Wellness

April Lunch n’ Learn and Newsletter

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Wellness

The UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee Presents:

What: Wellness Lunch and Learn
“Why You Should Hug a Tree”

When: Tuesday, April 28, 2015  **Date & Location Updated**
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Where: 1965 Room, University Union

Protecting the environment is an important part of environmental wellness because it ensures access to clean water and air, but access to the natural environment also provides less tangible health benefits. A growing body of scientific research is showing that interacting with nature has positive and long-lasting health benefits including reduced stress, lower blood pressure, and improvements in mental health. Vicki Medland from The Cofrin Center for Biodiversity will discuss some of the new research on wellness and environment and talk about some of the best places to enjoy the outdoors on our UW—Green Bay natural areas.

Vicki Medland is the Associate Director of the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity where she works with UWGB students, faculty and staff, and community members on biodiversity related projects and teaches courses in environmental science. She has a PhD. in Ecology from the University of Georgia and is on the Board of Directors for the Ridges Sanctuary in Door County.

Student Employment Information

It’s the time of year to think about the student employees you plan to rehire for Summer 2015 and/or Academic Year 2015-2016. Primary supervisors will receive e-mails with spreadsheet attachments containing a list of all active student employees in late April. Through this process you will be able to indicate the terms of rehire (summer only, summer and academic year, academic year only), termination, and indicate changes in funding, hourly rates, and approvers. A due date will also be indicated in the email and spreadsheets not received by the due date may result in termination of student appointments. Please look for this email in late April.

Graduating seniors and those not returning for the fall semester may only work through MAY 15, 2015. This applies to all student employees, work study or regular.

Upcoming Training Sessions

Intro to Shared Governance Program

Friday, April 24 at 2:00 PM in the Christie Theatre

All Academic Staff are encouraged to attend this introduction (or refresher) run through about shared governance and how and why you should get involved. Then stick around for the Academic Staff Spring Assembly at 3:00 PM.

Register today!

Brought to you by the AS Professional Development Programming, AS Leadership and Involvement Committees and Human Resources

 

Beyond Diversity: Generations in the Workplace by Theresa Zimmerman

Wednesday, May 27 10-12 PM in Alumni A/B

Managers of today are required to lead in a rapidly transforming world of work. The world has gotten smaller, globalization has taken hold and demographics continue to shift. Remaining resilient during this century and beyond will require a fresh perspective blending multiple generations and cultures. This workshop will take participants beyond the traditional concept of diversity.

Register today!

Sponsored by the AS and US Professional Development Programming Committees

Step Into Spring

Activity Challenge

April 13 to May 15, 2015

This activity challenge encourages the campus community to get active and increase their physical activity to gear up for the busy summer months ahead!

Participants will set personal goals and should track their activity using the American Heart Association My Start! Tool to be entered into the drawing to win weekly prizes.

Please click on the following link for more information:

Step Into Spring Activity Challenge

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

March Lunch n’ Learn and Newsletter

Wellness

The UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee, in partnership with the UW-Credit Union presents:

What:   Wellness Lunch and Learn

Building your Budget

When:  Friday, March 20, 2015

12:15 p.m.  – 1:00 p.m.

Where: Room 103, University Union

 

Join financial expert Wayne Resch from the UW Credit Union in an interactive discussion about how to make and maintain a sensible, effective budget. Wayne will help you learn to create a well-balanced budget and answer your burning questions!

Check out our monthly newsletter, our March 2015 Newsletter is entitled “Step Into Financial Wellness!”

Visit the Wellness Committee website for information on other wellness topics, newsletters, and upcoming events!

IMPORTANT — FSA WageWorks to TASC Transition Complete– See 3/6/15 DEADLINE NOTE

Attention Employees Participating with Flexible Spending Accounts with WageWorks/TASC

The UW Service Center has confirmed with TASC that all 2014 carryover balances have been loaded to employees TASC accounts.   Thank you all for being patient through this transition.

A few things to note:

  • Participants should have received an email from TASC letting them know that their 2014 funds are now available. However:
  • If you have 2014 rollover funds but did not enroll for 2015, you will or should have received a Welcome Letter in the mail.   You will not be able to log online to your MyTASC account until you receive this letter which will have your personal TASC ID# on it.  You will need to contact TASC’s customer service (1-800-422-4661) to update your profile with your e-mail address.  Once this has been updated, you should be able to register for an account online at tasconline.com.  Employees who have 2015 funds with TASC should already have their TASC debit card which has their TASC ID# on it.
  • TASC will automatically move claims reimbursed during the grace period from 2015 balances to the 2014 account to use 2014 balances first.   NOTE:   If you would prefer to submit your own claims, your deadline to opt out of the reconciling process is Friday, 3/6/15!

See the recent post by the UW Service Center in the MYUW System portal in the “HR, Payroll & Benefits News” section for additional information.

Biometric Screening Event

Wellness

The UW-Green Bay Benefits Office & Wellness Committee Presents:

What:                                       Well Wisconsin Biometric Screening Event

(See below for incentive details!)

When:                                      Monday, April 20th

8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Where:                                    University Union, Phoenix Rooms

Who can Participate:              Member employees, spouses/domestic partners, and adult children enrolled in State Group Health Insurance

How to Participate:                 Pre-Registration is required!

                                                Register online at https://register.wellness-inc.com/stateofwi

                                                Deadline to Register: Thursday, April 16 (or until all appointments are filled)

 

In 2015, all state insurance plans are offering $150/member for completing the Well Wisconsin program.  There are two steps to completing the program.

