Continuing Professional Education University Services Program Associate

This position performs a wide variety of duties and responsibilities requiring a broad, complex skill set and reports to the Area Director of Continuing Professional Education. This position is responsible for providing a high level of customer service within the Division, to outside customers and partnering organizations. As a liaison with internal and external people, this position interacts with a diverse audience of individuals and organizations by communicating procedural information, interpreting and implementing System regulations and policies, and resolving complex problems as they occur. Program support includes registration, billing, payment, helping with social media, updating websites, coordinating program logistics, ordering supplies, helping with financials, and managing program completion tasks. Work to enhance UW-Green Bay’s inclusive student support efforts and create an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates those with diverse identities, beliefs, and cultural backgrounds. The position calls for a highly organized, flexible, and self-directed individual with excellent customer service skills.

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

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Sunday, June 6, 2021.

Admissions Counselor (Two Vacancies)

The admissions counselor implements a comprehensive recruitment plan designed to enrich the campus community by attracting and enrolling a diverse student body, and reports to the Assistant Director of Admissions. Recruit students and provide support for prospects as they progress through the admissions process. Advise on academic planning, programs, requirements, and campus resources. Coordinate and attend recruitment events to increase brand awareness and to build a diverse recruitment pipeline. Assist in identifying, communicating, and implementing vital recruitment strategies targeting diverse populations, in an effort to enhance and grow the University’s student body. Recruit and serve within the local community, while creating and implementing outreach programs targeted toward all students of color. Work to enhance UW-Green Bay’s recruitment efforts and create an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates those with diverse identities, beliefs and cultural backgrounds.

These regional recruiter positions will serve different geographic areas. One position will serve the northern Wisconsin and upper Michigan regions, and the other position will serve the central Wisconsin coastline including Manitowoc, Sheboygan, Ozaukee and Washington counties. Travel within the territory will be eligible for reimbursement or rental car will be provided.

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

To ensure consideration, please apply by Friday, May 21, 2021.

Financial Specialist

The University Services Program Associate position assists in carrying out the mission and philosophy of the Office of Residence Life. The Office of Residence Life provides housing for 2,000 students during the academic year and 2,000 guests during the summer months; and employs approximately 18 full-time staff and 100 student employees. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to: a) departmental budget and financial management; b) technology management c) student employment and payroll; d) business operations, and e) departmental purchasing and travel. This position reports to the Assistant Director for Operations; and assumes additional responsibilities assigned by and makes recommendations to the Assistant Director. Work hours for this position are 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. This position will work to create a safe and inclusive environment for all UW-Green Bay students, 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, May 23, 2021.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

The Public Service Loan Forgiveness program can help employees pay off their student loans.  This program forgives the remaining balance on qualified federal loans after borrowers have made 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer, such as the University of Wisconsin System.  Further information can be found at the Department of Education website at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service.

There are a number of federal income-based repayment plans. Whether the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program is right for an individual can vary.  A student loan borrower needs to work for a public service qualifying employer to qualify the loan forgiveness benefit.

The Department of Education recommends that if you would like to qualify for this program now or in the future, you would complete the Employment Certification form (https://studentaid.gov/sites/default/files/public-service-application-for-forgiveness.pdf) as soon as possible. You would complete sections 1 and 2 of this form, as well as the Public Service Loan Forgiveness cover sheet (https://uwservice.wisconsin.edu/docs/publications/voe-uws-pslf-request.pdf), and fax or mail (don’t email due to the confidential information on the form) the forms to UW-Shared Services (fax number and address is listed on the cover sheet).

Well Wisconsin Invitational Teams Steps Challenge

The Invitational is a team-based steps challenge made up of 5 person teams. The Invitational begins with a warm up round on May 3rd, 2021, followed by 5 weeks of friendly competition, as your 5 person team is matched up with a different 5-person team. Participating in all 5 Rounds of the Invitational will earn well-being activity credit! Please click on the following link for more information about this event:

Invitational Overview

Registration for The Invitational Team Steps Challenge is open from
May 3 to May 9 at webmdhealth.com/wellwisconsin. All eligible employees will also receive an email invitation to register around May 3rd. The challenge runs May 10 through June 15.

EARN REWARDS
Report at least 5 days of steps in each round (for all five rounds of the challenge) to earn the Well-Being Activity reward. Completion of this activity, plus the health assessment and a health check, earns you $150.*

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Use Wellness At Your Side from WebMD to register and track your steps during The Invitational. Enter “SOWI” as the connection code.

*The Well Wisconsin incentive program is a voluntary program available to employees, retirees and spouses enrolled in the State of Wisconsin Group Health Insurance Program, excluding Medicare Advantage participants who have incentives available through their health plan. The Well Wisconsin incentive will automatically be issued to eligible participants upon completing the applicable activities. All wellness incentives paid to participants are considered taxable income to the group health plan subscriber and are reported to their employer, who will issue a W2. In some cases, the Wisconsin Retirement System acts as the employer. Retirees, continuants and their spouses will have some taxes withheld from the incentive amount earned.

