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Bellin Run & Step Into Spring Challenge Prize Winners Announced!

Prize Winners Announced

Barbara Tomashek-Ditter and Amanda Wildenberg win prizes for their participation in wellness events.

Logging an impressive 94.1 miles, the equivalent of 21 hours and 5 minutes of exercise since the beginning of 2015, Barbara Tomashek-Ditter has proven her dedication to wellness. She was randomly selected as the winner of a water bottle for her participation in the Step Into Spring Challenge. Congratulations Barbara!

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Barbara Tomashek-Ditter

After registering for the Bellin 10K Run, an event being held on June 13th in Green Bay, Amanda Wildenberg was randomly chosen to win a chic Bellin Run sweatshirt. Congratulations Amanda!

Amanda Wildenberg

Amanda Wildenberg

May Lunch n’ Learn

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Wellness

The UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee Presents:

What: Wellness Lunch and Learn
“Self-Defense”

When: Wednesday, May 6, 2015
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Where: Room 103, University Union

Learn about the latest and greatest self-defense techniques from UW-Green Bay’s own Officer Chad Kleman on May 6 in the Phoenix Rooms from noon to 1 P.M.

Student Employee Spotlight: Who works in HR?

Student Employee Spotlight: Who works in HR?

Here in HR we’re known for receiving lots of paperwork and are always working in an ever changing environment! Much of the efforts for sorting, filing, and assisting with this day to day change and the projects it brings about are our fantastic student employees/interns! Check out the short bios below to learn more about each of these helpful students.

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Karli Peterson

Human Resources Office Assistant Student Employee since February 2013

Communication Major (Public Relations and Organizational Comm. emphases)
English Major (Literature emphasis)
Spanish Minor

  1. What do you want to be when you “grow up”?
    I truly love planning events and working with people to put them together. If I get to write news releases and stories along the way, I’m fine with that.
  2. Three words that describe you.
    Enthusiastic, Busy, Smiley
  3. Personal interests.
    I’m a HUGE fan of The Walking Dead and The Golden Girls, I love to read and play piano, and Zumba and walking are my favorite ways to stay in shape.
  4. Random facts/interests.
    In September 2014, I competed for the title of Miss Wisconsin 2015. I didn’t get too far, but I met some really charismatic people.
  5. Are you messy or organized?
    My homework, notes, desk, and office spaces are usually organized. My bedroom and thoughts? They tend to be more on the messier side.
  6. Best vacation you’ve been to?
    I went to New Orleans for a band trip my senior year of high school. I’m headed to Italy (my first time out of the U.S.!) this May.
  7. Do you have a favorite quote?
    “Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  8. Favorite food?
    I’m a big fan of brats, pineapple, and trail mix (but not together).

 

ElizabethH

Elizabeth Hintz

Wellness/Human Resources Intern – 2015 spring semester

Major in Communication with an emphasis in Organizational Communication

 

  1. What are you hoping to do post-graduation (career, more school, etc.)?

I have been accepted to my online graduate program through the University of Denver in Organizational Development, Learning, and Training. I am currently seeking full-time employment. I would love to work in Organizational Development or Training and Development.

  1. Three words that describe you.

Organized, Punctual, Honest

  1. Personal interests

Reading, writing, spending time with family

  1. Random facts/interests

Will be (tied for) the 5th youngest person to ever graduate from UW-Green Bay!

  1. Are you messy or organized?

Insanely organized

  1. Do you have a favorite quote?

“The day the child realizes that all adults are imperfect he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives them, he becomes an adult; the day he forgives himself he becomes wise.”

  1. What do you like to do in your spare time?

Spare time? What’s that?

  1. What do you like to do for fun?

Go driving, take road trips

 JamieL

Jamie Lancelle

Human Resources Intern – 2015 Spring Semester

Major in Business Administration with Human Resource emphasis
Minor in Human Development

