Your Annual WRS Statement of Benefits is Now Available Online

Your Annual Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) Statement of Benefits is now available online in the My UW System portal: http://my.wisconsin.edu.  Login to the portal and go to the “Benefit Information” module and click on the “Statements” tab.  Click on “ETF Annual Statement of Benefits (WRS) Issued 2014” to view and print your statement.  Please note that you will not receive a paper copy of the statement.

The WRS Annual Statement of Benefits provides you with information about your Wisconsin Retirement System account as of January 1, 2014. Information on the statement includes 2013 WRS earnings and creditable service; total years of WRS creditable service, and separation and death benefit calculations.  You should review this statement closely for accuracy.

Statement Section 2 – After Act 10 Service
The name of your retirement category is in both Sections 1 and 2 of the Statement.  If you are in a General, Teacher or Protective retirement category, all of your creditable service will be listed in the “Before 2000” and/or “After 1999” columns in Section 2 of the Statement.

Only employees in an Elected or Executive retirement category will have creditable service in the “After Act 10” column.  2011 Wisconsin Act 10 changed the way retirement benefits are calculated for Elected/Executive category employees so service earned after Act 10 must be tracked separately for this group of employees.

Information to Help You Understand Your WRS Statement
Explanation of Annual Statement of Benefits (ET-7333)

Video Explanation of the Statement 

WRS Annual Statement of Benefits Help Page (includes the above links plus additional information)

Webinars dates and times will be released soon and available on the ETF Webinars page

Information Regarding Interest Rates and Annuity Adjustments
Webinars and Video: Interest Rates and Annuity Adjustments

Please note that if you have recently been upgraded to Firefox 19 (with a new built-in PDF viewer) you may find your statement unreadable in the My UW System portal. For workaround instructions visit:
https://kb.wisc.edu/page.php?id=29006.  Please contact your institution’s IT helpdesk if further assistance is needed.

 

CURRENT – Inspirational Leadership!

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Event Basics
When: Thursday, April 24, 2014
11 a.m. Registration & Networking
11:30 a.m. Lunch Served
12 p.m. Presentation
1 p.m. Conclusion
Where: Brett Favre’s Steakhouse
1004 Brett Favre Pass
Green Bay, WI  54304
Fee: $15 Members of Current
$20 Nonmembers of Current
Free with 2014 Lunch n’ Learn or All-Inclusive Events Package - Learn More
Menu: Pasta Buffet
Classic Caesar salad, steamed green beans, baked ziti, penne with marinara and meat sauce topped with mozzarella and provolone cheeses, vegetable pasta with grilled artichokes, fire-roasted tomatoes, Kalamata olives and penne pasta tossed in a light tomato sauce topped with shaved parmesan cheese and fresh-baked rolls and butter.
Register: (920) 437-8704
rsvp@titletown.org
There is a 96-hour cancellation policy for this event.
Event Overview
In today’s world, rules and regulations to control behaviors are no longer effective ways to run a company. Results are produced by employees who are driven and inspired by their leaders and peers to do the right thing and make the right decision; and those who do not work just for the pay but for their ability to achieve.

Many leadership articles and talent management trainings have now begun to focus on inspirational leadership. It is believed that companies/teams are more engaged and function more effectively with inspiring leaders (with or without official titles). In the process, employees become more engaged, a trait that transcends other areas of their lives including community involvement.

For the past five years, Mike Haddad, president and CEO of Schreiber Foods, has been inspiring 7,000+ partners by abiding by principles of inspirational leadership. He will share his experience of inspiring others and the journey he’s taken to become an inspiration leader not only in the corporate world but also in the community.

About the Speaker
Michael J. Haddad
President and CEO
Schreiber Foods Inc.Mike Haddad is president and chief executive officer of Schreiber Foods and a member of Schreiber’s board of directors. He was named to this position in December 2008.

Mike joined Schreiber in 1995 as a business sales manager for Northeast Retail after spending eight years as a perishable food broker for Haddad Enterprises, a family owned business.  He was named national sales director- distributors in 2002, a vice president in 2004 and a senior vice president in 2005. In 2006, he was named president and COO and elected to the Schreiber board of directors.

In the community, Mike is a former director for the Make-A-Wish Foundation-Wisconsin Chapter. His involvement with Make-A-Wish began in 2000 as a wish grantor and continues today.  Mike is also on the board of trustees for St. Norbert College and board of directors for Bellin Health Systems.

Mike is also a veteran having served four years in the United States Marine Corp Reserves.

He and his wife Leanne have two grown children; a son, Nicholas, and a daughter, Kelly.  Mike is originally from Massachusetts and is a fan of all sports, especially his beloved Boston Red Sox. Growing up in New England, he was an All-State baseball player and played ice hockey. He is also an avid guitar player and has been playing and performing for more than 30 years.

Headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., Schreiber is the largest employee-owned dairy company in the world, with annual sales of $5 billion. Schreiber sells its products – which include cream cheese, natural cheese, process cheese and yogurt – to leading retailers, restaurants, distributors and food manufacturers around the world. Schreiber has 35 manufacturing and distribution facilities globally in the United States, Austria, Brazil, Germany, India, Mexico and Uruguay.

