The Electrician reports to the Building and Grounds Superintendent. This position is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the campus electrical system.  The University operates under various electrical voltages including 12,470 at the Substation, 477/280 and 208/120 in the buildings and around the grounds.  Position also includes responsibility of electrical installation during small projects and other repairs/modifications to the electrical system around campus.

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

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Tuesday, August 30, 2016.

Student Hours Reduction

As a reminder, UW-Green Bay student employees must reduce their working schedules down to 25 hours per week starting August 21, 2016 to make sure we are in compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).  

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

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) Update

The Flexible Spending Account (FSA) program allows employees to set aside money on a pre-tax basis to pay for eligible medical and dependent care expenses annually.  Employees decide how much to set aside and that amount is deducted from each paycheck before Federal, State and FICA taxes are calculated.  The FSA program is administered by TASC.

TASC has recently released a new Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Participant Guide.  This guide is available through the TASC portal, as well as on the UW System Administration website.  The Participant Guide includes details on each of the programs offered; Health Care FSA, Limited Purpose FSA, and Dependent Care FSA. The guide also includes information on reimbursement options, the TASC card, Carryover limits, and navigating the TASC Account website and Mobile App.

Christine Olson appointed Human Resources Director


University of Wisconsin-Green Bay recently conducted a search open to UW System employees and Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance, Sheryl Van Gruensven, would like to announce the appointment of Christine Olson as Director of Human Resources, effective August 15, 2016.

Christine joined UW-Green Bay in 2008 as a Payroll and Benefits Specialist, where she performed bi-weekly payroll, employee benefits counseling, coordination of annual employee benefits fair and served as campus I-9 coordinator. Christine then moved into the role of Human Resources Manager with duties such as labor relations, recruitment, guidance and oversight for direct reports, understanding and interpreting various state, federal and UW System employment laws and drafting/communication of policies and procedures.  Christine’s final appointment has been as Assistant Director of Human Resources since January of 2016 with duties of managing day-to-day operations of human resource functions at UW-Green Bay, employee relations, contracts, career progressions, policy development, and employee development, just to name a few. Christine holds an Associate’s Degree in Human Resources, Bachelor’s in Business Management and plans to pursue her Master’s Degree in the near future.

Please welcome Christine into her new role at UW-Green Bay as Director of Human Resources.

*Due to budget cuts, Christine’s current role as Assistant Director of Human Resources will not be filled.

Reminder: 2016 Summer Leave Reports

As we wrap up the summer pay periods, please remember that leave-eligible, unclassified employees will be required to submit a “summer leave report” if working any summer service or summer session appointments.

Similar to last summer, there will be no online entry for the summer session/service leave reports. Click here to find one summer leave report that you will use to keep track of all leave taken during your employment over the entire summer.

Specific notes regarding this process:

  • Please print the attached leave report.
  • In the top section, fill in your name and employee ID only.
  • Record absences for any leave taken while you are under contract during the summer (including work performed that was paid via a lump sum payment).
  • If you do not use any leave time for a given month, enter zero in the “Total Hours” row.
  • Sign the summer leave report.
  • Request an approval signature from your summer department chair/supervisor (if working multiple appointments, you may need to request more than one signature).
  • Any sick leave used during the summer will be charged to your primary appointment.
  • This leave report is due to Human Resources by Tuesday, September 6, 2016, regardless of whether or not leave is used!

Please contact payrollandbenefits@uwgb.edu with any questions.


Wellness Webinar – Stress and Your Physical Health

stressProlonged, uncontrolled stress is detrimental to our mental and physical health. Stress can kill. This presentation reviews the stress response in more detail and highlights the impact on the human body during each phase including discussions on stress induced weight gain, high blood pressure, depression and anxiety. Review of previous stress management tips and strategies will be discussed as well as building resilience to overcome barriers to effective stress management.

When:  Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Location: CL 735

No need to RSVP or register – just mark your calendar and join us! Feel free to bring your lunch too! :)

Associate Dean of the College of Health, Education, and Social Welfare (75%) – Open to UW-Green Bay Employees Only

The Associate Dean reports to the Dean of the College of Health, Education, and Social Welfare and is responsible for coordinating activities related to curriculum and enrollment management, student affairs, and initiatives related to excellence of the College and its programs and services. The Associate Dean will serve as a liaison between the College and other university offices and committees on matters related to curriculum planning and development.


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

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Tuesday, August 16, 2016.

Employee Spotlight: Jeff Willems


Jeff Willems, Area Coordinator, from Residence Life has served UW-Green Bay for 12 years. If you have questions about on campus housing, how to become a Resident Assistant, or residence life in general Jeff is an excellent resource. When Jeff isn’t solving problems in our residence halls he is an avid baseball fan and a volleyball coach as well.

Position at UWGB: Senior Area Coordinator

Summary of what you do: I supervise 12 paraprofessional staff. We maintain a safe, clean, and inclusive living environment that helps the residents build a quality community that will help everyone adjust to and be successful at the university and in life.

How long have you been employed: I am going on my 12th year.

