Welcome Jorge Aguilar!

The Office of Human Resources is delighted to announce that Jorge Aguilar has been appointed into the position of Associate HR Director for Talent Management effective Tuesday May 28, 2024. Jorge will lead a team of HR Talent Partners to provide administrators, supervisors, faculty, and staff consistent and strategic HR support and services relevant to the entire career lifecycle. Specifically, Jorge will be responsible for strategic oversight over HR Functions such as coaching/employee relations, performance management, onboarding, offboarding, recruitment, learning & development, FMLA, position description development, and employee engagement. In addition, Jorge will serve as an institutional contact for complex employee relations matters, and will provide guidance, support and expertise to supervisors and employees regarding employee relations processes.

Jorge has a degree in Economics and Business Administration from UW-Eau Claire. He is certified as a Senior Certified Professional (SCP) through SHRM and a Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR) through HRCI. Jorge brings extensive human resources leadership experience from his previous work with Sheridan, World Council of Credit Unions, Access Community Health Centers, Outlook Group Corp., Kimberly-Clark, and Procter & Gamble. We are thrilled that he has joined our HR team!

The Office of Human Resources is currently engaged in a planned staffing transition to develop a true HR Talent Partner model across UW-Green Bay.  This model will:

    • Align roles within the HR Office with the functionality of Workday (which will be implemented in July, 2025);
    • Integrate HR more naturally within college/divisions across UW-Green Bay to provide talent support and collaboration; and
    • Ensure that HR can best serve as an impactful partner with employees, managers, and leadership, guiding employees throughout their careers and meeting the needs of UW-Green Bay in areas such as business analytics and talent strategy.

We expect to fully implement the model later in the summer, and are looking forward to providing more information to the institutional community in the coming months!

Welcome George Petrie!

The Office of Human Resources is delighted to announce that George Petrie has been appointed into the position of HR Talent Partner effective Monday, May 13, 2024. George’s role will serve as a trusted advisor and facilitator to an assigned group of colleges and departments to provide consultative and transactional HR support and services relevant to the entire career lifecycle. George has a degree in Organizational Communication/Human Resources from UW-Eau Claire, and brings extensive human resources experience from his previous work with Schneider National, St. Norbert College, Renco Machine Company, and Professional Plating. We are thrilled that he has joined our HR team!

The Office of Human Resources is currently engaged in a planned staffing transition to develop a true HR Talent Partner model across UW-Green Bay.  This model will:

    • Align roles within the HR Office with the functionality of Workday (which will be implemented in July, 2025);
    • Integrate HR more naturally within college/divisions across UW-Green Bay to provide talent support and collaboration; and
    • Ensure that HR can best serve as an impactful partner with employees, managers, and leadership, guiding employees throughout their careers and meeting the needs of UW-Green Bay in areas such as business analytics and talent strategy.

We expect to fully implement the model later in the summer, and are looking forward to providing more information to the institutional community in the coming months!

FY 2025 Pay Plan Information

Last year, JCOER approved a 2023-2025 pay plan for UW System employees, which provides a base rate increase to all eligible employees of 4% in FY24 and 2% in FY25. At this time, the Office of Human Resources is taking measures to prepare for the second 2% pay plan increase for eligible employees, which will be effective on June 30, 2024, for 12-month employees and August 26, 2024, for 9-month employees.

UW System has recently revised language for SYS 1278, UW System Pay Plan Distribution Framework for University Workforce to build more consistent methodology across institutions for determining eligibility. This aligns pay plan rules more closely with the how other state agencies define eligibility.  As a result, the UW-Green Bay Compensation and Pay Plan Policy has also been updated to align with UW System policy.

    • Included in the recent policy changes is the elimination that employees must be in an eligible position at least three months prior to the pay plan effective date. Moving forward, eligible employees in pay status on implementation date will be eligible to receive pay plan.

