Arboretum Poker Walk Challenge

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April 2nd to May 6th, 2017

The UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee would like to encourage employees to explore UWGB’s beautiful arboretum trails while participating in this fun challenge!  Invite your co-workers to walk with you!

To Participate in this 5 week challenge:

  1. Check the trail map (http://www.uwgb.edu/hr/documents/TrailMap.pdf) to see which kiosk will have the tear off sheet that week
  2. Walk the trail that passes that kiosk and tear off a strip
  3. Turn in your strip at the Kress Events Center front desk or the Human Resources Office front desk (CL 710) and get your playing card for that week (just one card per week)
  4. Continue to collect one card for each week during the challenge
  5. Turn in all your collected cards at either location (KEC or HR) by Friday, May 12th.  Everyone who turns in at least four cards will be entered in a drawing for prizes, and the person with the best poker hand will be announced in the HR Connect blog!

Questions? Please contact wellness@uwgb.edu or ext. 2203.

Couch to 10K – Bellin Run Lunch ‘n Learn

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As spring emerges and the snow melts, we see more people out running and walking. We all know that walking and running are a great way to stay in shape, but it can also enhance your health by helping to prevent heart disease and high blood pressure, as well as improve your mood and reduce stress. Nate Vandervest, Running Coach, CSCS, CES, and former Division 1 cross country runner, has a passion for running and will be presenting this Couch to 10K lunch ‘n learn.  He will cover the Bellin Run training plan, as well as common injuries and how to prevent them.  Whether you have run marathons, or are interested in starting walking or running for exercise, please join us for helpful information, encouragement, and motivation!

Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Time: 12:00 to 12:45 p.m.

Location: University Union, 1965 Room

Please RSVP at the following link: http://uwgreenbay.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9EMFUk4VeZGre4J

April Wellness Webinar: Clean and Simple Nutrition

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Looking to clean up your eating habits? This webinar will provide an overview of nutrition and detail the basics so you can improve and simplify your eating habits, resulting in a healthier, happier you!

Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Time: 12:00 to 1:00 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 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.

How to Make Kombucha Lunch n’ Learn held on March 22nd

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Do you know what SCOBY is?  Well, we not only learned that it is an essential part of making Kombucha, but also got to see the SCOBY up-close and smell it!  Kombucha is a fermented tea drink typically made with tea, sugar, bacteria and yeast, which may provide health benefits.  Jolene Sell, Registered Dietitician with Chartwells, gave us simple step-by-step instructions how to brew your own Kombucha, as well as samples of different flavors of Kombucha to try.  For those of us who haven’t tried Kombucha before, we were pleasantly surprised how good it tasted – especially Jolene’s home brewed peach vanilla flavor!  Thank you to Jolene Sell and Chartwells for this interesting and fun lunch ‘n learn!

Procurement Specialist

Under the general direction of the Controller, this position is responsible for the overall leadership and direction of all UW-Green Bay procurement functions, including equipment, supplies, and contractual services for the campus and oversight of mail services and central receiving. The position has administrative responsibility for the following business functions: contract management, procurement card program, printing and duplicating services, shipping and receiving, mail services and surplus property, which includes hiring staff, staff development and training, performance evaluation, and implementation of corrective measures as deemed appropriate.

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

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Sunday, April 2, 2017.

2017 State Group Life Insurance Annual Update

Employees participating in the State Group Life insurance program will have their coverage level and premium updated effective April 1, 2017.

For Faculty/Academic Staff/Limited Appointees (paid monthly), the premium update will be reflected on the March 31, 2017 paycheck. For University Staff (paid bi-weekly), the premium update will be reflected on the March 30, 2017 paycheck.

State Group Life Insurance coverage level and premium are based on a participant’s age as of April 1 each year, and their highest calendar year of Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) earnings. The 2017 premiums are available at: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/life/sgl/.

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

 

Kroc Center Lunch ‘n Learn held on March 8th

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Thank you to Laurel and Nick from the Kroc Center for visiting their alma mater on Wednesday, March 8th to talk with us about Nutrition, Fitness and the Kroc Center!  Laurel shared information about nutrition, such as asking for dressing, gravy and cream sauce on the side when dining out (so you can control how much you use).  Did you know that some small bags of chips are actually two servings, so we would need to double the amount per serving on the nutrition label (i.e. calories, fat, cholesterol, sodium) if we eat the whole bag?  Have you heard about substituting applesauce for half the called-for butter, shortening or oil in recipes to make it healthier?  She also explained that 3,500 calories equals about one pound of fat, so we would need to burn about 3,500 calories more than we take in to lose one pound.  In general, if we cut 500 calories from our typical diet each day, we’d lose about one pound per week!  Laurel also made peanut butter energy balls for us to enjoy!

Nick shared interesting information about the Green Bay Kroc Center, which is one of 26 Kroc Centers nationwide, funded by a generous donation from Joan Kroc, wife of McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc.  The Green Bay Kroc Community Center opened in 2011, and 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. UWGB employees can receive 15% off monthly membership costs, a free two week trial membership, and a waived registration fee because UW-Green Bay is part of the Corporate Connections Program. Please see their website for more information.

REMINDER: University Staff Performance Evaluations

The new year is upon us and with it begins the University Staff performance evaluation process for 2016. Supervisors should initiate the annual review process with University Staff within the next couple of weeks.

Annual performance evaluations are a key component to employee performance and development and provide employees and their supervisors an opportunity to discuss job performance, set goals for professional development, establish objectives for contributing to the department’s mission and discuss expectations and accomplishments.

Please review the presentation on Managing and Evaluating Employee Performance to familiarize yourself with this process and your responsibilities. If you would prefer an in-person training session on this topic, please contact hr@uwgb.edu.

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Per Operational Policy TC4, and any all compensation adjustments must be based upon merit and employee performance.  Any future pay adjustments will be based upon satisfactory performance.

In an effort to facilitate timely completion, evaluations are due by Friday, March 24, 2017.

Please note that annual performance evaluations are not required for individuals who have had a probationary review on or after July 1, 2016 or for new employees that have been hired since this date. Contact Human Resources if you have any questions about the University Staff performance evaluation process.

University Services Associate 2 (Open to UW System Employees Only)

This position reports to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Director of Gradute Studies. The primary function of this position is to provide a wide range of support services for the Office of Grants and Research, the Office of Graduate Studies, and to assist in general support of the administrative functions associated with the Provost’s suite. Responsibilities will include technological related support, spreadsheet development, and specific projects as assigned by the Associate Vice Chancellor. The individual will be responsible for independently performing administrative functions critical to the success of each of the supported offices, as well the general Provost suite.  The individual will be working in a time­ sensitive and fast paced environment.

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 23, 2017.

Welcome Christy Vincent!

Christy VOn February 27, 2017, Christy Vincent was welcomed as a Student Status Examiner Associate in Admissions.

Prior to joining UWGB, Christy was employed by Bank of Luxemburg.  She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education.

Christy is co-coach of a high school Community Problem Solvers Team.  She enjoys outdoor activities, such as canoeing, rafting, and skiing, and also enjoys fitness and cooking.

Christy is from Luxemburg, Wisconsin.  She has two older siblings that also live in the area and a niece and nephew.

Welcome, Christy!