Lunch and Learn


What: AED: Be a Lifesaver
When: Tuesday, February 18, 12:10 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 20, 12:10 p.m. – 1:00 p.m
Where: University Union
Alumni Rooms A/B
An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) analyzes the heart’s electrical rhythm for abnormalities. When needed, and AED administers a shock, called defibrillation, to a person suffering from sudden cardiac arrest. The shock may help the heart re-establish an effective rhythm and can increase the chance of survival.
Every minute counts.Even the fastest ambulance response rates in the U.S. are not sufficient to give most Sudden Cardiac Arrest victims a fighting chance–unless an AED is readily available. Victims’ survival chances drop by 10% for every minute that passes, while an AED can increase survival chances from 5% to as high as 75%.
The University has recently added several AED’s providing for over 30 across the campus.  Come to this session and get informed about how to properly use an AED in an emergency situation.
Visit the Wellness Committee website for information on other wellness topics, newsletters, and upcoming events!

Winter All-Employee Professional Development Day

You are invited to attend the 2014 Winter All-Employee Professional Development Day on Wednesday, January 22, 2014.  You are welcome to attend one, some, or all of the workshops.
Because of limited space in each session, please be sure to RSVP to Human Resources at by Friday, January 17 and indicate which session(s) you will be attending. These sessions will take place in either MAC 237 or IS 1129, Lab E.  There is no cost to your department for you to attend.
Best Practices/Tips in Outlook
Time: 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Location: IS1129, Lab E
Presenter: Pat Theyerl, IT Training Manager
You use Outlook every day. But are you really using all of the features and functions at your fingertips that can make your life easier and streamline your workday? Come and learn about Quick Parts, sending text messages, calendar options, and MORE!
Quiet: Tapping the Power of Introverts
Time: 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Location: MAC 237
Presenters: Pam Harvey-Jacobs, Director of Admissions
Kris Anderson, UW-River Falls Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment & Student Services
In a world that emphasizes talking and talking and talking, we are missing the voices and power of introverts, ½ of the population. Taking a page from Susan Cain’s book “Quiet”, we explore the many contributions introverts can make on your staff and the ways in which offices can structure themselves to elicit those contributions. This workshop is applicable to everyone, at all levels of the University community.
Best Practices/Tips in Excel
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Location: IS1129, Lab E
Presenter: Pat Theyerl, IT Training Manager
There are many ways to use Excel formulas to decrease the amount of time you spend in Excel and increase the accuracy of your reports. Learn the Excel functions that will save you time from manual manipulation of your data. Hands-on practice with sum, count, counta, len, trim, right, left mid, vlookup, if, sumif, countif, averageif, concatenate, and MORE?
Gen Y: Ways to Motivate, Retain, and Focus the Gen Y Student and Worker
Time: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Location: MAC 237
Presenters: Stacie Christian, Diversity Director
Melissa Pufall, Human Resources Assistant
The Gen Y population includes individuals born approximately between 1980 and 1998. At the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, Gen Y includes our current students and our younger workforce. In this interactive session we will examine common traits and values of this generation. Ways to motivate, retain, and focus the Gen Y student and worker in an inclusive environment will be discussed.

Recruitment and Hiring Workshops

Recruitment and Hiring Workshops
Updates and improvements have been made to the recruitment and hiring policy, procedure, and forms for all employee types.   Human Resources will be offering informational sessions to introduce the enhanced process, review the updated forms, and answer questions that may arise.   These workshops are most applicable to those University employees who are involved in the recruitment and hiring process.Updated documents will be available on the Human Resources website on Wednesday, August 14, 2013.  Once they are published, please be sure to visit Human Resources Recruitment and Hiring website to access the new forms to be used for all recruitments going forward.

You are invited to attend any of the following open sessions, which will be focused on individual employee groups:

Academic Staff/Limited Recruitment & Hiring:
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Phoenix Room A
Thursday, August 15, 2013
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Phoenix Room A
Classified Recruitment & Hiring:
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Phoenix Room A
Thursday, August 15, 2013
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Phoenix Room A
Faculty Recruitment & Hiring:
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Phoenix Room A
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Phoenix Room A
Please email Human Resources at hr@uwgb.eduto RSVP if you would like to attend.  A copy of the Recruitment and Hiring workshop presentation will be uploaded to the Human Resources training presentations website after the sessions are held.  Employees involved in recruitments are encouraged to review this training if unable to attend the in-person sessions.
Please feel free to contact HR with any questions, or if would like more information about the recruitment and hiring process.

All-Employee Professional Development/Training

You are invited to attend the 2013 Fall All-Employee Professional Development/Training Series! Come to learn about programs on campus you may not be aware of, discover helpful tips and resources available to you, and become knowledgeable about important campus policies and best practices. You are welcome to attend one, some, or all of the sessions. Please RSVP to Human Resources at by Thursday, September 5th and indicate which session(s) you will be attending. These sessions will take place in Phoenix Room B of the University Union. There is no cost to your department for you to attend.
Please see the brochure for further information about each of the following sessions:

Library Resources
Time: 9:00 – 9:45 a.m.
Presenters: Deb Anderson and Emily Rogers, Library
Time: 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
Presenter: SuAnn Detampel, Controller’s Office
Time: 1:00 – 1:45 p.m.
Presenter: Melissa Pufall, Human Resources

Space, History, PreCollege and the Phuture: How to Get Involved!
Time: 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Presenters: Stephanie Cataldo Pabich, Phuture Phoenix, Tori Nelson, Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium, Deb Anderson, National History Day, and Michael Casbourne, TRiO and PreCollege
Doing It All
Time: 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
Presenter: Dr. Regan Gurung, Human Development and Psychology
Travel Reimbursement Policies
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Presenters: SuAnn Detampel and Cheryl Pieper, Controller’s Office
Gain Time and Efficiencies with Microsoft Excel
Time: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Presenter: Pat Theyerl, Computing and Information Technology

