WRS Webinars Offered in May

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ETF 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 these sessions.

Additional Contributions- Find out how making additional contributions to your WRS account can potentially increase your retirement. This webinar also provides examples of how contributions grow over time with interest, how to pay additional contributions (payroll deduction or direct pay), etc.

  • Tue, May 1, 2018 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Thu, May 10, 2018 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Mon, May 21, 2018 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Wed, May 30, 2018 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Returning to Work After Retirement- Whether retired or planning to retire, do you need information about what happens if you decide to work again? This webinar is for you. 2013 Act 20, which was effective July 2, 2013, made some important changes to laws that affect retired WRS members planning to return to work. This webinar covers the old law as well as the changes provided by Act 20.

  • Wed, May 2, 2018 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Fri, May 11, 2018 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Wed, May 16, 2018 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Thu, May 24, 2018 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Understanding Your Annual WRS Statement of Benefits- Join ETF to 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.

  • Thu, May 3, 2018 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Mon, May 7, 2018 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Fri, May 18, 2018 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Tue, May 22, 2018 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

WRS Annuity Adjustments and Effective Rates- Do WRS accounts receive an investment return? Do investment returns affect how much a retiree will initially receive when they begin their pension? Do those retired in the WRS receive adjustments to their monthly pension amount over the years? This webinar will cover the process of how account effective rates and annuity adjustments are calculated, starting with the investment return reported by the State of Wisconsin Investment Board. Also covered during the webinar will be explanations of both the Core and Variable Trust Funds and the calculations specific to each fund for effective rates and annual adjustments. At the end of this webinar, it is hoped that you will have a better grasp on how State of Wisconsin Investment Board investment returns affect your WRS pension.

  • Thu, May 3, 2018 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Tue, May 8, 2018 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Wed, May 23, 2018 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Thu, May 31, 2018 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 

Register for a webinar

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

Employee Appreciation Week Sign Up Form

UW-Green Bay will be celebrating Employee Appreciation Week May 7 to 11! You are encouraged to participate in all of the fun activities that have been planned as UW-Green Bay’s way of saying “thank you” for all you do for this great University. Register to be put in the drawing for Preferred Parking (parking in any visitor or 15 minutes parking space for a day) or Talledega Trikes at UWGB Superspeedway (bracket style tricycle races). This form also allows you to submit a compliment or shout out to a co-work to say thank you. These comments will be posted anonymously on the UWGB Human Resources Facebook page. Make sure to “like” our page prior to May 7 to see all the comments that are submitted. Please contact Julie Flenz in Human Resources (flenzj@uwgb.edu or x2235) with questions.

Sign up here: http://uwgreenbay.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dbxDkIxhp7pj9DT

 

 

2018-2019 Leadership Green Bay Participant – Jason Mathwig

CECE,-Jason-Mathwig-24Congradulations to Jason Mathwig, Director of Camps and Conferences, for being selected as this years University participant in the Leadership Green Bay Program.  Jason 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, Jason!

HRS System Maintenance on May 5th & 6th Weekend

Employees will not have access to their online timesheet, earnings statements and other related documents and services during a UW Human Resources System (HRS) outage that will occur on Saturday, May 5th at 7:00 a.m. to Sunday, May 6th at 10:00 a.m.  This outage is due to system maintenance.  The following self-service features that employees access through the My UW System portal will be unavailable during this outage:

  • Online timesheet and web clock
  • Absence reporting
  • Updates to personal information
  • Access to electronic earnings statements, tax statements (W-2, 1042-S, etc.), leave statements and other HR, Payroll and Benefits documents

This HRS outage will also effect currently posted recruitments, as applicants will not be able to get into TAM (Talent Acquisition Manager) to apply for positions during this time.

Please contact Human Resources at hr@uwgb.edu or ext. 2390 if you have any questions.

Baked Apple Slices

Looking for a new healthy recipe for dessert? Consider baked apple slices today for a healthier dessert option!

Ingredients:AppleCinnamon

  • 2 oranges
  • 2 T honey
  • ¼ t ground cinnamon
  • ¼ t ground cloves
  • 3 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1⁄2-inch slices
  • 5 T raisins
  • ¼ C chopped walnuts, divided
  • ¼ C low-fat vanilla yogurt

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Grate the zest of one of the oranges and set aside.
  3. Squeeze the juice from both oranges into a small bowl. Stir the honey, cinnamon, cloves, and half the zest into the juice.
  4. Lay half the apple slices in a glass baking dish. Scatter the raisins and 2 tablespoons of the walnuts on top.
  5. Pour on half the juice mixture. Then top with the remaining apples and juice mixture.
  6. Combine the rest of the walnuts and orange zest and scatter over the top.
  7. Cover lightly with foil and bake for 30 minutes, or until the apples are soft and juices are bubbly.
  8. Serve warm or cold topped with a dollop of yogurt.

