Reminder Regarding Reporting of Safety Concerns

An item of concern raised by many members of the University Community has been the lack of clarity in the process to make a report about a safety concern at a campus location. Unfortunately, many people believe that a report has been made, but had provided the information to an area that could not take action, or the receiver of that report did not know what to do. In response, the Safety, Risk and Compliance area streamlined the reporting process to allow for digital reporting of these concerns which will be immediately noticed to the Environmental Health, Occupational Safety, and Emergency Manager.

Moving into the school year, we wanted to make sure that all supervisors, as individuals who often receive these reports from employees, students, and members of the public were aware of the process located on the Safety & Environmental Management webpage.

As an important reminder, this process does not replace the use of #2300 / #911 to address emergency situations such as injury, need for immediate medical attention, threat of violence or immediate harm to property. In those matters, individuals on the Green Bay Campus should call #2300 and those at the Additional Locations should call #911. If you have an ongoing concern about personal security please reach out to Human Resources hr@uwgb.edu to discuss options.

The process shown below will allow for employees and students to report a safety concern. Once a report has been submitted, the initiator of the report will receive confirmation that the concern was received and a response on how the concern will be addressed.

Report a Safety Concern: Click here to access the Safety Reporting page. Instructions on How to enter Safety Concern.

Here are Protocols for reporting safety concerns. The University has established protocols for reporting safety concerns that clarify the difference between general concerns and emergency situations everyone should be aware of.

Please review the above links and guidance and feel free to make reference to this process when responding to an employee or individual who has raised a safety concern with you or your operational area.

If you have any questions about this process or the link, please feel free to contact Scott Piontek at pionteks@uwgb.edu.

Jakob Pflederer Joins HR Team!

We are delighted to announce that Jakob Pflederer has joined our Human Resources team as an HR Assistant. In his role, he will performs routine human resources activities and provides general administrative support in functional areas such as records management, compliance, recruitment, and payroll and benefits. Jakob will serve as the office coordinator and as a resource to disseminate general HR information internally and externally. Jakob comes to us after 4.5 years at UW-Platteville.

Welcome Jakob!

New Toolkit Published for UW-Green Bay Supervisors

The Office of Human Resources and Workforce Diversity is excited to announce the publishing of a supervisor toolkit as part of the HR website. This toolkit has been designed to support supervisors through all aspects of the employee career cycle and provide leadership development resources to further their own career growth. The supervisor toolkit includes information and resources in the areas of:

    • Leadership Development
    • Recruitment & Hiring
    • Reference Checks
    • Onboarding Employees
    • Time & Absence Approval
    • Title & Compensation Review Processes
    • Performance Management/Evaluation
    • Employee Relations
    • Managing Telecommuting Employees
    • Offboarding Employees
    • Employee Motivation and Engagement

The information within the toolkit applies specifically to the supervision of professional faculty and staff at UW-Green Bay. Information about hiring and supervising student employees can be found on the student employment website.

Please watch for more supervisory resources upcoming this academic year, including additional development opportunities and an enhanced orientation for new supervisors.

Employee Appreciation Highlights – Team Building Thursday!

Last Thursday we hosted Team Building Thursday for Employee Appreciation Days. The weather that day was beautiful! Here are some pictures of some employees having some fun with games and tricycle racing:

Games on the Student Services Plaza during Employee Appreciation Days on May 5, 2022. UW-Green Bay, Sue Pischke University Photographer
Tricycle races on the Student Services Plaza during Employee Appreciation Days on May 5, 2022. UW-Green Bay, Sue Pischke University Photographer
Games on the Student Services Plaza during Employee Appreciation Days on May 5, 2022. UW-Green Bay, Sue Pischke University Photographer

Congratulations Retirees and Emeriti

During Employee Appreciation Days, 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.

Retirees in 2022

Paul Emmett – Manitowoc
Michael Hencheck – Green Bay
Stephanie Murphy – Green Bay
Lore Slattery – Green Bay
Carl Battaglia – Green Bay
Randall Kabat – Manitowoc
Donald McDowell – Green Bay
Joan Schaller – Green Bay
Debra Strelka – Green Bay
Philip Walters – Manitowoc
David Jones – Green Bay
Jane Donlon – Sheboygan
Joan Robb – Green Bay
Paul Koehne – Green Bay
Joy Ruzek – Green Bay
Jill Siegmund – Green Bay
Sarah Meredith Livingston – Green Bay
Marlene Strebel – Green Bay
James Rohan – Green Bay
Sherry Toseland – Green Bay
Michael Casbourne – Green Bay
Diane Welhouse – Green Bay
John Gerow – Green Bay
Cynthia Van Dyke – Green Bay

Emeriti in 2022

Tara Reed Woolpy
Joan Robb
Jane Donlon
Joy Ruzek
Jill Siegmund
Jim Rohan
Sarah Meredith
Susanne Skubal
Patricia Albers
Heidi Fencl
Keith West
Berel Lutsky
Illene Cupit
Michael Hencheck

Emeriti

Congratulations Service Award Honorees

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

10 Years of Service 

Scott Berg – CATL – Green Bay
Tony Decker – Police Department – Green Bay
Kimberly Deering – Human Resources – Green Bay
Patrick Forsythe – Natural & Applied Sciences – Green Bay
Erin Giese – Center for Biodiversity – Green Bay
Patricia Hicks – Public & Environmental Affairs – Green Bay
Jenell Holstead – Psychology – Green Bay
JP Leary – Humanities – Green Bay
Matt Lieberenz – Facilities Management – Green Bay
Amy Mauk – Housing & Residential Education – Green Bay
Eric Morgan – Democracy & Justice Studies – Green Bay
Pamela Olson – GBOSS – Marinette
Jay Rickaby – Facilities Management – Green Bay
Krista Shaw – Academic Advising – Green Bay
Rebecca Stone Thornberry – Theatre & Dance – Marinette
Christy Talbott – Music – Sheboygan
Mark Vanderveren – Facilities Management – Green Bay
Sara Wagner – Human Biology – Green Bay

20 Years of Service 

Glen Barrett – Operations – Green Bay
SuAnn Detampel – Controller’s Office – Green Bay
Alison Gates – Art & Design – Green Bay
Woo Jeon – Engineering – Green Bay
Berel Lutsky – Art & Design – Manitowoc
Steve Meyer – Natural & Applied Sciences – Green Bay
Amy Van Oss – Academic Advising – Green Bay
Kassie Van Remortel – Continuing Education & Community Engagement – Green Bay

25 Years of Service 

Kelly Anklam – Cofrin School of Business- Green Bay
David Coury – Humanities – Green Bay
Heidi Fencl – Natural & Applied Sciences – Green Bay
John Mariano – Theatre & Dance – Green Bay
James Meyer – Engineering – Green Bay
Thomas Nesslein – Accounting – Green Bay
Grant Winslow – University Union – Green Bay

30 Years of Service 

Amy Bartelme – Education – Green Bay
Daren Detry – Operations – Marinette
Kimberlee McKeefry – Wellness Center – Green Bay
John Salerno – Music – Green Bay
John Stoll – Accounting – Green Bay

35 Years 

Jeanne Berg – Education – Green Bay

40 Years 

Phil Clampitt – Communications – Green Bay

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 8, 2021 to May 10, 2022. 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.

2022 Employee Appreciation Days!

Each spring, we set aside time for employee appreciation 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 Employee Appreciation Days (May 3 – 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.

Watch the video message from Chancellor Alexander

All Week May 3-10

I Appreciate U! Compliments posted on HR Facebook page. Send your compliments to hr@uwgb.edu

2022 Thank You Cards

Preferred Parking Each day three winners from the Green Bay campus will be selected to park in a 15 minute or visitor parking spot.

Winners: Andy Bleier, Zach Gloshen, Cindy Johnson, Michael Shaw, Laura Delikowski, Erin Giese, Georjeanna Wilson-Donges, Nicole Kurth, Blake Pogrant, Nolan Bennett, Mark Fischer, Julie Flenz, Lea Truttmann, Jess Lambrecht, Erin Beres, Bea Yang Thao, Katie Lesperance, and Amanda Wildenberg.

Fitness Classes To attend in person, please register on the UREC app. To attend virtually, please visit the UREC website for the link.

Tuesday, May 3

Goat Flow rescheduled to Friday, May 6th due to weather

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: Lindsey Lecus, Erin Beres, Michael Shaw, Stephanie Kaponya, Blake Pogrant

Wednesday, May 4

Manitowoc Group Walk 11:45 am Meet Jared Dalberg by the Phoenix logo between the Founders & Hillside bridge

Marinette Group Walk 11:45 am Meet Kaitlin O’Claire in the center circle

Virtual Desk Stretches 12:30 – 12:45 Learn some simple stretches you can do right in your office to feel better and improve posture. Click here for the meeting invite: Desk Stretches

Thursday, May 5

Team Building Thursday Activities 11:45 am to 1:15 pm Student Services Plaza

      • Tricycle Races starting at 11:45
      • Games throughout

Love, Chartwells 11:45 am to 1:15 pm (or while supplies last) Student Services Plaza, Get a small wrapped treat from Chartwells

Virtual Guided Meditation 2:00 – 2:15 pm Reach a relaxed, focused state with a technique known as guided imagery. We’ll walk you through a peaceful scene to make it feel like you’re actually there! Click here for the meeting invite: Guided Meditation

Marinette Campus Employee Massages with Jessy Lemire 10:00 am to 1:00 pm (Veteran’s Lounge M167) sponsored by Wellness Committee – Sign up here: Marinette Chair Massages

Sheboygan Campus Employee Massages with Kandi Bagley 10:00 am to 1:00 pm sponsored by Wellness Committee – Sign up here: Sheboygan Chair Massages

Friday, May 6

Phoenix Fridays at the Garden Café – Staff and Faculty can redeem a free coffee refill if they’re wearing GB gear and bring a reusable cup.

$5.00 Fridays– $5.00 lunch for staff/ faculty at the Marketplace on Fridays. Download our Dine on Campus app for the Menu.

Goat Flow  – Quad between the Union and Library, Co-Sponsored by the Wellness Committee, Healthy Choices Task Force, and UREC

    • 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm – Wellness break/stretching
      • Limited to 35 students and 15 staff for each session
      • First come, first serve
      • Bring a towel
    • 3:00 pm – Pet the goats (no class)

Virtual Full Body Relaxation 2:00 – 2:15 pm Participation in an anxiety-reduction technique that involves alternating tension and relaxation in all of the body’s major muscle groups. Click here for the meeting invite: Full Body Relaxation

Manitowoc Campus Employee Massages with Gina Armstrong 10:00 am to 2:00  pm (Room F170) sponsored by Wellness Committee – Sign up here: Manitowoc Chair Massages

End of Year Celebration Shorewood Center – Sponsored by Student Engagement and Housing and Residential Education

    • 4:00 pm – 7 pm DJ Foam Drop Dance Party, Chalking, & Food
    • 7:15 pm – Live Concert from Stealing Oceans
    • 8:45 pm – Fireworks

Monday, May 9

Green Bay Campus Employee Massages with Brookside Therapeutic Massage LLC 8:30 am to 2:30 pm (Wood Hall 441) sponsored by Wellness Committee – All times reserved.

Green Bay Group Walk 1:00 pm Meet Ethan Harvey at the Shorewood Center

Tuesday, May 10

Faculty and Staff Cookout 11:45 – 1:15 Dick Bennett Gym, Kress Events Center or streaming via Teams Live Honoring Years of Service, Retirees and Emeriti

Thank you for all you do!

There is no UWGB without U!

UW-Green Bay Employee Appreciation Work Group Members

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