March Wellness Webinar: Introduction to Health Coaching

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Learn about the various health coaching services provided by StayWell as part of the Well Wisconsin Program, so you can feel comfortable knowing where to go to get support and stay motivated to reach your overall health and well-being goals! StayWell’s health coaching programs are available to eligible enrollees in the State of Wisconsin or Wisconsin Public Employers Group Health Insurance Programs.

Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Time: 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Location: Cofrin Library, 7th floor, room 710

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 Webinars to register.

Wellness webinars highlighting various health and well-being topics will take place the 3rd Wednesday of each month. All webinars will be recorded and available to Well Wisconsin Program participants on the wellness portal after the event date.

To access the wellness portal, you must be an employee, retiree, or enrolled spouse/domestic partner enrolled in the State of Wisconsin or Wisconsin Public Employers Group Health Insurance Program

Kroc Center Lunch ‘n Learn

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Did you know that UW-Green Bay is part of the Corporate Connections Program at the Kroc Center in Green Bay?  That means that UWGB employees can enjoy 15% off monthly membership costs, a free two week trial membership, and a waived registration fee.  The Kroc Center offers a fitness center, aquatics center, gym with indoor track, group fitness classes, swim lessons, art and music classes, youth dance lessons, senior classes, youth day camp, and an after school program.  Laurel Parins from the Kroc Center will present this Lunch ‘n Learn to share information about the Kroc Center, and ways to help improve your wellness!  (Kroc Center website: http://www.gbkroccenter.org/index.html)

Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Time: 12:15 to 1:00 p.m.

Location: Univeristy Union, 1965 Room

Please mark your calendar to join us!  Feel free to bring your lunch too!

CSA Lunch ‘n Learn held on February 7, 2017

 

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Thank you to Suzi Sevcik of Sleepy Hollow Farm & CSA for visiting UW-Green Bay on February 7th to share information about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)! CSA is a partnership between a farm and a local community of supporters that provides a direct link between the production and consumption of food. CSA members cover the farm’s operating cost by purchasing a share of the harvest. This provides members with a healthy supply of locally grown, seasonally fresh produce during the growing season.

Sleepy Hollow Farm & CSA is a small, farmer owned farm in Kewaunee County. They specialize in growing a variety of veggies using sustainable farming practices, and no chemicals, herbicides or pesticides touch your food.  The 2017 summer shares will last for 10 weeks – from mid-July to September.  For more information about CSA’s or to sign up for Suzi’s CSA (that may be delivered to campus again this year if enough people sign up), please visit the Sleepy Hollow Farm & CSA website at http://www.sleepyhollowfarmcsa.com/.  Don’t wait to sign-up – Suzi has a limited number of spots which fill-up quickly!

Human Resources System (HRS) Outage Started February 22, 2017 Employee Access Is Affected

Employees do not have access to their online timesheet, earnings statements and other related documents and services during a UW Human Resources System (HRS) outage that started on February 22, 2017 at noon. This outage will continue until a to be determined time on Monday, February 27.

The following self-service features that employees access through the MyUW portals, will be unavailable during the outage:

  • Online timesheet
  • Absence reporting
  • Web Clock
  • Benefits Self-service (‘e-Benefits’)
  • 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.

The rest of the portal, with the exception of the HRS System related features and documents, will be available during the HRS outage.

Once the HRS System is upgraded, employees will experience the same functionality that they are currently accustomed to. The upgrade will have minimal impact on system users.

The HRS System manages UW Human Resources, Payroll and Benefits processing for all UW System institutions.  The system is currently running on PeopleSoft’s Human Capital Management software version 9.0. The upgrade will move the system to version 9.2.

1095-C Forms Available Online

IRS Tax Form 1095-C is available online in the MyUW portal.  Log into the portal for UW System institutions. The statement is located in the Payroll Information module under the Tax Statements tab. Paper copies of the 1095-C were mailed to employees via U.S. mail in February 2017 using the same address as the W-2 Form distribution.

The UW System is providing Form 1095-C to all employees who were full-time, as defined by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), for all or some months of 2016. The information on this form will be used by the IRS to determine whether individuals and/or employers are subject to penalties under the ACA’s individual and employer mandates. Employees should retain Form 1095-C with their tax records.

In addition to Form 1095-C, some employees will receive a Form 1095-B from their insurance carrier. Form 1095-B reflects health insurance coverage provided to an employee or their family member(s) during the previous calendar year. Form 1095-B also documents employee compliance with the ACA Individual Mandate. Employees should retain Form 1095-B with their tax records.

For more information regarding Form 1095-C, Form 1095-B and the ACA, visit https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/aca/.  If you have questions regarding your Form 1095-C, contact the UW System’s third-party administrator, Businessolver at 1-844-215-5100. If you have any questions regarding Form 1095-B, contact your health insurance carrier that provided the form.

Campus Celebrations- mark your calendar!

In follow up to Chancellor Miller’s e-mail dated  Friday, January 20, 2017 below is an outline of upcoming campus events and the focus for each to align University events with campus priorities and to best honor and thank the campus community.

Annual Faculty and Staff Cookout – mark your calendar for May 5, 2017! This event will mark the kick off to the annual employee appreciation week and will be used to honor Years of Service awards, new UW-Green Bay retirees, and faculty and staff emeriti.

 

In August of 2017 during annual Fall convocation we will welcome new employees, honor named professorships, announce founders awards and honor endowed chairs.

More details about these great campus events will be forth coming as they draw near so be sure to watch the HR Connect blog and newsletter as well as the Log for additional details.

Go Phoenix!

Title and Total Compensation Study selects vendor

The UW System Title and Total Compensation Advisory council has finalized their review and issued a Letter of Intent to Mercer consulting as the selected vendor for the UW System Title and Total Compensation Study.

Mercer is a global leader in consulting on high quality workforce solutions that strengthen the organization’s ability to attract, develop, retain and engage the best and brightest talent. Their vast experience with higher educational institutions and systems combined with their expertise in  titling and compensation strategies in academic and research environments is critical as we move forward. For more information on Mercer, go to their homepage.

Mercer resources will work in tandem with UW System and UW-Madison to develop a communication strategy and project plan.

For background and additional historical information regarding this study, please see the UW System Title and Total Compensation Website.

 

 

Welcome Jason Mathwig!

Continuing Education and Community Engagement welcomed Jason Mathwig as the Director of Camps and Conferences on February 6, 2017.

Jason previously worked at UW-Eau Claire, where he also received his Bachelor’s Degree in 2008.  He recently obtained his Master’s Degree from Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Jason is from Fall Creek, Wisconsin.

Welcome, Jason!

Welcome Nelson Pouliot!

Pouliot, NelsonAthletics recently welcomed Nelson Pouliot as the Director of the Phoenix Fund on February 13, 2017.

Nelson previously worked at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  He obtained his undergraduate degree at Olivet Nazarene University and his graduate degree at Oakland University.

When not working, Nelson enjoys basketball, baseball, fishing, golfing, soccer, and tennis.  He also loves music and traveling.

Nelson is originally from Caro, Michigan, and has a sister named AnnaLisa.

Welcome, Nelson!

Financial Specialist Senior (Open to UW System Employees Only)

The University Union Financial Specialist reports to the University Union Assistant Director – Business Operations. The Financial Specialist provides financial and administrative support for the University Union.   Duties primarily fall within six areas including: financial support for the campus one card system, reconciliation of commission based revenue, financial processing support, ID production support, supervision of the Student Financial positions and general office and project support.

THIS POSITION IS CURRENTLY OPEN TO UW SYSTEM EMPLOYEES ONLY.

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

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Thursday, March 2, 2017.