  1. Where is your home town?
    I am originally from Chicago, Illinois, but currently reside in Howard, Wisconsin.
  2. What are you hoping to do post-graduation (career, more school, etc.)?
    After graduation, my career goal is to work in a Human Resources department. My plan is to take the exam to obtain my HR certification as well. As far as more schooling goes, I have entertained the idea of going for my master’s degree, however, I think at this point that will be something I possibly tackle further down the road.
  3. Three words that describe you.
    Hardworking, Honest, Caring
  4. Do you have a favorite quote?
    While this could be a quote, I view it as more of a motto. Either way, it is certainly something that I have lived by…NEVER GIVE UP! There are times in my life where the easiest thing would have been to give up, but I have always been determined to keep pushing through the challenges.
  5.  What do you like to do in your spare time?
    When I have spare time, most of it is spent having fun and making memories with my children. From taking a walk to watching a movie, playing rounds of laser tag, going on a road trip, or watching them play sports, they keep life interesting and very busy. There is usually never a dull moment!
  6.  What’s on your bucket list?
    A personal bucket list item, which I will finally be able to cross off in December 2015, is to graduate from college!  A family bucket list item is to travel with my children and see all of the states. I have two boys who love sports, so it is a goal of ours to visit, or at least take a picture by the sports stadiums in each state.

Reminder: Student Rehire

The Student Rehire process, Graduating Students and those not returning, and Hiring Priorities

Student Rehire Process

Supervisors, please discuss with your student employees your plans to rehire them for Summer 2015 and/or Academic Year 2015-2016. E-mails with spreadsheet attachments containing a list of all active student employees will be sent out to the primary supervisor in late April. The spreadsheet will need to be updated/completed and sent back to hr@uwgb.edu for processing. Please watch for this email. Complete instructions will be provided within the email.

NOTE: Supervisors will need to complete the Student Employment Form to continue/rehire current student employees beyond 5/15/2015 that are not listed on the spreadsheet.

Graduating Seniors and Students not continuing enrollment

Student employees that will be graduating at the end of this semester and those who will not continue enrollment can work in their student appointments through the last day of exams, Friday, May 15, 2015.

Students who are graduating and those not continuing enrollment will be terminated by Human Resources and will not show on your rehire spreadsheet. Please contact Human Resources regarding the process to continue these students’ employment after that date.

Employment Period/Payrolls

Summer 2015 Payrolls: May C – August B (5/17/15-8/22/15)

  • The 2014-2015 Academic year ends on 5/15/15. All students graduating, not returning or who are on Federal Work Study may only work through 5/15/15. Note: Unused Work Study funds will not transfer to another term.
  • The summer work period begins on 5/17/2015.
  • Students seeking Federal Work Study for summer must complete the Summer Financial Aid Application found on the Financial Aid website: uwgb.edu/financial-aid

Academic Year 2015-2016: September A-May A (8/23/15-5/14/16)

  • The 2015-2016 Academic year begins on 9/2/2015.

A reminder on hiring priorities:

Students must be at least 16 years old and enrolled at an institute for higher education or high school to be eligible for student employment.

Students are employed on a priority basis with UW-Green Bay students receiving first priority.  Before other students are considered, a position must be posted in the PRO system to UW-Green Bay students for a minimum of two weeks.

Other students will need to provide of enrollment for the summer or Fall semester and employment form must indicate that the position was posted in PRO for two weeks.

Who do I contact with questions?

  • Student Employment Office (www.uwgb.edu/student-employment/)

The Student Employment Office posts employment opportunities for currently enrolled students using Phoenix Recruitment Online (PRO). The office also manages Federal Work Study Awards. Connect on facebook twitter

For questions on student employee rights or issues, part-time student employment opportunities, off campus employment or Work Study, contact Diana Delbecchi at delbeccd@uwgb.edu or studentemployment@uwgb.edu.

For student employment eligibility, appointments, paperwork, Portal access, contact Sousie Lee at lees@uwgb.edu or hr@uwgb.edu.

For timesheets, hours, payroll processing or earnings statements, contact Kimberly Danielson at danielsk@uwgb.edu or payrollandbenefits@uwgb.edu.

 

Are you a student supervisor or student employee?
• Student rehire spreadsheets will be sent to primary approvers in late April. Please look for these emails from HR.
• Students graduating or not returning may only work through 5/15/2015.
• Reminder: Our hiring priority is UW-Green Bay students.
Please click here for more information

Student Employee Appreciation Week: April 13-17

Student Employee Appreciation Week: April 13-17

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April 13-17, UW-Green Bay is celebrating National Student Employee Appreciation Week with events scheduled to honor and appreciate all student employees. Check out the events scheduled across campus designed to show appreciation for all of our hard working student employees! Every year the National Student Employment Association (NSEA) coordinates a selection process and chooses the National Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY) to recognize the outstanding contributions and achievements of students who work while attending college.  Stay tuned to the student employment website for nominees and check back later this week to see who is selected for this award!

