Welcome Kurt Nimmer!

Facilities, Kurt Nimmer-1On January 9, 2017, Kurt Nimmer began as an Electrician for Facilities Management.

Kurt was employed by NWTC for 8 years prior to joining UWGB and currently holds a Master Electrician License.

Kurt is married to his wife, Denise, and has two daughters–Amanda (age 25) and Katie (age 22).  He is from Eagle River, Wisconsin.

Welcome, Kurt!

Welcome Christina Baudhuin

Christina Baudhuin-1Christina Baudhuin was welcomed on January 9, 2017, as an Academic Department Associate in Public and Environmental Affairs.

Prior to joining UWGB, Christina was employed by Forward Services Corporation for two years and has worked in human services for over seven years.  She also established and administered a licensed group childcare business for over 10 years.

Christina holds an Associate of Applied Science Degree-Speech Language Pathologist Assistant and has several years of experience working with children with communication delays/disabilities.

Christina is married to her husband Noel and has two children–Jared and Madisyn.  She is from Kewaunee, Wisconsin.

Welcome, Christina!

Welcome Steven Walter!

Steve Walter-1On January 30, 2017, Steven Walter was welcomed as a Custodian in Facilities Management.

Prior to joining UWGB, Steven was employed by St. Vincent Hospital and Libertas Treatment Centers.  He worked 32 years with adults and adolescents with alcohol and drug problems.  Steven attended Fox Valley Technical Institute for truck driving.

In his free time, Steven enjoys boating, golfing, and skiing.  He also loves dogs, actively assisting with the creation of the Kaukauna Dog Park.

Steven has been married to his wife, Julie, for 10 years and is from Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.

Welcome, Steven!

Police Officer

The Police Officer is a sworn peace officer assigned to the Office of Public Safety.    Responsibilities will include enforcement of laws, investigation of complaints, suspicious matters, and incidents that may have an impact on the University. In addition, they are responsible for maintaining order, assisting people, identifying criminal activity, apprehending offenders, identifying the source of problems in the University community and collaborating with others to resolve issues. These positions will also be expected to engage in problem solving, initiate crime prevention measures, enforce criminal and traffic laws, ensure safety and security of people and property, investigate crimes, implement emergency procedures and administer basic first aid when necessary. Additionally, police officers are expected to write clear, concise, and detailed reports. Police officers operate under the general direction of a ranking officer, supervisor, training officer, as well as officers collaterally assigned as an Officer in Charge for a specific agency purpose. The police officers will support the department’s mission by providing essential functions while respecting the rights and dignity of all individuals.

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

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Thursday, April 13, 2017.

Arboretum Poker Walk Challenge – Week One

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Which arboretum trail will have the tear off sheet this coming week (April 2nd to 8th)?  Check out the trail map (/UWGBCMS/media/hr/Wellness%20Items/KioskMap.pdf)!  Prizes

What do you get out of participating in this wellness challenge?  Besides a relaxing but invigorating walk, anyone who turns in at least four cards at the end of the five week challenge will be entered in a drawing to win prizes!  Thank you to the following businesses
who have donated prizes: 9th Street Wellness Center, Anytime Fitness, Aurora BayCare Medical Center, Every Body’s Yoga, and Planet Fitness!  Thank you to Caela Stenske, UWGB Dietetic Intern, for contacting businesses and coordinating these prize donations!  What are the prizes?  Membership and service gift certificates, T-shirts, water bottles, a duffle bag, coolers, ear buds, and more!

More information about the Arboretum Poker Walk Challenge: https://blog.uwgb.edu/hr/2017/03/arboretum-poker-walk-challenge/

 

Intersections: Harassment Prevention Training deadline fast approaching

As indicated in an email sent by Chancellor Miller to all faculty and staff in early February, HR has rolled out online compliance training to engage employees and raise awareness about harassment and discrimination. The deadline for faculty and staff completion is Friday, March 31, 2017.  If you have any questions or technical difficulties, please contact Mitchell Sabez at sabezm@uwgb.edu or x2389. 

Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) Webinars Offered in April

ETFETF is offering a series of 30-minute, live, interactive webinars designed to increase your understanding of Wisconsin Retirement System benefits.  Individuals can also ask questions at the end of sessions.

5 Basic Steps to Your Retirement:  Consider this webinar your quick reference guide to starting the retirement process within the next 12 months. ETF will review: choosing a termination date, how to request a retirement estimate – and how to read and understand it. ETF will also cover how to schedule a retirement appointment and – drum roll here — how to submit the retirement application.

