UPS Forum # 4

As we near implementation and additional UW System Operational Policies (OPS) are developed, Human Resources in collaboration with the Academic and University Staff governance groups continue to host campus forums to discuss these operational policies and development of any campus policies and procedures.  The fourth round of forums are being held this month to discuss Workplace Safety, Children in the Workplace, and Workplace Expectations.

Month Forum dates/times Topics Groups affected Survey results & current policy status
March 2015
March 24, 2015 11-12 p.m. & Wednesday, April 1, 2015 3-4 p.m.
(forum presentation)
Workplace Safety
Children in the Workplace
Workplace Expectations
All Workplace Safety- in process
Children in the Workplace- in process
Workplace Expectations- survey to be distributed soon for feedback.
April 2015
TBD
Compensation
Regent Pay Plan and Supplemental Distribution

Other forums will be scheduled as OPS are finalized and more is learned about the implementation of other items related to UPS.

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

CURRENT-After 5 at The Bar – Suamico & Upcoming Events

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Event Basics
When: Wednesday, April 1, 2015
5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Open house format.
Where: The Bar – Suamico
2310 Lineville Rd
Green Bay, WI  54313
Fee: FREECash bar.
Register: Registration appreciated for planning purposes and nametags.Register online. (Be sure to use the email we have on file for you when registering.)

 

Event Overview
The Bar of Suamico is proud to be the latest addition to Northeast Wisconsin’s premiere sports bar family. Featuring more than 13,000 sq ft. of space, 39 HD screens, 36 draft lines and our world famous wings, The Bar of Suamico is the perfect place to catch your favorite team in action.Grab your friends and colleagues for this casual, open house format event and meet other young professionals in the Greater Green Bay area.

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Free your closet space by ridding yourself of clothing you’re no longer wearing such as dress pants, shirts, shoes, accessories and dresses. Give them a new life and help to promote the “Teens 2 Work” progam at the Boys & Girls Club of Green Bay (BGCGB).

There is a “Clothing Closet” at both BGCGB locations that supplies teens with professional clothing to help demonstrate the proper way to prepare for and execute a successful interview, including how to dress.

Click here for more information about the program and Emerging Leaders Society’s effort to support this initiative.

 

 

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March Lunch n’ Learn and Newsletter

Wellness

The UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee, in partnership with the UW-Credit Union presents:

What:   Wellness Lunch and Learn

Building your Budget

When:  Friday, March 20, 2015

12:15 p.m.  – 1:00 p.m.

Where: Room 103, University Union

 

Join financial expert Wayne Resch from the UW Credit Union in an interactive discussion about how to make and maintain a sensible, effective budget. Wayne will help you learn to create a well-balanced budget and answer your burning questions!

Check out our monthly newsletter, our March 2015 Newsletter is entitled “Step Into Financial Wellness!”

Visit the Wellness Committee website for information on other wellness topics, newsletters, and upcoming events!

IMPORTANT — FSA WageWorks to TASC Transition Complete– See 3/6/15 DEADLINE NOTE

Attention Employees Participating with Flexible Spending Accounts with WageWorks/TASC

The UW Service Center has confirmed with TASC that all 2014 carryover balances have been loaded to employees TASC accounts.   Thank you all for being patient through this transition.

A few things to note:

  • Participants should have received an email from TASC letting them know that their 2014 funds are now available. However:
  • If you have 2014 rollover funds but did not enroll for 2015, you will or should have received a Welcome Letter in the mail.   You will not be able to log online to your MyTASC account until you receive this letter which will have your personal TASC ID# on it.  You will need to contact TASC’s customer service (1-800-422-4661) to update your profile with your e-mail address.  Once this has been updated, you should be able to register for an account online at tasconline.com.  Employees who have 2015 funds with TASC should already have their TASC debit card which has their TASC ID# on it.
  • TASC will automatically move claims reimbursed during the grace period from 2015 balances to the 2014 account to use 2014 balances first.   NOTE:   If you would prefer to submit your own claims, your deadline to opt out of the reconciling process is Friday, 3/6/15!

See the recent post by the UW Service Center in the MYUW System portal in the “HR, Payroll & Benefits News” section for additional information.

Forums, Forums, Forums!

By now, you have probably seen a flurry of e-mails promoting several campus forums and follow up surveys related to these forums.  Since November, the Office of Human Resources in collaboration with the University Staff Personnel Committee and more recently the Academic Staff Personnel Committee, have put together and continue to hold campus forums to discuss the developed UW System Operational Policies (OPS) and the development and revision of campus policies based off of these OPS.  Below is an outline of the forums that have been held and those upcoming, along with survey results and the status of any current policy development revision.

 

Month
Forum dates/times
Topics  Groups affected Survey results & current policy status
November 2014
November 6, 2014; 9-10 a.m. & November 13, 2014 3-4 p.m.
(forum presentation)
Grievance Procedures
Layoff for Reasons of Budget or Program
University staff Survey results
Grievance Policy- finalized 1/8/15
Layoff Policy- finalized 2/13/15
January 2015
January 7, 2015; 11-12 p.m. & January 12, 2015; 2-3 p.m.
(forum presentation)
Complaint Procedures
Performance Management
Title Change
Voluntary Reassignment
University staff Survey results
Complaint procedures- in process
Performance management- in process
Title change- in process
Voluntary reassignment- meetings will begin with exempt US mid-April
February 2015
February 19, 2015; 1-2 p.m. & February 24, 2015; 11-12 p.m.
(forum presentation)
Recruitment
Job Security
University Staff Temporary and Project Appointments 
University staff
Faculty, Academic Staff & Limited- only for topic of possible internal movement policy
Survey underway, deadline Friday, March 20, 2015
March 2015
March 24, 2015; 11-12 p.m. & March 25, 2015 2-3 p.m. 
Workplace Safety
Children in the Workplace
Workplace Expectations
All
April 2015
TBD
Compensation Structure and Tools
Regent Pay Plan and Supplemental Distribution
All

                                               

Other forums will be scheduled as OPS are finalized and more is learned about the implementation of other items related to UPS.

Biometric Screening Event

Wellness

The UW-Green Bay Benefits Office & Wellness Committee Presents:

What:                                       Well Wisconsin Biometric Screening Event

(See below for incentive details!)

When:                                      Monday, April 20th

8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Where:                                    University Union, Phoenix Rooms

Who can Participate:              Member employees, spouses/domestic partners, and adult children enrolled in State Group Health Insurance

How to Participate:                 Pre-Registration is required!

                                                Register online at https://register.wellness-inc.com/stateofwi

                                                Deadline to Register: Thursday, April 16 (or until all appointments are filled)

 

In 2015, all state insurance plans are offering $150/member for completing the Well Wisconsin program.  There are two steps to completing the program.

  • Participate in a biometric screening

 

Get up-to-date testing results on your height, weight, and Body Mass Index (BMI), cholesterol level, glucose measurement, and blood pressure.  At the on-site screening you will be asked to provide proof of insurance (health insurance card).  You will then go through a series of staffed stations for the testing, which generally takes less than 20 minutes.  At the end of the screening you will be given your results.

  • Complete your Health Risk Survey online provided by your health plan

 

Use your biometric screening results to complete the survey.  Visit http://wellwisconsin.wi.gov and click on your insurance plan in the column to the left for a direct link to the online Health Survey.  This quick, easy survey will ask a range of questions including your daily stress level, family medical history, and typical meal plan.  The Health Survey is designed to help you gauge intangible well-being factors to pinpoint possible health risks.

Once the biometric screening and health survey are completed, the $150 incentive will be processed and issued by your health insurance provider.  Health plan issued rewards are considered a fringe benefit of employment and must be treated as taxable income by the primary subscriber’s employer.  Your health plan is required to report payment information for the subscriber and enrolled family member’s to the subscriber’s employer.  Individual health information will never be shared with the employer.

 

Even if you are unable to attend the on-site Biometric Screening on April 20th, you can complete the biometric screening portion with your physician (the necessary paper forms for physician’s completion are available under each individual health plan on the Well Wisconsin website).

 

Please direct any questions to Kimberly Danielson, Benefits Specialist, at (920) 465-2196 or danielsk@uwgb.edu.