Eligible employees for the proposed FY 2025 pay plan include faculty, academic staff, limited, university staff, and university staff project appointments in ongoing positions with a budgeted FTE of 50% or greater. Pursuant to the UW-Green Bay Compensation and Pay Plan PolicySYS 1278: UW System Pay Plan Distribution Framework, and other publicized guidelines, the following list represents employees who would be ineligible for pay plan:

    1. Employees paid from provisional, non-budgeted salary lines, including all temporary appointments and positions less than 50% FTE.
    2. Employees represented by a collective bargaining agreement (CBA). Respective pay increases for pay plan will be negotiated separately through the CBA.
    3. Employees currently under a performance improvement plan (PIP).
    4. Employees with performance which does not meet the institutional standard of performance in their most recent performance evaluation (or as documented by the supervisor if a new employee and an evaluation has not yet been required).
    5. Employees who have not completed required campus compliance trainings. Required trainings include:
        1. Sexual Harassment (Title IX) (Required every three years)
        2. Information Security Awareness (Required annually)
        3. Mandated Reporter (One-time training required at time of hire)
        4. Injury and Illness Prevention (EDU) (One-time training required at time of hire)
        5. FERPA Basics (One-time training required at time of hire)
        6. Tools for an Ethical Workplace (One-time training required at time of hire)
        7. Campus Security Authority Training (required annually for employees designated as Campus Security Authority (CSA) only)
    6. Faculty, Academic Staff, and Limited employees without a current Outside Activities Report (OAR) on file
    7. Supervisors who do not have completed, up-to-date evaluations on file and OAR forms approved for all of their direct reports. The performance evaluation periods to assess for FY25 pay plan are as follows:
        1. University Staff: 1/1/2023 – 12/31/2023 (and probationary evaluations as applicable) – these annual evaluations were due in late March 2024
        2. Non-Instructional Academic Staff / Limited:  1/1/2023 – 12/31/2023 (and 6-month evaluations as applicable) – these annual evaluations were due in late March 2024
        3. Faculty / Instructional Academic Staff: 2022-2023 Academic Year (these annual evaluations were due in early spring, 2024)

In order to be eligible for the FY25 pay plan, required trainings, OAR forms, and performance evaluations must be completed by the following deadlines:

Direct emails from UW-Shared Services and UWGB HR have been sent to employees over the past few months.  UWGB HR will continue to send out targeted emails throughout May to those with outstanding items due no later than May 31, 2024. Pay plan spreadsheets will be sent to Dean/Division Leaders the week of May 20th.

If you have questions about the FY 2025 pay plan, please feel free to contact Human Resources at hr@uwgb.edu or (920) 465-2390.

Congratulations 2024 Retirees and Emeriti

During Employee Appreciation Week, we set aside time to honor and recognize those who have retired from their careers at UW-Green Bay and those who were honored with the designation of Emeriti.

2023-2024 Retirees

      • Denise Carlson-Gardner
      • Gary Christens
      • Kevin Collins
      • Amulya Gurtu
      • Rebecca Hovarter
      • Jayne Kluge
      • James Meyer
      • Steve Meyer
      • Jay Rickaby
      • Robert Ryan
      • Jeff Schulz
      • John Stoll
      • Tom Stover
      • Mark Vanderveren
      • Grant Winslow
      • Terri Zuege-Halvorsen

2023-2024 Emeriti

Gary Christens, Assistant Teaching Professor Emeritus. Over 40 years, a significant contributor to the development of our accounting program, the Cofrin School of Business, and the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.   

Kevin Collins, Associate Professor Emeritus. Professor Collins exemplifies our inseparable connection between university and community service, scholarly and creative endeavors, and the natural way these elements always informed his teaching pedagogy.  

Steve Meyer, Associate Professor Emeritus. A fine human being with extraordinary diligence and sense of service to UWGB and its students.  Our tenth Secretary of the Faculty and Staff.    

John Stoll, Professor Emeritus. A mainstay of UW-Green Bay spanning the university’s history, his commitment to teaching, scholarship, and service exemplify the ideal of a professor. 

Kassie Van Remortel, Staff Emeritus. Committed to her work, higher education, and this university, she contributed in countless ways, with the best heart and drive to serve others.    

Grant Winslow, Staff Emeritus. With over 26 years of improving the UWGB student experience, Grant’s creativity and innovation established many student-centered activities and events that have become traditions.   

Congratulations 2024 Service Award Honorees

During Employee Appreciation Week, we set aside time to honor and recognize those who have achieved a years of service milestone in their career.

10 Years of Service

      • Thomas Campbell – Theatre & Dance – Sheboygan
      • Bryan Carr – Communication & Information Science – Green Bay
      • Sara Chaloupka – University Advancement – Green Bay
      • Virginia Englebert – IT – Green Bay
      • Ruth Grape – Operations – Green Bay
      • Marci Hoffman – Graduate Program – Green Bay
      • Melvin Johnson  – Public & Environmental Affairs – Manitowoc
      • Holly Keener – Cofrin School of Business – Green Bay
      • Melissa Nash – Human Resources – Green Bay
      • Jena Richter-Landers  – Marketing & University Communications – Green Bay
      • Kimberly Reilly – Democracy & Justice Studies – Green Bay
      • Sawa Senzaki Coughlin – Psychology – Green Bay
      • Jon Shelton – Democracy & Justice Studies – Green Bay
      • Gail Sims-Aubert – Dean of Students – Green bay
      • Abbey Sutherland – Athletics – Green Bay
      • Christina Thill – Financial Aid – Green Bay
      • Arlene Tuler – Admissions – Green Bay
      • Aaron Weinschenk – Public & Environmental Affairs – Green Bay
      • Rick Weston – Operations – Green Bay

20 Years of Service

      • Kevin Borseth – Athletics – Green Bay 
      • Joe Brzezinski – Housing & Residential Education – Green Bay 
      • Sarah Detweiler – Art & Design – Green Bay 
      • Sabrina Duchateau – University Police – Green Bay 
      • Renee Ettinger – Library – Green Bay 
      • Mark Klemp – Natural & Applied Sciences – Marinette 
      • Deanne Kusserow – Student Access & Success – Green Bay 
      • Daniel Meinhardt – Human Biology – Green Bay 
      • Dan Moore – Marketing & University Communications – Green Bay 
      • Chuck Rybak – Applied Writing & English – Green Bay
      • David Voelker – Humanities – Green Bay 

25 Years of Service

      • Scott Ashmann – College of Health, Education & Social Welfare – Green Bay 
      • Denise Baeten – Psychology – Green Bay 
      • Lynn Niemi  – Student Accessibility Services – Green Bay 
      • Debra Pearson – Human Biology – Green Bay
      • Mary Popp – Operations – Green Bay
      • Yvonne Splan – Marketing & University Communications – Green Bay 

30 Years of Service 

      • Cristina Ortiz – Humanities – Green Bay 
      • Karl Schindl – Accounting & Finance – Manitowoc

Service Awards are calculated based on the dates of the Faculty and Staff Cookout which is held during Employee Appreciation Week. Dates used this year are May 4, 2023 to May 7, 2024. Service awards are recognized for 10, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, and 50 years of service. Service is defined by all permanent appointments held within UW System. Temporary and student appointments are not counted towards years of service.

Introducing: Employee Engagement Newsletter

Check out the 1st issue of our new Employee Engagement Newsletter that we will be publishing on a monthly basis! This newsletter will focus specifically on employee engagement at the university with new ideas and reminders on how you can incorporate opportunities within your departments. Each issue will feature an Employee Spotlight section as well. If you are interested in being featured in the newsletter, please reach out to hr@uwgb.edu.

Special offer to campus community: Beer and Ballet tickets for $13

UWGB Campus Community Offer: $13 tickets to Beer and Ballet at the Weidner on Saturday, May 4 at 7:30pm.
The signature event of the Green Bay Ballet Festival!  Top professional dancers from around the nation come together for a one-night only performance in the heart of Wisconsin, at The Weidner. This world-class, family-friendly program features homegrown principal artists returning to give back to their community through the arts. Enjoy a unique evening of ballet curated to Tchaikovsky’s greatest scores, short dance films, and beer tastings from local breweries….INCLUDING ROOT BEER.

$13 tickets
Available Online and at the University Ticketing and Information Center
Promo Code: MEZZ13
Limit 4 tickets
2nd Floor, Mezzanine Only
Available now through the start of the show

Link to show details – https://www.weidnercenter.com/events-and-tickets/green-bay-ballet-festival/

Direct link to enter promo code – https://ticketstar.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/EVExecMacro?linkID=pmi&evm=prmo&caller=PR&fbclid=IwAR0jE7MaD63bypXbVigBXv-jFypHVxYymIKX8BnY1McrgjuC3QxAjyr3jAw

2024 Faculty & Staff Cookout

UWGB Faculty and Staff Cookout - RSVP Today!

