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Congratulations Brent Haack!

Starting July 1, 2017, Brent Haack will transition from a temporary to ongoing Events Coordinator role for the Intramurals & Recreation Department at the Kress.

Congratulations, Brent!

24 Employees Participate in Bellin Run

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Here are some comments from employees who participated in the Bellin Run on Saturday, June 10th:

  • The Bellin Run was a blast, as always!
  • Nice weather – warm, but not too warm in morning with a nice breeze.
  • The corral start went much quicker this year. This was really nice since it was going to be warm as the day went on.

Michael Holstead finished the run with the quickest time of our team.  Team Captain, Sam Goeller, is shown in the red tank top with My Team Triumph providing race support to a participant with a disability.  Donna Mleziva is shown in the starting corral area, and Kimberly Vlies and her sister got some fun pics with Green Bay Packer players (shown with Davon House).  Great job team!

 

Student hours limit at 20 hours per week June 25 to July 8

As a reminder, the student employee hours limit reduces to 20 hours per week from June 25, 2017 through July 8, 2017.  The hours limit goes back to 40 hours per week from July 9th until August 19th.  The hours limit is in place to make sure we are in compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Please review the 2017 Student Bi-Weekly Payroll Schedule at: http://www.uwgb.edu/UWGBCMS/media/hr/files/StudentBiWeeklyPayrollSchedule2017.pdf

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

Employee Appreciation Week Winners Announced

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As part of Employee Appreciation Week, celebrated May 8 – 12, employees could register to win daily preferred parking and free lunch with campus leadership. And the winners are… Drumroll please…

Lunch with Leadership

  • Tiffany Perez Ferrando
  • Crystal Williams
  • Mai Lo Lee
  • Dolly Jackson
  • Nelson Pouliot

Daily Perferred Parking

Monday, May 8, 2017

  • Tracy Van Erem
  • Andrea Felmer
  • Tiffany Perez Ferrando

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

  • Loretta Rafter
  • Cindy Olson
  • Linda Peacock-Landrum

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

  • Aaron Maternowski
  • Joy Ruzek
  • Holly Keener

Thursday, May 11, 2017

  • Jenny Charapata
  • Lauri Welhouse
  • Hannah Fameree

Friday, May 12, 2017

  • Amy Bartelme
  • Patti Cole
  • Ryan Stewart

Congratulations to all the winners!

There’s No UWGB without U!”

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. At UW-Green Bay, students reported overall positive perceptions of the school climate in dealing with sexual harassment and working toward assault prevention, response and treatment, although University officials acknowledged that there is always room for improvement.

The university maintains a Sexual Misconduct Policy along with a dedicated Title IX and Clery website devoted to resources related to these areas.

For more information on sexual assault prevention and treatment among the student population, please see the Inside UW-Green Bay News Article.

Couch to 10K – Bellin Run Lunch ‘n Learn held on April 5th

BellinRunBThank you to Nate Vandervest, Running Coach with Bellin and UW-Green Bay alumni, for presenting a very interesting and helpful lunch ‘n learn on Couch to 10K – Bellin Run, on April 5th!

He showed us the Bellin Run training plan, which includes a calendar outlining runs and walks of varying length and intensity leading up to June 10th (Bellin Run).  Please click on the following link to view the training plan: http://bellinrun.com/uploads/bellin/BR17_TrainingGuide.pdf  Surprisingly, he said that most people train too hard, which can not only cause injuries, but also increase the amount of time it takes for your body to get ready for the race.  Rest days (as shown on the training plan) are very important, and actually help your body.BellinRunA

Nate also discussed common running-related injuries and how to prevent them.  We shared some past injuries we or our family members incurred.  He explained why the injuries happened, and how we can help our bodies heal and avoid future injuries.

If you would like to participate in the Bellin Run as part of the UW-Green Bay team, there is still time!  Please sign up by May 1st: https://blog.uwgb.edu/hr/2017/02/bellin-run/

Human Resources System (HRS) Outage Started February 22, 2017 Employee Access Is Affected

Employees do not have access to their online timesheet, earnings statements and other related documents and services during a UW Human Resources System (HRS) outage that started on February 22, 2017 at noon. This outage will continue until a to be determined time on Monday, February 27.

The following self-service features that employees access through the MyUW portals, will be unavailable during the outage:

  • Online timesheet
  • Absence reporting
  • Web Clock
  • Benefits Self-service (‘e-Benefits’)
  • Updates to personal information
  • Access to electronic earnings statements, tax statements (W-2, 1042-S, etc.), leave statements and other HR, Payroll and Benefits documents.

The rest of the portal, with the exception of the HRS System related features and documents, will be available during the HRS outage.

Once the HRS System is upgraded, employees will experience the same functionality that they are currently accustomed to. The upgrade will have minimal impact on system users.

The HRS System manages UW Human Resources, Payroll and Benefits processing for all UW System institutions.  The system is currently running on PeopleSoft’s Human Capital Management software version 9.0. The upgrade will move the system to version 9.2.

Welcome Myunghee Jun!

MyungheeMyunghee Jun was welcomed as a new Assistant Professor of Nursing on January 17, 2017.

Prior to coming to UW-Green Bay, Myunghee was a visiting scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for 5 years.  She has a Ph.D. in Nursing Science from Seoul National University in Seoul, South Korea.

Myunghee volunteers at the House of Peace and Korean Community in Milwaukee.  She enjoys going to concerts with family, biking, and reading.  She is married and has one son.  Myunghee’s hometown is Seoul, South Korea.

Welcome, Myunghee!

FLSA conversions on hold following judge’s injunction

As previously communicated, a U.S. District Court judge from Texas issued a preliminary injunction postponing the effective date of the U.S. Department of Labor’s overtime threshold increase.  Based upon this injunction, planned and previously communicated employee conversions from exempt to nonexempt status and other position adjustments have been put on hold.  More information, including some helpful FAQ’s can be found below:

What happened?

After hearing arguements from the DOL and 21 states/50 or more business groups that had challenged the DOL’s change, judge Amos L. Mazzant issued a preliminary injunction against the changes.

Is this a final decision that permanently puts an end to the rule?

No. The overtime rule could still be implemented later down the road.

A preliminary injunction isn’t permanent, as it simply preserves the existing overtime rule—which was last updated in 2004—until the court has a chance to review the merits of the case objecting to the revisions to the regulation.

However, the revised regulation may face an uphill battle: The judge wouldn’t have granted the preliminary injunction unless, among other things, he thought the challenge had a substantial likelihood of succeeding.

[Read more: Federal Judge Halts Overtime Rule]

What’s next?

Employees and supervisors have been notified today and further information will be communicated as it becomes available.  Supervisor and Employee question and answer sessions have been scheduled and communicated to affected parties.

For further questions, please contact Christine Olson at olsonch@uwgb.edu or (920) 465-2846.

FLSA Injunction Granted

preliminary injunction has been issued to postpone the effective date of the U.S. Department of Labor’s overtime threshold increase. More information on the impacts of this injunction will be forthcoming.  As soon as we have more information on the impact this will have on our employee population and determine appropriate next steps we will be in touch.

For further information, please see this article from the Society of Human Resources Management.