Benefits

Bellin Run & Step Into Spring Challenge Prize Winners Announced!

Prize Winners Announced

Barbara Tomashek-Ditter and Amanda Wildenberg win prizes for their participation in wellness events.

Logging an impressive 94.1 miles, the equivalent of 21 hours and 5 minutes of exercise since the beginning of 2015, Barbara Tomashek-Ditter has proven her dedication to wellness. She was randomly selected as the winner of a water bottle for her participation in the Step Into Spring Challenge. Congratulations Barbara!

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Barbara Tomashek-Ditter

After registering for the Bellin 10K Run, an event being held on June 13th in Green Bay, Amanda Wildenberg was randomly chosen to win a chic Bellin Run sweatshirt. Congratulations Amanda!

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Amanda Wildenberg

May Lunch n’ Learn

View the May Newsletter!

Wellness

The UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee Presents:

What: Wellness Lunch and Learn
“Self-Defense”

When: Wednesday, May 6, 2015
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Where: Room 103, University Union

Learn about the latest and greatest self-defense techniques from UW-Green Bay’s own Officer Chad Kleman on May 6 in Room 103 from noon to 1 P.M.

WRS Webinars Offered in May

Attention Employees covered under the Wisconsin Retirement System

See below for the Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF) information regarding their upcoming webinars during the month of May.

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Live Webinars Scheduled for May

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. Please click on the following link to visit ETF’s webinar page to learn more about any of the following sessions.

Webinars


WRS Effective Rates and Annuity Adjustments
Do WRS accounts receive an investment return? Do investment returns affect how much a retiree will initially receive when they begin their pension? Do those retired in the WRS receive adjustments to their monthly pension amount over the years? This webinar will cover the process of how account effective rates and annuity adjustments are calculated, starting with the investment return reported by the State of Wisconsin Investment Board. Also covered during the webinar will be explanations of both the Core and Variable Trust Funds and the calculations specific to each fund for effective rates and annual adjustments. At the end of this webinar, it is hoped that you will have a better grasp on how State of Wisconsin Investment Board investment returns affect your WRS pension.

  • Wednesday May 13, 2015 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Thursday May 21, 2015 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.


Returning to Work After Retirement
Whether retired or planning to retire, do you need information about what happens if you decide to work again? This webinar is for you. 2013 Act 20, which was effective July 2, 2013 made some important changes to laws that affect retired WRS members planning to return to work. This webinar covers the old law as well as the changes that provided by Act 20.

  • Tuesday May 05, 2015 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Thursday May 14, 2015 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday May 21, 2015 6:00 – 6:30 p.m.


Additional Contributions
Find out how making additional contributions to your WRS account can potentially increase your retirement. This webinar also provides examples of how contributions grow over time with interest, how to pay additional contributions (payroll deduction or direct pay), etc.

  • Wednesday May 06, 2015 6:00 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday May 12, 2015 11:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
  • Thursday May 14, 2015 12:30 – 1:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday May 20, 2015 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.


10 Key Things to Know About Your Statement of Benefits
Join us as we review 10 key things you can find out about your WRS benefits just by reading and understanding your annual WRS Statement of Benefits. Some items we will review include:

  1. How much you and your employer have contributed to your WRS pension
  2. Your vesting status and years of service
  3. Your beneficiary designation – what happens to your account if you die before taking a benefit
  • Thursday May 7, 2015 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday May 19, 2015 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday May 20, 2015 6:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Please click below to register:

Register for a webinar

Please contact Human Resources at (920) 465-2390 or payrollandbenefits@uwgb.edu with any questions.

Shorewood Golf Course Promotion

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Shorewood Golf Course is offering a great deal! $10 lunch and golf option for staff and faculty.  For $10, our employees can play three holes of golf (holes 1, 2, & 3) and then have lunch ready when they finish those three holes. Shorewood Golf Course also offers many healthy lunch options.

Shorewood also has many “free” activities our staff could engage in to stay healthy. These include free use of our putting area, chipping green, and full swing hitting net. They also offer plenty of rental clubs available for no charge to staff just want to use them during the work day.

If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, visit the Shorewood Golf Course website.

