Community Engagement & Outreach Coordinator

This position reports to the Program and Event Manager of The Weidner Center and the Associate Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences and organizes the development and delivery of outreach programs, including the responsibility for staffing. Assists with policy development and organizes resources to promote stable and productive relationships between the university and local community. Strives to expand and ensure access to programs, facilities, and educational services to diverse audiences. The Community Engagement & Outreach Coordinator position will encompass the creation and leadership of community based councils that will serve The Weidner as a conduit for the community to have a voice in artistic programming and outreach services provided. They will also serve the Weidner Center and College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences in reaching out to the community, building communication channels and serving community needs. In addition, the position will also be focused on communication and outreach needs in partnership with the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS).

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

To ensure consideration, please apply by Thursday, July 7, 2022.

Cultural Outreach & Development Specialist

This position reports to the Executive and Artistic Director of The Weidner Center and the Vice Chancellor for Advancement and will assists in the planning, promotion and execution of development events, leads the creation and updating of informational materials, interacts with stakeholder groups to cultivate and maintain relationships, and leads reporting efforts on the effectiveness of development activities of the unit. The Cultural Outreach & Development Specialist position will be focused on building a culture of support for the Weidner, while deeply engaging the community in long term ways. This position will collaborate with the Community Engagement & Outreach Coordinator position to build deep ties into communities that the Weidner does not presently serve to find new avenues for engagement and financial support for The Weidner. This position in partnership with the Executive and Artistic Director is responsible for all fundraising programs at the Weidner and developing new sources for funding.

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

To ensure consideration, please apply by Thursday, July 7, 2022.

Resources During the Infant Formula Shortage

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has created a website (Find Formula During the Infant Formula Shortage | HHS.gov) with information and resources related to the infant formula shortage.

In addition, the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through Kepro offers a variety of online resources, including articles related to infant formula that employees may access at any time by visiting Kepro’s website: sowi.mylifeexpert.com. (Username: SOWI).

Submit Leave Reports by June 30, 2022

Faculty, Academic Staff and Limited appointees (who have or had an active leave-eligible appointment) are required to submit monthly leave reports for each appointment, whether or not leave is used. Employees are required to report leave on or before the day the leave is taken, or if no leave is taken, to enter a “No Leave Taken” at the end of the month.

Missing leave reports must be entered by June 30, 2022 for fiscal year July 2021 through June 2022.

Failure to submit leave for fiscal year 2022 will result in a permanent reduction of sick leave hours.

Even one unsubmitted leave report will reduce an employee’s sick leave balance resulting in less sick leave available to use if needed. Long term, a reduction of sick leave hours will result in fewer hours available to use for the Sick Leave Credit Conversion Program which allows employees to pay for health insurance in retirement.

How do I Know if I have Missing Leave Reports?

Employees with missing leave reports receive email reminders every two weeks listing their missing reports. Employees may also check for missing leave reports at any time in the MyUW portal.

Resources

Questions? Please email payrollandbenefits@uwgb.edu.

Source: UW System Human Resources

June 30th Deadline to use Carryover Vacation and Holiday Hours

The deadline for Faculty, Academic Staff and Limited Appointees to use carryover vacation, personal and floating legal holiday hours is June 30, 2022. Schedule and use this leave by June 30, 2022, or it will be lost.

Paid leave is granted to Faculty, Academic Staff and Limited Appointees in annual basis appointments on a fiscal year basis (July 1 – June 30).

Faculty, Academic Staff and Limited Appointees

Paid Leave Type Year Granted Deadline to Use
Personal Holiday July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022  (2021-22 Fiscal Year) June 30, 2022
Floating Legal Holiday Hours December 25, 2021
January 1, 2022
June 30, 2022
Vacation Hours July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021  (2020-21 Fiscal Year) June 30, 2022

University Staff Employees

As a reminder, paid leave is granted on a calendar year basis.

