Welcome Jenny Seefeldt!

IMG_1393The Office of Human Resources welcomed Jenny Seefeldt on April 5, 2016 as a Human Resources Assistant!  Jenny’s responsibilities will include coordinating and entering personnel transaction data in the Human Resources System (HRS), processing student employment paperwork, and handling various recruitment activities for the divisions of Professional Studies, Outreach and Adult Access, Enrollment Services, and Dean of Students. She will also serve as the campus coordinator for US Citizenship and Immigration Services and will coordinate orientation and onboarding for new employees.

Prior to her appointment at UW-Green Bay, Jenny worked in Human Resources at NEWCAP, Inc. for 15 years. Jenny holds a technical degree in information processing from NWTC.  She is originally from Wausaukee, WI, and currently lives in Coleman, WI.  Jenny has two children, Sara (age 11) and Seth (age 14).  Welcome, Jenny!

Power Plant Operator Senior

Under the general supervision of the Power Plant Superintendent, this position performs duties as a skilled Power Plant Operator.  This position will be assigned as a relief operator, filling in for fixed operators as needed. This position may work nights, days, weekends, and holidays.

This position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Maintain and operate high-pressure steam boilers and related equipment, including a 440kw diesel-fueled power generator, air compressors, de-alkalizing units and water softeners, feed water pumps, chemical feed pumps and condensate return systems.
  • Maintain and operate a chilled water system and related equipment, including a 1200 ton and a 1400 ton Carrier centrifugal chiller, VFD pumps, tower pumps, chilled water circulation pumps and chemical feed system.
  • Test water systems for proper chemistry.
  • Monitor operational status of the HVAC system through the campus Energy Management System (EMS).
  • Act as a dispatcher for fire and security alarms and emergency phone calls.

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

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Sunday, May 15, 2016.

CURRENT: Discover Taste of the Town: Dinner Bus Tour


Discover Taste of the Town: Dinner Bus Tour
Thursday, April 14, 2016
5:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Register Here

This event is being promoted by Current, the Greater Green Bay Chamber’s young professionals group targeting individuals age 21-40.

Taste of the Town: Dinner Bus Tour

Hop on the bus and enjoy a taste of Titletown during this progressive dinner experience we’ve curated especially for Current members. Our restaurant partners will showcase their best as we dine on a different course at each establishment. Cash bar for any beverages you wish to purchase with your meal. Round trip transportation is provided. This event is limited to 38 people, so grab your friends and register early. Your taste buds will thank you!

Onboard entertainment provided by guitarist/vocalist, Shawn Connelly. A culinary delight for your palette and acoustic treat for your ears.

Hors D’oeuvres at Café Chanson Menu TBA

Salad at The Bottle Room Head of Boston bibb lettuce, shredded Parmesan cheese, bourbon bacon, tomatoes and crumbled bleu cheese

Entrée at Black & Tan Grille Menu TBA

Dessert at Proof House made chocolate mousse and freshly baked ricotta pastry



Event Registration
$40 Members of Current   $50 Nonmembers of Current

Free with 2016 All-Inclusive Events Package – Learn More

To ensure proper membership pricing for Current or an events package enrollment, please use the email address we have on file for you when registering online. There is a 96-hour cancelation policy. Please note we are unable to accommodate special dietary restrictions. If the event is sold out, we will not be able to accommodate walk ins.

Event Sponsors

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5 pm Registration, networking, and hors d’oeuvres at Cafe Chanson

6 pm Depart for salad course at The Bottle Room

7:15 pm Depart for entree at Black & Tan Grille

8:30 pm Depart for dessert at Proof

9:30 pm Conclusion

Chateau De Pere & Cafe Chanson
201 James St.
De Pere, WI 54115
Map to Event
Park in the Voyager Park parking lot near William and Front streets in De Pere then meet at Cafe Chanson for our first course.
Please DO NOT park in Chateau De Pere’s parking lot.
Maximum Attendees: 38

Thank you to our Sponsors


CURRENT: April 2016 Business After Hours/Current After 5 – Breakthrough Fuel/Backstage at the Meyer Theatre


April 2016 Business After Hours/ Current After 5- Breakthrough Fuel/ Backstage at the Meyer Theater
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Register Here

Event Description

Breakthrough®Fuel was founded in 2004 with the goal of bringing transparency to supply chain related fuel costs.  Along the way we have grown from a single innovative idea to a successful business consisting of more than 60 team members. We operate in more than 45 countries and process 11 million transactions on an annual basis for the world’s leading shippers.  Our rapid market growth has impacted the global transportation industry and provided our team with unparalleled personal and professional development opportunities.  At Breakthrough® we value all ideas and empower individuals to create and deliver meaningful solutions for our company and our clients, truly making this an engaging and inspiring environment to work in every day.  We are proud to be a part of the Downtwon Green Bay Community and the Greater Green Bay Chamber.