Natural and Applied Sciences Heirloom Plant Sale

Date: Saturday, May 17, 2014
Time: 9 am to 3 pm
Location: Laboratory Science Greenhouse
Someone will be available at the greenhouse between 7:00 to hand out numbers, so that you do not need to stand in line. Doors open at 9 AM and people will be allowed to enter in order by number. Cash and checks only.
Natural & Applied Sciences invites you to the 18th annual Heirloom Plant Sale. We typically include over 50 varieties of peppers and over 70 different varieties of tomatoes. Other vegetables will likely include eggplants, cucumbers, broccoli, and lettuce. We also have herbs and fine selection of flowers. We will be offering a number of unusual herbs and flowers this year including several unique basils.
For more information:  http://www.uwgb.edu/biodiversity/heirloom/

CURRENT – Leadership through Film

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Event Basics
When: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
5 p.m. Registration & Networking
6 p.m. Screening of Westbound
7:20 p.m. Facilitated Discussion
8 p.m. Conclusion
Where: The Green Room Lounge
353 Main Ave
De Pere, WI  54115
Fee: $10 Members of Current
$20 Nonmembers of Current
Free with 2014 All-Inclusive Events Package – Learn More
Menu: Pizza and snacks are included with the event fee.
Register: (920) 437-8704
rsvp@titletown.org
There is a 96-hour cancellation policy for this event.
Event Overview
Discover Leadership through Film: WestboundDuring this unique screening of “Westbound. The Journey of Lifetime.” Director Jim Rivett and Producer Shelly Young will guide an interactive discussion of one of the film’s principle lessons: leadership. Following the viewing of this documentary created by local firm Arketype, they’ll guide you through a dialogue that will debunk the myth that leadership is all business: leadership is in your neighborhood, in your community, it’s everywhere
Synopsis
WESTBOUND. The Journey of a Lifetime.As a child during the Depression, Adolph Vandertie was captivated by a desire for travel. Visiting the hobo jungles, he was part of a world where men told stories of adventure and measured time by whittling. Adolph once watched an old hobo whittle a ball-in-cage – the quintessential design among whittlers. From that moment a lifelong fascination to master a dying art took hold. Each cut into the soft wood fueled the memory of freedom of riding the rails.

Tramp art and hobo whimsies were uniquely born of an independent spirit. Hobos whittle. Tramps carve. Both craft amazing objects from discarded cigar boxes and found materials. One man, Adolph Vandertie – Grand Duke of the Hobos – created more than 4,000 rare and beautiful pieces of this distinctive folk art form. Using the trash of an economy that became too arrogant to care, Vandertie transforms the refuse.

Westbound is a candid portrait of 96-year-old Adolph Vandertie and his final confessions of a life filled with joy, heartache and addiction. Sweeping through the Great Depression, the film chronicles America’s downfall and return to being the strongest nation in the world. It’s an iconic tale that explores Adolph’s journey to achieve personal redemption by creating an astonishing collection – beautiful in their minute details and the cleverness of their design. This simple act of whittling found objects becomes a beacon of hope for one man while capturing the true spirit of America.

About the Discussion Facilitators
Jim Rivett
President and Creative Director
Arketype, Inc.A native of Green Bay, Rivett is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin—Whitewater where he earned a bachelor of arts degree in painting and drawing and a minor in television and film production. He then studied at the New York School of Visual Arts under Milton Glaser.

Rivett has forged a broadly successful career in advertising, graphic design and fine art, leveraging his talents in illustration, design, art direction and photo direction. Today he is president and creative director of Arketype Inc., a 30-person advertising and design agency based in Green Bay.

In 2007, at the invitation of Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Barbara Lawton, Rivett was asked to serve on the newly formed Wisconsin Task Force on Arts and Creativity in Education. The group’s mission is to ensure that a creative workforce and entrepreneurial talent is cultivated throughout the state to compete in a 21st century global economy (www.creative.wisconsin.gov).

All along with his passion for painting, drawing and graphic design was a love of film and the goal to create dynamic, compelling work in animation, live action and documentary film. In 2005 he began work on fulfilling this passion by forming Arketype Entertainment – a division of Arketype Inc – and bringing together an ensemble of video producers, animators, editors and musicians. The full-length feature documentary film project WESTBOUND began in 2006 and is the culmination of the team’s work (www.catchwestbound.com).

In a very recent development and almost simultaneous to the completion of WESTBOUND, Arketype was selected to The BCA Ten – 2009, an exclusive group of 10 companies selected by the Business Committee for the Arts (BCA) that  recognizes businesses for exceptional involvement with the arts (www.americansforthearts.org). The BCA, founded in 1967 by David Rockefeller, is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to ensure that the arts flourish in America by encouraging, inspiring and stimulating businesses to support the arts in the workplace, in education, and in the community.