Employee Spotlight: Jan Snyder

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT

Here at UW-Green Bay we are familiar with the mission of providing interdisciplinary, problem-focused educational experiences that prepare students to think critically and address complex issues in the world. What happens after they gain all that wonderful knowledge? The day they’ve all waited for: COMMENCEMENT (a.k.a. graduation day)! Behind this glorious day and all the preparation that it entails is the University Services Program Associate within the Office of the Provost, Jan Snyder.

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Jan has the wonderful position of planning commencement and coordinating all the activities that go along with it. In addition to this, Jan serves as the University Staff Committee chair and has served on numerous other campus committees. Jan has been an employee at UW-GB for over 20 years, and has over 35 total years in office and administrative support. She has been employed in the departments of Financial Aid, Dean of Students, Education, Humanities, and many more.

When asked to tell us about herself, Jan explained that:

“I grew up in southwest Iowa, the middle of 5 children.  I was a serious student, but also active in sports and music.  I played softball from the time I was 9 until I was 26, played volleyball from junior high until I was 40, played tennis (singles), and liked to run (short distances).  I played the clarinet, oboe, and string bass in junior high and high school.  I was active in band, orchestra, jazz band, and was a majorette during football season.  I twirled baton for about 10 years, including a fire baton at football games and the school talent show.  After we started a family, I was very active at our church for many years, helping with the AWANA kids program, teaching Sunday school and children’s church, directing the crafts program for vacation Bible school, and being known as the ‘snack lady’ for the middle and high school youth program.”

Jan is described as organized, driven and sensitive. Her interests when not planning for campus ceremonies include family, walking, exercising, flower and plant gardening, cross country skiing, and traveling.

Student Employment Information

It’s the time of year to think about the student employees you plan to rehire for Summer 2015 and/or Academic Year 2015-2016. Primary supervisors will receive e-mails with spreadsheet attachments containing a list of all active student employees in late April. Through this process you will be able to indicate the terms of rehire (summer only, summer and academic year, academic year only), termination, and indicate changes in funding, hourly rates, and approvers. A due date will also be indicated in the email and spreadsheets not received by the due date may result in termination of student appointments. Please look for this email in late April.

Graduating seniors and those not returning for the fall semester may only work through MAY 15, 2015. This applies to all student employees, work study or regular.

Forums, Forums, Forums!

By now, you have probably seen a flurry of e-mails promoting several campus forums and follow up surveys related to these forums.  Since November, the Office of Human Resources in collaboration with the University Staff Personnel Committee and more recently the Academic Staff Personnel Committee, have put together and continue to hold campus forums to discuss the developed UW System Operational Policies (OPS) and the development and revision of campus policies based off of these OPS.  Below is an outline of the forums that have been held and those upcoming, along with survey results and the status of any current policy development revision.

 

Month
Forum dates/times
Topics  Groups affected Survey results & current policy status
November 2014
November 6, 2014; 9-10 a.m. & November 13, 2014 3-4 p.m.
(forum presentation)
Grievance Procedures
Layoff for Reasons of Budget or Program
University staff Survey results
Grievance Policy- finalized 1/8/15
Layoff Policy- finalized 2/13/15
January 2015
January 7, 2015; 11-12 p.m. & January 12, 2015; 2-3 p.m.
(forum presentation)
Complaint Procedures
Performance Management
Title Change
Voluntary Reassignment
University staff Survey results
Complaint procedures- in process
Performance management- in process
Title change- in process
Voluntary reassignment- meetings will begin with exempt US mid-April
February 2015
February 19, 2015; 1-2 p.m. & February 24, 2015; 11-12 p.m.
(forum presentation)
Recruitment
Job Security
University Staff Temporary and Project Appointments 
University staff
Faculty, Academic Staff & Limited- only for topic of possible internal movement policy
Survey underway, deadline Friday, March 20, 2015
March 2015
March 24, 2015; 11-12 p.m. & March 25, 2015 2-3 p.m. 
Workplace Safety
Children in the Workplace
Workplace Expectations
All
April 2015
TBD
Compensation Structure and Tools
Regent Pay Plan and Supplemental Distribution
All

                                               

Other forums will be scheduled as OPS are finalized and more is learned about the implementation of other items related to UPS.

Biometric Screening Event

Wellness

The UW-Green Bay Benefits Office & Wellness Committee Presents:

What:                                       Well Wisconsin Biometric Screening Event

(See below for incentive details!)

