General

Blue-Green Canapés

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. low-fat (Neufchatel) cream cheeseBlue-Green Canapés
  • 2 oz. blue cheese (about 1/4 cup)
  • 12 large seedless green grapes
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 24 miniature Melba toasts

Directions

Let cream cheese and blue cheese soften enough to be mixed with a fork. Cut grapes in half lengthwise. Put walnuts between 2 sheets of waxed paper and crush to make fine crumbs.

Spread cheese mixture on mini-toasts. Cover with walnut crumbs and top with half a grape.

Makes 24 canapés

Each contains about 31 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat, no trans fat, 4 mg cholesterol), 56 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, less than 1 g dietary fiber, less than 1 g sugars, and 1 g protein.

 

Recipe from the StayWell Company, LLC.

To Catch More Z’s, Slip on Some Comfy Socks

It’s true: Your cold feet could actually be keeping you from getting a full night’s sleep. What if you could banish your sleepless nights with a simple pair of socks?

When you warm up cold feet (or hands), it starts a process called vasodilation, or the dilation of the blood vessels. When your blood vessels open, it sends a message throughout your body, in the form of heat, that it’s time for sleep. This can help you drift off more quickly.

Give it a go tonight. But if the thought of wearing socks while you sleep is slightly disturbing—and it can be for some people—there are other ways to warm those tootsies. Try adding extra blankets at the end of your bed, place a warm water bottle near your feet at bedtime, or wear warm slippers before bed. No matter what you do, the same principle still applies: Heat up your feet, and you may find yourself falling asleep faster.

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Article from the StayWell Company, LLC

Board of Regents Protocol for the Chancellor Search & Screen Process

As announced in a memorandum to the university community on August 14, 2019, Chancellor Gary L. Miller has resigned his position as UW-Green Bay Chancellor effective September 30, 2019. In the coming months, a national search for UW-Green Bay’s next Chancellor will commence.

Regent Policy Document (RPD) 6-4 outlines the protocol determined by the Board of Regents for the selection of University of Wisconsin System senior leadership positions, including chancellors of UW institutions. This protocol was revised by the Board of Regents in 2017.  With those revisions, the upcoming Chancellor search process will be different than the 2014 search in areas such as chancellor qualifications and search and screen committee composition.

The following information from RPD 6-4 pertains to the recruitment and selection of institutional chancellors:

  • Special Regent Committee Composition:
1. Special Regent Committee Composition: Bookmark Anchor

President Cross will designate a Special Regent Committee consisting of not less than three nor more than five Regents to be involved in the selection process for a replacement.

  • Chancellor Qualifications:
2. Chancellor Qualifications: Bookmark Anchor

The Special Regent Committee shall work with the System President to produce a brief job description, taking into account the special characteristics of the institution at which the Chancellor would serve. The job description shall be inclusive and encourage applicants from various professional backgrounds and not require candidates for chancellor to have a terminal degree or the academic experience to be awarded tenure at the institution.

  • Search and Screen Committee Composition:
3. Search and Screen Committee Composition: Bookmark Anchor

The Search and Screen Committee shall be comprised of ten members, to include five Regents and five individuals knowledgeable of the duties and responsibilities of the position and broadly representative of the interests of the students, faculty, academic staff, university staff, administrators, community and friends of the institution and the interests of the UW System. The Regent President shall appoint five Regents to the Search and Screen Committee, and designate one of the Regents as chair.

The non-Regent members of the committee shall be appointed after the President consults with members of the institution’s governance groups and other members of the university community. The appoints shall include two faculty, one staff representative from the institution, one student, and one community and/or alumni member.

UW-Green Bay Mentors Needed

Are you interested in being a mentor for new employees?  Would you like to meet new people and share your wisdom and experiences as a UW-Green Bay employee?  If so, please consider becoming a “Campus Resource Person” within the Campus Connection Program!

We are in desperate need of mentors to help our new staff to become more engaged in our university community.  The Campus Connection Program is an excellent way to give back and get to know staff across campus.  Many mentors are needed for Academic and University Staff.

The goal of the Campus Connection Program is to foster a cooperative network among University Staff and Academic Staff employees, as well as to cultivate a sense of community on campus.  The program benefits new employees by giving them a friendly resource (a campus resource person).  In return, existing employees have the opportunity to share their experiences and knowledge.

As a campus resource person, you would help new employees acclimate to the campus culture and help them become an active campus community member.  You would meet with the new employee, invite them to university events, and act as a resource.

Click on these links for more information about the Campus Connection Program and the Campus Connection Program Mentor Checklist.

If you are interested in being a campus resource person:

  1. Have a discussion with your supervisor to discuss the feasibility with your workload.
  2. Contact Julie Flenz in Human Resources at x2235 or flenzj@uwgb.edu with your interest

** Please note: If you have participated in the Campus Connection Program in the past and are currently on our list of volunteers, you will remain on the list unless you email in and request removal.

Please contact Human Resources at x2390 or hr@uwgb.edu if you have any questions!

Beet-All Pasta Salad

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked spiral, whole-wheat pastabeet salad
  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach, shredded
  • 1 12-ounce jar whole beets (1-1/2 cups), cut in half
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon real maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon virgin olive oil

Directions

Mix pasta, spinach, beets, onion, and walnuts in a salad bowl. Combine maple syrup, vinegar, and olive oil in a small jar and shake well. Pour over salad. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until you’re ready to eat.

Serves 6

Each serving contains about 123 calories, 4 g protein, 3 g fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 23 g carbohydrates, 3 g fiber, and 120 mg sodium.

Recipe from the StayWell Company, LLC.

It’s Tea Time

teadrinkingThere’s just something about tea that says “relaxation.” But the benefits go beyond a few minutes of me-time. Compounds in tea called flavonoids lower LDL, or “bad,” cholesterol, widen blood vessels, and prevent dangerous clots from forming. Some evidence even links tea to a lower risk for cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. So, beginning today, why not enjoy a daily cup of green or black tea—both have health benefits. But keep in mind that processed, sugar-sweetened tea beverages you buy at the store can contain lots of calories. Your best bet is to brew your own tea. It’s tasty, healthy, and economical.

Article from the StayWell Company, LLC

Take a Mental Trip to Fall Asleep

It’s often hard to drift off at night, especially if you’ve had a busy or stressful day. About 1 in 4 adults experiences insomnia at least occasionally. If your regular wind-down routine isn’t doing the trick, try something called guided imagery.

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Think of a place where you’ve been before, and mentally trace the route in your mind. If you like to golf, “walk” the course in your mind. Tune in to the warmth of the sun and the smell of the fresh air, and imagine that you’re there. Or take a walk through your childhood home, or through a museum you’ve visited before. You can also retrace the steps of a walking or running route. Directing your attention in this way—taking a mental trip—can help you ease into restful slumber. Challenge yourself to try out guided imagery before you head to bed tonight!

 

Article from the StayWell Company, LLC

Seedless Raspberry Sauce

This recipe takes out the fiber, but leaves a big, concentrated raspberry flavor. You can add it to a vinaigrette salad dressing or layer it with strawberry preserves and whipped cream in a cocktail glass.

Ingredientsrasberry

  • 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 1/4 cup sugar (or 3 tbsp. granulated sugar substitute)
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice

Directions

Bring berries, sugar (or sweetener), and lemon juice to a boil. Let thicken and cool slightly. Press mixture through a fine strainer. This will take patience and about 20 minutes of mashing, but you will be rewarded with a rich, seedless sauce. Discard seeds.

Makes about 1/2 cup

Each tablespoon serving contains about 37 calories, 0 g fat, 0 g cholesterol, 0 g sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 0 g dietary fiber, 7 g sugars, and 0 g protein.

Recipe from the StayWell Company, LLC.

Title & Total Compensation Project Update – August, 2019

https___www.wisconsinThe University of Wisconsin (UW) is embarking on a complete redesign of its current classification and compensation structure. The goal of the Title and Total Compensation Project will be to develop new systems that will enable institutions to continue to attract and retain the best talent.

Recently, the Office of Human Resources and Workforce Diversity held open forums for employees and managers. To view the open forum presentation, please click here.

For Title & Total Compensation Project background information related to job titles, job descriptions, compensation, and benefits, please see this August, 2019 updated handout.

Managers and Division Leaders – would you like a poster for your area about Title & Total Compensation Project? Please print off this poster and showcase within your department!

Recent UW System Updates:

Titles and Job Descriptions

    • Review of the draft titles and standard job descriptions is complete! The job titles and standard job descriptions will remain in draft form until after employee-manager conversations December 1, 2019 through February 15, 2020.

    • The next step is job mapping. UW System Human Resources will provide a proposed match for each current job title to an updated job title and job description. Job mapping will then take place at the institutional level where UW-Green Bay human resources will work with divisional leaders to match each employee’s current job title to a new job title, utilizing the job mapping crosswalk. Work on job mapping will wrap up during the fall of 2019.

    • Job mapping will lead to a process of discussions where employees will review their updated job title and standard job description with managers during winter 2019-2020. Compensation will not be discussed during these employee/manager conversations.

    • While job titles and job descriptions may change, employees will not lose their jobs, employees will not need to reapply for their jobs, and the work done by employees will not change.

Benefits

    • UW partnered with Mercer Consulting to compare UW benefits to what other employers with similar workforces are offering.

    • A summary of the benefits analysis preliminary findings will be available to employees in the fall of 2019.

    • Based on the Mercer benefits analysis and stakeholder input, the project team will recommend a benefits strategy to enhance UW benefits offerings and help keep UW competitive within the market.

    • Changes to current benefits offerings are out of scope of this project and subject to Board of Regents and legislature reviews and approvals.

Compensation

    • This project creates the foundation for a market informed UW compensation structure for leadership to identify compensation issues and advocate for employees, but does not directly address compensation issues.

    • After the title structure is finalized in March 2020. the compensation structure can be finalized, which means that job titles will have updated salary ranges. More details will be forthcoming in March 2020 about updated salary range. Employee pay will not be cut. Employee pay will also not be increased as a part of this project. Any increases in pay are out of scope of this project and would need to be funded and planned over time by leadership.

    • Work is still being done to determine and document all of the methods for pay adjustments and career development that will be available in the future

In the Queue:

  • Summary of Results for the Employee Benefits Preferences Survey & Benefits Value Analysis, estimated completion: September 2019 (Q3)
  • Proposed Titles and Standard Job Descriptions Posted Online, estimated completion: December 2019 (Q3)
  • Titles and Standard Job Descriptions Implementation, estimated completion: March 2020 (Q1)

For up-to-date information about the Title & Total Compensation Project, please see the UW System Title & Total Compensation Project website. Answers to frequently asked questions can be found on the UW System FAQ page.

UW-Green Bay Updates:

  • UW-Green Bay HR has started conversations with University Staff and Academic Staff governance groups related to a potential appeals process for title determinations.
  • UW-Green Bay has an institutional T&TC project team, whose goal is to engage with subject matter experts and stakeholders. Feedback and information about T&TC flows to and from the project team. A listing of members of the UW-Green Bay institutional T&TC project team can be found here.

Eggplant Parmesan Sandwiches

Ingredients

  • 4 eggplant slices, each 3/4-inch thickeggplant sandwich
  • 1/4 cup no-cholesterol egg substitute
  • 1/3 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons grated fat-free Parmesan cheese
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 4 ounces fat-free mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • 2 roasted red peppers, cut into halves
  • 4 Italian rolls or hoagie buns, toasted
  • 2 cups tomato pasta sauce

Directions

  • Combine bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese in bowl. Dip eggplant slices in egg substitute, then coat generously with the breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese.
  • Spray a large skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium heat until hot. Saute eggplant slices over a medium-high heat until browned, about 5 minutes. Spray eggplant with cooking spray and turn over; cook until tender, about 5 more minutes.
  • Top each eggplant slice with 1 ounce cheese; cook, covered, until cheese is melted, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Place red peppers on bottoms of rolls; top with eggplant, pasta sauce, and roll tops.

Serves 4

  • Each serving contains approximately 262 calories, 2.2 g fat, 0 mg cholesterol, and 765 mg sodium.

 

Recipe from the StayWell Company, LLC.