General

Outside Activity Reports and Notification Requirements

Pursuant to Chapter UWS 8 and Regent Policy Document 20-7, all UW System faculty, academic staff, and limited appointees with half-time appointments or more are required to report annually (by April 30 of each year) outside activities and interests related to their areas of professional responsibility and for which they receive remuneration.

All faculty, academic staff, and limited appointees should have received an e-mail on March 8, 2018 from Human Resources with instructions on how to fulfill this requirement as well as an associated escalation schedule for non-compliance. All forms must be returned to your budget unit chair or supervisor by Monday, April 30, 2018.  Your supervisor or chair will forward the completed forms to the Division Leader after they have been signed.

All employees must also be aware of Regent Policy Document 13-4: Wisconsin System Policy on Institutional and Employee Relationships with Educational Loan Lenders. Please review this document, as well as Regent Policy Document 20-22, which identifies guidelines related to employees’ public responsibilities and definitions of those activities that cause a conflict of interest.

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

Welcome Abbey Sutherland!

Abbey Sutherland started as the Head Women’s Volleyball Coach in Athletics on March 12, 2018.  She was the head volleyball coach at UW-Stevens Point from 2013-2018 and has a B.A. from St. Norbert College and an M.A. from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Abbey is actively involved with raising money and awareness through the Alzheimer’s Association.  She enjoys volleyball and traveling the world.  Abbey is married to Ryan Geschke.  She also has a brother Robbie and sister-in-law Anna who live in Ledgeview with their three children.  Her dad is her mom’s loving caretaker in a memory card facility due to the early onset of Alzheimers.

Abbey is from West Bend, Wisconsin.

Welcome, Abbey!

Congratulations Mai Lo Lee!

On March 1, 2018, Mai Lo Lee transitioned from Interim Diversity Director to Director in the MultiEthnic Student Affairs Department.

Congratulations, Mai!

REMINDER: University Staff Performance Evaluations

The new year is upon us, and with it begins the University Staff performance evaluation process for the evaluation period of January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017. Your supervisor should initiate this process with you within the next couple weeks.

Annual performance evaluations are a key component to employee performance and development and provide employees and their supervisors an opportunity to discuss job performance, set goals for professional development, establish objectives for contributing to the department’s mission, and discuss expectations and accomplishments.

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In line with UW System compensation guidelines and the UW-Green Bay Compensation and Pay Plan Policy, all compensation adjustments must be based upon merit and employee performance.  Therefore, any future pay adjustments, including base rate adjustments and Board of Regents approved pay plan, will be contingent upon satisfactory performance.

In an effort to facilitate timely completion, evaluations are due by Friday, March 23, 2018.

Please note that annual performance evaluations are not required for individuals who have had a probationary review on or after July 1, 2017, or for new employees that have been hired since this date.

Please contact Human Resources if you have any questions about the University Staff performance evaluation process. Thank you.

Student employee hours limit increases to 40 hours the week of March 11 – 17

The student employee hours limit increases to 40 hours per week the week of March 11 – 17, 2018.  The hours limit is in place to make sure we are in compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).  The hours limit returns to 25 hours per week starting Sunday, March 18th.  Please review the 2018 Student Bi-Weekly Payroll Schedule at: http://www.uwgb.edu/UWGBCMS/media/hr/files/StudentBiWeeklyPayrollSchedule2018.pdf.

If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at payrollandbenefits@uwgb.edu or ext. 2390.

Employee Spotlight: Brent Haack

Brent HaackName: Brent Haack

Position at UWGB: Events Coordinator at the Kress Event Center

Summary of what you do: Besides coordinating events here at the Kress, I schedule the rooms throughout the building, supervise an event staff of 30 students, and help with other facility needs when asked.

How long have you been employed: 18 Months

Brief history of employment with UWGB: Outside of the four years I worked as student at the Kress Event Center, I started an LTE position as the Event Coordinator in September of 2016. After my LTE position, I applied to be the full time Events Coordinator and started my new position last July.

Three words that describe you: GB Alumni, Hardworking, Responsible

Personal interests: Sports, Outdoors, and Traveling

Random facts/interests: I owned a landscaping and snow removal business for 6 years named “Haack All Season Services LLC”.

Are you messy or organized? Organized

Do you have an office nickname? What is it?  Hawk

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

If you could witness any historical event, what would you want to see? The First Super Bowl

If you were an animal what would you be? Dog

If your house was burning down, what’s the one non-living thing you would save? My Cell Phone

Motto or personal mantra? Live every day to the fullest!!!

Tell us a little bit about your family. I have 3 brothers and a sister. One brother older than me, twin brothers that are younger than me, and my sister is the baby of the family.

What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most? Being able to work with College Students

What did you want to be when growing up? Business Owner

What do you like to do in your spare time? Adventure the countryside

What do you like to do on your days off? I like to spend time with family and friends.

What else do you do for fun? In the winter, I enjoy snowmobiling.

What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery? A new truck

What is your favorite meal? My favorite meal is Chicken and Rice

What is your favorite sport? My favorite sport is Football

What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work? Something that has really gained my interest the last few years is hunting.

What’s the one thing, you can’t live without? My family

What’s your favorite thing to do in Green Bay? Attend Packer Games

Where is your home town? My home town is Mishicot, WI

Where would you like to go on a dream vacation? My dream vacation is a hunting trip to Montana or Canada.

Congratulations Amy Ibuaka!

Starting February 19, 2018, Amy Ibuaka will transition from the Phoenix Bookstore, where she worked as the Textbook Department Manager, to the College of Science and Technology as the new Dean Assistant.

Congratulations, Amy!

JCOER Approves Pay Plan for UW System Employees

In a meeting on February 14, 2018, the Joint Committee on Employment Relations (JCOER) approved the Board of Regent proposed FY2018-2019 pay plan for UW System employees. Details about the pay plan are still forthcoming and will be communicated to the University community in the coming days.

The Office of Human Resources and Workforce Diversity recently held three open forums related to the Compensation and Pay Plan Policy and proposed pay plan. Please find the presentation for that open forum here.

For questions about the Compensation and Pay Plan Policy or FY2018-2019 Pay Plan, please contact Human Resources at hr@uwgb.edu or ext. 2390.

Title and Total Compensation Study Open Forums

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The University of Wisconsin System has embarked on a complete redesign of its current classification and compensation structure. The goal of the Title and Total Compensation Study is to modernize the existing title and compensation programs which will, in turn, attract and retain the best talent for the organization. The study is underway and is now nearing the end of Phase 2, which has been focused on modernizing the job title structure.

Are you interested in finding out more on the current status of the study? The next open forums will take place on:

  • Tuesday, February 27, 2018 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the Christie Theatre
  • Wednesday, February 28, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Christie Theatre

No need to RSVP, just mark your calendar to attend!  Please contact Human Resources at hr@uwgb.edu or ext. 2930 if you have any questions.

Wellness Email Newsletter

Do you want to stay in-the-loop when it comes to wellness?  Sign up for the UW-Green Bay Wellness email newsletter on the Human Resources website under Wellness (http://www.uwgb.edu/human-resources/benefits/wellness/).  You would receive an email every other week or so, with information about wellness events and activities, recipes, articles, etc.  Over 30 employees have signed up already!  Thanks to Kimberly Vlies and Jen Schanen for their work setting up the wellness email newsletter!

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