Changes to Personnel Files and Recruitment Policies

On June 7, 2018, the Board of Regents adopted Resolution 11038 on employee personnel files and reference checks, which required the development or modification of certain human resources policies for all UW institutions regarding:

  1. Documenting sexual harassment allegations and investigations;
  2. Maintaining personnel files and conducting reference checks; and
  3. Exchanging personnel files between all UW institutions and State of Wisconsin agencies

Effective January 1, 2019, Operational policies Operational Policy HR13: Personnel Files and Operational Policy TC1: Recruitment Policies were modified and published to satisfy these new requirements.

As part of the modification to the Operational Policy HR13: Personnel Files, updates were made to clearly identify a list of what must be in an employee’s personnel file, define when and with whom personnel files are shared, and require appropriate documentation of sexual violence and sexual harassment in personnel files.

In addition, updates to the Operational Policy TC1: Recruitment Policies were made to ensure consistent disclosure of violations of sexual violence and sexual harassment policies to hiring institutions. Furthermore, institutions are required to ask about sexual violence and sexual harassment during the hiring process. Human Resources will be working directly with areas currently conducting recruitments to ensure that these new requirements are communicated and understood.

If you have questions about either of these policy revisions, please contact Human Resources at hr@uwgb.edu or (920) 465-2390.

Healthy Breakfast Sandwich

Ingredients

Nonstick cooking spraybreakfast english muffin

4 eggs and 4 egg whites

1/4 cup minced chives

1/4 cup minced parsley

4 whole-wheat English muffins

4 1/2-inch round slices Canadian bacon

1 large beefsteak tomato, sliced into 1/2-inch thick slices

Directions

  1. Crack eggs and egg whites into a bowl and whisk. Add chives and parsley and stir to incorporate.
  2. Spray a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Ladle 1/4 egg mixture into skillet and cook, omelet style, until eggs are cooked through, about 1 to 2 minutes per side. Slide omelet onto a plate and repeat with remaining eggs; cover with foil to keep warm.
  3. In same skillet, heat Canadian bacon until warm, about 1 to 2 minutes per side. Toast English muffin. Fold omelet in to fit English muffin, then place omelet on 1 muffin half.
  4. Top with a bacon slice, then tomato, then top with other muffin half.
  5. Excellent source of: Protein, Fiber, Vitamin A, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Calcium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Selenium
  6. Good source of: Vitamin B6, Folate, Copper, Iodine, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc

Source: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ellie-krieger/healthy-breakfast-sandwich-recipe-1940802

Get energized in the morning today!

Sure, an endless pot of delicious hot coffee can give you a morning jolt. But there are other ways to wake up raring to go. Try one for a more energized start to your day:

  • Say no to the snooze button. Those five extra minutes of sleep aren’t going to be restorative ones. Set your alarm for the time you actually need to get up.
  • Let the light in. Open your curtains or turn on the lights as soon as you awake. It’ll signal your body to stop producing melatonin, the hormone that induces sleep.
  • Put your sneakers on. Physical activity gets your blood flowing and ups your endorphins for a morning mood boost. Take the dog for a stroll, do an exercise DVD, or walk your kids to school.
  • Eat a healthy breakfast. You won’t be dragging after a fruit-and-Greek-yogurt smoothie, a vegetable omelet, or wheat toast topped with peanut butter and banana.

Article from the StayWell Company, LLC

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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, 2018 – December 31, 2018. Supervisors should initiate the annual review process with University Staff employees within the next couple of 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.

Resources:

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 22, 2019.

Please note that annual performance evaluations are not required for individuals who have had a probationary review on or after July 1, 2018, 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.

Welcome Brad Gajeski!

On January 2, 2019, the Facilities Management and Planning department welcomed Brad Gajeski as an Inventory Control Coordinator.

Welcome, Brad!

Welcome Kaitlyn O’Claire!

On December 10, 2018, the UW-Green Bay, Marinette campus welcomed Kaitlyn O’Claire as a Campus & Executive Officer Assistant.

Welcome, Kaitlyn!

Welcome Cassandra Goff!

On December 10, 2018, the Student Affairs department on both the Manitowoc and Sheboygan campuses welcomed Cassandra Goff as an Academic Advisor.

Welcome, Cassandra!

Welcome Nancy Hart!

On November 26, 2018, the Student Affairs department on the Sheboygan campus welcomed Nancy Hart as a Student Life and Development Coordinator.

Welcome, Nancy!

Employee Spotlight: Deanne Kusserow

Deanne KusserowName: Deanne Kusserow

Position at UWGB: Academic Advisor

Summary of what you do: Help students with any academic issues; most students come to see me when they need to register for classes.

How long have you been employed: 15 years here at UWGB

Brief history of employment with UWGB: I started here as an academic advisor in 2003, and have been in the same position since!

Three words that describe you: Type B, Fun-Loving, Thankful.

Personal interests: “Reading” audio books, yoga, decluttering, scrapbooking.

Random facts/interests: I can name every U.S. President from 1-44, I know all the lyrics to 95% of The Beatles and One Direction songs, and I LOVE 90s rap.

 

Tell us a little about yourself. I turned 40 this year (it’s the new 29!), I love pop culture trivia, and am an aspiring minimalist. My Bachelor’s degree is in Social Work, and my Master’s degree is in Counseling with an emphasis in Higher Education. I drive a mini-van, and I love it.

 

Tell us a little bit about your family. I have two kids – Ben who is 11, and Kate who is 9, my husband is Justin, I have the cutest dog name Joe, and a Guinea Pig named PJ.

 

What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most? Helping students problem solve, or helping them fix an issue that seems unjust – I pride myself on being a student advocate.

 

What do you like to do in your spare time? Crafting projects, scrapbooking, and binge watching TV while I’m doing both of these!

 

What is an ability you wish you had? Magic, of course. I would whip up dinner and clean my house with a wand, just like Molly Weasley.

 

­If you could witness any historical event, what would you want to see? A concert by The Beatles.

Hidden talent? Standing on my head.

 

Are you messy or organized? Messy!

 

What do you always want to try and never did? Playing the drums.

 

Motto or personal mantra? “Good Enough.”

 

What is your favorite movie and book? Top Gun and The Westing Game (yep, it’s a kid’s book!).

What do you like to do on your days off? Take a nap!

 

What books are at your bedside? Natural Disaster: I Cover Them. I am One. By Ginger Zee, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and Dust by Patricia Cornwell.

 

What do you like most about your job? The people I work with!

 

Where is your home town? I grew up in Greenfield, and then Delafield, WI.

 

What is the first concert you attended? Whitney Houston

 

What one food do you wish had zero calories? Cheese.

Welcome Megan Leonard!

On January 2, 2019, the Office of Residence Life welcomed Megan Leonard as an Area Coordinator. Megan comes to us from Morningride College where she was also an Area Coordinator.

Megan enjoys reading, being outdoors, and cooking.

Megan holds an Arts Management degree from UWGB and a Masters in Higher Education from UND in 2017. She grew up in Oshkosh, WI.

Welcome, Megan!