Employee Appreciation Week Winners











As part of Employee Appreciation Week, celebrated May 2 – 6, employees across campus were entered into a drawing for daily preferred parking and free lunch with campus leadership. And the winners are… Drumroll please…

Daily Preferred Parking:

Monday, May 2, 2016

  • Pat Theyerl
  • Lidia Nonn
  • Alissa Warpinski

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

  • Christopher Paquet
  • Jean Haroldson
  • Tammy Olp

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

  • Adam Novotny
  • Jennifer Schwahn
  • Kevin Suddick

Thursday, May 5, 2016

  • Erinn Aubry
  • Todd Dresser
  • Lynn Niemi

Friday, May 6, 2016

  • Linda Peacock-Landrum
  • Lynn Brandt
  • Nora Kanzenbach


Lunch with Leadership

  • Pat Theyerl
  • Kimberly Vlies
  • Kristy Aoki
  • Jeff Schulz
  • Joe Schoenebeck

Congratulations to all the winners!  Winners will be contacted directly with information on parking or lunch details.

Check out the HR blog for full details on all Employee Appreciation Week events.  Thank you for all you do!

“There’s No UWGB without U!”

Employee Appreciation Week (May 2 – 6, 2016)










May 2-6, 2016

“There is No UWGB without U!”

Employee Appreciation Week is being celebrated May 2-6 on campus! This is a week to honor employees. The Employee Appreciation Week Work Group is putting the final touches together on a week of fun, and we encourage all employees to take part in activities during this week and the few days leading up to it. More activites will be added to the schedule as they are confirmed!

By Noon on Friday, April 29:

1:00 pm Friday, April 29:

  • Drawings will occur for daily preferred parking and the opportunity for FREE Lunch with Leadership. Complete the survey above to be entered to win!

May 2 – 6 Week long events:

  • Continue to send compliments to Jena Richter at richterj@uwgb.edu for the UWGB Compliments Facebook page.
  • Take advantage of Shorewood’s lunch special for staff and faculty— Lunch, a drink, and 3 holes of golf for $10. (Please call ahead to reserve. Ex: 2118)
  • 30% savings on a new line of Outdoor Activity Merchandise at the Phoenix Bookstore
  • Watch the Social Media pages of HR and other departments for great updates throughout the week. Be sure to also check out the UWGB Compliments Facebook page where we will be posting anonymous messages we have received to thank fellow employees.
  • FREE Popcorn* for all employees in the Phoenix Club, please bring your ID.

Tuesday May 3:

  • FREE Ice Cream* for all employees outside the Phoenix Bookstore from 1 pm to 3 pm
    • Flavors include: Cookies and Cream, Mint Chip, Chocolate, Strawberry, Butter Pecan, and Pretzel Palooza
    • Please bring your ID

Wednesday, May 4

  • 20% off all apparel at the Phoenix Bookstore. Stock up for the summer!

Thursday, May 5:

  • Casual Dress Day (All Day)
  • Team Building Activities- take a break and participate in activities with your co-workers.
    • 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m., across campus
    • At 12:15 there will be a competition between Campus Leadership that you won’t want to miss!
    • We will have Giant Checkers, Jenga, Jump Rope, Skip It, Connect 4, Ping Pong and so many more games for you to play.
    • Sue Bodilly and friends will be organzing a Pickle Ball game or two.
  • Come get your picture taken with Phlash.

Friday, May 6:

  • Phoenix Friday
  • 20% off all apparel at the Phoenix Bookstore. Stock up for the summer!
  • 50 and Forward Celebration
  • Fireworks, Kress Center Parking lot at Dusk, approx. 8 pm

*Ice cream and popcorn funded by the University Staff Committee

Once again, we highly encourage all to partake in these activities! Thank you for all you do!

“There is no UWGB without U!” 

WRS Annual Statement of Benefits Now Available in the Portal

If you were covered by the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) in 2015, your WRS Annual Statement of Benefits is now available in My UW System. Go to the Benefit Information module and click on the Statements tab. Click on “2015 ETF Annual Statement of Benefits (WRS) Issued 2016” to view or print your statement.

The WRS Annual Statement of Benefits provides you with information about your WRS account as of January 1, 2016. The Explanation of Annual Statement of Benefits provides you with information to help you understand your statement. The Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF) has also published an Introductory Letter for the statement.

It is recommended that you review each section of your statement using the explanation as a guide:

  • 2015 Earnings and Service
  • Years of Creditable Service as of January 1, 2016
  • 2015 Employee Required Contributions (Note: In section 3, the small amounts shown in Employer Paid Employee contributions occur due to rounding in calculations used to produce this statement or from the payroll system.  This does not apply to all employees.)
  • Additional Contribution
  • Primary Beneficiary Designation(s) for WRS Required Account
  • Separation Benefit
  • Death Benefit
  • Formula Benefit Data
  • Money Purchase Balance (Total required employee and matching employer contributions, including interest.)
  • Retirement Benefit Projections

NOTE: New WRS participants who enrolled in late December 2015, and whose first wages were paid in January 2016, will not receive a statement because no WRS contributions were paid in 2015.

Additional Resources

A schedule of the Live Webinar: Understanding Your Annual WRS Statement of Benefits is available on the WRS Annual Statement of enefits Help Page along with other resources.

