Occupational Wellness

Occupational wellness is the ability to get personal fulfillment from our jobs or our chosen career fields while still maintaining balance in our lives. Our desire to contribute in our careers to make positive impact on the organization we work in and to society as a whole.

Try These Tips for Relieving Work-Related Stress

Stressed out at work? Try these tactics today to get some relief:

  • Resist the urge to say “yes” to everybody. Protect your schedule so you have enough time to get things done.workstress
  • Still overwhelmed? Try focusing on just one task at a time. Ask your boss to help you prioritize what needs to be done. When you can, delegate items to others.
  • Confused about your boss’s expectations? Ask for a written job description that lays out your duties.
  • Take a few deep breaths when you get harried. Shrug your shoulders few times to ease the tension.
  • Colleague getting under your collar? Before letting your anger takeover, try counting to 10—then open your mouth.
  • When you get home, take at least 15 minutes of time for yourself.Use those precious minutes to exercise, play with a pet, or meditate.
  • Discuss your feelings with your family and friends. Your doctor can also recommend some ways to beat stress.

Article from the StayWell Company, LLC

Summer Wellness Challenge Wrap-Up

The Summer Wellness Challenge at the Kress Event Center finished up at the end of August. We would like to thank the 27 employees who participated in this challenge throughout the summer!

Congratulations to the following employees who got at least 12 punches on their punch cards and win a wellness prize:

  • Sarah Locke
  • Jill Siegmund
  • Laura SinclairGreat-Job-Adam
  • Tina Tackmier
  • Amanda Wildenberg
  • James Zarling
  • Alan Chu
  • Sara Chaloupka

9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

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IMG_3644Join local protective services representatives, students, faculty and staff in climbing the Cofrin Library stairwell from the 2nd to 8th floor, in memory of the brave souls who lost their lives the day of the 9/11 attacks.  The four attacks killed almost 3,000 people and injured over 6,000 others.

 

 

 

 

When: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 11 am to 1 pmIMG_3631

Where: Cofrin Library – 2nd to 8th floor stairwell

Vets 4 Vets, ROTC, and University Police representatives will be on hand, and there will be military, firefighter, and police related items/memorabilia on display at the plaza area of the library’s second floor.  We will be handing out flag pins to the first 50 people who climb to the 8th floor, and there will be snacks and refreshments available in the 2nd floor plaza area.

Event presented by UW-Green Bay Vets 4 Vets Student Club, ROTC, University Police and the Wellness Committee.

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Work on Key Projects When You’re Most Productive

The key to preventing stress is to find ways to reduce the stressors in your life and to counteract stress with activities that provide balance and peace of mind. Try this suggestion today to help you reduce and manage your stress.

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At Work: Work on key projects when you’re most productive. If you’re a morning person, do your most challenging work before lunch. Do less stressful tasks, such as returning phone calls and filing, after lunch.

 

Article from the StayWell Company, LLC

Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

Did you know you can enroll, change or cancel coverage in the Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) insurance plan at any time?

The AD&D insurance plan offers affordable coverage in case of accidental death or dismemberment to UW employees and dependents who meet eligibility requirements. You can elect single or family (spouse/domestic partner and eligible children) coverage ranging from $25,000 to $500,000.

Benefits may be payable if you have an accident that results in loss of life, sight, speech, hearing, loss or use of certain limbs and/or permanent and total disability. The plan also includes travel assistance coverage through Zurich Travel Assist and identity theft coverage through CyberScout LifeStages Identity Management.

More Information on the AD&D plan is available on the UW System Employee Benefits website: Accidental Death & Dismemberment. To enroll, change, or cancel coverage, complete an Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance application. Return the completed application to your human resources office. Enrollments and changes in coverage are effective the first of the month on or following receipt of your application.

Source: UW System Human Resources

Employee Assistance Program Webinars

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP), administered by FEI, provides UW employees and members of their household with confidential resources to address personal and/or work-related concerns. EAP services are offered at no cost to employees.