Well Wisconsin Activity for April: Better without Booze

April is National Alcohol Awareness Month, so you are encouraged to participate in a one-week challenge called Better without Booze. The purpose of the challenge is to go one week without drinking alcohol. Hopefully to bring awareness to the fact that you can feel so much better and healthier without consuming alcohol.

According to the World Health Organization, worldwide there are around 3 million deaths every year as a result from harmful use of alcohol. Additionally, the use of alcohol can be a causal factor for more than 200 disease and injury conditions. It is okay to consume alcohol every once and a while, but in moderation.

To get credit for this employer sponsored activity, eliminate alcohol for one week. Complete the drink tracker and email it to wellness@uwgb.edu.  After completing the first week, we encourage you to continue limiting alcohol. It’s recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention not to exceed 1 drink per day for women and 2 drinks per day for men.

Alcohol and the Effects on Health:

  • Excessive alcohol use can lead to cancer of the breast, liver, colon, throat, mouth, and esophagus
  • Can weaken your immune system and increase your risk of getting sick
  • Increase chance of getting in a motor vehicle crash
  • Learning and memory problems
  • Mental health problems including depression and anxiety

Additional Resources:

Source: Well Wisconsin

LinkedIn Learning for April – National Stress Awareness Month

Learn Ways to Get Your Stress Under Control During National Stress Awareness Month with LinkedIn Learning

Stress–we all have it! It’s what we do with it that determines if it’s fuel or foe. April is National Stress Awareness Month, and there’s no better time to check in with yourself and take much-needed time for you. We’re here to help with videos and courses on LinkedIn Learning.

We’re here to help you take control of your stress–today! What’s one thing you’re going to do for you this month?

Source: LinkedIn Learning

TIAA virtual meetings available in April

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, April 6 at 9 am – 4 pm
  • Wednesday, April 7 at 9 am – 4 pm
  • Tuesday, April 13 at 9 am – 4 pm
  • Wednesday, April 21 at 9 am – 4 pm
  • Wednesday, April 28 at 9 am – 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

This material is for informational or educational purposes only and does not constitute fiduciary investment advice under ERISA, a securities recommendation under all securities laws, or an insurance product recommendation under state insurance laws or regulations. This material does not take into account any specific objectives or circumstances of any particular investor, or suggest any specific course of action. Investment decisions should be made based on the investor’s own objectives and circumstances.

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.

TIAA-CREF Individual & Institutional Services, LLC, Member FINRA, distributes securities products. Annuity contracts and certificates are issued by Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America (TIAA) and College Retirement Equities Fund (CREF), New York, NY. Each is solely responsible for its own financial condition and contractual obligations. 

Take the ETF Challenge: Build Your Financial Security

Take the Challenge: Build Your Financial Security

The Wisconsin Strong Financial Fitness Challenge is under way for all Wisconsin Retirement System members and their families. The challenge offers participants free access to financial wellness education, resources, and tools to build financial security.

Take the challenge now! Go to https://financialfitnessgroup.com/wi-strong/.

  • Start with a five-minute Financial Fitness Checkup, and then take advantage of hundreds of interactive courses, articles, and videos (a $1,000 value).
  • Complete and pass at least five Financial Fitness Academy courses with a score of 70% or higher to earn points and certificates of completion.

Challenge participants will receive a personalized playlist of courses on topics such as debt management, budgeting, investments, estate planning, and retirement planning. Courses and quizzes take about 15 minutes to complete.

“This program is a great way to learn about strengthening your personal and family finances,” said Robert J. Conlin, Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds. “I encourage public employees, retirees, and their families to take the challenge.”

“We are thrilled to introduce this new comprehensive financial wellness program,” said Kathy Blumenfeld, Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions. “This program will encourage and support healthy financial practices on an ongoing basis, not just in times of need or emergency, and it will help participants increase their preparedness for unexpected expenses and important financial decisions ahead.”

The Challenge: The Wisconsin Strong Financial Fitness Challenge is anonymous and only requires an email address and password to participate. Participants login to access the self-assessment checkup and academy courses anytime during the duration of the challenge beginning today and continuing through 2021. The secure site is powered by the Financial Fitness Group and will reach the entire Wisconsin Retirement System, including 260,000 employees and 215,000 retirees.

Wisconsin Strong: The Wisconsin Strong Financial Fitness Challenge is a part of the Wisconsin Strong: Your Financial Security™ program to empower members and their families to build financial security and achieve financial wellness at any age. Visit etf.wi.gov/wi-strong and follow along at #WIStrongSecurity.

ETF and DFI were awarded a one-year grant, funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation, to establish the Wisconsin Strong financial wellness program for state and local government employees, retirees, and their families. The grant is structured as a collaboration between the Center for State and Local Government Excellence, the International Public Management Association for Human Resources, the National Association of State Treasurers Foundation, and Wells Fargo.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds