Tortellini Tomato Soup with Italian Sausage & Spinach

Prep time: 10 mins

Cook time: 40 mins

Total time: 50 mins



  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 lb Italian Sausage
  • ½ cup diced onion (about ½ medium sized onion)
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1-28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 1-32. oz. box of vegetable broth (chicken works too)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped basil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package tortellini
  • 1 cup packed fresh spinach


  1. Heat a large, heavy bottomed pan over medium-high heat. Heat vegetable oil and add diced onion. Saute until onions are soft.
  2. Crumble Italian Sausage and garlic with the onion. Cook until sausage is no longer pink.
  3. Stir in crushed tomatoes, vegetable (or chicken) broth, basil, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and cover. Let soup simmer for 20-30 minutes.
  4. Add tortellini and spinach and simmer for about ten minutes, until pasta is tender.
  5. Serve with shredded Parmesan.

Recipe provided by Marissa Jahnke, UWGB Dietetic Intern

Update to MY UW System Portal-Web Browser Issue

UPDATE: CIT has corrected the compatibility issue with Internet Explorer and the new version of the MY UW System Portal.  Computers on campus have had their settings updated.  If you continue to have an issue accessing the Portal with Internet Explorer, CIT recommends resetting your browser:

As announced last week, the My UW System Portal has undergone an upgrade that became effective today, September 27, 2016.  It has been discovered this morning that the version of Internet Explorer 11 that we run on our campus desktop environment does not support the latest update to the My UW System Portal.  CIT is currently looking into options available to fix this issue.

In the meantime, Chrome and Firefox browsers do support the latest version of the My UW System Portal, and we ask employees to use one of these web browsers when needing to access their Portals at this time.

Students may continue to use the direct links we have on our Human Resources homepage to access their timesheests.

Please contact the Human Resources Office with any questions at (920) 465-2390 or

UW Green Bay Implementation Timeline for DOL Updated FLSA Exemption Threshold


As previously communicated, The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced on May 18, 2016 that the minimum salary threshold for FLSA Exemption will be raised to $913 per week, or $47,476 annually. The new rules will be effective December 1, 2016.

The Human Resources Office is working through final decisions and analysis of the affected employee population.  Below is a general timeline of next steps and implementation for the final rule.


By October 1, 2016                  Final decisions made by leadership for affected employee population

October 14, 2016                     Notification to affected employees

October 17 – 19, 2016             Open Forums for affected employees to discuss changes in HRS time reporting, payroll dates, etc.

October – Mid November        Training sessions for supervisor population on change management and impacts to supervisor roles.

December 1, 2016                   Implementation date for change to non-exempt (hourly) Academic Staff.

December 8, 9 & 12, 2016      Open lab sessions for non-exempt Academic Staff employees and supervisors on time entry and approval.


For more information on this change, please see the resources available on the Department of Labor website or Employee Resources and FAQ’s available on the UW System OHRWD website.

2017 Health Insurance Premiums

The Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF) has released the 2017 health insurance premium rates.  The Uniform Dental Benefits for 2017 will continue to be provided by Delta Dental of Wisconsin.  You will once again have the option to select health insurance with or without uniform dental benefits.

  2017 Health Insurance Premiums


Please see ETF’s news release for additional information regarding premiums.  We will continue to provide more information on the 2017 Annual Benefits Enrollment period as information becomes available.  Please contact Payroll & Benefits at x2390 or if you have any questions.


Campus to Campus Walking Challenge

 Campus to Campus Challenge 

Monday, October 3 – Friday, November 25, 2016

 Ever wonder about how many steps it would take to walk from UW-Green Bay to each UW Campus?  The Wellness Committee is sponsoring a ‘Campus to Campus’ Challenge, asking you to track your daily steps and participate so that we can try to get our campus to every campus in the UW System. 

Click here or see the poster below for more information on how to participate in this challenge!




MY UW System Portal Upgrade

In an effort to provide a more updated look and feel, the My UW System Portal will be upgraded effective September 27th.  The goal of the My UW Redesign Project is to provide an easier user experience for students, faculty and staff allowing them to work faster, smarter, and safer. The website is designed to fully serve the needs of the UW community, making access the most used services (determined through analysis of the site’s analytics) easier and to improve the user experience on a site also designed to adapt for future use.

The new MyUW makes it easier to access your content.  Users can switch between simple icons and more informative widgets using ‘Compact’ and ‘Expanded’ toggles.  Each of the icons on the home page links to your MyUW content, and widgets can display a dashboard of information on the home page.  If you are having trouble finding what you’re looking for, you can use the top search box to search through all of MyUW’s content, and save it to your home page from there using the ‘Add to home’ button.


Learn more about the new site or view the Quick Start Guide to help with this exciting transition!  Please contact HR with any questions or concerns at or 920-465-2390.



Welcome Josh Stephens!

Josh Stephens was welcomed by Facilities Management on August 9, 2016, as an Auto and Truck Mechanic.

Josh had been working at UWGB in a temporary role and was recently hired into the ongoing role as an auto and truck mechanic. Prior to working at UWGB, Josh worked as a diesel technician.

He has an Associate’s Degree in diesel repair technology and business management from Fox Valley Technical College, as well as other certifications. Josh is from Nichols, Wisconsin.

Welcome, Josh!

Welcome James Mezger!

James Mezger was welcomed by Facilities Management on October 19, 2015, as a Custodian.

James previously worked for Pfefferle Property Management as a cleaning technician for one year. James also served as a scout/sniper team leader in the United States Army for four years and was an honor graduate from the Army Primary Leadership Development Course.

He is from De Pere, Wisconsin.

Welcome, James!

Welcome Jessica Martens!

Jessica Martens was welcomed by GBOSS on July 25, 2016, as an Enrollment Services Front Desk Advisor.

Jessica worked in the Registrar’s Office as an Office Assistant for about two and a half years, before recently being hired into a permanent role. Native to Stevens Point, Jessica graduated from UWGB in May 2016.

Welcome, Jessica!

Welcome Scott Landis!

Scott Landis was welcomed by Facilities Management on November 17, 2015, as a Custodian.

Scott served as a supervisor for the Army National Guard in Stevens Point for 25 years, where he received multiple Army Achievement Medals during his military training. Scott most recently spent time working as a manager at Fajita Republic. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Northern Michigan.

Scott is from Green Bay.

Welcome, Scott!