may be delivered to campus, please visit the Sleepy Hollow Farm & CSA website (http://www.sleepyhollowfarmcsa.com/), or contact the Wellness Committee at wellness@uwgb.edu.

Stand Up Desk Information Sheet

UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee member and Assistant Professor, Megan Olson Hunt, with the help of Jill Fermanich, Environmental Health Specialist, created an informational sheet about stand up desks.  Please click on the following link to learn more about stand up desks:

Stand Up Desk Informational Sheet

Winter Break Fitness Challenge Winners

Great job to all the staff members who exercised at the Kress Events Center over winter break!  The winners from the random weekly drawings are:

  • Lynn Rotter
  • Barb Tomashek-Ditter
  • Amanda Wildenberg

They won a water bottle and a T-shirt.

The randomly drawn grand prize winner is:

  • Cali Basten

Cali won a Massage Envy gift card.  Congratulations Lynn, Barb, Amanda and Cali!

Watch for details about our upcoming 50 Wellness Tips Poster Challenge!

CSA Wellness Lunch ‘n Learn

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Would you like to enjoy fresh-picked locally grown veggies and herbs each week? Please come to this Lunch ‘n Learn to find out more about CSAs!  Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a partnership between a farm and a local community of supporters that provides a direct link between the production and consumption of food. CSA members cover the farm’s operating cost by purchasing a share of the harvest. This provides members with a healthy supply of locally grown, seasonally fresh produce throughout the growing season.

Sleepy Hollow Farm & CSA is a small, farmer owned farm in Kewaunee County. They specialize in growing a variety of veggies using sustainable farming practices, and no chemicals, herbicides or pesticides touch your food. (For more information about Sleepy Hollow Farm & CSA, you can visit their website at: http://www.sleepyhollowfarmcsa.com/)

Presenter Suzi Sevcik has a lifetime of farm experience. From growing up on her parent’s dairy farm to now working the fields with her own farm. Using techniques that are kind to the earth to grow veggies, she takes the approach of never ending improvement. Trialing different varieties to see what grows well in their micro-climate, to constantly find better ways to grow veggies and manage weeds and pests. The mission always remains the same – To produce nourishing food that respects that land, and feeds our community and to exemplify a sustainable model for small-farm viability.

When: Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Time: 12:00 to 12:45 p.m.

Where: University Union, Room 103

Please RSVP at http://uwgreenbay.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_blakMU7YlehnH7L

June Lunch ‘n Learn

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The UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee Presents:

What: Wellness Lunch ‘n Learn “Straw Bale Gardens” with Professor Heidi Fencl

When: Monday, June 1, 2015
12:
15 to 1:00 p.m.

Where: Cofrin Library, 7th floor, Room 735

Please RSVP at http://uwgreenbay.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0IEDrJMclVfn9IN by Thursday, May 28, 2015.

Straw bale gardens are a great way to grow fresh produce for people with soil, space, or time limitations.  They take some set up in the spring, but then largely care for themselves over the rest of the summer.  A single bale can support two tomato plants or 30 bean plants, or 3 potato plants, so even one or two bales can provide a nice garden.  Come to this session if you would like to learn more about setting up and maintaining a straw bale garden of your own.

Heidi Fencl is a Professor in the Physics department at UW-Green Bay.  She has a 24 bale garden this year and is looking forward to fresh green beans, cucumbers and tomatoes!

WDC Individual Sessions – REMINDER

WISCONSIN DEFERRED COMPENSATION (WDC) INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS

Scott Schewe, 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.  Please review the documents listed above for more information about WDC’s Program highlights and options.

When:   Monday; May 4, 2015; 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Where:   University Union Building, Manistique Room (#101B)

You can schedule an individual session with Scott Schewe by emailing him at scott.schewe@empower-retirement.com

Please contact Human Resources at (920) 465-2390 or payrollandbenefits@uwgb.edu with any questions.

WRS Webinars Offered in May

Attention Employees covered under the Wisconsin Retirement System

See below for the Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF) information regarding their upcoming webinars during the month of May.

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Live Webinars Scheduled for May

ETF is offering a series of 30-minute, live, interactive webinars designed to increase your understanding of Wisconsin Retirement System benefits. Individuals can also ask questions at the end of these sessions. Please click on the following link to visit ETF’s webinar page to learn more about any of the following sessions.

Webinars


WRS Effective Rates and Annuity Adjustments
Do WRS accounts receive an investment return? Do investment returns affect how much a retiree will initially receive when they begin their pension? Do those retired in the WRS receive adjustments to their monthly pension amount over the years? This webinar will cover the process of how account effective rates and annuity adjustments are calculated, starting with the investment return reported by the State of Wisconsin Investment Board. Also covered during the webinar will be explanations of both the Core and Variable Trust Funds and the calculations specific to each fund for effective rates and annual adjustments. At the end of this webinar, it is hoped that you will have a better grasp on how State of Wisconsin Investment Board investment returns affect your WRS pension.

  • Wednesday May 13, 2015 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Thursday May 21, 2015 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.


Returning to Work After Retirement
Whether retired or planning to retire, do you need information about what happens if you decide to work again? This webinar is for you. 2013 Act 20, which was effective July 2, 2013 made some important changes to laws that affect retired WRS members planning to return to work. This webinar covers the old law as well as the changes that provided by Act 20.

  • Tuesday May 05, 2015 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Thursday May 14, 2015 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday May 21, 2015 6:00 – 6:30 p.m.


Additional Contributions
Find out how making additional contributions to your WRS account can potentially increase your retirement. This webinar also provides examples of how contributions grow over time with interest, how to pay additional contributions (payroll deduction or direct pay), etc.

  • Wednesday May 06, 2015 6:00 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday May 12, 2015 11:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
  • Thursday May 14, 2015 12:30 – 1:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday May 20, 2015 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.


10 Key Things to Know About Your Statement of Benefits
Join us as we review 10 key things you can find out about your WRS benefits just by reading and understanding your annual WRS Statement of Benefits. Some items we will review include:

  1. How much you and your employer have contributed to your WRS pension
  2. Your vesting status and years of service
  3. Your beneficiary designation – what happens to your account if you die before taking a benefit
  • Thursday May 7, 2015 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday May 19, 2015 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday May 20, 2015 6:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Please click below to register:

Register for a webinar

Please contact Human Resources at (920) 465-2390 or payrollandbenefits@uwgb.edu with any questions.

Step Into Spring

Activity Challenge

April 13 to May 15, 2015

This activity challenge encourages the campus community to get active and increase their physical activity to gear up for the busy summer months ahead!

Participants will set personal goals and should track their activity using the American Heart Association My Start! Tool to be entered into the drawing to win weekly prizes.

Please click on the following link for more information:

Step Into Spring Activity Challenge

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

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
TBD
Compensation
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 hr@uwgb.edu or (920) 465-2390 if you have any questions.