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Self-Defense Workshop Offered on April 23rd

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  • “Amazing. Can it be a monthly series – 3 times a semester?”
  • “LOVED this so much!  Excellent, useful instructions!”
  • “They did a great job”
  • “It was really helpful and easy”
  • “This session was great – have it again if possible!”
  • “Great event!  I may even send my daughter to the youth course they offer.”
  • “Great job. Helped me feel comfortable to learn”

After the February Self-Defense Workshop, we sent out a survey to get feedback from attendees, and above are their responses.  Also, 100% responded that they would recommend this workshop to a co-worker!

As requested, Herb Blue’s Total Self Defense LLC will be back to present another Self-Defense Workshop to UW-Green Bay employees.  This is a beginner level workshop open to all employees, and there is no charge to employees to attend, thanks to a wellness grant from the Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF)!

Date: Monday, April 23rd

Time: Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Location: University Union Room 103

RSVP: http://uwgreenbay.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_01AoaCoOZXbmxhz 

Each workshop is limited to 30 employees, so please RSVP soon to sign-up (first come, first serve).  Herb Blue’s Total Self Defense LLC will have each participant sign a waiver to participate in the workshop.  It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothing, but your work clothes are fine – no need to change for the workshop.

Please contact wellness@uwgb.edu or ext. 2203 with any questions.

Important End of the Semester Information for Student Supervisors

ATTENTION SUPERVISORS OF STUDENT EMPLOYEES

This email contains information on:

  • Student Rehire Process
  • Important dates for graduating seniors and students not continuing
  • Summer ACA hours limitations
  • Federal Work Study balance reports
  • Summer Work Study
  • Posting a position in PRO
  • Earnings Statements & W-2 Form

Student Rehire Process
It’s time to have a conversation with your students about their plans to continue working for Summer 2018 and/or Academic Year 2018-2019. Student supervisors will be receiving emails with current student appointments in late-April and will need to provide updated information to our office.

GRADUATING OR STUDENTS NOT CONTINUING

The last day of work for graduating seniors and those not returning for the Fall Semester is May 11, 2018. This applies to all student employees, work study, or regular. If your student employee is graduating or will no longer be enrolled, you may have the option to hire them as a University Staff Temporary (UST) employee. All UST requests have to be approved by leadership before hire. Please contact Human Resources with any questions about this process.

If your student employee is graduating, HR will end their appointment. If your student employee is not returning for any reason besides graduation or their position is changing, please complete a Student Hourly Employment Form, select the appropriate action from the top dropdown (row 6), and complete the necessary information.

Other Important Dates

July A Pay Period (June 24, 2018 – July 7, 2018): Student Hours Limit of 20 hours for these two weeks

Wednesday, September 5, 2018: First day of classes for the 2018 Fall Semester

SUMMER ACA HOURS LIMITATIONS

As a reminder, the Student Payroll Calendar outlines weekly hour limits.  During summer break, starting on 5/20/18, departments may allow students to work up to 40 hours per week.  As outlined on the calendar, the July A payroll (6/24/18-7/7/18) does have a weekly limit of 20 hours.  Note that the 25-hour per week limit for the academic year resumes with the September A payroll period on 8/19/18.

FEDERAL WORK STUDY (FWS) BALANCE REPORTS

These reports are sent bi-weekly via email to students with an FWS award. This email contains FWS amounts and balances. Ask your FWS student employee(s) to provide you with these emails as a way to monitor award balances.  Monitoring FWS balances will assist you when scheduling hours and help avoid exceeding a student’s FWS award.

SUMMER WORK STUDY

Limited Work Study funding is available for students that complete a summer financial aid application at www.uwgb.edu/financial-aid/forms/summer.aspPlease note: Students do not need to be enrolled in summer courses to be eligible for Work Study funds; however, students must maintain adequate enrollment for Fall 2018.  As always, changes in credit load may impact financial aid eligibility.  Summer Work Study will begin on May 13, 2018.

ADVERTISING OPEN STUDENT POSITIONS

Open positions should be posted in HandshakeThere is an Employer Help Center that can address many questions you may have about using the system.  Please contact the Student Employment Office (studentemployment@uwgb.edu) with any questions.

EARNINGS STATEMENTS & W-2 FORM

Earnings statements are available to all current student employees through access to the My UWGB Portal at http://my.uwgb.edu and can be accessed at any time, from any computer that has an internet connection.  To login, the student will need to select UW-Green Bay, and then enter their UW-Green Bay user ID and password.  Access to the portal is tied to employment, thus, if employment ends, so will access to the portal.

2018 W-2 Forms will be sent to the student’s home address, and a copy will be available in the portal at the end of January 2019. Please have your students review their personal information on the portal. If the address listed is incorrect, please have your student change it in the portal. If you need further assistance, notify payrollandbenefits@uwgb.edu before the end of the year.

QUESTIONS:

  • Student Employment Office (in Financial Aid) studentemployment@uwgb.edu
    • Student employee concerns and questions
    • Part-time student employment opportunities
    • Off-campus employment through Work Study
  • Human Resources hr@uwgb.edu
    • Student employment eligibility
    • Appointment setup/details
    • Employment paperwork
    • My UWGB Portal access
  • Payroll and Benefits payrollandbenefits@uwgb.edu
    • Timesheets and hours
    • Payroll processing or earnings statements

Arboretum Poker Walk Challenge

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Ready to get back on the trails?  Enjoy UW-Green Bay’s beautiful arboretum trails while participating in this fun wellness challenge for employees!  This five-week challenge will last from Monday, April 9th to Friday, May 11th, and each week, there will be a poster like the image above on a trail kiosk.  Simply take a photo of the poster (or a selfie with the poster!) with your phone when you are out on the trail, and then show your pic to the Kress Events Center front desk, the Human Resources front desk (CL 710), or email it to wellness@uwgb.edu to pick your playing card for that week.  We’ll keep track of the cards you pick, and then at the end of the five weeks, we’ll see who has the best poker hand!

Don’t have a camera on your phone but want to participate?  Please email wellness@uwgb.edu.

Where will the poster be each week?  Click on this link to see which trail to take to get to that week’s poster.

Questions? Please email us at wellness@uwgb.edu or call ext. 2203.

 

 

Student Employee Appreciation

National Student Employment Week is April 9-13, 2018!  At UW-Green Bay, the week will kick off with a ceremony to announce the Student Employee of the Year award recipient and recognize all nominees.  Watch the UWGB Student Employment Facebook page for more information about the candidates or attend the program on Monday, April 9 at 2:00pm in Phoenix B.  All student employees can take advantage of special free giveaways each day of the week.  Supervisors can check out a list of ideas for showing some extra appreciation on the Student Employment website.

 

Welcome Staci Baumann!

Staci Baumann started as the Assistant Building Operations Manager for the University Union on April 4, 2018.  Prior to joining UWGB, she worked at St. Norbert College for three years.  She was an undergrad at UW-Oshkosh and received her Master’s Degree from UW-Milwaukee in Administrative Leadership, with a concentration in higher education.

Staci has been married to her husband Matt for over a year and is from Port Washington, Wisconsin.

Welcome, Staci!

Eliminate stress on your vacation with these tips!

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“Vacation stress” may sound like a contradiction in terms. But any kind of change-even a fun one-can trigger stress. Add children to the mix, and you can have a recipe for more work than relaxation. But some pre-planning can help keep everyone smiling:

  1. Let kids be kids. If children are on the vacation, plan at least one child-oriented activity a day, such as a visit to the zoo.
  2. Make sure everyone receives enough sleep and relaxation time.
  3. Plan fewer activities than you think you have time for. Rushing to reach a destination or catch a plane can add unwelcome stress to your vacation.
  4. Schedule time for stress-busting naps and exercise along the way.
  5. Bring a “fun bag” stuffed with favorite snacks, books, games, and other items your peers may enjoy.
  6. Try to keep to a daily routine as much as possible.

Article from the StayWell Company, LLC

Sleep better by eating this before bed

Try eating foods with tryptophan before bed for better sleep tonight.

You’ve likely heard that eating turkey makes people especially sleepy thanks to the sleep-inducing amino acid called tryptophan that it contains. Turns out there is science behind that tale. Some research shows that foods with tryptophan help your body product serotonin, which helps promote sleepiness. And there are foods with even more tryptophan than turkey. Try one or more of these tonight:

  • WalnutssleepLady
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Soy foods
  • Shellfish
  • Eggs
  • Whole grains, like oatmeal
  • Dairy products

Carbohydrates help your brain use tryptophan. Proteins are the building blocks of tryptophan. So combinations of carbs and proteins can pack a bedtime punch. Try hummus on whole-grain crackers, cereal with milk, or peanut butter on whole-wheat bread.

Article from the StayWell Company, LLC

2018 Runs and Walks

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Looking for some fun events to stay healthy? Here’s a list of some area runs and walks coming up this year!

March:

April:

May:

June:

July:

August:

September:

October:

November:

December:

  • TBD: Jingle Bell Run