Volunteer Your Time

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Have some free time this summer? Want to make an impact in your community? Why not volunteer and help those in need? There are so many ways to get involved in the community from working with animals, the environment, veterans, housing, education, and the list goes on. Each month we will highlight one organization where you can volunteer your time and talent.

Before we dig deeper into specific organizations, we wanted to provide a few resources available to you to find out how you can start volunteering. Our HR website has a Volunteer Opportunities page with some great links for these resources. To get to that page, go to uwgb.edu/hr/employees/volunteer. Each month we will have a Featured Volunteer Opportunity where you can learn more about a specific organization. If you are passionate about a cause but don’t know what specific organization shares that passion, you can visit The Volunteer Center of Brown County’s website. There you can select a cause and it will show you some of the organizations that would love the help of volunteers. If you prefer to share your talents outside of Brown County there are volunteer resources available for other area communities as well. If you just want to volunteer and are not sure exactly where to start, you can try volunteermatch.org. This website will also help you find places that need volunteers but also will show you who has activities going on in the coming days if you want to try something different every time or support an organization’s activity.

If you have an organization you’d like to have featured or have a pictures of yourself donating your time to an organization, please e-mail Julie at flenzj@uwgb.edu with that information. As part of UWGB’s innitiative of Transformation we can use the time we volunteer to help change lives of others in our community for the better.

 

Student Hours Reduction

As a reminder, students must reduce their working schedules down to 25 hours per week for the next two weeks to make sure we are in compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). This change will be from June 26 to July 9. Starting July 10, students can go back up to 40 hours per week.

If you have any questions about this, please contact HR at hr@uwgb.edu or x2390.

UW System Title and Total Compensation Study RFP Feedback Requested

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The University of Wisconsin (UW) is embarking on a complete redesign of its current classification and compensation structure. The new personnel authority UW System and UW-Madison received as of July 1, 2015 provides an unprecedented opportunity to review and modify our classification/compensation systems, and also review our employee benefits programs. The goal will be to develop new systems that will enable institutions to continue to attract and retain the best talent. For more information about the Title and Total Compensation Study, please see the UW System Website: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study/ and watch the HR Connect Blog for future information.

 At this time, the UW System Title and Total Compensation Request for Proposal (RFP) is being developed.  UW System welcomes your feedback and input on this information provided for response to this RFP.  Please review and complete this survey to weigh in on the content provided through the RFP process.  Responses to the survey are due Friday, July 1, 2016 at Noon.

 

Student Record Specialist

The Student Record Specialist reports to the Assistant Registrar and will work with students to resolve technical issues associated with their academic records.  This position will consult with students, faculty, and other Registrar’s Office staff to ensure academic record transactions are completed and information is clearly and accurately communicated to students.  The Student Record Specialist will also develop the schedule of classes and associated room scheduling each academic semester in cooperation with the academic deans.  Position responsibilities will also include supporting Registrar’s Office staff with the testing and implementation of the PeopleSoft student information system (SIS) bundled updates and other software used in the office.

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

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Sunday, July 10, 2016.

Welcome Tara Carr!

Tara CarrOutreach and Adult Access welcomed Tara Carr on April 25, 2016, as the Director of the Small Business Development Center!  Prior to her appointment at UW-Green Bay, Tara worked at Concordia University.

Tara holds a Masters in Business Administration from Saginaw Valley State University.  She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, specializing in Human Resource Management and Labor Relations from Bowling Green State University. Currently, she is studying Organizational Leadership and Administration with Concordia University.  Tara currently serves on the Bay Area Workforce Development Board and is a senior adjunct faculty member at Concordia University, where she teaches in the Business Administration and Human Resource Management Bachelor, MBA, and OLA Programs.

Tara began her career as an entrepreneur in the restaurant industry in upstate New York and is originally from Hoosick Falls, New York.  Her responsibilities will include coordinating, planning, and administering the Small Business Development Center’s services to prospective entrepreneurs and small-business owners/managers in the service area.

Welcome, Tara!

Lecturer – Chemistry (1-Year Appointment)

The Department of Natural and Applied Sciences at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay invites applications for a one-year lecturer position to teach for the 2016-2017 academic year beginning August 22, 2016.  The successful candidate will teach nice courses during the academic year.

This position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Teach Principles of Chemistry I and II with their corresponding labs
  • Hold weekly office hours and discussions

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

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Thursday, June 30, 2016.

Wellness Webinar – Stretch and Flex

StayFitRecent research says that sitting is the new smoking! This presentation offers simple solutions to help you move more throughout your workday. Getting up and out of your chair; recharging your body & mind is important to your physical and emotional health. Many of us spend long hours sitting at a desk engaged in administrative and/or computer tasks that may be placing you at potential risk for certain health conditions.

Stretch & Flex offers a balanced approach to improving more movement at the workplace including simple stretching and exercises tips to reduce your sitting time.

When:  Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Location: CL 735

No need to RSVP or register – just mark your calendar and join us! Feel free to bring your lunch too! :)

Good luck at the Bellin Run!

Bellin Run Team FunThe Bellin Run UW-Green Bay Corporate Challenge Team consists of 41 employees and their family members!  Good luck to all those participating on Saturday, June 11th!

Photo by Dan Moore

Employee Appreciation Week: Team Building Thursday Fun

We hope that you were able to take part in some of the activities that were planned for you during Employee Appreication Week (May 2-6). Thursday, May 5, over the lunch hour there were many team building activities that you could participate in but the main event was the Tricycle Races featuring Chancellor Gary Miller vs Provost Greg Davis. The winner, Provost Greg Davis, then took on Asst Vice Chancellor Matt Dornbush in a race. Asst Vice Chancellor Matt Dornbush was the winner in the race and he then took on Associate Provost Clif Ganyard. Asst Vice Chancellor Matt Dornbursh came away the winner of that race. Thank you to each of you for participating in such a fun activity. Please enjoy this photo album from a fun afternoon of activites. Thank you for all you do for the great institution and we hope you can join us in the fun again next year.

 

End of Fiscal Year Leave Usage

This is a reminder to all Non-Instructional Academic Staff & Limited Employees:  As we are nearing the end of the 2015-2016 Fiscal Year, you should be reviewing your vacation and personal holiday leave balances.  You can locate your balances on your last earnings statement or the My UW System Portal.  Please read the information below to avoid losing leave hours not used by 6/30/2016.

Personal Holiday:

  • Personal Holiday hours not used by 6/30/16 will be dropped as of 7/1/16.  They do not carry over to the next fiscal year.

Vacation:

  • Vacation Carryover hours from the 2014-2015 fiscal year that have not been used by 6/30/16 will be dropped as of 7/1/16.
  • If you are eligible for Annual Leave Reserve Account (ALRA), you may bank vacation (up to your eligible maximum hours) first from the 2014-2015 Vacation Carryover as of 6/30/16 and then from your 2015-2016 Vacation Allocation.
  • A communication regarding ALRA will be sent to employees in July.
  • All remaining 2015-2016 Vacation Allocation hours as of 6/30/16 will automatically be carried over into the 2016-2017 Fiscal Year on 7/1/16 as Vacation Carryover.

Legal Holiday:

  • There are no more legal holidays in the 2015-2016 fiscal year.  Your balance on your most recent earnings statement should be 8 hours (Memorial Day will be processed on the June payroll).
  • Floating legal holiday hours not used by 6/30/16 will be dropped as of 7/1/16.

Please contact Payroll at payrollandbenefits@uwgb.edu if you have any questions.