DEADLINE EXTENDED – Facilities Maintenance Specialist

This position reports to the Maintenance Supervisor and will be responsible for operation, maintenance, and repair of general plumbing fixtures and components.  This position will also perform general inspection, repair, and preventative maintenance of campus building structures and equipment. In addition, this position performs preventative maintenance, inspections, other seasonal activities, and is responsible for inspecting laboratory systems and equipment and making necessary installations and repairs. This position will also maintain an appropriate parts inventory, order parts when necessary and provide professional advice on the materials and time required to complete various tasks.  This position may also direct the work of student and/or Limited Term Employees employees.

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

To ensure consideration, please apply by Sunday, March 21, 2021.

Assistant Professor – Democracy and Justice Studies

The Department of Democracy and Justice Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in race and/or ethnicity and social justice. Applicants whose research and teaching interests address issues of race and/or ethnicity in the context of criminal justice, prisons, and/or carceral studies in the United States will be considered.

This position is part of a broader department effort to foreground race, ethnicity, and criminal justice in our curriculum. This position will be responsible for enhancing UW-Green Bay’s mission-driven inclusive teaching efforts and creating and maintaining an educational environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates those with diverse identities, beliefs, and cultural backgrounds.

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

To ensure consideration, please apply by Friday, April 9, 2021.

 

LinkedIn Learning Initiatives – Spring 2021

As announced on November 18th, UW-Green Bay is excited to be partnering with Microsoft and LinkedIn Learning. Among other benefits, this collaboration will allow us to provide free and timely professional development opportunities for our faculty and staff. Chancellor Alexander and the Office of Human Resources and Workforce Diversity are delighted to announce two initiatives which will develop shared campus-wide experiences in learning and professional development:

1. In an effort to strategically enhance shared learning across the University community, each semester leadership will select 1-2 learning modules to align with the mission, vision, and strategic priorities of the University. The entire faculty and staff population is asked to participate in these learning modules and topics may guide campus conversation during each particular semester.

For the 2021 spring semester, the topics of service mindset and sustainability were chosen, and the following modules created:

All employees are invited to participate in these two learning modules by June 1, 2021. In order to participate, you may either select the links above, or log in to your homepage at LinkedIn Learning. After you arrive at your homepage, select “From your org” and the modules will show up in a list for you.

These learning opportunities may be completed on work time and supervisors should encourage employees to participate. At the end of the semester, the HR Office will be providing metrics on completion of these courses to Dean/Division Leaders so that participation can be celebrated in evaluations and other departmental recognition efforts. If you don’t complete a module, it will not be held against you in any way. The intent is work on the honor system to improve together as a campus community.

2. Watch for LinkedIn Learning challenges communicated to the entire faculty/staff community through the HR Connect weekly newsletter and blog. Each month, we will publish a calendar of short videos around a specific topic, and ask participating employees to submit a short email at the end of the month identifying their biggest takeaway from the challenge content. The February topic was Black History Month. More information about the February challenge can be found here. Employees who submit their response will receive a shout-out on the HR Office’s social media accounts as well as an email of recognition to their supervisor. The March Challenge will be focused on International Women’s Day, and will be announced in the HR Connect newsletter and blog on Thursday, March 4th.

We are excited about the opportunities that this collaboration with LinkedIn Learning provides for our campus. Please watch for further information in common institutional communication channels (i.e. HR Connect, LOG, etc.). For questions about accessing LinkedIn Learning or the two initiatives outlined within this email, please don’t hesitate to contact Human Resources at hr@uwgb.edu or (920) 465-2390.

Summer Prepay Insurance Premium Deductions

Summer prepay insurance premiums are deducted from spring paychecks to cover the cost of continuing insurance coverage through the summer (contract break) months for eligible Faculty, Academic Staff, Limited Appointees, Student Assistants, and Employees-in-Training.

The following employee groups will have Summer prepay deductions taken for State Group Health Insurance and other insurance programs in which enrolled* in addition to regular monthly insurance premium deductions.

    • Academic (9-month) employees who will return to UW employment in the fall of 2021 will have deductions on April 1, April 30 and June 1 paychecks.
    • Academic (9-month) employees with a summer service/summer session appointment will have deductions on April 1, April 30 and June 1 paychecks.
    • Academic (biweekly non-exempt employees) will have deductions on March 25, April 8 and 22, May 6 and 20 and June 3 paychecks.

Employees will receive an email with an estimated summer prepay deduction amount prior to the above pay dates.

Why are Summer Prepay Deductions Taken in the Spring?
The additional summer prepay deductions are taken to continue an employee’s insurance coverage through the summer (contract break) months. The Summer prepay deductions must be taken in the spring since these insurance premiums cannot be taken during a contract break and cannot be deducted from summer service/summer session earnings.

What if an Employee’s Employment Status Changes?
If an employee’s summer or fall 2021 employment status changes after they have had summer prepay deductions, they may receive deduction refunds. If an employee will be terminating employment, and will not return in fall 2021, they should contact their human resources office to determine their employment termination and insurance coverage end dates.

Employees who anticipate that they will experience any other status change; marriage, adoption, birth, divorce, etc., should contact their human resources office immediately regarding the impact to their insurance benefits.

