Green Bay Area Public Schools Work Experience Program Interest Survey

UW-Green Bay’s Office of Financial Aid and Student Employment and Human Resources is looking to gage the interest of campus concerning expanding the Green Bay Area Public Schools Work Experience Program. This program is designed to provide high school students with volunteer, hands on experience as part of their educational programming. This partnership is not new for UW-Green Bay, as you might have seen these students helping deliver the mail or working in the Phoenix Bookstore. These students work with a Designated Vocational Instructor during their shift to help minimize the oversite for our staff. Please take a moment to complete the Qualtrics Interest Survey. By completing this survey, you are not making a commitment to having these students work in your area. You are simply letting Financial Aid and HR know if your area would benefit from having some extra hands. Please complete this interest survey by Thursday, July 19, 2018.

Financial Aid and HR will compile the information gathered in the interest surveys and share it with GBAPS so we can better plan for the upcoming academic year. We have also organized an informational session about this program for the interested areas on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in the 1965 Room. We will have representatives from GBAPS Work Experience Program on site to answer any questions you may have about this program and would ask for areas to commit to having a Work Experience student after that presentation.


Work Experience Testimonial – Submitted by Sue Machuca

The Phoenix Bookstore has been a partner with the Green Bay Public School District Work Experience Program for the past 13 years. High School students from the program have helped with custodial duties for one hour a day, three to five times a week during the academic year. GBAPSD Support Staff match capable students with the required tasks. It is a win-win situation as the Work Experience students gain vocational skills such as time clock entry, workplace collaboration and custodial duties, UW-Green Bay students become mentors as they assist with the GBAPSD Work Experience student employees, and the department has a tidy store. Support staff is always present when needed and the students are grateful to have the opportunity. It has been a wonderful experience working with the students and GBAPS support staff.

Student Acknowledgement Form No Longer Required as of July 1st

In an effort to increase efficiency, new student employees will no longer need to complete a Student Employment Acknowledgement Form as of July 1, 2018; however, student employees are still responsible to monitor their hours worked each week to ensure compliance with the hours limitations.  The hours limitations have not changed and are shown on the Student Employee Payroll Schedule, and the Student Employment Operational Policy is still in effect.

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

Employee Spotlight: Jodi Schleis

Jodi SchleisName:  Jodi Schleis

Position at UWGB:  Associate Athletic Director of Finance and Human Resources

Summary of what you do:  Manage the financial aspects and as well as staffing requirements of the Athletic Department

How Long Have You Been Employed: 3 months


I came toUWGB after working at St Norbert College for 18 years as the Athletic Department Business Manager.


Whether going on vacation, sitting by a bonfire or having a Packer party, I enjoy spending time with family and friends the most.

I also enjoy reading, scrapbooking, making delicious meals and getting inspired by DIY shows on TV.


Something I have always wanted to do was operate a dog/animal boarding business.  I would be able to spend the entire day surrounded by and caring for all kinds of animals.

One thing people might not know about me is that I have a twin sister.  She lives in Elkhorn, WI .  We aren’t identical but it’s amazing to have such a close bond with another person all my life who is just a phone call away.


I’ve enjoyed meeting and getting to know my co-workers thus far.  I look forward to building great relationships and friendships here at UWGB.  Go Phoenix!

Pay Plan Eligibility Reminder – Deadline is June 15

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has received funding and will be implementing a pay plan, which will provide a base rate increase to all eligible employees of 4.04% in two 2% installments. Distribution of the pay plan will be as follows:

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Individual e-mails were distributed this week to otherwise eligible employees who are missing either their required trainings or performance evaluations. If you did not receive an e-mail and your positon is eligible for pay plan per the Compensation and Pay Plan Policy, you will receive pay plan and no further action is needed.



Eligibility for the pay plan includes being employed prior to January 1, 2018 (with some exceptions), having an acceptable level of performance as documented during the employee’s last review period, and being compliant with all required trainingIn order to receive the pay plan increases, eligible employees must be compliant with required trainings and have documented satisfactory performance by June 15, 2018, without exception. Compliance after that date will not result in retroactive eligibility, or eligibility for the second installment of the plan.

If you have questions about pay plan, please contact the Office of Human Resources and Workforce Diversity at or (920) 465-2390.