Information Services
Time: 9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Presenters: Josh Goldman, Computing and Information Technology, Bill Hubbard and Mike Schmitt, Academic Technology Services
Keeping Children Safe – Executive Order #54
Time: 10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Presenters: Tom Kujawa, Public Safety and Jolene Truckenbrod, Human Resources
Purchasing Procedures and Contracts—Dangers of Signing
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Presenters: Christopher Paquet, Risk Management
Marie Helmke, Purchasing
Benefits Changes and Updates for 2014
Time: 1:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Presenters: Kimberly Danielson, Sue Miller, and Melissa Pufall, Human Resources
Information Security
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Presenter: David Kieper, Computing and Information Technology



University Personnel Systems Open Forums

Executive order 36.115 signed by Governor Walker authorized and directed the development of a personnel system separate from the current structure under the Office of State Employment Relations (OSER). Work is currently under way to implement this change effective July 1, 2013.

What is the University Personnel System (UPS)?

  • UPS is the structure used to recruit, appoint, pay, provide benefits to, and manage personnel matters for all UW employees.

Open Forums have been scheduled to discuss the new University Personnel Systems (UPS). The focus of these sessions will be to provide an overview of the changes and  allow employees an opportunity to ask questions.

Open Forums will be held on the following dates, times and location: 

  • Tuesday, May 14, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., Christie Theatre, University Union
  • Wednesday, May 15, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m., Christie Theatre, University Union
  • Tuesday, June 4, 1:00-2:00 p.m., Wood Hall, Room 328   (Cancelled)

All employees are encouraged to attend.  Please contact Christine Olson or Sheryl Van Gruensven if you have any questions regarding this topic.

Thank you.

Updated Form I-9 is Now Available

This is a reminder that starting May 7thon, we will only be able to use/accept the I-9 form with revision date 03/08/13N.  The updated I-9 form is available on the Human Resources Forms page (

We will be offering two training sessions to go over the I-9 form. We will discuss the background of the I-9 form, employer responsibilities, changes/revisions to the form, and common errors. Please click on the vote button above and choose the session you would like to attend.

Session 1:
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
1:00 p.m.
IS Room 1034

Session 2:
Thursday, May 9, 2013
10:00 a.m.
IS Room 1034

If you have any questions regarding this new revision of the I-9 or the training sessions, please contact Human Resources at or 920-465-2390.

TSA Basics Workshop

To all employees interested in learning the basics about saving for the future through the UW Tax-sheltered Annuity 403(b) Program

Terry Lauber, Benefits Specialist with UW System Administration, will be on campus to provide a presentation and to answer questions about the UW Tax-sheltered Annuity 403(b) Program. See the flyer for more information.  No registration is necessary.  The presentation will be offered at the following times.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Wood Hall, Room 328
11:30am-12:30pm and 1:00pm-2:00pm

University Personnel System

University Personnel System (UPS) to be Reviewed by the UW Board of Regents at December 6-7 Meeting

The University Personnel System (UPS) Project has progressed to the approval phase, which means the initial foundation of the new personnel systems will be reviewed by the UW Board of Regents at its December 6th and 7th meeting for approval.  The Board of Regents agenda documents include:

  • Executive Summary - explains the documents, explains the purpose, and summarizes intent of the Regent Policy Documents.
  • Regent Resolutions (4) – three of them introduce Regent Policy Documents (also attached) and one summarizes technical statutory changes necessary for UPS implementation.
  • Regent Policy Documents (3) – one to establish with the Board the authority to administer the personnel systems, one to establish University Staff shared governance, and one to establish a single Codes of Ethics for all employees.

If the Board of Regents approves the foundational documents, the next step in the approval phase will be to present the UPS to the Joint Committee on Employment Relations (JCOER). A meeting with JCOER has not been set but a meeting will likely be scheduled during the early part of spring 2013, so that implementation and training can begin well in advance of the July 1, 2013 statutory deadline.

We will communicate any new information as it becomes available.  Please contact Sheryl Van Gruensven, Christine Olson or Amy Plotner if you have any questions regarding UPS.

Keeping Children Safe, Executive Order 54 In-person Training Sessions

Two additional Keeping Children Safe, Executive Order 54 in-person training sessions will be offered this month in the University Union, Phoenix Rooms A & B.

  • Tuesday, October 23rd at 10:00 to 10:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, October 30th at 2:30 to 3:00 p.m.

If you would like to attend one of these training sessions, please RSVP to by Monday, October 22nd.  All employees (including student employees, limited term employees, etc.) are welcome to attend.

Employees may either complete online training (details below), or attend an in-person training session on “Keeping Children Safe, Executive Order 54.” The target date for completion is November 30, 2012.

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

Unclassified Search and Screen Training Workshops

On Thursday, September 20th and Friday, September 21st, Human Resources will present training sessions on the Unclassified Search and Screen Process.

This workshop will contain information regarding:
• Roles during the search and screen process.
• Procedures and forms related to Unclassified recruitment.
• The introduction of Talent Acquisition Manager (TAM) into the application process.

We will also answer any questions you may have about the search and screen process.

You are invited to attend one of the following sessions:
Thursday, September 20, 2012                                   Friday, September 21, 2012
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.                                                       10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Alumni Rooms A/B                                                       Alumni Rooms A/B

Please email to RSVP no later than Monday, September 17th if you would like to attend.  If you are unable to attend, please feel free to contact HR, or ext. 2390, if you have any questions or would like more information about the topics presented.