UW Green Bay Implementation Timeline for DOL Updated FLSA Exemption Threshold


As previously communicated, The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced on May 18, 2016 that the minimum salary threshold for FLSA Exemption will be raised to $913 per week, or $47,476 annually. The new rules will be effective December 1, 2016.

The Human Resources Office is working through final decisions and analysis of the affected employee population.  Below is a general timeline of next steps and implementation for the final rule.


By October 1, 2016                 Final decisions made by leadership for affected employee population

By October 15, 2016               Notification to affected employees

October 17 – 19, 2016            Open Forums for affected employees to discuss changes in HRS time reporting, payroll dates, etc.

October – Mid November        Training sessions for supervisor population on change management and impacts to supervisor roles.

December 1, 2016                   Implementation date for change to non-exempt (hourly) Academic Staff.

December 8, 9 & 12, 2016      Open lab sessions for non-exempt Academic Staff employees and supervisors on time entry and approval.


For more information on this change, please see the resources available on the Department of Labor website or Employee Resources and FAQ’s available on the UW System OHRWD website.

2017 Health Insurance Premiums

The Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF) has released the 2017 health insurance premium rates.  The Uniform Dental Benefits for 2017 will continue to be provided by Delta Dental of Wisconsin.  You will once again have the option to select health insurance with or without uniform dental benefits.

  2017 Health Insurance Premiums


Please see ETF’s news release for additional information regarding premiums.  We will continue to provide more information on the 2017 Annual Benefits Enrollment period as information becomes available.  Please contact Payroll & Benefits at x2390 or payrollandbenefits@uwgb.edu if you have any questions.


Campus to Campus Walking Challenge

 Campus to Campus Challenge 

Monday, October 3 – Friday, November 25, 2016

 Ever wonder about how many steps it would take to walk from UW-Green Bay to each UW Campus?  The Wellness Committee is sponsoring a ‘Campus to Campus’ Challenge, asking you to track your daily steps and participate so that we can try to get our campus to every campus in the UW System. 

Click here or see the poster below for more information on how to participate in this challenge!




MY UW System Portal Upgrade

In an effort to provide a more updated look and feel, the My UW System Portal will be upgraded effective September 27th.  The goal of the My UW Redesign Project is to provide an easier user experience for students, faculty and staff allowing them to work faster, smarter, and safer. The website is designed to fully serve the needs of the UW community, making access the most used services (determined through analysis of the site’s analytics) easier and to improve the user experience on a site also designed to adapt for future use.

The new MyUW makes it easier to access your content.  Users can switch between simple icons and more informative widgets using ‘Compact’ and ‘Expanded’ toggles.  Each of the icons on the home page links to your MyUW content, and widgets can display a dashboard of information on the home page.  If you are having trouble finding what you’re looking for, you can use the top search box to search through all of MyUW’s content, and save it to your home page from there using the ‘Add to home’ button.


Learn more about the new site or view the Quick Start Guide to help with this exciting transition!  Please contact HR with any questions or concerns at hr@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2390.



Welcome Josh Stephens!

Josh Stephens was welcomed by Facilities Management on August 9, 2016, as an Auto and Truck Mechanic.

Josh had been working at UWGB in a temporary role and was recently hired into the ongoing role as an auto and truck mechanic. Prior to working at UWGB, Josh worked as a diesel technician.

He has an Associate’s Degree in diesel repair technology and business management from Fox Valley Technical College, as well as other certifications. Josh is from Nichols, Wisconsin.

Welcome, Josh!

Welcome James Mezger!

James Mezger was welcomed by Facilities Management on October 19, 2015, as a Custodian.

James previously worked for Pfefferle Property Management as a cleaning technician for one year. James also served as a scout/sniper team leader in the United States Army for four years and was an honor graduate from the Army Primary Leadership Development Course.

He is from De Pere, Wisconsin.

Welcome, James!

Welcome Jessica Martens!

Jessica Martens was welcomed by GBOSS on July 25, 2016, as an Enrollment Services Front Desk Advisor.

Jessica worked in the Registrar’s Office as an Office Assistant for about two and a half years, before recently being hired into a permanent role. Native to Stevens Point, Jessica graduated from UWGB in May 2016.

Welcome, Jessica!

Welcome Scott Landis!

Scott Landis was welcomed by Facilities Management on November 17, 2015, as a Custodian.

Scott served as a supervisor for the Army National Guard in Stevens Point for 25 years, where he received multiple Army Achievement Medals during his military training. Scott most recently spent time working as a manager at Fajita Republic. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Northern Michigan.

Scott is from Green Bay.

Welcome, Scott!

Welcome Beth Jones!

Beth Jones was welcomed by Athletics on May 2, 2016, as the Chief of Staff.

Beth comes to use from Rasmussen College, where she worked as a Student Records Specialist for three years. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in communication studies from UW-Lacrosse and is a member of the Current Young Professional Organization. She is from Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Welcome, Beth!

Welcome Diane Grubisha!

Diane Grubisha was welcomed by the Registrar’s Office on August 22, 2016, as a Student Record Specialist.

Diane previously worked as a University Services Program Associate in the Philosophy Department at UW-Milwaukee for nine years. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology from UW-Milwaukee in 1992 and went on to receive a Master’s Degree in 2001.

She is from Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.

Welcome, Diane!