“Step into Spring” Challenge

 

Step 1: Create a Team consisting of 3-5 members. E-mail the list of members to danielsk@uwgb.edu.

Step 2: Register of the American Heart Association MyStart! website to log your activity.

Step 3: Participate! Log your activities throughout the month of April on the MyStart! website.

Step 4: Earn Incentives! Weekly drawings will be held for participants logging their activities. At the end of the competition, the team with the most miles logged will win a 360° of Wellness T-shirt! Continue logging your activities after Tuesday, April 30 for future drawings and incentives.

See the Informational flyer on how to sign up and compete today!

If you have any questions, please contact hr@uwgb.edu.

Wellness Committee: 2013 Bellin Run

Get out and enjoy some fun with co-workers, friends, and family!

Register today for the UW-Green Bay Corporate Challenge!

Bellin 10K Run/Walk • Green Bay, WI • Saturday, June 8, 2013

Participate in friendly competition while promoting a healthier lifestyle! Employees, friends and family are all encouraged to participate as part of the UW-Green Bay Corporate Challenge.

Register today and enjoy the benefits:

  • VIP Race Packet Delivery – all registrants’ race packets will be delivered to UW-Green Bay for pick-up the week before the event
  • an early registration gift – if registered by Wednesday, May 1
  • entry for additional prizes donated by UW-Green Bay’s Wellness Committee.

When registering, please use Team Name: UW-Green Bay, Team Password: 840

Visit the UW-Green Bay Bellin Run website for information on registration.

Join us for a Lunch and Learn to hear more about the Bellin 10 K, and receive helpful hints on registration, training, and other aspects of the run from Assistant Race Director, Linda Maxwell.

When:                 Friday, March 22, 12:10 – 1 p.m.

Where:               University Union, 1965 Room

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”

The UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee Presents:

 

What:             Wellness Committee Lunch and Learn:
AED: Be a Lifesaver

When:             3/12/13   12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (feel free to bring your lunch) or
                       3/13/13   12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (feel free to bring your lunch)

Where:            Christie Theater

An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) analyzes the heart’s electrical rhythm for abnormalities. When needed, and AED administers a shock, called defibrillation, to a person suffering from sudden cardiac arrest. The shock may help the heart re-establish an effective rhythm and can increase the chance of survival.

Every minute counts. Even the fastest ambulance response rates in the U.S. are not sufficient to give most Sudden Cardiac Arrest victims a fighting chance–unless an AED is readily available. Victims’ survival chances drop by 10% for every minute that passes, while an AED can increase survival chances from 5% to as high as 75%.

The University has recently added several AED’s providing for 21 total across the campus.  Come to this session and get informed about how to properly use an AED in an emergency situation.

If you have any questions, please contact hr@uwgb.edu.

The UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee Presents:

 

What:             Wellness Committee Lunch and Learn
Mindfulness Presentation
by Lissa Balison. MSE, LPC, Counselor, Counseling and Health Center

When:             2/27/13   12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (feel free to bring your lunch)

Where:            University Union- Room 103

In a culture of always sprinting ahead, and looking behind (often with regret and/or embarrassment) wouldn’t it be nice to learn how to take a break from all of that and “just be” from time to time.  Mindfulness will give you that opportunity.

What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness means to deliberately pay attention to whatever you are doing, right now. Everything except sleep can be done mindfully. For example, we can eat mindfully or we can think about past or future events without paying attention to our eating.

This is not the easiest of things to do but it is possible. This lunch and learn will focus on basic mindfulness practice that anyone can apply to their daily life.

If you have any questions, please contact hr@uwgb.edu.

State Employees Combined Campaign (SECC)

To those of you who have already given, congratulations….we are nearly to our 2012 goal!  If you haven’t had the chance to participate there is no better time than now.  We are only $4,000 away from our goal.  With just a $1 a pay period contribution you can help ensure we meet that goal by Friday.  Remember the campaign ends on November 30th so this is the last week left to give.   Donate Today, Don’t Delay!

Your contributions make a real difference in the lives of people across the state and around the world.

The SECC Statewide is a workplace giving campaign that offers you the opportunity to donate to one or more of the more than 400 charities that participate via payroll contribution, check or cash.  Giving through your work place is as easy as ever!   Click here to see the instructions are below.