Brief history of employment with UWGB: I have worked in residence Life the entire time. I have overseen everything except the trads at one point and time. I currently will be responsible for The U. (Harden, Roy, and Robishaw)

Three words that describe you: Jazzy, Encouraging, Supportive

Personal interests: self-worth, coaching, human rights, family, games

Any favorite line from a movie? May the force be with you.

Are you messy or organized? Organized mess

Best vacation you’ve been to? Hawaii

Describe what you were like at age 10. I was the chunky peacemaker of our neighborhood group

Do you have a favorite newspaper, blog? Not really

Do you have a favorite quote? If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, then I can achieve it. – Muhammad Ali

Do you have an office nickname? What is it? I guess it would be Jazzy

Do you recall any embarrassing moment at work? Please, too many to list.

Favorite travel spot? Fires on the beach

If given a chance, who would you like to be for a day? Kane – the chief of the Hawaiian trinity

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you? No clue

If you could be anyone from any time period who would it be and why? Josh Gibson

If you could change one thing about working here, what would it be? Increased salary

If you could interview one person (dead or alive) who would it be? God

If you could witness any historical event, what would you want to see? Peace on earth

If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be? supper

If you were an animal what would you be? Dolphin

If you were to write a book about yourself, what would you name it? I would never write a book about myself

If you were to write a self-help book, what would the topic be? Self Help?

If your house was burning down, what’s the one non-living thing you would save? My wallet

Least favorite Food? Rotten

Motto or personal mantra? Be respectful

People would be surprised if they knew: the truth

Tell us a little about yourself.  I am a grateful and peaceful person.

Tell us a little bit about your family. I have a great family. Parents will celebrate their 50th anniversary this October. 3 living brothers, 1 deceased, 1 sister. They all live in the general area

Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us?  Different things surprise different people.

Tell us three things most people don’t know about you. I wasn’t born in Wisconsin.

Top 3 life highlights? = college graduate, being a part of 2 top 10 teams in collegiate club volleyball. Being an uncle.

What advice would you give to recent new hires? Get to know people across throughout campus.

What are three career lessons you’ve learned thus far? Politics are everywhere, it is important to be a voice for the few,

What are your hopes for our industry/school? That we continue to produce quality citizens that care about the world.

What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most? The ability to encourage individual and group growth.

What book did you read last? An Incomplete Education

What books are at your bedside? I don’t have books by my bedside.

What celebrity do people think you look like? I will have to ask them.

What children’s character can you relate with most? Why? Kermit the Frog. He can be fun, is practical, has a variety of friends.

What did you want to be when growing up? A baseball player

What do you always want to try and never did? Travel the world

What do you like most about your job? The ability of the people

What do you like to do in your spare time? Coach, play volleyball

What do you like to do on your days off? Spend time on the beach.

What does a typical day look like for you? Talking with students, meetings, planning

What else do you do for fun? Everything I do is fun.

What is an ability you wish you had? Speed read with the comprehension

What is the first concert you attended? MC Hammer

What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery? A camp with waterfront

What is the most important thing you have learned in the last five years? Meet them where they are at.

What is your biggest pet peeve? none

What is your family like? Very traditional

What is your favorite meal? One I don’t cook and is free

What is your favorite movie and book? maybe The Far Side Gallery and Field of Dreams

What is your favorite sport? Tie Baseball and Volleyball

Hidden talent? None

What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work? coaching

What one food do you wish had zero calories? All of them

What phobias do you have? none

What places have you lived in? Michigan and Wisconsin.

What tv show/movie are you ashamed to admit you love? SVU

What was your favorite book, toy, or outfit as a child? Superfudge and any ball

What would people never guess you do in your role? If they know our role they would know we do almost anything to help students.

What would you like to be famous for? Being a good person who gave back

What’s on your bucket list? I don’t really have a bucket list. Maybe I should make one.

What’s the one thing, you can’t live without? air

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten? I have eaten a lot of weird stuff. Maybe bugs.

What’s your favorite thing to do in Green Bay? Taste of Broadway

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Still working here.

Where is your favorite place to eat? With friends or family

Where is your home town? I consider Green Bay my home town.

Where would you like to go on a dream vacation? I need to visit friends in Malawi and Japan

University Services Program Associate

The University Services Program Associate reports to the Executive Director of Continuing Education & Extension and is responsible for providing a high level of customer service for the Division, the University, outside customers, and partnering organizations.  This position will act as a liaison with internal and external clients, and will interact with a diverse audience of individuals and organizations by communicating procedural information, interpreting and implementing System regulations and policies, and resolving complex problems as they occur.  Program support includes registration, billing, payment, updating website and coordinating program logistics.

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

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Friday, August 12, 2016.

Director of Analytics, Records, and Research

The Director of Analytics, Records, and Research reports to the Vice Chancellor for University Advancement and President of the UW-Green Bay Foundation. The Director is responsible for the administration, maintenance, and quality control of donor and alumni records, financial and fund accounting records, retrieval and reporting of data, strategic data analysis and research, and the processing of charitable gifts and pledges received by the UWGB Foundation in support of the University.

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

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Monday, August 22, 2016.