The 2019 Monthly Webinar Series is open for registration. Click here for webinar information and registration.

 

August 2019 Webinar: Put Your Compensation to Work

Date and Time: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 – 11:00am to 12:00pm Central Daylight Time

Description: During benefits enrollment, it’s easy to make the same benefit choices as last year – but the easy way might not be the best way. Take full advantage of the employee benefits available to you by uncovering “hidden” compensation opportunities you may not know about.

 

September 2019 Webinar: The Effects of Loneliness and Social Isolation

Date and Time: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 – 11:00am to 12:00pm Central Daylight Time

Description: Did you know that most lonely individuals are married, live with others and are not clinically depressed? Join us to learn how loneliness and social isolation can impact our health and longevity. Using a brain science perspective, we’ll discuss the connection between loneliness and increased health risks including suicide.

 

Webinar Registration: Registration is required. Click here to register. Follow the individual links on each webinar for registration.  Note: Employees must attend a webinar on their own time or consult with their supervisor for approval to attend.

 

Source: UW System Human Resources

How to Stay Young Lunch ‘n Learn held June 19th

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Thank you to DeLorey Chiropractic for presenting the How to Stay Young Lunch ‘n Learn on June 19th, and providing pizza and chair massages!  Ten employees attended and learned the importance of maintaining a healthy spine to avoid back problems as we age.

 

 

 

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Jamie with DeLorey explained that just like we maintain our teeth through getting check-ups every 6 months and caring for them daily to ensure we have healthy teeth throughout our lives, it is important to give attention to our spinal health now, instead of waiting until we are in a lot of pain.  It is estimated that 80% of people experience back pain, so this is a widespread issue.

Thanks to everyone who attended!

 

Employees have unlimited Kress Events Center access during summer and can win a prize for utilizing it

Just a reminder that UW-Green Bay employees have unlimited access to the Kress Events Center until the end of summer.

Summer hours, through August 30th, are as follows:

  • Monday to Thursday: 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: Closed

SUMMER CHALLENGE: Utilize the Kress Events Center 12 times this summer and receive a prize courtesy of the Wellness Committee. Punch cards can be found and stored at the Kress Events Center front desk. A front desk attendant will punch your card each time you visit.

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GROUP FITNESS CLASSES: Employees have unlimited access to FREE group fitness classes during the summer.

OUTDOOR RENTALS: Employees have access to our new equipment rentals at a special university price!

Please contact Alex Reichenberger, Fitness Coordinator at the Kress Events Center (reichena@uwgb.edu or ext. 2836), with any questions.

30-Day Challenges

Looking for a challenge this summer?  Check out these 30 day challenges created by Alex Reichenberger, Fitness Coordinator!  These are posted on the Wellness website at: https://www.uwgb.edu/wellness-committee/challenges/30-day-challenges/

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If you are enrolled in the state health insurance program, here are some other wellness challenges available on the StayWell website:

  • Million Steps Challenge
  • 21 Day Meditation Challenge
  • Sleep Well Challenge

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If you haven’t already completed your 2019 Wellness Incentive Well-Being Activity, knock that out this summer!  Here is a list of the activity options: https://wellwisconsin.staywell.com/Programs/Activities/All-Webinars.aspx  (Deadline is October 11, 2019)

 

How to Stay Young Lunch ‘n Learn

SPINE Pain - Male Hurt Backbone isolated on whiteA representative from DeLorey Chiropractic will present this Lunch ‘n Learn about our spinal health and how to improve overall mobility.

Date: Wednesday, June 19th

Time: 12:00 to 12:40 pm

Location: 1965 Room, University Union

Please RSVP by Monday, June 17th: https://uwgreenbay.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cZp9stTZUkAQHLn 

DeLorey Chiropractic will also provide free chair massages and free pizza for those in attendance!  Questions?  Please contact wellness@uwgb.edu or (920) 465-2203.  Hope to see you there!