Winter Wellness Bingo Challenge

2018The Wellness committee is offering Winter Bingo as our next healthy challenge! All faculty and staff are invited to participate in the challenge the month of January. There are 24 health and wellness activities for you to choose from. You are able to pick the day in which you complete each activity, and only one activity is allowed per day. To qualify for a chance to win a prize, a minimum of 20 activities must be completed within the month of January.  Please click here for the Winter bingo card: http://www.uwgb.edu/UWGBCMS/media/hr/Wellness%20Items/Winter-2018-wellness-BingoCard.pdf

SnowmanWinter Bingo begins January 1, 2018 and ends January 31, 2018. Completed forms can be e-mailed to the Wellness committee at wellness@uwgb.edu or hand-in to the Human Resources front desk in the Cofrin Library, 7th floor, room 710 by Friday, February 9, 2018.

Challenge your co-workers to join in the fun and do some of the activities together!  Share pics of you and your co-workers completing the activities by emailing them to wellness@uwgb.edu.  Begin the new year by making healthy choices and then enjoy your increased energy level, positive outlook, and improved health in 2018!

 

New Health Insurance ID Cards

SGHcardState group health insurance program participants: Watch your mail if you changed health plans – your new health insurance ID card will be arriving at your home soon from the health plan you chose during the Annual Benefits Enrollment period. If you did not change health plans, you can continue using your same health insurance ID card. Before seeing your health care providers in 2018, check to make sure they are in-network by visiting your health plan’s online provider directory (Wisconsin map with health care provider directories: http://etf.wi.gov/members/IYC2018/et-2107hpm.asp).  Please contact us at payrollandbenefits@uwgb.edu if you have any questions.

Student Employee Hours Limit Change

As a reminder, the student employee hours limit changes to 40 hours per week starting December 17, 2017, and returns to 25 hours per week on January 7, 2018.  The hours limit is in place to make sure we are in compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Please review the Student Bi-Weekly Payroll Schedule at: http://www.uwgb.edu/human-resources/payroll/payroll-schedules/

If you have any questions about this, please contact Human Resources at payrollandbenefits@uwgb.edu or ext. 2203.

Strive Toward Happiness in Your Career

No matter where you are currently on the job satisfaction scale, motivation experts note a few simple actions can help you fall in love with how you earn your living—whether your outlook just needs a little tuning or a major overhaul. Take these steps to push away stress and find happiness in your career:Happy

  1. Acknowledge what works. No job is perfect, or all bad. Jot down aspects of your job you enjoy or benefit from. Find at least one positive each day to add to the list.
  2. Get clear on the big picture. If you aren’t sure how your effort contributes to the overall goals of your work team or company, ask. The feeling you’re just spinning your wheels can drain even the most upbeat worker.
  3. Identify your strengths. No one is good at everything! Are you a leader? An implementer? Do you thrive on detail work? Are you great with people? Learn what tasks or work styles give you a sense of accomplishment.
  4. Fine-tune what you have. Once you know your strengths, adjust your work life to play to them. Can you delegate certain tasks? Mentor someone? Master a new skill? Ask for new responsibilities? Working your strengths instead of continually fighting your weaknesses will add energy to your day.
  5. Write down your goals. Falling in love with your work is closely related to falling in love with your life. What is your deepest purpose? Write it down, then start strategizing to align your career goals with it. Knowing why you’re working is a surefire way to put a spring in your step.
  6. Clean up the mess. Disorganization can leave you frazzled. Clear work area clutter, then consider other messes in your life—especially financial ones, such as debt. To reduce stress, track spending to see where your hard-earned dollars go. Even if the truth hurts, once you do, you become freer to create a budget that’s in line with your purpose and goals.

Article from the StayWell Company, LLC

Welcome Robert Snell!

On December 11, 2017, Facilities Management welcomed Robert Snell as an HVAC Refrigeration Specialist.

Welcome, Robert!

Welcome Ericka Bloch!

On December 11, 2017, Continuing Education & Community Engagement welcomed Ericka Bloch as a University Services Program Associate.  Ericka previously worked for Harmann Studios and is a UWGB graduate.  She volunteers at the Green Bay Botanical Garden and enjoys hula hooping, hiking, crafting, and spending time with friends and family.

Ericka is a sponsored hula hooper and used to teach hula hooping at the Kress Center when she was in college!  She has a boyfriend and two fur babies (cats–Perry and Mojo).

Ericka is from New London, Wisconsin.

Welcome, Ericka!

Institutional Research Analyst

This position reports to the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and is responsible for providing institutional research and academic-planning support services to the campus community.

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

To ensure consideration, please apply by Monday, January 15, 2018.

Facilities Maintenance Specialist

The Facilities Maintenance Specialist – Advanced reports to the Maintenance Supervisor and is responsible for operation, maintenance, and repair of general plumbing fixtures and components.  This position will also perform general inspection, repair, and preventative maintenance of campus building structures including door locks hardware and various campus equipment.  In addition, this position performs preventative maintenance, inspections, and other seasonal activities, and is responsible for inspecting laboratory systems and equipment and making necessary installations and repairs. This position will also maintain an appropriate parts inventory, order parts when necessary and provide professional advice on the materials and time required to complete various tasks.  The Facilities Maintenance Specialist – Advanced may also direct the work of student and/or University Staff Temporary employees as directed by the Maintenance Supervisor.

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

To ensure consideration, please apply by Monday, January 1, 2018.

Groundskeeper

This position reports to the Grounds Supervisor and is responsible for maintaining, renovating, and improving the campus landscape and surrounding areas. Responsibilities include pruning and fertilizing woody plants and trees on the campus. Mowing turf and miscellaneous green spaces with large, commercial-grade equipment. Assist in asphalt repairs on campus roads, trails, and parking lots. This position must safely operate all grounds related equipment, turf equipment, and snow removal equipment. Must possess skills to perform general maintenance and assist grounds mechanics in repairs of all types of equipment and trucks. Knowledge and safe operating skills of different types and sizes of chainsaws is required. This position requires knowledge of best pest management practices and safe pesticide and herbicide applications. Other responsibilities include maintaining accurate records, assist with training and direction of 8 to 10 part-time employees, including students, volunteers, and temporary employees. Provide technical support to all other staff members on all site work projects and grounds related workloads or tasks.

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

To ensure consideration, please apply by Monday, January 1, 2018.

Welcome Tyler Eichman!

On December 4, 2017, Facilities Management welcomed Tyler Eichman as a new Custodian.

Welcome, Tyler!