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Changes to Student Employment Policy and Procedures

Based upon compliance requirements for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA), changes have been made effective January 1, 2015 to UPS Operational Policy: GEN 20 on Student Employment.

Updates to the Student Employment Policy include:

  • 25 hour per week limitation during the 39-contiguous weeks of the Academic year for all UW System employment.
  • Limits on lump sum payments.
  • Recording of hours worked with any lump sum payments that continue.

As part of this required change, all current and future student employees are required to complete a Student Employment Acknowledgement for each position employed through UW-Green Bay.

Due to required changes in student employment and payroll procedures, anyone supervising students is required to attend. Two additional forums have been scheduled to go over the updated policy and requirements:

  • Tuesday, February 9, 2016; 11 – 12 p.m. Phoenix B, University Union
  • Wednesday, February 10, 2016; 2 – 3 p.m. Room 103, University Union

Please RSVP for the date and time you are able to attend.

Student Employment Acknowledgements

Based upon compliance requirements for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA), changes were made to the Student Employment Policy that went into effect January 1, 2016.

Updates to the Student Employment Policy include:

  • 25 hour per week limitation during the 39-contiguous weeks of the Academic year for all UW System employment and up to 40 hours during designated break periods
  • Limiting lump sum payments.
  • Recording of hours worked with any lump sum payments that continue.

All current student employees have been sent a Student Employment Acknowledgement for completion by February 5, 2016.  Please work with your student employees to ensure completion of this acknowledgement and understanding of the terms therein.

Please contact human resources with any questions.

 

Farewell to Sousie Lee

LeeSousieSousie Lee has announced her departure effective Friday, January 22, 2016.  Sousie began with the HR office in 2012 with most recent duties in personnel transaction processing, immigration, visa and I-9 processing and compliance, and oversight of student employment.  Sousie will be taking on a new position as an Education Coordinator with the Medical College of Wisconsin, housed at St. Norbert College. We wish Sousie all the best in her new endeavor!

Please contact hr@uwgb.edu or ext. 2846 for questions on the areas Sousie previously handled and one of our staff will get back to you.

Dealing with Disruption: Safety & Intervention Workshop

DISRUPTION

Register Today

Date:        Thursday, January 14, 2016

Time:        2 – 3:30 p.m.

Location:  Phoenix Room C

Have you ever been seriously concerned for a student, co-worker, maybe even a friend or family member and been unclear on a course of action? Have you thought of your personal safety and those around you in times of workplace disruption?

Mental health issues, stressful life circumstances, or odd behaviors do exist in our own lives and as part of the campus community regardless of our best efforts to prevent or control them. Dealing with Disruption will help you recognize when to be concerned, what to do, or not do, and who you can call for help.

This professional development opportunity will encourage discussion between you and your officemates on plans of action for personal safety. Please join members from the Counseling and Health Center, Public Safety and the Dean of Students office for this presentation so that you can assist yourself, students and your co-workers. The entire campus community is invited. Registration is appreciated.

This event is hosted by UW-Green Bay’s Academic Staff Professional Development Programming Committee and University Staff Professional Development Committee.

Focusing on Strengths (Not Weaknesses!) to Optimize Results

Academic Staff are invited to join the Academic Staff Professional Development Programming Committee on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 from 12 – 1 p.m. in University Union Room 103 for

Focusing on Strengths (Not Weaknesses!) to Optimize Results

Presented by: Lisa Tetzloff, Director of Student Life

 

All registered participants will receive a FREE code to take the half-hour StrengthsFinder assessment. StrengthsFinder is a widely used online tool for identifying and maximizing our biggest strengths. Organizers request that participants take this assessment prior to Tuesday, November 8 at noon (so Lisa may review the groups results) and bring the list of their indicated Top 5 strengths. At the session, attendees will learn what their strengths mean and how to use them to their and any group’s advantage. Light refreshments will be provided. Feel free to bring your lunch.

To register, click here. Registration will be limited to the first sixty registered participants. A Code to take StrengthsFinder assessment will be distributed to registered participants Tuesday, December 1, 2015 via email.

Questions may be sent to richterj@uwgb.edu

Self-Identification of Veteran and Disability Status

Federal regulations passed in March, 2014, require employers to invite employees to self-identify their veteran and disability status.  We are requesting that employees update their information in the My UW System Portal by October 31, 2015.  To provide you with additional background on the basis for this request, please view the FAQ document.

Responses to this survey are confidential and can only be accessed by staff within the Human Resources Office.  Please note that completing the survey does NOT initiate an accommodation request for a disability. If you would also like to request an accommodation for a disability, you should complete the accommodation request form found in the FAQ document. 

Instructions for updating your portal: 

Step 1: Click on this link ‘My UW System’ Portal and log in to the HRS Portal. 

The HRS portal works best if you log in through Internet Explorer.                                                                                 

Step 2: On the right hand of the screen, look for ‘Personal Information’. 

This is located closer to the top of the webpage (on the right hand side).  You will see your name, department, title and other information related to you and your job.

Step 3: Click on the (view/update) for Disability Status.  Follow the prompts to complete the survey.

Step 4: Go back to your portal again. 

This can most easily be done if you are using ‘tabs’ in Internet Explorer by clicking on the ‘My UW System Work Record’ tab again, located at the top of the Internet Explorer Window.

Step 5: Click on (view/update) for Veteran Status.  Follow the prompts to complete the survey.

Step 6: Close out the window. You’re done!  Thank you for taking the time to complete both surveys.

Portal view

 

 

Employee Spotlight: Stephanie Maufort

MAUFORTHave you ever wished you could meet a celebrity? Well one of our Weidner Center staff members has been given that opportunity with her job. Stephanie Maufort is the Weidner Center Program Manager who coordinates the education series, venue scheduling, booking of education shows and assists with planning the performing arts series. Along with all that, Stephanie also coordinates the publication of the program books, does website updates, and graphic design work including some for print ads, online graphics and other marketing pieces. She is quite a busy lady.

Stephanie has been with the Weidner Center for 16 years all together, where she started in 1999 as a marketing intern and was then hired as the Development Associate. In 2006 Stephanie continued her work as an employee of Weidner Center Presents, Inc. Board of Directors and in 2011, with the Weidner’s revitalization plan, she continued her roll, but as a University employee once again.

Three words that describe you:     Loyal, Dedicated and Resourceful

Random facts/interests:      I studied technical theatre in college at St. Norbert and I’ve been able to apply that knowledge in the administrative side of the performing arts industry.

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

Motto or personal mantra? Nothing worth doing is ever easy

People would be surprised if they knew: Most venues the size of the Weidner Center have a staff of 25+ employees, but we operate with a small fraction of that number. Our staff is an amazing team that I’m honored to work with every day.

Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us? I have a twin sister and my brother also works on campus

What are three career lessons you’ve learned thus far? Building good relationships with people in the entertainment industry and professionals at other venues is very important. Patience and determination can help weather any storm. Never schedule a show on a Packers game day unless it’s the Oak Ridge Boys – surprisingly they always sell well even during a home game!

What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most? When I give tours of the building the reactions people have just walking on stage is amazing. Even artists that have played venues all over the world are impressed.

What do you like most about your job? There’s never a dull moment and no two days are ever the same. It’s rewarding to see a full house and know people take away lasting memories from their experiences at the Weidner. I love seeing kids excited to be in a theatre like the Weidner for the first time.

What TV show/movie are you ashamed to admit you love? Anything on the Bravo network.

What would people never guess you do in your role? There’s always something new coming up! I’ve searched for lost baby teeth in the theatre, called every store in town for Cheeseheads at 8:00pm at night, wrapped up “smelly” shrimp for a famous R&B singer that still wanted to take it on a plane and stepped in as a bodyguard for a number of celebrities like John Tesh (who happens to be a full foot taller than me).

CURRENT: Green Bay Packers: Business Beyond Football

2015.09 l&L

Yes, the Green Bay Packers exist today to field a championship-caliber football team and deliver an excellent guest experience. But, how do they operate as a business and provide the resources needed to field that team, and be a strong community partner? Learn about the Packers’ structure, values and efforts to make an impact in the community, including charitable giving as well as economic development.

About the Speaker

Popkey_Aaron150Director of Public Affairs
Green Bay Packers

Aaron Popkey is director of public affairs for the Green Bay Packers. Enjoying his 23rd season with the organization, he serves as the primary liaison with federal, local and state government and civic officials, as well as other community stakeholders. He oversees external communications for all non-football departments, including Lambeau Field, the Packers Hall of Fame, marketing, community outreach, special events and tickets. His responsibilities also include assisting with the club’s media relations efforts involving the football team.

Popkey has been involved in many of the organization’s major events of the past 20 years, including appearances in Super Bowls XXXI, XXXII and XLV, and the redevelopment of Lambeau Field in 2003 and current development projects. On an individual level, he coordinated the media schedule of Brett Favre and the late Reggie White.

In the community, he serves on the board of directors for the Bellin Health Foundation, Green Bay Marathon, Greater Green Bay Chamber, Advance and Live54218, and previously served on the Brett Favre Fourward Foundation.

He is married to Jennifer Lynch, a Green Bay ear, nose and throat physician. The couple has three children. Away from work, he enjoys competing in endurance events, skiing and spending time with his family.

Menu- MVP tailgate-grilled beer brats, burgers, BBQ chicken breasts, accompanied by ketchup, assorted mustards, sauerkraut, pickle relish, pickles, lettuce, tomatoes, cheddar and Swiss cheese, baked beans, potato salad, potato chips, spring green salad and assorted fruit. Veggie burgers available by request. Beverages include lemonade and iced tea.

Event Registration- $15 Members of Current | $25 Nonmembers of Current

Agenda

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

11 a.m. Registration & Networking
11:30 a.m. Lunch Served
12 p.m. Presentation
1 p.m. Conclusion

Location

Brett Farve Steakhouse
www.brettfavresteakhouse.com

Welcome Tetyana Malysheva!

MalyshevaThe department of Natural and Applied Sciences welcomes Tetyana Malysheva as an Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics!  Tetyana earned her Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Oklahoma (OU). She also holds a Ph.D. in Physical and Mathematical Sciences with specialization in Computational Mathematics from the Institute of Mathematics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and a M.S. in Computer Sciences from the National Technical University of Ukraine “KPI”. She previously taught at the University of Oklahoma and Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine. Tetyana is an active member of the American Mathematical Society and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics and presented her research in interdisciplinary applied and computational mathematics at international, national, and regional conferences. She is also the OU Graduate Teaching Academy Fellow and earned a number of academic and teaching recognitions and awards, including the OU Provost’s Certificate of Distinction for Outstanding Graduate Assistant Teaching. She moved to Wisconsin from Norman, OK with her husband. Welcome, Tetyana!

Welcome Jeremy Bonomo!

BKDNWMYXLMKJJNO_20150203183419Jeremy Bonomo was hired as the head coach of the Green Bay men’s soccer program on Dec. 28, 2014, Director of Athletics Mary Ellen Gillespie proudly announced. Bonomo, who most recently served as a top assistant at the University of Cincinnati from 2010-2014, brings five years of coaching experience as an assistant coach at the top Division I level and three years as a head coach at the Division II level.  Bonomo graduated from New Hampshire College cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 2002 and received his master’s degree in business administration with a certificate in Operations Management from in 2006. He holds a United States Soccer Federation `A’ License.  He became the 10th head coach of the Green Bay men’s soccer program. Welcome, Jeremy!