General

Open Forums Scheduled at Branch Campuses

The University of Wisconsin System has embarked on a complete redesign of its current classification and compensation structure. The goal of the Title and Total Compensation Project is to modernize the existing title and compensation programs in an effort to attract and retain the best talent for the System.

The Office of Human Resources and Workforce Diversity will be holding open forums at each of the branch campuses related to the Title & Total Compensation Project, which will include up-to-date information about the proposed job framework, standard job descriptions, and an upcoming benefits preference survey. These open forums will also include HR-related information and transitional-year updates, as well as provide a forum for employee questions.

The open forums will take place on:

  • Monday, November 26th from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. at the Sheboygan Campus (Room 2114)
  • Thursday, November 29th from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. at the Marinette Campus (Room M-117)
  • Friday, November 30th from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. at the Manitowoc Campus (Room F166)

Human Resources staff will also be available for an hour before and after each presentation to talk with campus faculty and staff members regarding any individual Human Resources or Payroll & Benefits questions.

Targeted communication with additional details will be distributed via e-mail to branch campus employees early next week.

No need to RSVP, just mark your calendar to attend!  Please contact Human Resources at hr@uwgb.edu or (920) 465-2390 if you have any questions.

Employee Spotlight: Ryan Stenlund

Ryan StenlundName: Ryan Stenlund

Hometown: Oak Creek, WI

Major/Minor: Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing and HR Management

How long have you been a Student at UWGB? I am a senior.

Personal interests: Sports, family, girlfriend, friends, music, hunting and fishing

Random facts/interests: I have been to almost all 50 states

Best vacation you’ve been to? Lake Powell in Arizona

Do you have a favorite quote? “All the Gods, All the Heavens, All the Hells are within you”

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

If you could change one thing about working here, what would it be?  Nothing!

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

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

If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be? Not a meal, but ice cream

If you were an animal what would you be? Dog

If your house was burning down, what is the one non-living thing you would save? The expensive stuff

Tell us a little about yourself.  I am from just south of Milwaukee; I picked UWGB because it is in between my parents and my family in Upper Michigan; I have a Red Lab named Whiskey at home; my girlfriend goes to UW Madison; I have been to Canada; I love sports especially Wisconsin sports; I got into Human Resources from the classes here and am excited about my future

Tell us a little bit about your family. I am very close with my family. They live in Southeast Wisconsin, Madison, Sheboygan, Upper Michigan, Maryland and North Carolina. My parents are my biggest supporters and I really would not be where I am without them.

Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us?  I hope to get on the show Survivor at some point

What advice would you give to incoming freshman? Meet people and stay here as often as possible.

What celebrity do people think you look like? Eric Church

What do you like to do in your spare time? Play xbox, hang with friends, read articles on Facebook

What else do you do for fun? I have been to many concerts; I have seen Kenny Chesney 4 times

What is the first concert you attended? Miranda Lambert

What is your favorite meal? Steaks or spaghetti

What is your favorite sport? Football, Baseball, Basketball, Hockey, Soccer

What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work? Hunting, fishing, watching sports, playing xbox, hanging with friends and my girlfriend

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

What phobias do you have? I don’t like bugs

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

What’s on your bucket list? Travel to as many places as possible

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

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten? Cricket at state fair

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

Where is your favorite place to eat? Carrabba’s

Where would you like to go on a dream vacation? Italy, Alaska or an island in Mexico

 

Title & Total Compensation Project Open Fora

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The University of Wisconsin System has embarked on a complete redesign of its current classification and compensation structure. The goal of the Title and Total Compensation Project is to modernize the existing title and compensation programs in an effort to attract and retain the best talent for the organization.

Please plan to attend the next set of open fora, which will include up-to-date information about the proposed job framework, standard job descriptions, and an upcoming benefits preference survey. Open fora will take place on:

  • Monday, November 12, 2018 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. in the Christie Theatre
  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. in the Christie Theatre

No need to RSVP, just mark your calendar to attend!  Please contact Human Resources at hr@uwgb.edu or ext. 2390 if you have any questions.

Employee Spotlight: Scott Berg

Scott-BergName: Scott Berg

Position at UWGB: Electronics Technician, Classroom Technology Support

Summary of what you do: As part of IT Client Services, I help support the technology systems in classrooms and elsewhere around campus. I provide support and training for videoconferencing and web conferencing and assist with event recording and live streaming.

How long have you been employed: 6 years at UWGB

Brief history of employment with UWGB: Hired in April 2012 to current position

Personal interests: Basketball, Board Games, Biking, Indie Rock

Random facts/interests: I got married on September 1 of this year!

Best vacation you’ve been to? A tie between a Rome and Amalfi Coast Tour and a trip to England where I caught a few of my favorite bands on their European tours.

If you were an animal what would you be? An Eagle

Least favorite Food? I typically like donuts, but I don’t think I’ve ever not regretted eating a Kwik Trip Glazer

What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most? I really enjoy when I get to help students with their video projects.

What book did you read last? The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

What do you like to do on your days off? I most look forward to lazy mornings drinking coffee in my pajamas.

What is an ability you wish you had? I wish I could dunk a basketball.

What is your family like? Recently married with no children. I am an only child. My mom, Jeanne, works here for the Masters of Social Work program. My dad has been enjoying his early retirement for several years.

What is your favorite meal? Tacos

Where is your home town? I’m a Green Bay native.

 

Data Security & Privacy Required Online Training – All Employees, including Student Employees

University employees have access to medium and high-risk data for themselves as well as others. Maintaining the security of that data from the continuous attack by hackers is a constant threat facing our employees.

Based on University of Wisconsin System UWS Administrative Policy 1032: Information Security: Awareness, which requires all employees to complete yearly information security awareness training, all employees, including student employees, are required to complete the Checkpoint: Data Security & Privacy online training by November 11, 2018.

This training will provide employees with best practices on their role in protecting the University’s systems and data and information on how to recognize the methods employed by hackers. The training will also provide information related to the UW System information technology acceptable use policies. Training will take approximately ninety minutes and is self-paced, allowing you to come and go as you please until course completion.

Login information will be included in an email the week of October 8 from “University of Wisconsin-Green Bay” titled “University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Required Online Training.”  Once the training is complete, there is no need to notify HR or provide anyone with the optional printable certificate.  Completion information is tracked within the system.

Please note, those who have taken the training on or after August 20, 2018, will not be required to retake the training this year and will not receive an email requesting completion.

Please contact Human Resources at hr@uwgb.edu or (920) 465-2390 with any questions and/or to request a reasonable accommodation.

Annual Reminder – Review and Update Personal Information

Employees are able to update their personal information independently by going through the UW System Portal.  Annually, we request that employees review their personal information to ensure accuracy (address, phone number, emergency contacts, marital status, ethnicity, etc.).

In addition, federal regulations passed in March 2014 require employers to periodically invite employees to self-identify their veteran and disability status. Please view the FAQ document for additional information related to this request. Self-identification information is confidential and will be kept confidentially as part of your employee record in HR. Identifying as a person with a disability in the portal does not initiate an accommodation request. If you would like to request an accommodation for a disability, please see the Procedures for Determining Reasonable Accommodations in Employment.

Instructions for updating personal information in your portal:

Step 1: Log into the My UW System Portal

Step 2: Click on the box titled “Personal Information”

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Step 3: Review address detail, disability status, veteran status, and ethnic groups by individually clicking view/update in your portal. Each link will take you into HRS to view and update your information.

Step 4: Click your name in the upper right hand corner and click “logout”.  You have completed the review/update!

Annual Benefits & Wellness Fair

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

When: Tuesday, October 9, 2018

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 October 1st – 26th.  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, Aurora, Chartwells, Cornerstone Chiropractic, UWGB Counseling & Health Services, Curative Connections, Dean Health, Delta Dental, Edvest College Savings Plan, Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF), Fidelity, Foundation Chiropractic, Green Bay Custom Health, Herb Blue’s Total Self Defense, Kress Events Center, Massage Envy, Navitus, Network Health, UWGB Public Safety, Rediscover Yourself Energy Sound Healing, Reflexology, Robin with HealthPartners, Securian Life Insurance, Social Security, StayWell, T. Rowe Price, TASC, TIAA-CREF, United Health Care, Unity Hospice, UW-Credit Union, VSP, WEA Trust, UWGB Wellness Committee, Wisconsin Deferred Compensation, YMCA Green Bay, and Zurich.

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

9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

ThreeOfficers Military IMG_7511 IMG_7510 IMG_7509 IMG_7507 IMG_7501Thanks to all who helped and participated in the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb on Tuesday, September 11th.  About 35 students, employees, community members, area protective services representatives, and members of the military walked the stairs from the 2nd to 8th floor of the Cofrin Library.

Thank you to Tony Decker and Dave Jones of Public Safety, as well as representatives of UWGB ROTC and Vets 4 Vets for sharing military and protective services items for display, being on hand during the event, and putting up the posters on each level which served as a poignant reminder.  Thank you also to Elaina Koltz and Lisa Schmelzer for handing out flag pins and providing encouragement to walkers, and to the Wellness Committee for providing refreshments.

9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

StairsFlagJoin local protective services representatives, students, and staff to walk the Cofrin Library stairwell in memory of the brave souls who lost their lives the day of the 9/11 attacks. The four attacks killed almost 3,000 people and injured over 6,000 others.

When: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 11 am – 1 pm

Where: Cofrin Library – 2nd to 8th floor stairwell

ROTC, Vets 4 Vets and Public Safety representatives will be on hand, and there will be military, firefighter, and police related items/memorabilia on display at the plaza area of the library’s second floor.  Representatives will be handing out flag pins to the first 50 people who climb to the 8th floor, and refreshments (granola bars, fruit infused water and fruit) will be available too!

Event presented by UW-Green Bay ROTC, Vets 4 Vets Student Club, Public Safety and the Wellness Committee.

Employee Spotlight: Courtney Sherman

C Sherman 2017Name: Courtney Sherman

Position at UWGB: Associate Professor of Music

Summary of what you do: I am a faculty member teaching primarily in Music, but also a little bit in Theatre. My area of specialty is vocal music.

How long have you been employed: I’m starting my 10th academic year at UWGB this Fall.

Brief history of employment with UWGB: I’ve been having a great (but busy) time helping students grow in their musicianship and vocal skill, and hopefully also their understanding of the world around them; working with awesome colleagues across campus on impactful initiatives; and doing a little bit of musical performing of my own from time to time.

Three words that describe you: I do not think of words to describe myself very often, so I asked a friend. She said—Organized, Generous, Social. I’ll take it!

Personal interests: Cycling, hiking, reading, cooking (and eating).

Best vacation you’ve been to? I just returned from an amazing trip to Colorado. It was my first time there. I loved it!

Describe what you were like at age 10. I was about to get braces for the second time, I was a dancer, and I was about to land my breakthrough role as Martha the Cavewoman in an elementary musical called “Wheels.” My public singing debut was a song called “Thank You, Henry Ford.” I still remember it.

If you could interview one person (dead or alive) who would it be?  I’d probably need to meet Mozart. He was an interesting person.

If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be? I’d probably choose the lunch buffet at Taste of India!

If your house was burning down, what’s the one non-living thing you would save? I’d want to save the piano… but it’s a little too big to get through the door.

Least favorite Food? Olives. I will eat just about anything else. I have tried and tried with olives, and I just can’t.

What advice would you give to recent new hires? Of course, spend time getting to know the colleagues in your immediate area, but find ways to become involved in work that takes you to other parts of campus and introduces you to others colleagues. It can be so rewarding! You just might develop relationships with people you had no idea you needed so much.

What did you want to be when growing up? In a video that was recorded in 6th grade, I definitively declared that I planned to be “an actress.” I guess I got pretty close.

What tv show/movie are you ashamed to admit you love? “Titanic.” There, I said it. Perhaps you’ll cut me some slack. I was a teenager when it came out.