Business After Hours events are designed to help you make valuable business contacts, entertain clients, reward employees, spend time with co-workers and most of all, enjoy doing it.

Join us for great networking from 5:00 – 6:30 pm.

Meyer Theatre Corp.
117 S. Washington St.
Green Bay, WI 54301
Map to Event
(920) 593-3419
Maximum Attendees: 1,000

Know Your Numbers Lunch ‘n Learn held on March 22, 2016



Thank you to Jane Lehman of Prevea for sharing interesting information about biometric measurements!  We learned about cholesterol HDL, LDL, and triglyceride numbers, as well as glucose and blood pressure measurements.  She cautioned us to take our BMI number with a grain of salt, and shared practical ways we can improve our numbers, and more importantly, our health!  Please click here to view her Power Point presentation.

2016 State Group Life Insurance Annual Update

Employees participating in the State Group Life insurance program will have their coverage level and premium updated effective April 1, 2016.

For Faculty/Academic Staff/Limited Appointees (paid monthly), the premium update will be reflected on the April 1, 2016 paycheck. For University Staff (paid bi-weekly), the premium update will be reflected on the April 1, 2016 paycheck.
State Group Life Insurance coverage level and premium are based on a participant’s highest calendar year of Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) earnings (typically the prior year’s earnings) and age as of April 14. The 2016 premiums are available at: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/life/sgl/.

Please contact the Benefits Office at payrollandbenefits@uwgb.edu with any questions.


Deadline for 2015 FSA Claims

If you were enrolled in the Flexible Spending Accounts (Health Care and/or Dependent Day Care FSA) in 2015, you have until the end of the run-out period to submit claims and documentation for eligible expenses incurred during the period of January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015. The run-out period ends on March 30, 2016.

The IRS allows up to $500 Health Care FSA funds to be carried over to the following year. If you have a Health Care FSA balance remaining in your 2015 account in excess of $500, the IRS requires that the excess be forfeited if not filed by 3/30/16. There is no carryover feature for Dependent Day Care FSA—these funds must be used for services incurred by December 31, 2015.

Please remember that the IRS requires appropriate documentation when submitting a claim. All medical, dental and vision claims must include the following:

  • A completed and signed claim form.
  • Either an Explanation of Benefits (EOB) statement from your insurance company OR an itemized statement from the provider showing provider’s name, address, patient name, date and description of service and amount paid.

There are multiple ways in which you can submit your 2015 claims to TASC. Please note that the instructions below are specific for submitting 2015 claims during the run-out period, NOT 2016 claims.

1)      File a claim online

  • Go to www.tasconline.com/, enter your username and password, then click Login.
  • Select “I want to: Request a Reimbursement” from your home screen.
    • Enter your claim information; type of expense, date of expense, service provider and amount of expense. To add additional claims, select Continue.
    • You will have to upload supporting documentation. Accepted files are PDF, PNG, JPG or TIF.
    • Press Submit Requests.

2)      File a claim via fax or mail

  • Print FSA Reimbursement Claim Form.
  • Complete all fields, making sure to sign and date the form.
  • Submit completed claim form and itemized receipts to TASC via:
    • FAX: 1-877-231-1287; or MAIL: TASC

P.O. Box 7511

Madison, WI 53707-7511

3)      File a claim using the Mobile App

  • Download the MyTASC Mobile App
  • Enter your username and password, then click Login.
  • Select Reimbursement.
  • Enter your claim information; type of expense, date of expense, service provider and amount of expense.
  • You will have to attach supporting documentation (may take a picture of receipt, or select an existing picture from your phone)
  • Press Submit Reimbursement. If you successfully submit a claim via mobile app, your phone will display a reference number.

If you have unsubstantiated claims for the 2015 plan year, you must submit additional documentation to validate the ‘unsubstantiated’ claims. Review your account activity and other claims to confirm that all expenses were approved by TASC and no additional documentation is needed to validate an expense. You may do this by logging on to your account at www.tasconline.com, and clicking on “View Needed Documentation.” If unsubstantiated claims are unresolved by March 30, 2016, wages may be garnished.

Do not wait until last minute to send. All claims and documentation must be received by TASC by 3/30/16.

For questions contact 1customercare@tasconline.comor TASC Customer Service at 1-844-786-3947 (Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST).

Source: UW System Administration

Additional ACA Student Employment Forums

Based upon compliance requirements for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA), changes have been made to UPS Operational Policy: GEN 20 on Student Employment which went into effect January 1, 2016.

The updates to the Student Employment Policy include:

  • 25 hour per week limitation during the 39-contiguous weeks of the Academic year for all UW System employment and up to 40 hours during designated break periods
  • Limiting lump sum payments.
  • Recording of hours worked with any lump sum payments that continue.

We have worked through the effects to our campus, including changes in the hiring and payment for student lump sum employees and the monitoring of weekly hour limits for all student employees.  We will go through the updated policy and new procedures regarding student employment during the scheduled forums:

  • Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.

(Please note each session will be limited to 15 attendees.)

All forums will be held in the Conference Room on the 7th floor of the Cofrin Library, CL 735.

Due to required changes in student employment and payroll procedures, anyone supervising students is required to attend. These will be the last three sessions offered so you must register and attend.

*If you have already attended a session at the end of January/beginning of February, you do not need to attend again.

Please RSVP using this link for the date and time you are able to attend. Thank you.

Summer Prepay Deductions

If you are an academic (9-month) employee and will be returning to UW employment in the fall of 2016, or you are an academic (9-month) employee with a summer appointment, you will have additional insurance premiums deducted from your April 1, April 29 and/or June 1 paychecks to continue your insurance coverage through the summer months. These additional insurance premiums, taken along with your regular monthly insurance deductions, are referred to as ‘summer prepay deductions.’

You must be expected to return for the fall semester, or you must continue employment in a summer service/summer session appointment to have insurance coverage continue during the summer contract break. Insurance premiums cannot be taken from summer service or summer session appointment earnings. If an employee is working Summer Session(s) or Summer Service, the insurance premium deductions will have to be taken prior to this appointment via summer prepay deductions, or must be paid through direct payment by the employee.

If your anticipated fall 2016 employment status changes after you have already had additional insurance premiums deducted, you may receive refunds for these additional deductions.  If you will be terminating employment, and you will not be returning in the fall, contact your Benefits office immediately. They will assist you in determining your employment termination date and the date your insurance coverage will end.

If you anticipate that you will experience any other status change; marriage, adoption, divorce, etc., please contact your Benefits office immediately so you are informed about the impacts to your insurance benefits.

IMPORTANT: The chart below illustrates insurance premiums deducted for an employee scheduled to return to UW employment in the fall of 2016, or who has a summer appointment and is then terminating. Most employees will have deductions taken according to the chart below.  Your Benefits office will determine your specific appointment, any summer employment, your fall return date, or your end date, and if your deduction schedule will vary from the schedule below.

2016 Summer Prepay Deduction Schedule



How Summer Prepay Deductions Appear on Your Earnings Statement

Summer prepay deductions will appear as a lump sum amount on earnings statements. All deductions taken pre-tax (most medical-related premiums and a portion of State Group Life premiums) will be added together under the name ‘Prebtx’ and all deductions taken post-tax (most life insurance premiums) will be added together under the name ‘Preatx.’

Regular benefit deductions for the month will continue to be listed under the plan name. These deductions are typically taken on a pre-tax basis. If you have one extra deduction for each plan, there will be a total listed under Prebtx on each earnings statement impacted by the additional deductions. NOTE: ‘Prebtx’ stands for before tax or pre-tax and ‘Preatx’ stands for after tax or post-tax.

IMPORTANT: To verify accuracy, please review your earnings statements to ensure that your insurance deductions are accurate for your situation. If insurance premiums are not collected through the summer prepay deductions process, you will be billed for premiums.  In this case, you must remit timely premium payments to continue your insurance coverage.

If you have questions, please contact the Benefits office at payrollandbenefits@uwgb.edu.