  • Thu, Apr 6, 2017 11:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.
  • Mon, Apr 10, 2017 6:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.
  • Tue, Apr 11, 2017 12:00 p.m.- 12:30 p.m.
  • Mon, Apr 24, 2017 11:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.
  • Thu, Apr 27, 2017 12:30 p.m.- 1:00 p.m.

Beneficiary Designations- What Happens to My Account When I Die:  Do you have a beneficiary designation on file with ETF and does it reflect how you would want your WRS death benefits paid? This webinar reviews the importance of having a beneficiary designation on file and keeping it updated as life events occur. We will also review how to correctly complete a designation form, what it means if you do not have one on file with ETF, and how to request a copy of your current form.

  • Thu, Apr 6, 2017 6:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.
  • Mon, Apr 10, 2017 11:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
  • Tue, Apr 18, 2017 12:30 p.m.- 1:00 p.m.
  • Thu, Apr 27, 2017 11:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.

How to Use ETF’s Online Calculator to Estimate a Retirement Benefit:  ETF’s online retirement calculator, one of the most-used tools on our website, allows you to calculate an unofficial projection of your WRS retirement benefit at any point in the future. This webinar will cover where to find and how to use the calculator, specific information required for data entry (e.g., desired retirement date, spouse or partner’s birthdate, etc.) and how to interpret the results.

  • Wed, Apr 5, 2017 12:00 p.m.- 12:30 p.m.
  • Wed, Apr 19, 2017 6:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.
  • Thu, Apr 20, 2017 11:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
  • Fri, Apr 28, 2017 11:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m

Newly Retired?  What to Expect:  The Newly Retired Webinar provides basic information for Wisconsin Retirement System members who have recently entered or are soon to enter retirement status. Topics include initial (“estimated”) retirement annuity payments, “finalized” payments and adjustments, post-retirement life and health insurance, and return to work rules under the WRS.

  • Tue, Mar 21, 2017 11:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
  • Thu, Apr 6, 2017 12:30 p.m.- 1:00 p.m.
  • Tue, Apr 18, 2017 11:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.
  • Mon, Apr 24, 2017 12:00 p.m.- 12:30 p.m.
  • Tue, Apr 25, 2017 6:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.

Understanding Your Annual WRS Statement of Benefits:  Join us as we review key things you can find out about your WRS benefits, simply just by reading and understanding your WRS annual Statement of Benefits. Some topics we will review include:

  • How much you and your employer have contributed to your WRS pension
  • Your vesting status and years of service
  • Your beneficiary designation – what happens to your account if you die before taking a benefit

Tip: Have your statement in hand while attending this webinar.

  • Fri, Apr 21, 2017 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Tue, Apr 25, 2017 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Wed, Apr 26, 2017 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

WRS Employee Benefits Seminars:  Whether you are just beginning your career under the Wisconsin Retirement System or close to retirement, join us for an ETF-hosted presentation on WRS employee benefits. In this two-hour, evening seminar we thoroughly review benefit basics, the Core and Variable Trust Funds and things to know and do to maximize your benefits as you move through your career. Those within five years or so of retirement will appreciate hearing about WRS annuity options, return-to-work rules, post-retirement annuity adjustments and much more.

  • Tue, Apr 4, 2017 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.
  • Wed, Apr 26, 2017 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

 

Register for a Webinar

Please contact Human Resources at (920) 465-2390 or payrollandbenefits@uwgb.edu with any questions.

Dean Assistant – College of Health, Education and Social Welfare

This position reports to the Dean of the College of Health, Education, and Social Welfare (CHESW) and is responsible for administrative support to the Dean, budget and financial management, and assistance with operating and grant budgets.  The successful candidate will also coordinate contract letters, personnel and payroll forms, and other documents and be responsible for general office management, bookkeeping, and data tracking functions.

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

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Friday, April 7, 2017.

2017-2018 Leadership Green Bay Participant – Amanda Nelson

amanda-nelsonCongratulations to Amanda Nelson, Associate Dean/Associate Professor in the College of Science & Technology, for being selected as this years University participant in the Leadership Green Bay Program.  Amanda will join other local leaders in developing leadership skills while enhancing the well-being of the Green Bay area.

The Leadership Green Bay Program focuses on Green Bay’s local economy, education, local history and heritage, diversity and cultural awareness, human services, government, and environment. In addition, small groups work on projects designed to enhance awareness of community problems, identify systems and methods to effect change, and develop their project management, team, and presentation skills.

Congratulations, Amanda!