Shelly Young
Director of Video and Motion Graphics
Arketype, Inc.After growing up in Green Bay, Shelly Young attended Suomi College and Michigan Tech University, majoring in fine arts with an emphasis in the arts and performance. She has a true passion for film and video and brings more than 18 years’ experience in television and video production to Arketype’s clients.

Prior to joining Arketype full-time, Young had worked independently, partnering with Arketype to produce several award-winning video projects for both clients of industry and not-for-profit organizations. She also served as a producer with Wisconsin Public Television – PBS from 1992 until 2002.

Another of Young’s passions is writing. She co-wrote a screenplay based on the true story of the Wyandot Tribe of Kansas, currently under contract with Sir Ben Kingsley and SBK Pictures.

Recognized with over 30 national and international awards including the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (EMMY®), Young has produced a wide range of broadcast programs including children’s series, social issue documentaries, performance specials, live television, public service announcements and television advertising.

Welcome Adam Miller

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Adam started as the Assistant Athletics Director for Development on April 1, 2014.  Prior to UW-Green Bay he was employed at Florida Southern College for three years.  He earned his BA and MBA at Florida Southern College.  Adam’s hometown is Detroit, Michigan, and he has two sisters, Hilary and Allison.  Welcome Adam!

Bellin Run: UWGB Team T-Shirt Contest

One of the exciting features of the Bellin Run Corporate Challenge is participating in a team t-shirt contest!  Corporate teams are able to submit a team t-shirt design for judging by elite athletes, race officials, and local area personalities.  T-shirts are judged on how they best represent their company and the theme pertaining to the Bellin Run.  The 2014 t-shirt theme is “Yes, You Can!”

On that note, we want you to know the Wellness Committee is hosting an internal t-shirt design contest!  Members of the campus community are encouraged to submit their own t-shirt designs for consideration of the UW-Green Bay 2014 Corporate Challenge team t-shirt! The winning t-shirt design will be submitted to the Bellin Run for the Corporate Challenge t-shirt contest, displayed at the expo, and used as the design for the 2014 Corporate Challenge team t-shirt! Designs are limited to the front of the t-shirt and one ink color.  (We reserve the right to adjust designs as necessary in order to meet ordering requirements)

As an incentive for participation in the UW-Green Bay Bellin Run Corporate Challenge, the Wellness Committee is sponsoring team t-shirts for all individuals that register under the UW-Green Bay corporate team by May 1, 2014! 
Register today!

Submit your t-shirt designs to the Wellness Committee by Wednesday, April 16th to be included in the contest.

UW Credit Union Fraud and Scams Seminar

The UW Credit Union is offering a fraud and scams prevention and awareness seminar for students, faculty, staff and general public.

As part of National Money Smart Week, the student organization Enactus has scheduled a Fraud and Scams – Awareness and Prevention Seminar.  Current trends in financial crime, identity theft, and ways to protect yourself will be discussed.  The seminar will take place on Tuesday, April 8th from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Phoenix Room C, University Union.

Presenters:
Wayne Resch, Branch Manager – UW Credit Union
Susan Bach, NE WI Regional Director – Better Business Bureau

Prior registration is not required, and there is no cost to attend.  Please contact Wayne Resch, 608-232-5000, ext. 2382,  if you have any questions.

Welcome Sean Burdette

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Sean started on March 21, 2014, as Head Coach for Women’s Volleyball. Prior to starting at UW-Green Bay he was the Assistant Coach at the University of Mississippi for three years. He earned his degree at Ohio Dominican University in Visual Communications. His home town is Silver Spring, Maryland. We’d like to welcome Sean, his wife Jacqueline and their three daughters, Brinley, Carlyn and Chase to UW-Green Bay.

 

 

 

 

 

Wisconsin Deferred Compensation Individual Sessions

Scott Schewe, representative from WDC, will be available to meet individually with employees regarding their current WDC enrollment and for those interested in learning more about the program and planning for retirement by investing before tax dollars.  Please see the attachments for more information about WDC’s Program highlights and new options

When:   Thursday; April 24, 2014; 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where:   Student Services Building, Room 1705

You can schedule an individual session with Scott Schewe by emailing him at scott.schewe@greatwest.com

T. Rowe Price Offers Live Webinars

T. Rowe Price Offers Live Webinars  –  April 1, 2 and 3

T. Rowe Price, one of the investment companies in your UW TSA 403(b) Program, again offers the well-received webinar Retirement Investing From Beginning to End.  This is a live presentation over the web, and there will be time for you to ask questions and get your questions answered.

Retirement Investing From Beginning to End  – This 40-minute program is a comprehensive presentation that explains asset classes, reviews the concepts of risk and return, and helps you make the most of your investment choices. The plan’s investment options will be discussed and profiled using market capitalization, investment style, and geographic characteristics.

  • Tuesday, April 1, 2014 – 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 2, 2014 – 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 3, 2014 – 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

You may sign up and watch the presentation on your own computer.  Listen to the audio portion on the telephone. To register for the live webinar, visit: http://rpstrowepricereg32.fugent.com.