Employee Appreciation Week Feedback Wanted

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Employee Appreciation Week was held May 7 – 11. The Employee Appreciation Week Work Group would like your feedback on the activities that were planned. Please take a couple of minutes to complete this short survey so that the work group can plan an even better event for next year.

Reminder – Required Compliance Trainings due by June 15, 2018

In order to fulfill our mission and comply with federal, state, and UW System requirements, all employees are required to complete online compliance and education programs. Eligibility requirements for the 2018-2019 Pay Plan include being employed prior to January 1, 2018 (unless an exception has been granted by the Chancellor), having acceptable performance during the employee’s most recent performance review, and compliance with all required trainings. Please see the Compensation and Pay Plan Policy for further eligibility requirements.

Required trainings include:

  1. Preventing Harassment and Sexual Violence (if you are a supervisor the course will be titled “Supervisor Anti-Harassment and Title IX”)
  2. Checkpoint: Data Security & Privacy
  3. Protect Children (EDU-WI)
  4. Injury and Illness Prevention (EDU)
  5. FERPA Basics
  6. Touchstone: Tools for an Ethical Workplace
  7. Clery CSA Training (only required if designated as a Campus Security Authority – training on the Office of Public Safety web site).

In order to receive the pay plan increases you must be compliant with these trainings as of June 15th, without exception.  Compliance after that date will not result in retroactive eligibility, or eligibility for the second step in the plan. To satisfy the training requirement, an employee must have completed all mandatory training before June 15th, 2018

Employees who have not completed the trainings should be receiving weekly notifications of non-compliance from Lawroom/Everfi. For instructions on how to confirm that all trainings have been completed in Lawroom/Everfi, please see this blog post. If you have issues accessing or completing the courses, please contact Human Resources at or (920) 465-2390 for technical support and/or to request a reasonable accommodation.


Employee Spotlight: Illene Cupit

Illene CupitName: Illene Cupit

Position at UWGB: Professor of Human Development

Summary of what you do: Professor stuff (teach, research, Chair the IRB, and a million other things)

How long have you been employed: Forever

Brief history of employment with UWGB: I was hired as a young assistant professor back in 1984 and have aged into a ripe-old Full Professor

Three words that describe you: A Noo Yawkah at heart; loyal, and a wise-guy (hmm that is more than three words, but what else can you expect from a professor?)

Personal interests: Reading, biking, swimming, cooking (and eating) spending time with my kids

  • Are you messy or organized? I am both.

Best vacation you’ve been to? I went to Israel with my son in 2012 and it was an amazing trip.

Do you have a favorite newspaper, blog? The New York Times

Do you recall any embarrassing moment at work? Showing a candidate for a Human Development position around campus, I slipped, spilled coffee all over her and the floor, and split the zipper on my skirt which almost fell down around me. She told me that before that happened she was really nervous, but she wasn’t afterwards!!

Favorite travel spot? I will go anywhere. I love to travel.

If you could change one thing about working here, what would it be? Reduce workload!

If you could interview one person (dead or alive) who would it be? Arthur Rubenstein

If you could witness any historical event, what would you want to see? The rugby match that unified South Africa

If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be? Bagels, lox and cream cheese—what else???

If you were an animal what would you be? A bird.

If you were to write a book about yourself, what would you name it? Made in the Bronx

If your house was burning down, what’s the one non-living thing you would save? My father’s chess set.

Least favorite Food? I love all food.

People would be surprised if they knew: I think everyone knows everything about me. I am about as transparent as they come.

Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us? I would like to stand up comedy

Top 3 life highlights – The birth of my kids, getting the Rosenberg Named Professorship, having my son play the trumpet to the first dance of my daughter’s wedding.

What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most? Interacting with my amazing colleagues and students.

What book did you read last? Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine.

What celebrity do people think you look like? People said I looked like Carly Simon when we both were younger.

What did you want to be when growing up? A teacher!

What do you always want to try and never did? Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

What do you like to do in your spare time? If I found some spare time I would like to sit in the sun, read the New York Times and drink coffee.

What does a typical day look like for you? All day I am in OMG mode

What is an ability you wish you had? To sing really beautifully

What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery? I would pay off my kids’ student loans.   (and then get a new couch because my wonderful kitty is presently destroying the one I have). And I would endow my position in Human Development and Camp Lloyd.