 

We can always work to improve the quality of our lives through health and wellness!

 

A CEO’s Perspective on Change Lunch n’ Learn & Upcoming Events

CURRENT-PerspectivesonchangeEvent Basics
When: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 11 a.m. Registration & Networking 11:30 a.m. Lunch Served 12 p.m. Presentation 1 p.m. Conclusion
Where: Tundra Lodge Conference Center 865 Lombardi Ave Green Bay, WI  54304
Fee: $15 Members of Current $25 Nonmembers of Current Free with 2015 Lunch n’ Learn or All-Inclusive Events Package – Learn More
Menu: Baked parmesan encrusted chicken breast set on top a basil marinara sauce with chef’s choice of starch and vegetables, coffee, water and milk. Vegetarian option available upon request.
Register: Register OnlineTo ensure proper membership pricing for Current or an events package enrollment, please use the eamil address we have on file for you when registering online. There is a 96-hour cancellation policy.

 

Event Overview
A CEO’s Perspective on Change In just a few years, Shopko has doubled in size and experienced a positive sales trend we haven’t seen in a decade. How is this possible? In this session, Peter McMahon, CEO of Shopko Stores Operating Company, LLC will describe how he approached the organization’s need for change to create this rapid growth story.

 

About the SpeakerCURRENT-Perspectivesonchangespeaker
Peter McMahon CEO Shopko Peter McMahon is the chief executive officer of Shopko Stores Operating Company, LLC.   Founded in 1962 and headquartered in Green Bay, Shopko Stores is a $3 billion retailer that operates 327 stores in 24 states throughout the Midwest, Mountain, North Central and Pacific Northwest regions. With four decades of distinguished experience in the retail sector, Peter has a proven track record of delivering on objectives, exceeding expectations and leading organizations with a complex array of programs with the ability to leverage strengths in their business units. He started as a junior assistant and rapidly advanced to manager and beyond due to his hard work and ability to motivate others. He has held a variety of executive and senior positions with global retailers including chief operating officer of Loblaw, Canada’s largest food retailer and a leading provider of drugstore, general merchandise and financial products and services, and a member of the executive management team of Wal-Mart Inc., Germany and Japan. From the United Kingdom, Peter was born in Liverpool, Merseyside and holds a degree in economics from the University of Liverpool. Peter is also a naturalized citizen of Canada, where he lived and worked prior to joining Shopko Stores. Peter and his wife Leila now reside in Green Bay and recently added a Welsh Springer Spaniel named Riley to their family.

Lead with Facilitation Skills Workshop & Upcoming Events

CURRENT-FacilitationEvent Basics
When: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 7 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast 7:30 a.m. Workshop Begins 10:30 a.m. Conclusion
Where: Holiday Inn & Suites Green Bay Stadium 2785 Ramada Way Green Bay, WI  54304
Fee: $39 Members of Current $54 Nonmembers of Current Free with 2015 All-Inclusive Events Package – Learn More
Menu: Eye opener breakfast buffet: bagels with pure butter and cream cheese, yogurt, fluffy scrambled eggs with cheddar cheese, crispy home fried potatoes, smoked bacon, orange and cranberry juices, coffee, hot tea and milk.
Register: Register Online To ensure proper membership pricing for Current or an events package enrollment, please use the email address we have on file for you when registering online. There is a 96-hour cancellation policy.

 

Event Overview
Lead with Facilitation Skills Workshop Are you tired of attending meetings that do not produce meaningful results? Do you ever wonder how some people seem to know the next right question to move their team toward the future? In this interactive workshop, Beverly Scow and Jen Schanen of Wise Women Gathering Place will teach a tangible method, Technology of Participation’s Focused Conversation, to help you solve these dilemmas and more. Join us to learn and discuss, as well as practice, creating your own focused conversations. What you will learn:

  • The difference between hierarchical and facilitative leadership—and when each style is appropriate
  • A practical, easy-to-apply method for leading focused conversations with your colleagues, family, and more
  • Facilitation tips to help polish the skills you already have

Why you should attend: Facilitation skills are a growing requirement of today’s workforce. Technology of Participation (ToP) methods have been honed in diverse fields for more than 60 years. ToP methods will help you to:

  • Deal with more information in less time
  • Provide for meaningful dialogue
  • Broaden a group’s perspectives
  • Elicit clear ideas & conclusions
  • Allow the entire group to participate

 

About the SpeakersCURRENT-Facilitationspeakers
Beverly Scow Assistant Director Wise Women Gathering Place Beverly is a Certified ToP Facilitator and Qualified ToP Trainer. Beverly uses ToP Facilitation Method to support groups like:

  • Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA)
  • American Indians Against Abuse (AIAA)
  • Oneida Community Integrated Food System
  • Ho Chunk Youth Services
  • Oneida Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Coordinated Community Response (CCR)
  • Women Growing Leadership Diversity- Sowing Seeds for the Future
  • Adolescent Parenting Coalition (APC) and APC Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Committee
  • Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault (WCASA)
  • New Mexico Birth Justice Coalition

Beverly supports group through focused conversations, consensus workshops, action planning, strategic planning, image shift, conflict resolution and virtual facilitation. She has co-trained more than 10 ToP courses in Oneida/Green Bay. Jen Schanen Community Outreach & Evaluation Specialist Wise Women Gathering Place Jen is nearly a Certified ToP Facilitator and is on a journey to become a qualified ToP Trainer.   Jen has extensive experience using ToP Facilitation Methods with youth groups, including Wise Women Gathering Place’s Wise Youth, as well as the statewide group, Wisconsin Youth as Partners in Civic Leadership Conference. Jen has integrated ToP Methods into her teaching style at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay Social Work Department. She has also facilitated with other diverse groups including SLO Farmer’s Co-Op, Women of the Phoenix, New Mexico Birth Justice Coalition and the Green Bay Diocese.

About Wise Women Gathering Place   Wise Women Gathering Place (WWGP) is a grassroots organization located in Green Bay. For years, a group of women gathered at the home of Alice Skenandore, executive director, with children in tow, to learn more about midwifery. From these humble beginnings has grown a nonprofit organization offering programs including:

  • A transitional living program for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault
  • Youth programs focusing on prevention of teen pregnancy, domestic violence, sexual assault, and other risk behaviors
  • Training, technical assistance, and facilitation using Technology of Participation (ToP) Facilitation Methods to build consensus and shared awareness among groups of people in local, state and national settings
  • Healing from intergenerational trauma through a community-facilitated White Bison: Mending Broken Hearts initiative

WWGP’s mission is to promote peace, respect, and belonging through skill-building, sharing of resources and caring support for our community. The organization has maintained 501(c)3 status since 1998, and is funded primarily through federal and some local grants. WWGP primarily serves Native American children and families that live in the greater Green Bay and Oneida areas.

ETF Learning Opportunity Update — March Webinars

Attention Employees covered under the Wisconsin Retirement System

See below for the Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF) information regarding their upcoming webinars during the month of March.

 

Webinars   Live Webinars Scheduled for March ETF is offering a series of 30-minute, live, interactive webinars designed to increase your understanding of Wisconsin Retirement System benefits. Individuals can also ask questions at the end of these sessions. Visit our webinar page to learn more about any of the following sessions.

 

WRS Benefits: For New and Mid-Career Employees This one-hour webinar is for employees who are five years – or more – from retirement. The information presented will help ensure sound, strategic decisions over the course of your career. Topics include vesting, ways to enhance a WRS retirement benefit, purchasing service, military service credit, the Core and Variable Trust Funds, contribution rates, the importance of a beneficiary form and how to complete one, and how “life event” changes affect retirement benefits.

 

Mar 05, 2015 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Mar 10, 2015 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Mar 25, 2015 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Mar 31, 2015 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

WRS Retirement Benefit Calculation Methods This webinar will explain the methods used for benefit calculations and the components of each method. Anyone who has requested or is planning to request an estimate will have a better understanding of how that amount was calculated. Individuals will have the opportunity to ask questions on this topic at the end of the session.

 

Mar 10, 2015 11:00 – 11:30 p.m.  Mar 18, 2015 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. Mar 19, 2015 12:30 – 1:00 p.m. Mar 24, 2015 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.

Overview of the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) This webinar will cover participation in the Wisconsin Retirement System, how the WRS is funded and what benefits are available under the WRS. A brief overview of the Core and Variable Trust Funds and how the WRS is structured are included.

 

Mar 11, 2015 12:30 – 1:00 p.m. Mar 23, 2015 11:30 – 12:00 p.m.

Retirement Annuity Options This webinar will help to increase your understanding of the WRS annuity options available to you at retirement. We will also explain the difference between a beneficiary and a named survivor.

 

Mar 11, 2015 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. Mar 17, 2015 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. Mar 26, 2015 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.

WRS Effective Rates and Annuity Adjustments This webinar will provide employees and retirees a greater understanding of how WRS trust fund investment returns affect WRS retirement accounts and monthly pensions. For example, do investment returns affect how much retirees initially receive when they begin their pensions? Do retirees receive adjustments to their monthly pension amounts over the years? This webinar will cover the process of how the rates and adjustments are calculated, beginning with the investment returns reported by the State of Wisconsin Investment Board for the Core and Variable Trust Funds.

 

Mar 12, 2015 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. Mar 17, 2015 11:30 – 12:00 p.m. Mar 19, 2015 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. Mar 27, 2015 12:30 – 1:00 p.m.

How to Read the Statement of Sick Leave Account (State and University Retirees) This webinar will cover the annual Statements of Sick Leave Accounts for State and University retirees. Areas we will cover include:

-Information for those who are using their sick leave; -Information for those who are currently covered under another non-state/university plan; and -Information for those who are currently covered under another state/university plan

Mar 03, 2015 11:30 – 12:00 p.m. Mar 06, 2015 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. Mar 09, 2015 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.

Register for a webinar

CURRENT-After 5 at Anduzzi’s Sports Club – East & Upcoming Events

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Event Basics
When: Thursday, March 5, 2015 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Open house format.
Where: Anduzzi’s Sports Club – East 900 Kepler Dr Green Bay, WI  54311
Fee: FREE Cash bar.
Register: Registration appreciated for planning purposes and nametags.Register online. (Be sure to use the email we have on file for you when registering.)

 

Event Overview
Anduzzi’s has four locations including Green Bay West, Green Bay East, Howard and Appleton. We’ll be at their newest location – Green Bay East.   They have a private room that can seat up to 70 guests for dinner or entertain 100 guests enjoying cocktails and hors-d’oeuvres.   They serve a wide variety of menu options for food and beverages to accommodate many types of events. Their banquet hall features its own bar, a projector for all of your A/V needs and WiFi access.

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Nonprofit Partner

Current is proud to announce we’ve partnered with Club Red of NEW for this event. Club Red of Northeast Wisconsin is an opportunity for young professionals to engage in flexible opportunities within the American Red Cross, network with other socially conscious professionals and give back to our community. Their mission is to Give. Guide. Provide. Whether planning a social fundraising event or participating in community service projects (Give), members can support events that help save lives. Club Red Members will also have mentoring opportunities with youth volunteers (Guide) and opportunities to build leadership skills (Provide). Learn more about the Northeast Wisconsin Chapter of the American Red Cross at http://www.redcross.org/wi/oshkosh and like them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/americanredcrossnortheastwisconsinchapter.

 

Event Sponsor
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Upcoming Events
After 5 at Anduzzi’s Sports Club – East Thursday, March 5, 2015; 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Lead with Facilitation Skills Workshop Presented by Beverly Scow and Jen Schanen Wednesday, March 11, 2015; 7 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. A CEO’s Perspective on Change Lunch n’ Learn Presented by Peter McMahon, CEO, Shopko Wednesday, March 18, 2015; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Current Connect: Get Plugged In Tuesday, March 24, 2015; 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. After 5 Wednesday, April 1, 2015; 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Young Professional Week Saturday, April 11, 2015 – Saturday, April 18, 2015 Discover Event Thursday, April 16, 2015; 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Lunch n’ Learn Thursday, April 23, 2015; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Current Connect: Get Plugged In Wednesday, April 29, 2015; 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

 

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