Please contact the Human Resources office at 920-465-2390 or payrollandbenefits@uwgb.edu if you have any questions.

Financial Specialist Senior (Bookstore) – Open to UW System Employees Only

This position, under the general supervision of the Bookstore Director, will execute accounting/bookkeeping duties for the UW – Green Bay Phoenix Bookstore.  Primary responsibilities of this position include documenting and depositing monies, processing invoices, posting and reporting financial activity, and compiling and distributing periodic financial statements and reports.  Responsibilities will also include keeping all financial records organized in compliance with State of Wisconsin policies and procedures and assisting in development of annual operating budgets.

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

THIS POSITION IS CURRENTLY OPEN TO UW SYSTEM EMPLOYEES ONLY. To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Friday, May 13, 2016.

Wisconsin Caregiver Academy Training Specialist – Open to UW System Employees Only

The Wisconsin Caregiver Academy Training Specialist reports to the Director of Continuing Education, and will be primarily responsible for working in collaboration with the Director to manage the Wisconsin Caregiver Academy Program and to assist in developing new innovative programs throughout the State of Wisconsin and beyond. Audiences will include social workers, human service professionals, assisted living facilities, business professionals, nursing home administrators, among others.

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

THIS POSITION IS CURRENTLY OPEN TO UW SYSTEM EMPLOYEES ONLY. To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Saturday, May 7, 2016.

Welcome Bao Sengkhammee!

FullSizeRenderThe American Intercultural Center welcomed Bao Sengkhammee on March 14, 2016, as a Multicultural Advisor!  Prior to her appointment at UW-Green Bay, Bao worked at the Chippewa Valley Technical College. She holds a Master’s in Educational Psychology from UW-Milwaukee and a Bachelor’s in Human Development & Urban and Regional Studies from UW-Green Bay.  Bao enjoys spending time with her children and family, watching movies, doing arts and crafts, cheering for the Green Bay Packers, trying new cultural foods, munching on spicy foods, and learning about other cultures.  Welcome, Bao!

Biometric Screening- Next Steps

Well WI

In 2016, all covered state group health insurance plans will offer $150 for completing the Well Wisconsin Incentive Program.  There are two steps to completing the program.


  1. Participate in a biometric screening.
    • If you participated in the biometric screening on Monday, April 18th, results will be sent to your health plan on the 15th day of the following month.  Please allow time for the health plans to process this information, as the turnaround time for these results to be integrated with your Health Risk Survey will vary by health plan.
    • If you did not participate in the on-site screening, you may still complete the biometric portion with your doctor.  A special form will need to be completed by your doctor.  Visit http://wellwisconsin.wi.gov  and click on your insurance plan in the column to the left for a direct link to the form, under the heading ‘”Taking Your Assessment with Your Doctor.”
  2. Complete the online Health Risk Survey required 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 is designed to help you gauge well-being factors to pinpoint possible health risks.

NOTE:  All participants should check their health insurance provider’s information on the Well Wisconsin website for any additional information and requirements that may be necessary to qualify for the incentive. 

Once the biometric screening and health survey is completed, the $150 incentive is issued by your health insurance provider and sent directly to your address on file.  Please note that it may take up to 12 weeks after the 15th day of the following month before you receive the incentive payment.   Some health insurance providers pay on a quarterly basis.


Effective January 1, 2016, adult children will no longer be eligible for the Well Wisconsin Incentive program.  The incentive will continue to be available for active employees and retirees participating in the State of Wisconsin Group Health Insurance Program and their enrolled spouse/domestic partner.  This is the result of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) recent ruling on the applicability of Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) to employee wellness programs and the proposed rule amending GINA to allow spouse participation.

Well Wisconsin program and other taxable wellness-related incentives.  According to the federal government and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) financial reimbursements for wellness-related expenses such as gym memberships, fitness classes, the cost to participate in Community Support Agriculture (CSA), and rewards for participating in health or wellness programs or challenges are classified as a fringe benefit that must be treated as a taxable wage subject to income and payroll taxes.

  • Federal regulations require the payroll centers to receive financial data regarding incentives issued to employees and their covered family members.  Your health information is protected by federal privacy regulations and will never be shared with your employer.

To learn more about your wellness assessment, go to (wellwisconsin.wi.gov).

Wellness Webinar- A to Z on Allergies

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A to Z on Allergies

This webinar offers information on allergies ranging from seasonal to life-long (ex. peanut butter).  Learn the causes of common allergies, the signs and symptoms of allergies and treatment options available to you or your family members.

When:  Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Time:  12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location:  CL 735

Fidelity Investments Individual Counseling Sessions


Fidelity Investments is offering individual counseling sessions where you can confidentially discuss your financial situation with a Fidelity representative.  These sessions will give you the opportunity to:

  • Explore your plan benefits in more depth
  • Consolidate retirement account into the UW 403(b) retirement plan
  • Explore distribution options for pre-retirees
  • Tap into Fidelity’s experience and expertise
  • Make decisions that help you meet your goals

David Eichler, Fidelity Planning & Guidance Consultant will be coming to campus on:

Monday, May 23, 2016
8:00 a.m. to 11:00 and 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for individual scheduled meetings
11:00 a.m to 12:30 p.m. for walk-in sessions, first come first served
Heritage Room, University Union

To schedule a confidential consultation visit www.fidelity.com/atwork/reservations or call 1-800-642-7131.