University Services Program Associate – Continuing Education & Community Engagement

This position reports to the Director of Government Affairs and Economic Development and is responsible for providing a high level of customer service within the Division, WGFOA (contracted association), outside customers, and partnering organizations. As a liaison with internal and external people, this position interacts with a diverse audience of individuals and organizations by communicating procedural information, interpreting and implementing System regulations and policies, and resolving complex problems.

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

To ensure consideration, please apply by Thursday, October 19, 2017.

UW Employees, Inc. Life Insurance Premium Decrease

Effective October 1, 2017, premium rates for the UW Employees, Inc. Life Insurance plan will decrease by approximately 25%. If you are currently enrolled in UW Employees, Inc., you may want to review the decreased premium rates.

This is also an opportunity to remind all current enrollees to review their current Beneficiary Designation for this life insurance plan. To make changes to your beneficiary designation, complete the Beneficiary Designation and Change Request. Mail the completed form to Minnesota Life Insurance Company, 400 Robert Street North, St. Paul, MN 55101-2098.

If you have questions, contact Human Resources at or (920) 465-2390.

Source: UW System Human Resources

Benefits Open Forums


What insurance benefits changes are coming for 2018? You are invited to attend an open forum to learn more about how your insurance benefits will change in 2018.  We will discuss how to make changes to your benefits during the Annual Benefits Enrollment Period (October 2 to 27, 2017).  We are excited to introduce Alex, the new online personalized benefits counselor, at these forums.  Both forums are optional for benefits-eligible employees to attend, and we will cover the same material at each forum.

  • Tuesday, October 3rd
    3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
    Christie Theater
  • Wednesday, October 4th
    10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
    Christie Theater

No need to RSVP, just mark your calendar to attend!  Please contact Human Resources at or ext. 2930 if you have any questions.


Annual Benefits Enrollment: October 2-27, 2017

The Annual Benefits Enrollment (ABE) period, October 2 – 27, is the only annual opportunity you have to make changes to most of your benefits unless you have an eligible life event (family status or employment change) during the year. Changes made during ABE are effective January 1, 2018.

Watch for emails regarding benefits changes and your enrollment opportunities. The emails will be sent beginning in mid-September from the address: UWSystemHR. You may also receive benefits-related emails from our office before and during ABE.

New this year, we are excited to introduce ALEX, an online personalized benefits counselor designed to simplify your ABE benefits election process. Through a series of easy, intuitive questions, ALEX will walk you through benefits options and suggest appropriate plans based on your answers. ALEX is in the final development stages, and the link will be released soon.

There are several things you can do now to prepare for ABE:

  • Review your current benefits and visit the ABE website for a preview of 2018 benefits changes.
  • Plan to attend UW-Green Bay’s Benefits Fair on Thursday, October 5th from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Phoenix Rooms, University Union to meet with health plan representatives and other benefits vendors. For a list of fairs throughout the UW System: UW System Benefits Fairs.
  • Plan ahead if you currently participate in a plan that requires re-enrollment each year to continue participation. Plans include
    •  Flexible Spending Account (FSA) including Health Care FSA, Limited Purpose FSA, Dependent Day Care FSA
    •  Health Savings Account (HSA) requires that you enroll every year you are enrolled in a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP).
    • State Group Health Insurance Opt-Out Incentive

If you have questions, please contact Human Resources at or (920) 465-2390.

Academic Department Associate – Community Sciences (87.5%)

This position reports to the Department Chairperson for Public and Environmental Affairs and is responsible for guest support, reception, administrative and budget support for Community Sciences (Democracy and Justice Studies, Public and Environmental Affairs, and Urban and Regional Studies). This position is responsible for providing support for approximately 35 faculty and instructors. This position will work full-time during the nine months of the academic year and half-time during summer months.

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

To ensure consideration, please apply by Monday, September 25, 2017.

Area Coordinator

This position reports to the Assistant Director and assists in carrying out the mission and philosophy of the Office of Residence Life. The Office of Residence Life provides housing for 2,000 students during the academic year and 2,500 guests during the summer. The Area Coordinator (AC) is responsible for overseeing a community of approximately 400 residents; and with the help of Resident Assistants (RAs), strives to develop and maintain a safe, enjoyable, supportive, and inclusive living environment for residents where they can achieve academic success, personal growth, and development. The AC is a member of the Residence Life team and holds administrative responsibilities, participates in committees and meetings, and serves students in a multitude of ways. The AC assumes additional responsibilities assigned by the Director and makes recommendations.

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

To ensure consideration, please apply by Sunday, October 1, 2017.

Enrollment Services Front Desk Advisor

This position reports to the Green Bay One Stop Shop (GBOSS) Front Desk Manager and assists clients (i.e., enrolled and prospective students, parents, faculty, staff, and the general public) with routine transactions and inquiries. This position also educates clients about university policies, procedures, and resources; advises clients about alternative courses of action; works collaboratively with other university offices and external agencies on behalf of clients to expedite problem resolution; makes recommendations on procedural and/or business practice improvements; and helps track customer service metrics to continuously improve student services and satisfaction.

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

To ensure consideration, please apply by Monday, September 18, 2017.

See What You Know About Fruits and Veggies

Whether you heard it from your parents, your doctor, a government agency, or any number of media outlets, you are most likely familiar with the fact that fruits and vegetables are good for you. Here’s your chance to show the world (or just yourself) how much you know about the health benefits of produce.Quiz


1. True or false: When a fruit or vegetable has a vivid color that means it’s not as good for you.

2. When you’re prepping fruits and vegetables to eat, which of these precautions should you take to ensure they’re clean and won’t make you sick?

  • A. Wash your hands before handling produce
  • B. Rinse produce with warm water—even if you don’t eat the skin or peel
  • C. Cut away bruised or damaged areas before eating
  • D. All of the above

3. Which of these is not a proven health benefit of eating fruits and vegetables?

  • A. It boosts your mood.
  • B. It strengthens your immune system.
  • C. It improves your hearing.
  • D. It improves your psychological health.

4. True or false: It’s possible that eating fruits and vegetables helps prevent cell damage in your body.


1. False. In fact, vivid colors mean the produce is full of chemicals like carotenoids and flavonoids, which contain good-for-you antioxidants.

2. D—All of the above. If the produce has a firm skin, you should use a scrub brush to clean it.

3. C—It improves your hearing. Sadly, this hasn’t been found. But you should still eat a lot of produce, because the other three health benefits have been proven.

4. True. The antioxidants that are prevalent in produce might help combat a process in your body that triggers cell damage.

Article from The StayWell Company, LLC

Final Reminder: 2017 Summer Leave Reports

Please remember that all leave-eligible faculty and instructional academic staff are required to submit a 2017 Summer Leave Report if they worked any summer service or summer session appointments between 5/22/17-8/20/17. Similar to last year, summer leave reports need to be processed via a paper form, instead of through the regular academic year online process. 2017 summer leave reports were due to Human Resources by September 2, 2017, so any outstanding summer leave reports need to be completed and returned to Human Resources as soon as possible.

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