Mark your calendars and get your RSVP in for the Faculty and Staff Cookout on Tuesday, May 7, 2024 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Starting at 12:00 p.m., we will have a brief program to recognize employees celebrating years of service milestones, new UW-Green Bay retirees, and faculty and staff emeriti honorees.

Gatherings are being planned for all locations. The program will be live streamed and available to all virtually.

Green Bay: Kress Events Center, Dick Bennett Gym – Catered by Chartwells
Sheboygan: Room 2114, Phoenix Room – Catered by Parker Johns
Manitowoc: Room F170 – Catered by Parker Johns
Marinette: M-117 – Catered by the “Tasty Traveler” food truck

If you plan to attend the cookout at a campus that is not your home campus, please reach out to HR for the RSVP link.

UW-Green Bay Campus Cupboard Food Drive: Please consider donating a non-perishable food (no glass please) and personal hygiene items. We will have collection bins at the cookout.

RSVP HERE

Employee Appreciation Week 2024!

Each spring, we set aside time in the form of Employee Appreciation Week to intentionally honor, recognize, and show appreciation for all of the wonderful work performed by faculty and staff across the four UW-Green Bay campuses. During this Employee Appreciation Week (May 6 – 10), we celebrate the impactful contributions of our faculty and staff, which make UW-Green Bay a dynamic and engaging place of living, learning, and working for our students. As a measure of thanks, we enthusiastically encourage employees to take part in the below events happening on the campuses and virtually throughout the week.

Be sure to check back for updates and more details as we work to finalize details!

Sign up is required for several events. Please use the links provided.

** Please note below that Goat Flow for Manitowoc and Green Bay is taking place the week before Employee Appreciation Week due to scheduling availability. Goat Flow for Marinette will take place on April 25th. 

Thursday, April 25
Goat Flow Marinette Schmidtke Terrace (located just outside of the Student Union). Co-Sponsored by the Wellness Committee, Healthy Choices Task Force, and UREC
1:00 pm Flow class
2:00 pm Petting goats (no class)

Wednesday, May 1
Goat Flow Manitowoc located on the Lakeside Patio Area Co-Sponsored by the Wellness Committee, Healthy Choices Task Force, and UREC
1:00 pm Flow class
2:00 pm Petting goats (no class)

Friday, May 3
** RESCHEDULED RAIN DATE: Goat Flow Green Bay Phoenix Park (outside Union, toward Residence Halls, Co-Sponsored by the Wellness Committee, Healthy Choices Task Force, and UREC
1:00 pm Flow class
2:00 pm Flow class
3:00 pm Petting goats (no class)

End of the Year Celebration at the Shorewood Center, Sponsored by Student Engagement and Housing and Residential Education
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Carnival Games, Dunk Tank, Chalk Art, UREC Outdoors Kayak and Bike Events & Food
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Face Painting, Caricature Artists
7:00 pm – Live Concert from Telehope
8:15 pm – Fireworks

Food Truck Friday – Taqueria Maldonado’s, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm in the University Union Visitor Parking Lot

 

All Week May 6-10
I Appreciate U! Praises for employees or departments posted on the HR Facebook page. Send your praises to Human Resources at hr@uwgb.edu. 

Fill-In-The-Blank Notes and pre-printed versions are available in the HR Office.

Heirloom Plant SalThe annual heirloom plant sale is a UW-Green Bay tradition entering its 27th year. Supporters of the sale help contribute to the long-term preservation of heirloom plants, while also funding educational opportunities. Visit the Heirloom Plant Sale website to pre-order your plants.
Sale Dates: May 10-11, 2024
You can browse the greenhouse and buy plants without placing any orders. These will also be the dates for picking up online pre-orders.

Preferred Parking Sign up for a chance to be one of three (3) employees who get to park in a 15 minute or visitor parking spot for one day.