  • Participate in a biometric screening

 

Get up-to-date testing results on your height, weight, and Body Mass Index (BMI), cholesterol level, glucose measurement, and blood pressure.  At the on-site screening you will be asked to provide proof of insurance (health insurance card).  You will then go through a series of staffed stations for the testing, which generally takes less than 20 minutes.  At the end of the screening you will be given your results.

  • Complete your Health Risk Survey online provided by your health plan

 

Use your biometric screening results to complete the survey.  Visit http://wellwisconsin.wi.gov and click on your insurance plan in the column to the left for a direct link to the online Health Survey.  This quick, easy survey will ask a range of questions including your daily stress level, family medical history, and typical meal plan.  The Health Survey is designed to help you gauge intangible well-being factors to pinpoint possible health risks.

Once the biometric screening and health survey are completed, the $150 incentive will be processed and issued by your health insurance provider.  Health plan issued rewards are considered a fringe benefit of employment and must be treated as taxable income by the primary subscriber’s employer.  Your health plan is required to report payment information for the subscriber and enrolled family member’s to the subscriber’s employer.  Individual health information will never be shared with the employer.

 

Even if you are unable to attend the on-site Biometric Screening on April 20th, you can complete the biometric screening portion with your physician (the necessary paper forms for physician’s completion are available under each individual health plan on the Well Wisconsin website).

 

Please direct any questions to Kimberly Danielson, Benefits Specialist, at (920) 465-2196 or danielsk@uwgb.edu.

 

We can always work to improve the quality of our lives through health and wellness!

 

A CEO’s Perspective on Change Lunch n’ Learn & Upcoming Events

CURRENT-PerspectivesonchangeEvent Basics
When: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 11 a.m. Registration & Networking 11:30 a.m. Lunch Served 12 p.m. Presentation 1 p.m. Conclusion
Where: Tundra Lodge Conference Center 865 Lombardi Ave Green Bay, WI  54304
Fee: $15 Members of Current $25 Nonmembers of Current Free with 2015 Lunch n’ Learn or All-Inclusive Events Package – Learn More
Menu: Baked parmesan encrusted chicken breast set on top a basil marinara sauce with chef’s choice of starch and vegetables, coffee, water and milk. Vegetarian option available upon request.
Register: Register OnlineTo ensure proper membership pricing for Current or an events package enrollment, please use the eamil address we have on file for you when registering online. There is a 96-hour cancellation policy.

 

Event Overview
A CEO’s Perspective on Change In just a few years, Shopko has doubled in size and experienced a positive sales trend we haven’t seen in a decade. How is this possible? In this session, Peter McMahon, CEO of Shopko Stores Operating Company, LLC will describe how he approached the organization’s need for change to create this rapid growth story.

 

About the SpeakerCURRENT-Perspectivesonchangespeaker
Peter McMahon CEO Shopko Peter McMahon is the chief executive officer of Shopko Stores Operating Company, LLC.   Founded in 1962 and headquartered in Green Bay, Shopko Stores is a $3 billion retailer that operates 327 stores in 24 states throughout the Midwest, Mountain, North Central and Pacific Northwest regions. With four decades of distinguished experience in the retail sector, Peter has a proven track record of delivering on objectives, exceeding expectations and leading organizations with a complex array of programs with the ability to leverage strengths in their business units. He started as a junior assistant and rapidly advanced to manager and beyond due to his hard work and ability to motivate others. He has held a variety of executive and senior positions with global retailers including chief operating officer of Loblaw, Canada’s largest food retailer and a leading provider of drugstore, general merchandise and financial products and services, and a member of the executive management team of Wal-Mart Inc., Germany and Japan. From the United Kingdom, Peter was born in Liverpool, Merseyside and holds a degree in economics from the University of Liverpool. Peter is also a naturalized citizen of Canada, where he lived and worked prior to joining Shopko Stores. Peter and his wife Leila now reside in Green Bay and recently added a Welsh Springer Spaniel named Riley to their family.

2015 Bellin Run Corporate Challenge

Bellin Run

Register today for the 2015 UW-Green Bay Bellin Run Corporate Challenge
Bellin 10K Run/Walk • Green Bay, WI • Saturday, June 13, 2015

Get out and enjoy some fun with co-workers, family and friends by participating in friendly competition and promoting a healthier lifestyle. Employees, students, family and friends are encouraged to sign up to participate as part of the UW-Green Bay Corporate team!

Register as part of the corporate team and enjoy these benefits:
VIP Race Packet Delivery- all registrants’ race packets will be delivered to UW-Green Bay for pick-up the week before the event
A Corporate Challenge custom gift from Bellin and a UW-Green Bay Corporate Challenge T-Shirt if registered by May 1

When registering, please use Team Name: UW-Green Bay Team Password: 840

Interested in designing this year’s UW-Green Bay Corporate Challenge t-shirt or training with fellow employees?? Contact the Wellness Committee for more information.

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”

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Wellness Newsletter and Upcoming Events

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Wellness

The UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee Presents:

What: Wellness Lunch and Learn
Heart Healthy Living

When: Thursday, February 19, 2015
12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Where: Alumni Rooms A/B, University Union

February is Heart Health month. In interest of heart health, this months’ Lunch and Learn is focused on what it means to have a healthy heart and how we can keep it that way. Alex Stenner, student intern with the Kress Events Center, will present on building action steps into everyday habits for the promotion of healthy heart function- not running away from heart disease. Attendees can expect to examine lifestyles, habit, behavior, and immediate options that promote heart health.

Check out the attached newsletter for more on heart health, or visit the American Heart Association website for more news about the heart.