  • Personal Holidays granted January 1, 2022, must be used by December 31, 2022.
  • Floating Legal Holidays (January 1, December 24, December 31, 2022) must be used by December 31, 2022.
  • Vacation carryover from 2021 must be used by December 31, 2022.

Resources:

UW System Policies:

Source: UW System Human Resources

Mental Health Support Available Through Employee Assistance Program

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides employer-paid mental health and other well-being resources for UW System employees and their household family members.

Mental health is a critical part of overall health. Everyone faces challenges in life that may impact their mental health. If life challenges are making it difficult for you to cope, how do you know if what you are experiencing is anxiety or depression? When is it time to get professional help? Are you turning to drugs or alcohol to help you cope?

Don’t wait to reach out for mental health support. Contact the EAP today for help.

The EAP is available twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year to help you connect with a counselor either in-person or virtually to discuss your concerns. Household family members are also eligible for counseling. EAP counseling is confidential and solution-focused with the goal of bringing measurable improvement to the situation.

Grief and Loss Support: Grief and loss are difficult emotions that most everyone experiences. The past few years have been especially difficult. Your EAP can help you work through the emotions that may be causing you distress.

Financial Support: Financial struggles can be a significant source of stress. EAP financial advisors can address your specific concerns and help you determine solutions for managing your financial situation. Take advantage of this free service.

Daily Living Support: Stress associated with daily life can be overwhelming. Whether you’re looking for a cleaning service, realtor, new gym, dog walker, day care options or a moving company, contact the EAP. The EAP will conduct a search and present their findings to you so you can evaluate your options.

Legal Support: Seeking legal advice can be time consuming and expensive. Through the EAP, you have access to creating wills, and a free 30-minute legal consultation with an attorney with expertise in your matter. If you choose to retain the attorney, there will be a 25% reduction in the hourly rate.

Resources: The EAP webpage includes contact information and resources.

Source: UW System Human Resources

Earn your $150 Well-Being Incentive

If you are enrolled in the State Group Health Insurance program, you may earn a $150 well-being incentive through the Well Wisconsin program, administered by WebMD.

To earn the incentive, complete a health assessment, a health check and one well-being activity by October 14, 2022.

The Well Wisconsin program provides tools and resources to help you set well-being goals, track your progress, and stay motivated toward earning your incentive.

Start Earning Your Incentive with WebMD

  • Login or create an account on the WebMD ONE website or
  • Download the Wellness at Your Side mobile app through the App Store or on Google Play (code: SOWI)

The WebMD ONE website and Wellness at Your Side mobile app is where you will track your progress toward earning the well-being incentive.

Privacy: Your privacy is important. Whether you are completing the health assessment, health check or speaking with a WebMD health coach, WebMD is committed to protecting your privacy. Watch the privacy video for additional information.

Review the Well Wisconsin Program web page to learn more about the program.

Source: UW System Human Resources

Telemedicine: Get Medical Care Fast

Would you like to seek basic medical care from the comfort of your own home? The telemedicine services in the State Group Health Insurance Program may allow this option.

What is telemedicine?
Telemedicine, also known as telehealth, is the remote, virtual diagnosis and treatment of patients. This means you may be able to access non-urgent medical care through video chat or a virtual house call. Through telemedicine, a doctor may recommend treatment, prescribe medication, or tell you to see a doctor in-person (based on your symptoms).

By using telemedicine, you may receive care quicker and it may be less expensive than an office or urgent care visit.

Preparing to Use Telemedicine:

1. Watch the Get Medical Care When You Need It Fast video to help you determine if telemedicine will meet your needs.

2. Review ETF’s Telemedicine Options web page to learn about the different types of telemedicine.

3. Prepare for setting up telemedicine services from your health insurance carrier (such as, downloading a mobile app).

    • Login to your health insurance carrier’s online portal or
    • Contact your health insurance plan carrier by calling the phone number on your health insurance plan ID card.

4. If applicable, download the mobile app.

5. Complete the Get Ready For Care worksheet to help you plan for when telemedicine will not meet your needs (for example: primary care physicians office, urgent care facility).

Source: UW System Human Resources