Winners: Nina Dessoir, Mark Fischer, Tracy VanErem, Becky Haeny, Jennifer Buhr, Laura Delikowski, Stephanie Kaponya, Adam Novotny, Lynn Niemi, Callyn Diamond, Amy Henniges, Lynn Rotter, Sarah O’Brien, Michelle Wanta, Kelly Anklam

10% off catering orders for any office catering that is booked for June-August during Employee Appreciation Week (May 6-10), they will receive 10% off their order ($50 minimum order) – Chartwells

 

Monday, May 6
Goat Flow Sheboygan located on the lawn/field to west of gym near 3 pine trees. Co-Sponsored by the Wellness Committee, Healthy Choices Task Force, and UREC
1:00 pm Flow class
2:00 pm Petting goats (no class)

Sheboygan Campus Employee Massages with Josie, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Recharge Lounge 2221
SIGN-UP LINK

Marinette Campus Employee Massages with Jessy, 10:00 am to 12:45 pm, Recharge Lounge M158
SIGN-UP LINK

Melt your Monday Blues Away! $2 off any melt combo (fries + drink) – Chartwells
Available at Melt Lab (Mobile Order Only) – Use this code at checkout: MONDAYMELT
**UPDATE: Discount code will need to be entered in the “comment section” and an app credit will be applied to your account

Treats and Lemonade at Green Bay sponsored by The Provost Office
Location: 1965 Room, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Treats with HR (Rachel & Stella) at Manitowoc (morning) & Sheboygan (afternoon)
Manitowoc Room Location:
Room F117
Sheboygan Room Location:
Room 2206

Treats with HR (Julie & Abi) at Marinette (morning)
Room Location:
Room M125

Tuesday, May 7
Faculty and Staff Cookout 11:30 am – 1:15 pm, Program at 12:00 pm streaming via Teams Live
Green Bay: Kress Events Center, Dick Bennett Gym – Catered by Chartwells, RSVP
Sheboygan: Room 2114 (Phoenix Room) – Catered by Parker Johns, RSVP via Outlook invite
Manitowoc: Room F170 – Catered by Parker Johns, RSVP via Outlook invite
Marinette: Room M117 – Catered by Jack’s Fresh Market, RSVP via Outlook invite

2 for Tuesday! Any two bottled beverages for $4 (Pepsi products only) – Chartwells
Available in Common Grounds or Garden Cafe

Wednesday, May 8
Green Bay Campus Employee Massages with Lindsay, 8:30 am to 1:45pm, Wood Hall, WH441
SIGN UP LINK 

Manitowoc Campus Employee Massages with Gina, 10:00 am to 3:45 pm, Recharge Lounge H141
SIGN-UP LINK 

Win it Wednesday! In the Coffee Shop, “Guess how many” Swedish Fish for a jar of candy and a $10 coffee house card – Chartwells
Jar located in Common Grounds Coffee House

Karaoke in the Phoenix Club, 11:45 am to 1:15 pm
Phoenix Club lunch special (while supplies last): 2 sodas and 12″ pizza for $8
INTEREST FORM

2nd and 3rd Shift Party, 10:00 pm, Kress Events Center Special Events Room

Thursday, May 9
Lunch with Leadership 12:00 – 1:00 pm Chancellor’s Conference Room
5 Employees will be selected to have lunch with members of Leadership 

Winners: Kimberlee McKeefry, Nicole Micolichek, Shawna Keating, Jaime Miller, Michelle Gauger

Green Bay Campus Employee Massages with Lindsay, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, Wood Hall, WH441
SIGN UP LINK 

Thirsty Thursday! Save $1 on all coffee house drinks – Chartwells
Available at Common Grounds – Use this code for Mobile App: THIRSTYTHURS

Mascot Workout w/Phlash, in the Phoenix Rooms – Sponsored by Well Wisconsin – virtual option available (eligible for your Well-Being Activity toward your $150 Wellness Incentive). Walk-ins are also welcome to attend!
REGISTRATION LINK
11:45 am – 12:15 pm Dance Fusion w/Phlash
12:30 – 1:00 pm Yoga w/Phlash

Friday, May 10
Free Friday! Drip coffee outside the Garden Cafe – Chartwells
Phlashback – $5.00 Friday in Social House for lunch meal period – Chartwells

Thank you for all you do!

There is no UWGB without U!

UW-Green Bay Employee Appreciation Week is an annual employee recognition event organized by Human Resources. If you have any questions, contact Beverly Majewski at majewskb@uwgb.edu.