Reminder: Student Rehire

The Student Rehire process, Graduating Students and those not returning, and Hiring Priorities

Student Rehire Process

Supervisors, please discuss with your student employees your plans to rehire them for Summer 2015 and/or Academic Year 2015-2016. E-mails with spreadsheet attachments containing a list of all active student employees will be sent out to the primary supervisor in late April. The spreadsheet will need to be updated/completed and sent back to hr@uwgb.edu for processing. Please watch for this email. Complete instructions will be provided within the email.

NOTE: Supervisors will need to complete the Student Employment Form to continue/rehire current student employees beyond 5/15/2015 that are not listed on the spreadsheet.

Graduating Seniors and Students not continuing enrollment

Student employees that will be graduating at the end of this semester and those who will not continue enrollment can work in their student appointments through the last day of exams, Friday, May 15, 2015.

Students who are graduating and those not continuing enrollment will be terminated by Human Resources and will not show on your rehire spreadsheet. Please contact Human Resources regarding the process to continue these students’ employment after that date.

Employment Period/Payrolls

Summer 2015 Payrolls: May C – August B (5/17/15-8/22/15)

  • The 2014-2015 Academic year ends on 5/15/15. All students graduating, not returning or who are on Federal Work Study may only work through 5/15/15. Note: Unused Work Study funds will not transfer to another term.
  • The summer work period begins on 5/17/2015.
  • Students seeking Federal Work Study for summer must complete the Summer Financial Aid Application found on the Financial Aid website: uwgb.edu/financial-aid

Academic Year 2015-2016: September A-May A (8/23/15-5/14/16)

  • The 2015-2016 Academic year begins on 9/2/2015.

A reminder on hiring priorities:

Students must be at least 16 years old and enrolled at an institute for higher education or high school to be eligible for student employment.

Students are employed on a priority basis with UW-Green Bay students receiving first priority.  Before other students are considered, a position must be posted in the PRO system to UW-Green Bay students for a minimum of two weeks.

Other students will need to provide of enrollment for the summer or Fall semester and employment form must indicate that the position was posted in PRO for two weeks.

Who do I contact with questions?

  • Student Employment Office (www.uwgb.edu/student-employment/)

The Student Employment Office posts employment opportunities for currently enrolled students using Phoenix Recruitment Online (PRO). The office also manages Federal Work Study Awards. Connect on facebook twitter

For questions on student employee rights or issues, part-time student employment opportunities, off campus employment or Work Study, contact Diana Delbecchi at delbeccd@uwgb.edu or studentemployment@uwgb.edu.

For student employment eligibility, appointments, paperwork, Portal access, contact Sousie Lee at lees@uwgb.edu or hr@uwgb.edu.

For timesheets, hours, payroll processing or earnings statements, contact Kimberly Danielson at danielsk@uwgb.edu or payrollandbenefits@uwgb.edu.

 

Are you a student supervisor or student employee?
• Student rehire spreadsheets will be sent to primary approvers in late April. Please look for these emails from HR.
• Students graduating or not returning may only work through 5/15/2015.
• Reminder: Our hiring priority is UW-Green Bay students.
Please click here for more information

WDC Individual Sessions

WISCONSIN DEFERRED COMPENSATION (WDC) INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS

Scott Schewe, representative from WDC, will be available to meet individually with employees regarding their current WDC enrollment and for those interested in learning more about the program and planning for retirement by investing before tax dollars.  Please review the documents listed below for more information about WDC’s Program highlights and options.  You can access the Wisconsin Deferred Compensation Program Quick Enrollment Card by clicking here.

When:   Monday; May 4, 2015; 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Where:   University Union Building, Manistique Room (#101B)

  • “Join us to learn more about the WDC” flyer
  • WDC Program Features and Highlights
  • WDC Rollover flyer

You can schedule an individual session with Scott Schewe by emailing him at scott.schewe@empower-retirement.com

Please contact Human Resources at (920) 465-2390 or payrollandbenefits@uwgb.edu with any questions.

Student Employee Appreciation Week: April 13-17

Student Employee Appreciation Week: April 13-17

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April 13-17, UW-Green Bay is celebrating National Student Employee Appreciation Week with events scheduled to honor and appreciate all student employees. Check out the events scheduled across campus designed to show appreciation for all of our hard working student employees! Every year the National Student Employment Association (NSEA) coordinates a selection process and chooses the National Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY) to recognize the outstanding contributions and achievements of students who work while attending college.  Stay tuned to the student employment website for nominees and check back later this week to see who is selected for this award!

