UIA Life Insurance Annual $24 Premium Deduction

The University Insurance Association (UIA) Life Insurance annual premium of $24.00 will be deducted from October monthly earnings, paid November 1, 2019.

Participation in the UIA Life Insurance plan is a condition of employment for UW System Faculty/Academic Staff/Limited Appointment (FA/AS/LI) employees. Additionally, eligible employees must meet the minimum monthly salary threshold which is $2,734.00 for the 2019-2020 plan year, October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020. The minimum monthly salary threshold is determined each year and is based on 45% of the average instructor’s salary for the previous year.

Once an employee becomes eligible for coverage, eligibility will continue for the full plan year. Employees must re-qualify for eligibility each year.

For more information about the plan, including coverage levels, visit the UW System Employee Benefits website.

Source: UW System Human Resources

HR System update will provide easier access


***Please note that there will be an HR system outage starting Friday, November 1st at the end of the business day through mid-day on Sunday, November 3rd for this update, so self-service features in our My UW portal will not be available during this time, such as Web Clock, Timesheet, absence reporting, access to earnings statements, access to TAM job application service, and updates to personal information.***

Starting on November 3, 2019, a Human Resource System (HRS) update will provide UW employees with easier access to HR related Self Service pages and resources through simplified navigation.

Navigating to Self Service Pages
Navigation from the MyUW portal to HR related Self Service pages will not change. Employees can continue to choose portal tiles related to Payroll, Benefits, Time and Absence, etc., to navigate to Self Service pages.

Employee Self Service Home Page
To simplify navigation for employees, once in Self Service, there will be no need for an employee to navigate back to the portal to choose a different HR related tile to complete an additional task.

Now, conveniently located within Self Service, there will be a home button on the top right of each page that takes users to the Employee Self Service home page. This home page provides a collection of tiles for navigating to Self Service pages relating to Payroll, Benefits, Time and Absence, etc. By clicking a tile, an employee will have access to the pages pertaining to that topic and related tasks, without the need to leave the Self Service environment.

Navigation Within Self Service Pages
Self Service pages now include a convenient left side bar with tabs to other related Self Service pages. This allows the user to navigate between pages within that specific Self Service environment.

Help Resources
Help resources will be available on all Self Service pages by clicking the action menu (three stacked dots) on the top right of each page. These are the same help resources that will continue to be available through the MyUW portal and on the UW Service Operations home page.

Additional Changes
While the functionality of all Self Service pages remains the same, some employees may see pages with slightly different layouts, titles or features. These employees will be notified of these changes through a direct email that will be distributed the week of October 28, 2019.

Source: UW-Shared Services, Service Operations

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Programs Available


Eating vegetables and fruits provides many health benefits, such as providing nutrients, help maintaining healthy blood pressure, reducing risk of some chronic diseases, reducing cholesterol levels, lowering risk of heart disease, and protecting against infections.  As we know, it can be more challenging to eat healthy during winter, so it is important to make a contentious effort.  One way to get more healthy vegetables and fruits in our diet is to participate in a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture).  Two area CSA’s provided us information about their programs (details below), but you can find out about other CSA’s in your local community through a quick internet search or word-of-mouth.

Garden to Doorstep Organics LLC: https://www.gardentodoorsteporganics.com/

  • Information about discount promotion for UW-Green Bay:
  • Garden to Doorstep Organics LLC offers year-around produce, and you can select from two different sizes of fruit only boxes or two different sizes of vegetable/fruit mixed boxes.
  • If enough people sign up, we could have our produce boxes delivered to UWGB each week!  Please click here to sign up by Friday, November 29th.

SLO Farmers Co-Op: https://slofarmersco-op.com/

  • SLO Farmers Co-Op is offering a fall CSA in November and December.  Some items may include winter squash, carrots, cabbage, lettuce, spinach, microgreens, onions, potatoes, radish, leeks, Brussel spouts, kohlrabi, beets, and parsnips.  They also have honey, meat and eggs available!



Custodian – 1st Shift (Temporary/Part-time, Marinette Campus)

This position reports to the Building and Grounds Supervisor on the Marinette Campus and maintains the overall appearance and cleanliness of the campus buildings and housing, perform facility set-up, furniture, and equipment placements, conduct grounds and outdoor work, monitor fleet vehicles for proper care and maintain their availability for use, conduct routine safety and security checks, and perform buildings maintenance. This position may work variable shifts with some rotational work on Saturdays and/or Sundays.

For more information and position responsibilities, please see the full position announcement.

