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


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.

Sign Up Now for Employee Appreciation Days Activities!

Employee Appreciation Days are right around the corner. Complete this survey to be entered into the drawing for:

Preferred Parking – Each day, 3 employees on the Green Bay campus will be selected to park in any 15 minute or visitor parking spot.

Lunch with Leadership – On Tuesday, May 3, five employees will be selected to join members of Leadership for lunch in the Chancellor’s Conference Room.

Tricycle Races – We are excited to bring back the popular Talladega Trikes tricycle races at UWGB Speedway on Team Building Thursday, 5/5. Sign up to be part of the excitement of a bracket style competition.

All winners will be announced next week Thursday in the HR Connect and will be contacted individually via email. Registration extended through Noon on Monday, May 2 and announced an an email on Monday afternoon.

This survey also allows you to submit an employee shout out! All shout outs will be posted on our UWGB Human Resources Facebook page.

Sign up here!

Non-Instructional Academic Staff & Limited Employee Performance Evaluation Calendar Transition

In accordance with SYS 1254, Performance Management all employees are expected to have a performance evaluation conducted annually. University Staff, Faculty and Instructional Academic Staff annual evaluations are generally completed in January/February of each year, while historically Non-instructional Academic Staff and Limited employee evaluations have been completed in July/August.

In an effort to create a more consistent review period across employee classifications and support future technology enhancements in the performance evaluation process for non-instructional staff, Cabinet has approved a change in calendar for Non-Instructional Academic Staff and Limited evaluations. Non-Instructional Academic Staff and Limited evaluations will now be based upon a calendar year review period and will be conducted annually in January/February.

To facilitate this transition in calendar, Non-Instructional Academic Staff & Limited employees will not be expected to complete annual performance evaluations during this coming July/August. However, supervisors will be strongly encouraged to schedule a touch-point to informally discuss performance and goals with their employees. The next round of annual evaluations for this employee group will be due in late winter of 2023 and will be based upon a review period of July 1, 2021 – December 31, 2022. After this transition year, annual evaluations will be conducted consistent with a 12-month calendar year review period.

This change in evaluation schedule will not impact six-month evaluations for new Non-Instructional Academic Staff and Limited employees. Timely individual notifications will continue to be provided to supervisors for employees required to have a six-month evaluation.

Over the next several months, the Office of Human Resources in collaboration with shared governance committees will be reviewing the current non-instructional performance evaluation process to identify updates that will streamline processes and better align with the positions descriptions developed this year as part of the Title & Total Compensation Project.

Additional information will be shared as it is available. For questions about the performance evaluation process, please contact hr@uwgb.edu.


Updated Employee Handbook for Academic and University Staff Employees

In an effort to ensure that the Employee Handbook remains up-to-date, Human Resources has consulted with Academic and University Staff Governance representatives to document needed revisions to the Employee Handbook for Academic and University Staff Employees. Prior to this, the most recent update to the Handbook occurred in early 2019. Updates included revising links for UW System policies, aligning handbook language with previously-communicated UW System and UW-Green Bay policy and process changes, and ensuring that the handbook aligns with recent projects such as T&TC and biweekly payroll.

As a reminder, the UW-Green Bay Employee Handbook for Academic and University Staff contains helpful information for all University Staff and Academic Staff employees, including referential policies, campus information, and various resources. Employees are encouraged to review the information contained within this handbook. Acknowledgements are only required of new employees, so there is no further action needed by employees at this time. 

Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week

Our partners at Wisconsin Emergency Management would like to announce Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin will take place April 4-8 this year. This annual campaign encourages everyone in Wisconsin to prepare for the tornadoes and severe storms in the state that may develop during the spring and summer months.    Here is a reminder of our actions here on our campuses for tornadoes:

Tornado Watch

  • Monitor weather conditions.

Tornado Warning

  • Evacuate to lowest level, interior room or hall.
  • Stay away from window, glass, large open areas.
  • Protect your head and face; get under a sturdy surface or structure.
  • Monitor weather by radio or weather alert radio.

Here are helpful links to better prepare yourself for and respond to severe storm events in Wisconsin.

Severe Thunderstorms and Tornadoes Toolkit

Floods (wi.gov)