Student Employment Information

It’s the time of year to think about the student employees you plan to rehire for Summer 2015 and/or Academic Year 2015-2016. Primary supervisors will receive e-mails with spreadsheet attachments containing a list of all active student employees in late April. Through this process you will be able to indicate the terms of rehire (summer only, summer and academic year, academic year only), termination, and indicate changes in funding, hourly rates, and approvers. A due date will also be indicated in the email and spreadsheets not received by the due date may result in termination of student appointments. Please look for this email in late April.

Graduating seniors and those not returning for the fall semester may only work through MAY 15, 2015. This applies to all student employees, work study or regular.

IMPORTANT — FSA WageWorks to TASC Transition Complete– See 3/6/15 DEADLINE NOTE

Attention Employees Participating with Flexible Spending Accounts with WageWorks/TASC

The UW Service Center has confirmed with TASC that all 2014 carryover balances have been loaded to employees TASC accounts.   Thank you all for being patient through this transition.

A few things to note:

  • Participants should have received an email from TASC letting them know that their 2014 funds are now available. However:
  • If you have 2014 rollover funds but did not enroll for 2015, you will or should have received a Welcome Letter in the mail.   You will not be able to log online to your MyTASC account until you receive this letter which will have your personal TASC ID# on it.  You will need to contact TASC’s customer service (1-800-422-4661) to update your profile with your e-mail address.  Once this has been updated, you should be able to register for an account online at tasconline.com.  Employees who have 2015 funds with TASC should already have their TASC debit card which has their TASC ID# on it.
  • TASC will automatically move claims reimbursed during the grace period from 2015 balances to the 2014 account to use 2014 balances first.   NOTE:   If you would prefer to submit your own claims, your deadline to opt out of the reconciling process is Friday, 3/6/15!

See the recent post by the UW Service Center in the MYUW System portal in the “HR, Payroll & Benefits News” section for additional information.

Biometric Screening Event

Wellness

The UW-Green Bay Benefits Office & Wellness Committee Presents:

What:                                       Well Wisconsin Biometric Screening Event

(See below for incentive details!)

When:                                      Monday, April 20th

8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Where:                                    University Union, Phoenix Rooms

Who can Participate:              Member employees, spouses/domestic partners, and adult children enrolled in State Group Health Insurance

How to Participate:                 Pre-Registration is required!

                                                Register online at https://register.wellness-inc.com/stateofwi

                                                Deadline to Register: Thursday, April 16 (or until all appointments are filled)

 

In 2015, all state insurance plans are offering $150/member for completing the Well Wisconsin program.  There are two steps to completing the program.

  • Participate in a biometric screening

 

Get up-to-date testing results on your height, weight, and Body Mass Index (BMI), cholesterol level, glucose measurement, and blood pressure.  At the on-site screening you will be asked to provide proof of insurance (health insurance card).  You will then go through a series of staffed stations for the testing, which generally takes less than 20 minutes.  At the end of the screening you will be given your results.

  • Complete your Health Risk Survey online provided by your health plan

 

Use your biometric screening results to complete the survey.  Visit http://wellwisconsin.wi.gov and click on your insurance plan in the column to the left for a direct link to the online Health Survey.  This quick, easy survey will ask a range of questions including your daily stress level, family medical history, and typical meal plan.  The Health Survey is designed to help you gauge intangible well-being factors to pinpoint possible health risks.

Once the biometric screening and health survey are completed, the $150 incentive will be processed and issued by your health insurance provider.  Health plan issued rewards are considered a fringe benefit of employment and must be treated as taxable income by the primary subscriber’s employer.  Your health plan is required to report payment information for the subscriber and enrolled family member’s to the subscriber’s employer.  Individual health information will never be shared with the employer.

 

Even if you are unable to attend the on-site Biometric Screening on April 20th, you can complete the biometric screening portion with your physician (the necessary paper forms for physician’s completion are available under each individual health plan on the Well Wisconsin website).

 

Please direct any questions to Kimberly Danielson, Benefits Specialist, at (920) 465-2196 or danielsk@uwgb.edu.

 

We can always work to improve the quality of our lives through health and wellness!