To ensure consideration, please apply by Sunday, November 10, 2019.

Deadline Extended: HVAC Specialist

This position reports to the Building and Grounds Superintendent and is responsible for the performance of HVAC preventative maintenance and repair work. This includes inspecting, maintaining, repairing, performing preventative maintenance and assisting with minor installations of HVAC projects. This position will also maintain the campus energy power generators, above ground fuel storage tanks and vacuum pumps.

For more information and position responsibilities, please see the full position announcement.

To ensure consideration, please apply by Sunday, December 1, 2019.

Office Manager

This position reports to the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Services and Associate Dean of Students, and provides administrative support and serves as administrative liaison. Other duties include greeting visitors, office management, formatting and editing correspondence and program materials, scheduling student appointments, supporting search and screen processes, coordinating special events, assisting with projects, and updating websites.

For more information and position responsibilities, please see the full position announcement.

To ensure consideration, please apply by Monday, November 11, 2019.

Title & Total Compensation Project eLearning Module


The University of Wisconsin (UW) is embarking on a complete redesign of its current classification and compensation structure. The goal of the Title and Total Compensation Project is to develop new systems that will enable institutions to continue to attract and retain the best talent.

As a part of comprehensive communication efforts, UW System has recently released an eLearning module for employees and managers. Please click below to access the module, which will take about 30 minutes to complete:


To access available videos related to the T&TC Project, please see this blog post.

For up-to-date information about the Title & Total Compensation Project, please see the UW System Title & Total Compensation Project website and the UW-Green Bay October 2019 blog post.  Answers to frequently asked questions can be found on the UW System FAQ page.

Aim for 10,000 Steps!

You know that physical activity is good for you, and that walking is an easy, low-impact way to get moving. But how far do you need to walk before you start seeing benefits? And what exactly are the benefits of walking?

The National Institutes of Health recommend you take about 10,000 steps a day, which shakes out to roughly 5 miles. That may sound like a lot, but remember, you don’t have to do it all at once.


If 10,000 steps a day seems daunting, it’s OK to ease into it. First, use a step tracker for a few days without trying to change anything. This gives you a baseline for your fitness. If you currently take 5,000 or fewer steps a day, aim to increase by about 3,000 at most. Start working toward 10,000 steps today!

Article from the StayWell Company, LLC

Shrimp Scampi Pizza


Ingredientsshrimp pizza

  • Cooking spray
  • 1 13.8-ounce package refrigerated pizza dough or a precooked pizza crust
  • 1 tablespoon cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup fat-free ricotta cheese
  • 1 pound cooked and peeled shrimp, sliced lengthwise
  • 6 cloves roasted* garlic
  • 2 cups shredded part-skim, low-moisture mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tablespoon crushed dried basil


*If you don’t have time to slow-roast garlic in a 325°F oven for an hour, microwave on high for about 30 seconds to soften cloves, then slice them.

Preheat oven to 400°F. Lightly spray 10-1/2-by-15-1/2-inch baking pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle cornmeal evenly over pan. Stretch refrigerated pizza dough across pan. Bake dough for 8 minutes. Skip this step if using a precooked pizza crust.

Mix garlic into ricotta and spread over pizza base. Add a layer of shrimp. Cover pizza with mozzarella and sprinkle with basil. Bake on the bottom rack of an oven heated to 400°F for about 12 minutes, until cheese is bubbling. Cut into 12 pieces and serve immediately.

Makes 12 slices

Each piece contains about 175 calories, 14 g protein, 5 g fat, 69.5 mg cholesterol, 18 g carbohydrates, less than 1 g fiber, and 448 mg sodium.

This recipe is gout-friendly because it contains food moderate in purines. Meat, poultry, and fish intake should be limited to 1 to 2 servings per day.


Recipe from the StayWell Company, LLC.

Associate Director of Facilities Management

This position reports to the Director of Facilities Management and Planning and is a responsible, managerial, and supervisory position. This position will provide leadership and direction to the supervisors of the HVAC, Maintenance, and Operations departments within the division. This position also supervises two Maintenance Supervisors at the Marinette and Sheboygan branch campuses. The incumbent organizes, evaluates, and manages the daily physical plant operations of assigned campuses and centers in a healthy, safe and secure manner that is consistent with campus academic and student program needs, university policies and standards and all applicable regulatory agency codes. They provide support to the operational supervisors involving employee performance, recruitment, and decision-making.

For more information and position responsibilities, please see the full position announcement.

To ensure consideration, please apply by Sunday, November 10, 2019.