What if an Employee does not Have Summer Prepay Deductions Taken?
If an employee does not have summer prepay deductions taken in the spring, and then has a summer session/summer service appointment, they will be billed directly for payment of the additional premiums due to provide them with insurance coverage during the summer months.

If a bill is received, payment must be made by the billing invoice due date to ensure that insurance benefits are not canceled due to non-payment. If benefits are canceled due to nonpayment, the next opportunity to enroll in the insurance benefits may be during the fall 2021 Annual Benefits Enrollment period with an effective insurance coverage date of January 1, 2022.

For questions, contact Human Resources at payrollandbenefits@uwgb.edu or (920) 465-2390.

* Does not include: Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Savings Account (HSA), Tax Sheltered Annuity (TSA), and Wisconsin Deferred Compensation (WDC) deductions. Health Opt-Out Incentive payments and HSA Employer contribution will be processed in the summer months.

Source: UW System Human Resources

Living in Uncertain Times During COVID-19 Presentation

Presentation from Kepro, our Employee Assistance Program provider, and our UWGB Wellness Center

We are all living in unprecedented times, which fosters worry and anxiety. Heightened worry and fear can only make trigger events worse than they already are. Controlling the way that we process the events is the goal of this seminar.  Please plan to join us for this virtual presentation.

Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Time: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Please sign up to attend: https://uwgreenbay.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dbAE69Tz2ZDuoZ0

If you aren’t able to join us during the live presentation, a recording will be available after the presentation at https://www.uwgb.edu/phoenix-forward/faculty/employee-health-wellness/.

Questions? Please email wellness@uwgb.edu

March Wellness Activity: 60 Second Challenge

Get set, go, your 60 seconds begins now!!

We have an exciting new opportunity for you to participate in called the 60 Second Challenge to encourage movement throughout the day and get you away from the computer for a minute. It is proven that those who take breaks throughout the workday are to be more productive.

The 60 Second Challenge encourages you to be physically active for 60 seconds every hour of the workday. The exercises are predetermined with modifications and variations that can be completed in any order throughout the day and at any point within the hour.

The unique aspect of the challenge is that you will have completed 8 minutes, of the recommended 30 minutes, of physical activity each day by incorporating it into your workday.

To participate you can use the tracking sheet and the exercise resource sheets (links below). The tracking sheet allows you to track your completed exercises throughout the day and how many reps if you choose to do so. The exercise resource sheets will provide you with descriptions and pictures on how to properly perform each exercise along with modifications and variations. When you have completed the 2-week tracking sheet you can email wellness@uwgb.edu a picture of it to receive a code to self-report your participation in this employer sponsored well-being activity for Well Wisconsin at webmdhealth.com/wellwisconsin.

It is helpful to set hourly reminders for yourself or you can set a daily reminder and snooze it every hour, so it keeps coming up throughout the day.

Following the challenge, you can do another two-week challenge with new exercises which is also included (please see “Round 2” tab on tracking sheet). You are not required to do this to earn credit – it would be an option to benefit yourself and your health.

Source: Well Wisconsin

TIAA virtual meetings available in March

Meet with a financial consultant at the University of Wisconsin System in a Virtual Counseling Session

No matter where you are in life – just getting started or planning for retirement – a session with a TIAA Financial Consultant can help you create a plan for your goals.  And, it’s at no additional cost as part of your retirement plan. You’ll get answers to these questions and more:

  • Am I invested in the right mix of investments to meet my goals?
  • Am I saving enough to create the retirement income I need?
  • How do I take income from my retirement account once I stop working?

TIAA will be available these dates and times for a virtual one-on-one session.

  • Tuesday, March 16 at 10 am – 4 pm
  • Wednesday, March 17 at 9 am – 4 pm
  • Tuesday, March 23 at 9 am to 4 pm

RSVP today, as space is limited.  Register for sessions at www.TIAA.org/schedulenow or by calling 800-732-8353, weekdays, 8 am to 8 pm (ET). We look forward to working with you.

Click here to register for a virtual consultation with TIAA 

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Investment, insurance and annuity products are not FDIC insured, are not bank guaranteed, are not bank deposits, are not insured by any federal government agency, are not a condition to any banking service or activity, and may lose value.

The TIAA group of companies does not offer tax advice. See your tax advisor regarding your particular situation.

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DEADLINE EXTENDED – Custodian (2nd Shift)

This position reports to the Custodial Services Supervisor and maintains the overall appearance and cleanliness of the designated work area.  Work performed in this position includes manual cleaning and maintenance of UWGB buildings.  General areas of responsibility include: cleaning offices, restrooms, and other building areas; maintaining all floor surfaces including mopping, buffing, vacuuming, shampooing, and refinishing; cleaning windows (inside and outside); cleaning furniture; assisting with furniture, piano and equipment moves as required; stocking restrooms and custodial work areas with necessary supplies and products; waste and recycling removal; snow removal and salting of building entrances. This position will be required to drive a State vehicle and travel between work locations as needed. This position will also work to enhance UW-Green Bay’s inclusivity efforts and create an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates those with diverse identities, beliefs, and cultural backgrounds.

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

To ensure consideration, please apply by Sunday, March 7, 2021.