WRS Webinars Offered in January & February

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 ETF’s webinar page to learn more about any of the following sessions.

5 Basic Steps to Your Retirement
Thinking about retiring in the next 12 months? We’ll walk you through the process.
You’ll learn how to:

  • Choose a termination date
  • Request a retirement estimate
  • Read the retirement estimate
  • Schedule a retirement appointment
  • Submit a retirement application

Wed, Jan 20, 2021 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Fri, Jan 29, 2021 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

To register, go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/1698687602195660813

Additional Contributions
Looking to increase your WRS retirement? Learn how Additional Contributions can increase your WRS retirement benefit. By the end of this presentation, you will be able to:

  • Define Additional Contributions
  • Identify how Additional Contributions increase your retirement fund
  • Arrange to make Additional Contributions to your WRS account(s)
  • Find and use ETF resources to calculate your Additional Contribution amount

Tue, Feb 2, 2021 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Wed, Feb 10, 2021 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Thu, Feb 18, 2021 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Fri, Feb 26, 2021 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

To register, go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/2366304466240366864

Beneficiary Designations – What Happens to My Account When I Die?
Death is never easy to talk about, but it’s important to know where your money is going. We’ll discuss:

  • How to update your account so your loved ones may receive money after your death
  • Important times to make sure your account is up to date
  • What happens if you forget to update your account
  • How to check who you currently have on file

Thu, Jan 21, 2021 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Thu, Jan 28, 2021 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Thu, Feb 4, 2021 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Mon, Feb 8, 2021 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Tue, Feb 16, 2021 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Mon, Feb 22, 2021 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

To register, go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/9013962762161514253

Overview of the WRS
Are you new to the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS)? We’ll let you know what to expect. By the end of this presentation, you will be able to:

  • Identify and explain the elements of the Wisconsin Retirement System
  • Explain how the WRS pension works
  • Identify benefits available through the WRS
  • Find resources for more information

Mon, Feb 1, 2021 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Thu, Feb 11, 2021 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Mon, Feb 15, 2021 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Thu, Feb 25, 2021 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

To register, go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/4616515485623567888

WRS Effective Rates and Annuity Adjustments
Each year you may see changes to the amount of your retirement payment. We’ll discuss why and how these changes happen. By the end of this presentation, you will be able to:

  • Define WRS effective rate and annuity adjustment
  • Explain how the Core Trust Fund and Variable Trust Fund effective rates are calculated
  • Explain how the Core Trust Fund and Variable Trust Fund annuity adjustments are calculated

Tue, Jan 19, 2021 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Mon, Jan 25, 2021 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Wed, Feb 10, 2021 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Fri, Feb 12, 2021 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Thu, Feb 18, 2021 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Thu, Feb 25, 2021 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

To register, go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/6452814252490226444

Preparing for Your Retirement
Planning to retire in the next 1-10 years? Then this webinar is for you. We’ll discuss:

  • The money you and your employer have put towards your retirement account
  • How your retirement account grows through investments
  • When you can retire
  • Options for receiving your retirement benefit
  • Rules you must follow if you return to work after retiring
  • What happens to your account after you die
  • Changes to your health and life insurance in retirement

Learn in a way that fits your schedule. Attend this presentation in a live webinar!

Wed, Jan 27, 2021 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Tue, Feb 9, 2021 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Mon, Feb 22, 2021 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Fri, Mar 12, 2021 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Thu, Mar 25, 2021 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Thu, Apr 8, 2021 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Wed, Apr 21, 2021 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

To register, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/2062561071726664450

COVID-19 Testing Requirements for Faculty and Staff

Consistent with SYS 600-01: Interim: Spring Semester 2021 COVID-19 Testing Requirements, beginning Tuesday, January 19th, any individual who holds a faculty, academic staff, university staff, limited appointment, student employment, employee-in-training, temporary, or project appointment who comes into any UW-Green Bay building once a week or more to conduct business must obtain a negative COVID-19 test through an antigen test, or through a subsequent confirmation test administered not more than 14 days prior to accessing the campus building.

Any employee who tests positive for COVID-19 should follow current University protocols.  Employees who have previously tested positive will not be required to engage in continued testing every two weeks for 90 days after the administration of the positive test.

All employees may obtain testing through UW Green Bay Testing Centers or have the testing administered at a medical service provider of their choice or an alternative testing location. As a reminder, individuals who have any COVID-19 symptoms should not use the on-campus testing option and should contact their medical service provider for immediate confirmation testing.

The Employee Workplace Expectations document has been updated for the spring semester to include these testing requirements.

On-Campus Testing Logistics:

Since testing is a requirement for working on campus, employees expected to work on-campus at least once a week should be allowed to get their biweekly (every other week) tests on work time during their scheduled work hours. Non-symptomatic employees may receive testing on the campuses at the following times/locations:

Green Bay Campus (East Gym located in the Kress Events Center)

    • Schedule a time utilizing the MyPrevea app– *Recommended to schedule 24 hours in advance of test
      • Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
      • Fridays from 8 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Employees will need to enter through the exterior door of the East Gym. Please look for COVID-19 Testing signage.

Marinette Campus (Cafeteria)

    • Walk-In Testing
      • Employees will be required to download MyPrevea app to receive results
      • Every other Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. starting on January 19th

Manitowoc Campus (Gym)

    • Walk-In Testing
      • Employees will be required to download MyPrevea app to receive results
      • Every other Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. starting on January 26th

Sheboygan Campus (Fine Arts Gallery – Theater Building)

    • Walk-In Testing
      • Employees will be required to download MyPrevea app to receive results
      • Every other Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. starting on January 26th

Daily Self-Assessment:

Employees will be required to confirm acknowledgement of a completed test within the past 14 days along with the date of the most recent test through the Daily Self-Assessment. All employees (including student employees) who are scheduled to be working on campus are required to complete this Daily Self-Assessment prior to arriving to campus each day.

    • The time performing the self-assessment is considered de minimus (insignificant) time and therefore is unpaid in accordance with FLSA.
    • Should the employee not have access to technology needed to complete the assessment, supervisors may allow reporting via telephone. If an employee needs to utilize a telephone reporting process, they should communicate with their supervisor for details on that process.
    • If an employee answered “yes” to any of the assessment questions pertaining to symptoms and engagement in activities, employees should mark the checkbox, complete the remainder of the form, and communicate with their supervisor via email or phone.
      • Employees are not required to disclose to their supervisor the reason they are unable to be on campus.
      • For more information, please see the Daily Self-Assessment website.
    • Please see the updated How To: Employee Screening Questionnaire document for instructions on completing the daily self-assessment.

Should you have questions related to any of the information contained within this e-mail, please feel free to contact Human Resources at hr@uwgb.edu or (920) 465-2390.