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Torch Calories with a Super Move!

Spend at least 3-minutes trying one of these super moves today! Most of us have no problem consuming enough calories to power through the day. On the other hand, burning calories—especially if you’re trying to shed a few pounds or maintain a healthy weight—can be more challenging. If this is your goal, look beyond a gentle stroll or set of crunches and try a “super calorie burner,” an exercise that requires a high amount of energy to perform. Examples include jumping jacks, running up and down stairs, and running in place with high knees.

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One of the best calorie burners is jumping rope. It’s simple to do, and all you need is an inexpensive jump rope. It’s a great calorie burner because it’s a full-body exercise that requires you to lift your entire body weight each time you jump. If you haven’t exercised in a while, start out gradually—just a minute or two at a time—to avoid soreness and reduce your risk of an injury.

Article from the StayWell Company, LLC

Title & Total Compensation Project Update – September 2019

https___www.wisconsinThe University of Wisconsin (UW) is embarking on a complete redesign of its current classification and compensation structure. The goal of the Title & Total Compensation Project will be to develop new systems that will enable institutions to continue to attract and retain the best talent.

In August, the Office of Human Resources and Workforce Diversity held open forums for employees and managers. To view the open forum presentation, please click here.

UW-System is holding Virtual Town Hall Meetings on September 27th, October 24th, and November 15th. Please see this blog post for more information about the town hall meetings.

Managers and Division Leaders – would you like a poster for your area about Title & Total Compensation Project? Please print off this poster and showcase within your department!

Recent UW System Updates:

Titles and Job Descriptions

    • Review of the draft titles and standard job descriptions is complete! The job titles and standard job descriptions will remain in draft form until after employee-manager conversations December 1, 2019 through February 15, 2020.

    • Job mapping is taking place at the institutional level, where institution Human Resources offices will match each employee’s current job title to a new job title, using the job mapping workbook and consulting with division leaders. Work on job mapping will wrap up during October.

    • This step of job mapping will allow employees to discuss their updated job title and job description with people managers between December 1, 2019 and February 15, 2020.

    • While job titles and job descriptions may change, employees will not lose their jobs, employees will not need to reapply for their jobs, and the work done by employees will not change.

Benefits

    • A preliminary finding of the Employee Preference Survey showed the most valued UW employee benefits include: pay, healthcare benefits, retirement plans, paid leave, job security, and job flexibility.

    • A preliminary finding of the Benefits Value Analysis showed the UW System provides competitive benefits offerings across both university and Wisconsin peer groups, especially in the areas of retirement savings and health insurance.

    • A summary of the benefits analysis findings will be available to employees in the fall of 2019, and were previewed in the open forum.

    • Based on the Mercer benefits analysis and stakeholder input, the project team will recommend a long-term benefits strategy to enhance UW benefits offerings and help keep UW competitive within the market.

Compensation

    • This project creates the foundation for a market informed UW System compensation structure.Employee pay will not be cut. Employee pay will also not be increased as a part of this project. Any increases in pay are out of scope of this project and would need to be funded and planned over time by leadership.

    • After the title structure is finalized in March 2020. the compensation structure can be finalized, which means that your job title will have an updates salary range. More details will be forthcoming in March 2020 about updated salary ranges.

    • Work is still being done to determine and document all of the methods for pay adjustments and career development that will be available in the future

In the Queue:

  • September 27, October 24, and November 15: UW System will host virtual town hall meetings.
  • December 1, 2019: Job titles and standard job descriptions will be posted online in conjunction with employee-manager conversations.
  • December 1, 2019 – February 15, 2019: Employee-manager meetings will be held. Managers will meet with employees to explain and verify the new job titles and job descriptions capture the work being performed.
  • March 1, 2020: Job titles and job descriptions will go-live.

For up-to-date information about the Title & Total Compensation Project, please see the UW System Title & Total Compensation Project website. Answers to frequently asked questions can be found on the UW System FAQ page.

UW-Green Bay Updates:

  • UW-Green Bay Human Resources has begun the mapping process, and will be collaborating with divisional leaders in the coming weeks to confirm position mapping within the new title structure.
  • UW-Green Bay has an institutional T&TC project team, whose goal is to engage with subject matter experts and stakeholders. Feedback and information about T&TC flows to and from the project team. A listing of members of the UW-Green Bay institutional T&TC project team can be found here.

Title & Total Compensation Project – Virtual Town Hall Meetings

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The Title & Total Compensation Project will modernize UW System’s title and compensation programs. The project will result in relevant and market-informed title and compensation structures to help the UW System maintain and grow our outstanding workforce.

UW System is holding Virtual Town Hall Meetings on the following dates/times:

  • September 27, 2019 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
  • October 24, 2019 from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
  • November 15, 2019 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

These town hall meetings will allow participants to:

  • Learn about the new job titles and job descriptions being created for UW System
  • Gain an understanding of the benefits of the project for career development
  • Learn about upcoming meetings between employees and managers to discuss changes
  • Hear about the results of the Employee Benefits Survey
  • Participate in a live Q&A session

For more information and the link for the meetings, please visit www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study.

California Marinated Salad

Ingredients

  • 3 nectarines, chopped
  • 1/2 lb. fresh mushrooms, quarteredfruitandveggies
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup pitted ripe olives (optional)
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 8-oz can artichoke hearts
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. tarragon, crumbled
  • 1/2 tsp. thyme

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine nectarines, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, olives, and green onions.
  2. Drain and save liquid from the artichokes. Add the artichokes to the salad.
  3. Combine reserved liquid with remaining ingredients in a jar. Shake well and pour over the salad.
  4. Serve immediately or chill in the refrigerator for two hours for the best flavor.

Makes 6 servings

Serving Size: 1 cup

Each serving provides 80 calories, 3 g total fat (0 g saturated fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 100 mg sodium, 13 g total carbohydrate, 2 g dietary fiber, 7 g sugar, and 3 g protein.

 

Recipe from the StayWell Company, LLC.

Try These Tips for Relieving Work-Related Stress

Stressed out at work? Try these tactics today to get some relief:

  • Resist the urge to say “yes” to everybody. Protect your schedule so you have enough time to get things done.workstress
  • Still overwhelmed? Try focusing on just one task at a time. Ask your boss to help you prioritize what needs to be done. When you can, delegate items to others.
  • Confused about your boss’s expectations? Ask for a written job description that lays out your duties.
  • Take a few deep breaths when you get harried. Shrug your shoulders few times to ease the tension.
  • Colleague getting under your collar? Before letting your anger takeover, try counting to 10—then open your mouth.
  • When you get home, take at least 15 minutes of time for yourself.Use those precious minutes to exercise, play with a pet, or meditate.
  • Discuss your feelings with your family and friends. Your doctor can also recommend some ways to beat stress.

Article from the StayWell Company, LLC

Flu Shot Clinics

The Well Wisconsin Program is offering workplace flu shot clinics. Because a quick needle stick now is better than a nasty illness later.  Flu shots are free and voluntary for all employees and spouses who are enrolled in the State of Wisconsin Group Health Insurance Program. New this year: You will be required to present your health insurance ID card at the flu shot clinic.

 

Marinette Campus:FluShotClinic

  • *UPDATE: Flu Shot Clinic at Marinette has been cancelled (didn’t meet the minimum number of participants requirement)*

Sheboygan Campus:

  • Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2019
  • Time: 8:00 to 9:30 am
  • Location: Room 3212

Green Bay Campus:

  • Date: Monday, October 14, 2019
  • Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Location: University Union, Phoenix Rooms

 

The shot will vaccinate against the four most likely causes of flu illness during the upcoming season, including the H1N1- strain of influenza.

The vaccine is not preservative free and is not recommended for the following individuals:

  • Those allergic to eggs or egg products
  • Those who are sensitive to the mercury-based preservative thimerosal
  • Those who have an active neurological disorder
  • Those with a fever, acute respiratory or other active infection or illness

If you are pregnant, you should receive the vaccine directly from your physician.

Pre-registration strongly recommended. No cash payments or insurance payments accepted. To register for your flu shot appointment, log into the StayWell wellness portal at wellwisconsin.staywell.com and click on the Flu Shot Clinics tile on the dashboard.

For more information about the flu shot, visit: cdc.gov/flu.

Please contact us at wellness@uwgb.edu or ext. 2203 if you have any questions about the Flu Shot clinics.

Annual Benefits & Wellness Fair

Mark your calendar to attend the Annual UW-Green Bay Employee Benefits & Wellness Fair!AuroraBooth

When: Monday, October 14, 2019

Time: 11:30 am to 2:00 pm

Where: University Union Phoenix Rooms

Please stop by to talk with vendors about your benefits and wellness, help yourself to some refreshments and goodies, and get helpful information as you consider options for the annual It’s Your Choice benefit enrollment period.  This year’s annual benefits enrollment period is September 30th- October 25th.  There will also be a flu shot clinic during the fair.

Representatives from the following organizations will be looking forward to talking with you during the fair: Aging & Disability Resource Center, BayCare, Dean Health, Delta Dental, Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF), Fidelity, Foundation Chiropractic, Herb Blue’s Total Self Defense, Kress Events Center, Navitus, Network Health, Securian Financial, StayWell, T. Rowe Price, TIAA, Unity Hospice, VSP, WEA Trust, UWGB Wellness Committee, 9th Street Wellness Center, Ameritas, Delorey Chiropractic, Golden House, Lincoln Financial, UREC and Zurich.

Questions? Please contact us at payrollandbenefits@uwgb.edu or (920) 465-2390.

Employee Spotlight: Emily Fritsch

EmilyName: Emily Fritsch

Hometown: Kiel, Wisconsin

Major/Minor: Business Administration with a Human Resource Emphasis

How long have you been a Student at UWGB? I am a senior and I am a fourth year student at UWGB.

Personal interests: Reading, biking, and spending time with family and my fiancé.

Random facts/interests: I purchased my first vehicle at age 17 and paid it off a month before I turned 19. I can hold my breath under water for 50 meters while I swim. My favorite color is orange but I secretly really like coral/pink. My roommates are all either family of my best friends and one I have lived with for all four years of college. I would do anything for my family or friends.

Are you messy or organized? I am a very organized person which is either a blessing or a curse.

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you? Katherine Heigl or Reese Witherspoon

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

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

If you were an animal what would you be? Polar Bear

If your house was burning down, what’s the one non-living thing you would save? A small chest my fiancé built with all of my safe keepings.

Least favorite Food? Brussel Sprouts

Motto or personal mantra? Fake it until you make it.

Tell us a little about yourself.  I am a very social and outgoing person that may or may not have a sweet tooth problem. I always try to be there for everyone even if I don’t know them. I believe that one act of kindness can brighten the day.

Tell us a little bit about your family. My grandma is my favorite human in the world. My family is huge. I have 36 and counting cousins just on my father’s side and my father is the tenth child of thirteen. I have one biological sister and two step-sisters. Including my adorable niece and nephews. My mother is one of five so her side is smaller but rowdy. I love and get to see my family often. Both of my parent s worked hard to raise honest hardworking children.

Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us?  I have albinism which is a condition in which I have little to no pigment in my hair, skin, and eyes.

Tell us three things most people don’t know about you. I have worked since the age of fourteen, my favorite place is Sturgeon Bay, and I am an organ donor.

What advice would you give to incoming freshman? Enjoy all the little things of college because it goes by fast.

What celebrity do people think you look like?  I hope Drew Barrymore but possibly

What did you want to be when growing up? I wanted to make an impact in the world, but my child answer use to be a mommy or a ballet/hip-hop dancer J (even though I can’t dance and never could)

What do you like to do in your spare time? Read

What do you like to do on your days off? I work on things at home and listen to audio books.

What else do you do for fun? I love swimming and staying active.

What is an ability you wish you had? To teleport from one place to another.

What is the first concert you attended? Miranda Lambert

What is your biggest pet peeve?  Clutter

What is your favorite meal?  Grilling out

What is your favorite movie and book? My favorite movie would be the proposal  but I read and love so many books I can’t choose, although genre I love romance novels.

What is your favorite sport? Swimming

Hidden talent? Functioning on less than five hours of sleep.

What one food do you wish had zero calories? Ice Cream

What was your favorite book, toy, or outfit as a child? Favorite outfit was anything with overalls.

What would you like to be famous for? Being kind to others

What’s on your bucket list?  To own my own home.

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

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?  Sushi

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

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?  Working at my dream career and having my own big family.

Where is your favorite place to eat? Red Robin

Where would you like to go on a dream vacation? Ireland