When:                                      Monday, April 20th

8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Where:                                    University Union, Phoenix Rooms

Who can Participate:              Member employees, spouses/domestic partners, and adult children enrolled in State Group Health Insurance

How to Participate:                 Pre-Registration is required!

                                                Register online at https://register.wellness-inc.com/stateofwi

                                                Deadline to Register: Thursday, April 16 (or until all appointments are filled)

 

In 2015, all state insurance plans are offering $150/member for completing the Well Wisconsin program.  There are two steps to completing the program.

  • Participate in a biometric screening

 

Get up-to-date testing results on your height, weight, and Body Mass Index (BMI), cholesterol level, glucose measurement, and blood pressure.  At the on-site screening you will be asked to provide proof of insurance (health insurance card).  You will then go through a series of staffed stations for the testing, which generally takes less than 20 minutes.  At the end of the screening you will be given your results.

  • Complete your Health Risk Survey online provided by your health plan

 

Use your biometric screening results to complete the survey.  Visit http://wellwisconsin.wi.gov and click on your insurance plan in the column to the left for a direct link to the online Health Survey.  This quick, easy survey will ask a range of questions including your daily stress level, family medical history, and typical meal plan.  The Health Survey is designed to help you gauge intangible well-being factors to pinpoint possible health risks.

Once the biometric screening and health survey are completed, the $150 incentive will be processed and issued by your health insurance provider.  Health plan issued rewards are considered a fringe benefit of employment and must be treated as taxable income by the primary subscriber’s employer.  Your health plan is required to report payment information for the subscriber and enrolled family member’s to the subscriber’s employer.  Individual health information will never be shared with the employer.

 

Even if you are unable to attend the on-site Biometric Screening on April 20th, you can complete the biometric screening portion with your physician (the necessary paper forms for physician’s completion are available under each individual health plan on the Well Wisconsin website).

 

Please direct any questions to Kimberly Danielson, Benefits Specialist, at (920) 465-2196 or danielsk@uwgb.edu.

 

We can always work to improve the quality of our lives through health and wellness!

 

A CEO’s Perspective on Change Lunch n’ Learn & Upcoming Events

CURRENT-PerspectivesonchangeEvent Basics
When: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 11 a.m. Registration & Networking 11:30 a.m. Lunch Served 12 p.m. Presentation 1 p.m. Conclusion
Where: Tundra Lodge Conference Center 865 Lombardi Ave Green Bay, WI  54304
Fee: $15 Members of Current $25 Nonmembers of Current Free with 2015 Lunch n’ Learn or All-Inclusive Events Package – Learn More
Menu: Baked parmesan encrusted chicken breast set on top a basil marinara sauce with chef’s choice of starch and vegetables, coffee, water and milk. Vegetarian option available upon request.
Register: Register OnlineTo ensure proper membership pricing for Current or an events package enrollment, please use the eamil address we have on file for you when registering online. There is a 96-hour cancellation policy.

 

Event Overview
A CEO’s Perspective on Change In just a few years, Shopko has doubled in size and experienced a positive sales trend we haven’t seen in a decade. How is this possible? In this session, Peter McMahon, CEO of Shopko Stores Operating Company, LLC will describe how he approached the organization’s need for change to create this rapid growth story.

 

About the SpeakerCURRENT-Perspectivesonchangespeaker
Peter McMahon CEO Shopko Peter McMahon is the chief executive officer of Shopko Stores Operating Company, LLC.   Founded in 1962 and headquartered in Green Bay, Shopko Stores is a $3 billion retailer that operates 327 stores in 24 states throughout the Midwest, Mountain, North Central and Pacific Northwest regions. With four decades of distinguished experience in the retail sector, Peter has a proven track record of delivering on objectives, exceeding expectations and leading organizations with a complex array of programs with the ability to leverage strengths in their business units. He started as a junior assistant and rapidly advanced to manager and beyond due to his hard work and ability to motivate others. He has held a variety of executive and senior positions with global retailers including chief operating officer of Loblaw, Canada’s largest food retailer and a leading provider of drugstore, general merchandise and financial products and services, and a member of the executive management team of Wal-Mart Inc., Germany and Japan. From the United Kingdom, Peter was born in Liverpool, Merseyside and holds a degree in economics from the University of Liverpool. Peter is also a naturalized citizen of Canada, where he lived and worked prior to joining Shopko Stores. Peter and his wife Leila now reside in Green Bay and recently added a Welsh Springer Spaniel named Riley to their family.