Employee Appreciation Week Winners!

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As part of Employee Appreciation Week, celebrated May 7 – 11, employees could sign up to win daily preferred parking and the opportunity to test their racing abilities on the tricycles at UWGB’s Superspeedway. And the winners are… Drumroll please…

Tricycle Races

  • Donna Mleziva
  • Dolly Jackson
  • Lea Truttmann
  • Kerry Winkler
  • Sarah Locke
  • Kari Moody
  • Raelynn Smith
  • Thomas Dominguez


Daily Preferred Parking

Monday, May 7, 2018

  • Raelynn Smith
  • Loretta Rafter
  • Kimberly Vlies

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

  • Amanda Wildenberg
  • Joy Ruzek
  • Virginia Englebert

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

  • Sherri Arendt
  • Helen Alexander
  • Jena Richter Landers

Thursday, May 10, 2018

  • Sarah Locke
  • Jana Fogaca
  • Thomas Dominguez

Friday, May 11, 2018

  • Sue Bornemann
  • Lauri Welhouse
  • Nathan Kreftcheck

Congratulations to all the winners!

There’s No UWGB without U!”

Employee Appreciation Week Activities

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To honor, recognize and show appreciation for all the wonderful work performed across campus, the Employee Appreciation Week Work Group has put together a week filled with recognition and fun! All employees are encouraged to take part.

All Week May 7-11

Preferred Parking for a day (3 names drawn for each day)

FREE Popcorn Phoenix Club

I Appreciate U! Compliments posted on HR Facebook page. Send your compliments to

Mad Lib Thank You Notes

Shorewood $10 Lunch Special – lunch and 3 holes at Shorewood (call x2118)

40% Off at the Bookstore

Phoenix Friday, Every Day Casual Week to go along with your Phoenix attire


Monday, May 7

Guided Arboretum Tour 12:00 – 12:30 pm, led by Bobbie Webster, UWGB Natural Areas Ecologist. Meet at the Arboretum Gateway Kiosk just south of MAC hall.

Tuesday, May 8

Hitch a Ride! 7:15 – 8:15 a.m. Golf cart rides driven by leadership from all parking lots to buildings

Pickleball 11:30 am – 1:00 pm, Student Services Plaza

Wednesday, May 9

Faculty and Staff Cookout 11:45 am – 1:00 pm, Dick Bennett Gym at the Kress Events Center

I’m a Phoenix Photo 9:30 – 11:30 am, 1st floor Concourse between Student Services and Cofrin Library by the Wings

FREE Popcorn All Day, Garden Café, sponsored by Chartwells

Thursday, May 10

Team Building Activities 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. on the Student Services Plaza

Tricycle Races starting at 11:45, Yoga starting at 12:45, and Games throughout

Get the Scoop 11:45 am – 1:15 pm (or while supplies last), Student Services Plaza, Sponsored by Chartwells

After Hours Happy Hour 4:30 – 6:00 pm, Shorewood Golf Course. Cash bar with drink specials and snacks will be available. Employees participating in this event must comply with workplace conduct rules.

Friday, May 12

Plant Sale 12:00 – 4:30 pm, Lab Sciences Greenhouse

Mindfulness Class 12:00 – 12:30 pm Mauthe Center


Thank you for all you do!

There is no UWGB without U!


UW-Green Bay Employee Appreciation Week Work Group Members

UW-Green Bay Employee Appreciation Week is an annual employee recognition event organized by Human Resources. If you have any questions, contact Julie Flenz at

Employee Appreciation Week Sign Up Form

UW-Green Bay will be celebrating Employee Appreciation Week May 7 to 11! You are encouraged to participate in all of the fun activities that have been planned as UW-Green Bay’s way of saying “thank you” for all you do for this great University. Register to be put in the drawing for Preferred Parking (parking in any visitor or 15 minutes parking space for a day) or Talledega Trikes at UWGB Superspeedway (bracket style tricycle races). This form also allows you to submit a compliment or shout out to a co-work to say thank you. These comments will be posted anonymously on the UWGB Human Resources Facebook page. Make sure to “like” our page prior to May 7 to see all the comments that are submitted. Please contact Julie Flenz in Human Resources ( or x2235) with questions.

Sign up here: