General

Congratulations Laura Rowell!

Starting August 21, 2017, Laura Rowell will transition into the ongoing position of Director in the Dietetic Internship Department.  She has been working on campus in several different roles, including Lecturer, Instructional Program Manager II, and Teaching Supervisor since August 2013.

Laura has an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University and a Bachelors in Dietetics from Mount Mary University.  She is an active Life Church member and Xperience Fitness Instructor.

Laura has a husband Andy and 3 boys ages 8, 5, and 3.  She is from Lena, Wisconsin.

Congratulations, Laura!

Megan Noltner joins Human Resources team

The Human Resources Office is pleased to announce that Megan Noltner will be joining our team on Monday, August 21st in a temporary appointment as a Payroll & Benefits Specialist this fall while Kimberly Sipiorski is on maternity leave.  Megan will assist with advising employees on their benefits during the Annual Benefits Enrollment period, processing payroll, and will help with other human resource related projects.  Megan earned her bachelor degree from UW-Stout and has over three years of human resources experience.  Her most recent position was an Assistant Director of Human Resources for Marcus Hotels & Resorts in Milwaukee.  Megan and her family recently relocated back home, and we are excited that she will be joining our team.  Please join us in welcoming Megan to UW-Green Bay!

If you have any payroll or benefits questions, please continue to contact us at payrollandbenefits@uwgb.edu or ext. 2390.

 

Veteran hires- we want YOU!

Veterans on Campus

Are you a veteran? Have you been hired in the past two years? UW-Green Bay Veteran Services Coordinator, Elaina Koltz, would love to hear from you! The Governors Council on Veterans Employment is looking to highlight stories of recently hired veterans to the UW workforce and would love to hear your story!

Please reach out to Elaina Koltz at koltze@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2065 to share your story today!

Cultural Connections Networking Social

Posted on behalf of Stacie Christian, Director of Inclusive Excellence and the Pride Center

Cultural Connections is a social/networking group for professionals of color in the Green Bay area (St. Norbert College, UWGB, NWTC, and Green Bay School District). If you are a professional of color or have family members of color and are interested in participating, please review the event information here regarding the next Cultural Connections social which will occur on August 18, 2017 at Bay Beach.

If you have any games or fun activities you would like to bring please let the group know ahead of time by emailing culturalconnectionsgb@gmail.com.

Student employee hours limit returns to 25 hours per week on August 20th

As a reminder, the student employee hours limit returns to 25 hours per week starting August 20, 2017.  The hours limit is in place to make sure we are in compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Please review the 2017 Student Bi-Weekly Payroll Schedule at: http://www.uwgb.edu/UWGBCMS/media/hr/files/StudentBiWeeklyPayrollSchedule2017.pdf

If you have any questions about this, please contact Human Resources at payrollandbenefits@uwgb.edu or ext. 2390.

Employee Spotlight: Christopher Paquet

Christopher Paquet

Name: Christopher C. Paquet

Position at UWGB: Special Assistant to the Vice-Chancellor of Business and Finance

Summary of what you do: “other duties as assigned”

How long have you been employed: about 4 ½ years

Brief history of employment with UWGB: I was hired as the Risk Manager and Contract Officer, but have been privileged to take on several other roles such as Title IX Coordinator, Records Manager and Clery Compliance Officer

Three words that describe you: Per Facebook Quiz: Efficient, Logical and Driven

Personal interests: Reading, Coaching (Football & Soccer), Cooking & Grilling

Random facts/interests: I have far more tattoos than most people would imagine.

 

Any favorite line from a movie?

“I’m your Huckleberry”, Doc Holiday, Tombstone

Are you messy or organized?

Hyper-Organized

Best vacation you’ve been to?

Rented a house in North Carolina with my Mom, Sister’s family and my family

Describe what you were like at age 10.

Very verbal, definitely the class clown

Do you have a favorite newspaper, blog?

The Ringer (formally Grantland)

Do you have a favorite quote?

“Everyone has a game plan until you punch them in the face” Mike Tyson

Do you have an office nickname? What is it? 

Not that I know of, but some probably have some unflattering names for me

Do you recall any embarrassing moment at work?

Nope

Favorite travel spot? 

State Football Tournament at Camp Randall

If given a chance, who would you like to be for a day?

My wife, to see exactly how much she puts up with

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you?

Kevin James (too obvious?)

If you could be anyone from any time period who would it be and why?

Katie Ledecky, to feel what it would be like to be the unquestioned best in the world at something

If you could interview one person (dead or alive) who would it be? 

Mandela

If you could witness any historical event, what would you want to see?

1995 Rugby World Cup

If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Konop’s Hotdogs

If you were an animal what would you be?

Polar Bear

If you were to write a book about yourself, what would you name it?

“A Song of Ice and Fire” unless that is already taken

If you were to write a self-help book, what would the topic be?

Organization: How to Compartmentalize Process

If your house was burning down, what’s the one non-living thing you would save?

My Dad’s Flag

Least favorite Food?

Cooked tomatoes

Motto or personal mantra?

The only person who you need to be better than tomorrow is the person you are today.

People would be surprised if they knew:

If I could do anything in the world, I would have a small dairy farm and breed greyhounds

Tell us a little bit about your family.

Wife, Kristen, 17 years, and two children Max, 15 & Natalie, 13

Top 3 life highlights?

Coaching with my Dad in the 1998 State Football Championship

Arguing a case before the Wisconsin Supreme Court

Day children were born

What advice would you give to recent new hires?

Embrace the pace. Depending on where you came from, you might need to get used to things having a greater amount of process and review, which can be frustrating. Just be patient and you will get used to the pace of UWGB.

What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most?

The diversity, it truly is never the same day twice. I am constantly challenged to research new concepts and ideas. I love being able to help people from all over campus work to achieve their goals.

What book did you read last?

Hillbilly Elegy

What celebrity do people think you look like?

Kevin James, but it’s totally not a weight thing

What did you want to be when growing up?

Forest Ranger

What is the first concert you attended?

Rick Springfield (my Mom made my Sister take me if she wanted to go)

What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?

Payoff the student loans for every attorney working in Legal Aid and the Public Defenders Office in Brown County

What is the most important thing you have learned in the last five years?

All the planning in the world doesn’t matter, you can never have the contingencies 100% covered

What is your favorite meal?

Prime Rib at any Wisconsin Supper Club

What is your favorite movie and book?

Book:   To Kill a Mockingbird

Movie:  Bridge on the River Kwai

Hidden talent?

I actually am a fairly decent cook, I really like preparing high end dishes

What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work?

I always say, I don’t hunt, I don’t fish, I don’t golf, I coach. Coaching honestly takes up so much of my time, I don’t really have another hobby.

What tv show/movie are you ashamed to admit you love?

I love Titanic

What would you like to be famous for?

Writer

What’s on your bucket list?

Attend a football game in every Big 10 Stadium (4 down)

What’s the one thing, you can’t live without?

E-reader

What’s your favorite thing to do in Green Bay?

Badger State Brewery with my wife and dog on a Saturday afternoon

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

When my Dad died, I stopped asking that questions, life is just too darn uncertain

Where is your home town?

Denmark, Wisconsin

Where would you like to go on a dream vacation?

Butterfield and Robinson Dalmatian Coast Biking Tour

Congratulations Andrew Meyer!

Starting July 24, 2017, Andrew Meyer will transition from an Admissions Advisor to the Transfer Services Coordinator for the Registrar’s Office.

Congratulations, Andrew!

Updated I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form Released

 

On July 17, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.  By September 18, 2017, employers must use the revised form with a revision date of 07/17/17 N.

None of the revisions impact the completion of forms. For more details on the revisions within the form, please see the USCIS publication at https://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/whats-new.

In order to ensure compliance by September 18, we ask that you begin using the updated version immediately. Downloading and using the current version from the HR Forms page for each new hire will ensure you have the most current version of the form. Forms submitted on an outdated version after September 18 will be returned and the new form will need to be completed.

We encourage you to complete the electronic I-9 instead of printing and writing in the information. This reduces the possibility of errors and hiring delays. If you’d like a refresher on the I-9 process or have any questions regarding the I-9, please contact Jenny Charapata in Human Resources at 920-465-2326 or charapaj@uwgb.edu.

 

Performance Evaluations – Non-Instructional Academic Staff & Limited Employees

Annual performance evaluations are a key component to employee performance and development.  The objectives of annual performance evaluations are to provide all employees and their supervisors an opportunity to:

  • Discuss job performance
  • Set goals for professional development
  • Establish objectives for contributing to the department’s mission
  • Discuss expectations and accomplishments
  • Discuss career progression eligibility

Non-instructional academic staff and limited employees and their supervisors should begin the performance evaluation process for the prior fiscal year (July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017) as soon as possible. Please follow the procedure outlined on the Performance Evaluation Narrative Form, submitting the completed evaluation to the area leader’s office no later than Friday, August 25, 2017. Please note – An annual performance evaluation is not required for individuals hired after July 1, 2016 if a six-month evaluation has already been completed.

Part of the performance review process should be a discussion regarding changes in position responsibilities, appropriateness of the assigned title, and the eligibility towards career progression if employees are in a progression series title.

Per Regent Pay Plan Distribution Policy, compensation adjustments must be based upon merit and employee performance.  Therefore, any future pay adjustments will be contingent upon satisfactory performance.

If you are interested in receiving training related to performance evaluations, career progression and title change, and/or academic staff contracts, or have any questions regarding these processes, please contact hr@uwgb.edu or (920) 465-2390.