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Employee Spotlight: Deanne Kusserow

Deanne KusserowName: Deanne Kusserow

Position at UWGB: Academic Advisor

Summary of what you do: Help students with any academic issues; most students come to see me when they need to register for classes.

How long have you been employed: 15 years here at UWGB

Brief history of employment with UWGB: I started here as an academic advisor in 2003, and have been in the same position since!

Three words that describe you: Type B, Fun-Loving, Thankful.

Personal interests: “Reading” audio books, yoga, decluttering, scrapbooking.

Random facts/interests: I can name every U.S. President from 1-44, I know all the lyrics to 95% of The Beatles and One Direction songs, and I LOVE 90s rap.

 

Tell us a little about yourself. I turned 40 this year (it’s the new 29!), I love pop culture trivia, and am an aspiring minimalist. My Bachelor’s degree is in Social Work, and my Master’s degree is in Counseling with an emphasis in Higher Education. I drive a mini-van, and I love it.

 

Tell us a little bit about your family. I have two kids – Ben who is 11, and Kate who is 9, my husband is Justin, I have the cutest dog name Joe, and a Guinea Pig named PJ.

 

What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most? Helping students problem solve, or helping them fix an issue that seems unjust – I pride myself on being a student advocate.

 

What do you like to do in your spare time? Crafting projects, scrapbooking, and binge watching TV while I’m doing both of these!

 

What is an ability you wish you had? Magic, of course. I would whip up dinner and clean my house with a wand, just like Molly Weasley.

 

­If you could witness any historical event, what would you want to see? A concert by The Beatles.

Hidden talent? Standing on my head.

 

Are you messy or organized? Messy!

 

What do you always want to try and never did? Playing the drums.

 

Motto or personal mantra? “Good Enough.”

 

What is your favorite movie and book? Top Gun and The Westing Game (yep, it’s a kid’s book!).

What do you like to do on your days off? Take a nap!

 

What books are at your bedside? Natural Disaster: I Cover Them. I am One. By Ginger Zee, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and Dust by Patricia Cornwell.

 

What do you like most about your job? The people I work with!

 

Where is your home town? I grew up in Greenfield, and then Delafield, WI.

 

What is the first concert you attended? Whitney Houston

 

What one food do you wish had zero calories? Cheese.

Student Employee of the Year Nominations

Now’s a great time to nominate for Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY)!

The Student Employment Office is seeking nominations for the 2019 SEOTY competition.  Take advantage of the break between semesters to submit a nomination for your outstanding student employee.  Applications are evaluated based on reliability, professionalism, quality of work, initiative, and uniqueness of contribution.  Submissions are due February 17, 2019.  A special ceremony to recognize nominees and award winners will be held April 15, 2019.  Please contact Allen Voelker (Student Employment and Scholarship Coordinator) at voelkera@uwgb.edu or 920/465-2556 with any questions.

 

Employee Spotlight: Morgan Schwaller

 

Morgan Schwaller

Name: Morgan Schwaller

Hometown: Elkhart Lake, WI

Major/Minor: Business Admin. With double emphasis in HR and Marketing

How long have you been a Student at UWGB? On my 4th Year, will be graduating in May

Are you involved in any Student Orgs? Kappa Beta Gamma an International Community Based Sorority

Personal interests: Hiking, Working out, Yoga, Painting, Cooking/Baking

Random facts/interests: I am the youngest of 4 kids in my family and my first name came from my mom’s maiden name

Are you messy or organized? Organized

Best vacation you’ve been to? Mexico

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

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

If you could witness any historical event, what would you want to see? First successful trip to the moon

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

If your house was burning down, what’s the one non-living thing you would save? My grandmother’s jewelry

Motto or personal mantra? Always try to find the positive side in any situation

Tell us a little bit about your family. I am the youngest of 4 children, and my oldest sibling is 10 years older than me.

What advice would you give to incoming freshman? You can never have too many friends in college

What did you want to be when growing up? Pediatrician

What do you like to do on your days off? Travel and see family

What else do you do for fun? Hike, travel to state/county parks

What is an ability you wish you had? Singing

What is your favorite sport? Soccer

What one food do you wish had zero calories? Chocolate

What phobias do you have? Foot phobia

What was your favorite book, toy, or outfit as a child? Lite Brights

What would you like to be famous for? Going to every state park in the US

What’s on your bucket list? Traveling to every state in the US

What’s the one thing, you can’t live without? Chocolate & Shopping

What’s your favorite thing to do in Green Bay? Hike in different parks

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

 

Title & Total Compensation Project: Employee Benefits Preferences Survey

UW System and UW-Madison, in partnership with Mercer Consulting, will conduct an Employee Benefits Preferences Survey. The Survey is a key component of the Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project.

 

What is the Employee Benefits Preferences Survey?

The Employee Benefits Preferences Survey is an additional aspect of the Title and Total Compensation Study designed to assess faculty and staff opinions regarding the benefit program offerings available to UW System employees. The results of this survey will be used to evaluate employee benefit preferences and whether or not programs are meeting their diverse needs.

Who will be surveyed?

All full-time benefits-eligible employees in the UW System will have the opportunity to participate in this confidential survey.

When will this happen?

The survey period is Monday, November 26, 2018 – Friday, December 14, 2018. Findings will be shared mid-year 2019.

Why is this being done?

The Survey provides faculty and staff the opportunity to communicate their benefits preferences, assess satisfaction with current benefits available and share their desire for potential trade-off of benefits elements. The findings will help inform our efforts to explore and consider supplemental benefit offerings for employees across the UW System. NoteThis is not an attempt to target benefits for elimination or reduce current benefit levels.

Next steps

Employees will receive an email with a personalized link to the Survey and instructions for completing it. The email subject line will be “UW Employee Benefits Preferences Survey” and will come from the email address: universityofwisconsin@mercer.com. This email is not a phishing scam.  Please also check your junk email box the week of November 26, if you have not received the survey.

 

Additional information about the TTC project can be found at the UW System website. Please send your questions about the Survey or the TTC Project to TTC@uwsa.edu.

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.