Not sure how much to give?  See below for what several dollars a month can do:

  • $1 a month feeds a family of four for two days (Hunger Relief Fund of Wisconsin –administered by Hunger Task Force, Inc.)
  • $5 a month supports printing and giving information to more than 500 children on how to avoid and respond to bullying behaviors (Community Shares)
  • $10 per month buys all the supplies for one school team and teacher to participate in the Wisconsin Envirothon (Wisconsin Environmental Education Fund).
  • $25 a month will buy a tent heating stove, 3 blankets and a lantern for a family in Afghanistan (Neighbor to Nation)

Again, it’s quick and simple!  I encourage you to log in and consider making a contribution because every dollar really does make a difference.

The campaign runs through November 30th.  If you have questions or would prefer paper materials, please call 608.256.1066.

To make your pledge online:

  • Go to www.seccstatewide.wi.gov
  • Click on the link for University employees
  • All University employees are pre-populated.  To login click on “LOG IN”
  • Log in using the following information:
    • Username:  Your first and last name as it is displayed on your earning statement (use all caps with no spaces between words). Example: JOHNDOE
    • Password:  Last 4 digits of your social security number.
  • Find out more information about the charities and decide who you would like to give to.
  • Follow the instructions on the website to complete your pledge.
  • For additional information or if you have any questions, please ask your coordinator or call 608.256.1066.

Keeping Children Safe, Executive Order 54 In-person Training Sessions

Two additional Keeping Children Safe, Executive Order 54 in-person training sessions will be offered this month in the University Union, Phoenix Rooms A & B.

  • Tuesday, October 23rd at 10:00 to 10:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, October 30th at 2:30 to 3:00 p.m.

If you would like to attend one of these training sessions, please RSVP to hr@uwgb.edu by Monday, October 22nd.  All employees (including student employees, limited term employees, etc.) are welcome to attend.

Employees may either complete online training (details below), or attend an in-person training session on “Keeping Children Safe, Executive Order 54.” The target date for completion is November 30, 2012.

Please contact Human Resources at hr@uwgb.edu or ext. 2390 if you have any questions.

Benefits Open Lab Sessions

This year we will be offering Benefits Open Lab Sessions.  Stop by any of the following open lab sessions to ask benefits questions, learn more about 2013 benefits changes, and receive assistance with the E-Benefits enrollment program.

Open Lab Sessions:

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 10th
Time: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Location:  Lab Sciences 102

Date: Friday, Oct. 12th
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Location:  Lab Sciences 102

Date:  Tuesday, Oct. 16th
Time: 2:00 p.m. –  3:00 p.m.
Location:  IS 1129A

Date:  Thursday, Oct. 18th
Time:  10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Location:  Lab Sciences 102

Date:  Monday, Oct. 22nd
Time:  1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location:  Lab Sciences 102

Date:  Wednesday, Oct. 24th
Time:  9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Location:  Lab Sciences 102

Date:  Tuesday, Oct. 30th
Time:  2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location:  IS 1004

Benefits & Wellness Fair

Mark your calendars to attend the annual…

UWGB Employee Benefits and Wellness Fair
Monday, October 8, 2012
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
University Union-Phoenix Rooms

The benefits fair will provide you with the opportunity to learn more information about your benefits and options you have during the annual It’s Your Choice enrollment period.  This year’s annual It’s Your Choice open enrollment period is October 8th-November 2nd.  Representatives from over 25 vendors will be available during the fair.

This year we will also be offering Benefits Open Lab Sessions.  Stop by any of the following open lab sessions to ask benefits questions, learn more about 2013 benefits changes, and receive assistance with the E-Benefits enrollment program.

Open Lab Sessions:

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 10th
Time: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Location:  Lab Sciences 102

Date: Friday, Oct. 12th
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Location:  Lab Sciences 102

Date:  Tuesday, Oct. 16th
Time: 2:00 p.m. –  3:00 p.m.
Location:  IS 1129A

Date:  Thursday, Oct. 18th
Time:  10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Location:  Lab Sciences 102

Date:  Monday, Oct. 22nd
Time:  1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location:  Lab Sciences 102

Date:  Wednesday, Oct. 24th
Time:  9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Location:  Lab Sciences 102

Date:  Tuesday, Oct. 30th
Time:  2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location:  Lab Sciences 102

If you have any questions please contact Human Resources at hr@uwgb.edu or (920) 465-2390.

Executive Order 54

In December 2011, the Governor issued Executive Order #54 requiring all University of Wisconsin System employees to immediately report child abuse or neglect if the employee, in the course of employment, observes an incident or threat of child abuse or neglect, learns of an incident or threat of child abuse or neglect, or has reasonable cause to believe that child abuse or neglect will occur. Please refer to UW Green Bay’s Policy on the Reporting of Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect for specific responsibilities and reporting requirements.

UW-Green Bay has developed required training related to Executive Order 54 which all employees are required to complete.  A target date for completion is November 30, 2012.

Faculty, Academic Staff, Classified Employees, Limited (Unclassified Employees)

This training has been posted through d2L. Please follow these directions to access this training:

1)     Click on http://www.uwgb.edu/ltc/d2l/
2)     Click on the green button – UWGB Campus Account Login
3)     Enter your UWGB network user ID and password, and click Login
4)     Scroll down to My Courses, and click on Keeping Children Safe, Executive Order 54
5)     Click on Content
6)     Under Introduction, select either Executive Order 54 Training Video or Executive Order Power Point Slides

  1. Select the training video if your computer has audio, and you would like to view and listen to the training video
  2. Select the power point slides if your computer does not have audio, and you would like to click through the slides and read them on your own
  3. Both links cover the same material, so you do not need to review both

7)     If you see a Security Warning pop-up with the message “Do you want to view only the webpage content that was delivered securely?”, please click No.
8)     After reviewing the video or slides, click on Resources (two slides of informational resource links), and then click Exit
9)     Click on Quizzes at the top right, and then click on Quiz
10) Answer each quiz question with the most correct answer
11) You will need to achieve 100% on the quiz to complete the training, and you can take the quiz more than once
12) After you achieve 100% on the quiz, log out of D2L, and your score will automatically be recorded

Temporary Employees (including Associate Lecturer, Adjunct Instructors, Ad Hoc Program Specialists, Limited Term Employees (LTE), Student Employees)

Please access and review the training document on our website.  If you would prefer to go through the online d2L training course, please contact Human Resources to be enrolled in this course.  Supervisors will be responsible for tracking temporary employees completion of this requirement and review of the training.  Please inform your supervisor once you have reviewed the training document on our website or completed the online training course.

Periodic in-person training will also be held in lieu of the online training.  If you attend the in-person training, you are not required to take the online training through d2L.

If you have any questions on this policy or required training, please contact Human Resources at hr@uwgb.edu or (920) 465-2390.

Annual Career Progression and Title Change Review Process

Chapter 4 of the Academic Staff Handbook states that academic staff in the “professional” category and lecturers be granted the opportunity to request that their position be reviewed for possible retitling.  The provisions of Chapter 4 can be found at http://www.uwgb.edu/sofas/rules/academicstaffhandbook.pdf.

Section 4.04(2) requires the staff member to initiate the process via discussion with the immediate supervisor.  To assist in the preparation of the review, you will find Frequently Asked Questions and Compensation Process Guidelines (procedural instructions) as well as the request form on the Human Resources website at  https://www.uwgb.edu/hr/campus/supervisors/index.html#title.  In accordance with 4.03(2) of the Academic Staff Handbook, a favorable decision will result in a salary increase of the greater of at least 3% or to the minimum of the new salary range.  The effective date of the adjustment will be July 1, 2013.

The timeline for the process is as follows:

Date Action Item
Friday, August 31, 2012 Compensation Planning Process Guidelines and forms available on Human Resources website.
Friday, September 28, 2012 Employee and supervisor submit required documentation to Division Head.
Friday, October 5, 2012 Requests due to Area Leader/University Officer.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 Requests due to Human Resources Office.
Friday, December 7, 2012 Position and Compensation Review Committee submits approved requests to Chancellor for review.
After Budget is approved or by May 18, 2013 Area Leader will notify affected employees, supervisors and division heads of approved requests.

In addition, the Office of Human Resources will be holding an informational session regarding Career Progressions and Title Changes.  Please mark your calendars to attend if you are interested.  The discussion will include such topics as the difference between a career progression/title change and eligibility criteria.  The session will be held on Thursday, September 13th from 11:00 a.m. –  noon in the Phoenix B Room in the University Union.  Please email hr@uwgb.edu to RSVP no later than Monday, September 10th if you would like to attend.

If you have any questions regarding the process, please feel free to contact Amy Plotner at ext. 2203.