Serves 4. Amount per serving: Calories 220, total fat 5 g, saturated fat 0.5 g, cholesterol 0 mg, sodium 10 mg, carbohydrates 44 g, fiber 4 g, protein 3 g

Recipe from the StayWell Company, LLC

Give your bedroom a sleep-friendly makeover

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If you aren’t sleeping well, it may be time to give your bedroom a makeover!

Here are some tips to help you create an ideal dreamland environment:

  • Your bedroom should be your sanctuary for sleep—not a satellite office or entertainment center. So move the TV and computer to another room.
  • To help keep light out, pick drapes or shades that have a lining.
  • If you’re a light sleeper, add a few area rugs to help absorb noise. Or try covering noise by flipping on a fan. A fan also can help keep your room slightly cool, which may induce sleep.
  • Keep your alarm clock turned away from your bed so you aren’t tempted to watch the time while you try to doze off.
  • Place a notebook on your nightstand to jot down any problems to tackle tomorrow so you can get them off your mind.

Choose one of the following tips to try out today!

Article from the StayWell Company, LLC

Well Wisconsin Webinar – Life Hacks for Greater Health and Well-Being

Do you take an all or nothing approach to healthy living? Join us to learn how quick and easy changes can have substantial impacts on your emotional and physical health and well-being. We will learn about:

  • Building habitsMakeThingsHappen
  • Making your life easier
  • Ways to support your well-being

Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Time: 12:00 to 12:30 p.m.

Location: Cofrin Library, 7th floor, room 735

No need to RSVP – just mark your calendar to join us, and bring your lunch!

You could also participate in this webinar at your workstation if you prefer – please visit wellwisconsin.staywell.com and go to Wellness Webinars to register.

All webinars are recorded and available to Well Wisconsin Program participants on the StayWell wellness portal after the event date.

To access the StayWell wellness portal, you must be an employee, retiree, or spouse enrolled in the State of Wisconsin or Wisconsin Public Employers Group Health Insurance Programs.

Arboretum Poker Walk Challenge – Week Three

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The arboretum trail kiosk in the area between the Environmental Sciences building, MAC Hall, and the Kress Events Center will have the challenge poster for the week of April 23rd to April 29th.  Check out the trail map at https://www.uwgb.edu/UWGBCMS/media/hr/Wellness%20Items/KioskMap.pdf.

Hopefully your outdoor exercise of shoveling snow is done and your back is feeling better, so now you can use this challenge as a reason to get back outside for some enjoyable exercise!  Take a picture of the poster at the kiosk, and email it to wellness@uwgb.edu to get your playing card for the week.  You can also stop by the HR or Kress front desk to pick a playing card.

More information about the Arboretum Poker Walk Challenge: https://blog.uwgb.edu/hr/2018/04/arboretum-poker-walk-challenge-2/

Volunteer Opportunity: WSMA State Solo & Ensemble Festival

WSMA-Logo-Registered_SMALL_WEB (003)The WSMA State Solo and Ensemble Festival is looking for volunteers! There are three time options for what volunteers will be doing. On May 4th, there are 15-20 helpers needed for moving music stands to their proper sites, hanging signs, and ensuring that the correct amount of chairs and stands are in each site. On May 5th during the Festival, there are several positions up for grabs. Room monitors will be collecting results from judges to give to the runners, crossing off the event list in their room as the day goes on, showing the judges to their rooms, and always make sure you have a pencil! Runners/Logistics will be going around campus to collect results from judges to the Headquarters of the event. Results/Tabulation will be working in HQ calculating the results from the judges. Coffee and Donuts will be delivering coffee, donuts, and treats to the judges. On May 5th after the festival has finished, there are 15-20 volunteers needed for clean-up which includes putting the music stands back, collecting the signs, putting classrooms back to their original structure, and putting the pianos into the hallways for custodial pickup the next week. Please contact Eric Hansen (hansene@uwgb.edu) for more information and to sign up!

Parents – Keep in Shape!

Family Exercise

What’s a healthy habit that will make you, and if you have children, feel and look better? Exercise!

Being active can prevent medical problems such as heart disease and diabetes. So, try to exercise most days of the week. Most adults should aim for a total of two and a half hours of moderate physical activity a week. Kids need at least an hour a day.

Here are some activities you can do, with or without children to make exercise part of your daily routine today:

  • Listen to your favorite music and dance or jump rope to the beat.
  • Follow an exercise program on tele­vision daily.
  • Do household chores together to music. Sweep and mop the floor, vacuum the carpet, or wash the windows.
  • Count and see how long you and your child can stretch out and strengthen your muscles. Your child should not hold the stretch for more than 30 seconds.
  • Do sit-ups, pull-ups, push-ups, and jumping jacks. But be sure to warm your muscles up first with light activity or movement.
  • Walk at a fast pace up and down an apartment hallway.

Always make sure that a child won’t get hurt when you exercise. For example, remove throw rugs or other tripping hazards when you work out at home.

Start slowly and build up your activity level gradually. Choose exercises that will make you sweat and breathe hard. But don’t overdo it. You should be able to talk when you are exercising.

Remember to drink plenty of fluids before and after you exercise. And have fun keeping in shape!

Article from the StayWell Company, LLC