Onsite Health Screening

Time to register for your onsite health screening!

A free health screening* event has been scheduled at the Green Bay and Sheboygan campuses for employees (and spouses) who are enrolled in the State of Wisconsin Group Health Insurance Program.

At an onsite screening, you’ll learn your measurements for blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), cholesterol (HDL, LDL and total), triglycerides and glucose, and be in and out in 20 minutes. Register today!

Green Bay Campus:

  • DATE:  Tuesday, September 21, 2021
  • TIME:  7:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • LOCATION:  University Union, Phoenix Rooms, Green Bay campus

Sheboygan Campus:

  • DATE:  Thursday, September 9, 2021
  • TIME:  8:00 to 10:30 am
  • LOCATION:  Wombat Room, Sheboygan campus

Please register at webmdhealth.com/wellwisconsin by clicking “Get Started” on the Biometric Screening card.  Click here for instructions.

Earn your $150 Well Wisconsin Incentive

Complete three activities by October 8, 2021 to earn the $150 Well Wisconsin incentive.

  1. Get a Health Check – Complete a biometric screening (details above), dental exam or coaching session, more information available at webmdhealth.com/wellwisconsin.
  2. Complete the WebMD One’s health assessment – it takes about 10 minutes and is mobile and tablet friendly!
  3. Complete a Well-Being Activity through WebMD (ex. complete a challenge, listen to two 30 minute interviews, etc.).

For more information on the Well Wisconsin Program or to complete your activities, log in to webmdhealth.com/wellwisconsin­­.  Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about the health screening.

*The Well Wisconsin incentive program is a voluntary program available to employees, retirees and spouses enrolled in the State of Wisconsin Group Health Insurance Program, excluding Medicare Advantage participants who have incentives available through their health plan. The Well Wisconsin incentive will automatically be issued to eligible participants upon completing the applicable activities. All wellness incentives paid to participants are considered taxable income to the group health plan subscriber and are reported to their employer, who will issue a W2. In some cases, the Wisconsin Retirement System acts as the employer. Retirees, continuants and their spouses will have some taxes withheld from the incentive amount earned.

Program Associate

This position reports to the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and serves as backup support to the Provost and other office staff. The Program Associate is responsible for providing administrative support for accreditation, assessment, and high-impact practice initiatives. Additional responsibilities include maintaining appropriate websites, scheduling meetings, and posting meeting agendas and minutes. The position also prepares and disseminates correspondence and acts as administrative liaison between the Secretary of the Faculty and Staff (SOFAS) and campus personnel. The position will maintain electronic and hard copy faculty personnel files and committee records and will perform other duties and projects as assigned.

For further information and position responsibilities, please see the full position announcement.

To ensure consideration, please apply by Monday, March 15, 2021.

 

 

WRS Webinars Offered in February & March

ETF is offering a series of 30-minute, live, interactive webinars designed to increase your understanding of Wisconsin Retirement System benefits. Individuals can also ask questions at the end of these sessions. Visit our webinar page to learn more about any of the following sessions.

Annuity Options
When you get your retirement estimate, you’ll see that there are many options for receiving your retirement benefit. You can choose to receive the payment for your life or extend it beyond your life to your loved ones. The choice is yours. We’ll discuss how each option impacts the size of your payment and affects your loved ones.

  • Wed, Mar 3, 2021 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Fri, Mar 5, 2021 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Thu, Mar 11, 2021 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Wed, Mar 31, 2021 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

To register, go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/2336760589469013771

Newly Retired? What to Expect
When you first retire you may experience several changes.  We’ll help prepare you for some of these changes by discussing:

  1. When and how to change your retirement benefit payment option.
  2. When you’ll receive tax information.
  3. What mailings you will receive.
  4. Why your monthly payment may change.
  5. Rules you must follow if you return to work for a position under the WRS.
  • Thu, Mar 4, 2021 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Thu, Mar 11, 2021 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Fri, Mar 19, 2021 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Wed, Mar 24, 2021 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

To register, go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/1011260839278647310

WRS Effective Rates and Annuity Adjustments
Each year you may see changes to the amount of your retirement payment. We’ll discuss why and how these changes happen.  By the end of this presentation, you will be able to:

  1. Define WRS effective rate and annuity adjustment.
  2. Explain how the Core Trust Fund and Variable Trust Fund effective rates are calculated.
  3. Explain how the Core Trust Fund and Variable Trust Fund annuity adjustments are calculated.
  • Thu, Feb 25, 2021 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Thu, Mar 4, 2021 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Wed, Mar 10, 2021 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Thu, Mar 18, 2021 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Wed, Mar 31, 2021 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

To register, go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/6452814252490226444

WRS Retirement Benefit Calculation Methods
Have you requested a retirement estimate? Thinking about it? In this webinar, we’ll discuss how we calculate your retirement benefit.

  • Mon, Mar 1, 2021 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Tue, Mar 9, 2021 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Thu, Mar 18, 2021 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Mon, Mar 22, 2021 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

To register, go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/3851065177847728398

Preparing for Your Retirement
Planning to retire in the next 1-10 years? Then this webinar is for you. We’ll discuss:

  1. The money you and your employer have put towards your retirement account.
  2. How your retirement account grows through investments.
  3. When you can retire.
  4. Options for receiving your retirement benefit.
  5. Rules you must follow if you return to work after retiring.
  6. What happens to your account after you die.
  7. Changes to your health and life insurance in retirement.

Learn in a way that fits your schedule. Attend this presentation in a live webinar!

  • Mon, Feb 22, 2021 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Fri, Mar 12, 2021 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Thu, Mar 25, 2021 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Thu, Apr 8, 2021 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Wed, Apr 21, 2021 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

To register, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/2062561071726664450


Additional Contributions

Looking to increase your WRS retirement? Learn how Additional Contributions can increase your WRS retirement benefit. By the end of this presentation, you will be able to:

  1. Define Additional Contributions.
  2. Identify how Additional Contributions increase your retirement fund.
  3. Arrange to make Additional Contributions to your WRS account(s).
  4. Find and use ETF resources to calculate your Additional Contribution amount.
  • Fri, Feb 26, 2021 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

To register, go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/2366304466240366864

Beneficiary Designations – What Happens to My Account When I Die?
Death is never easy to talk about, but it’s important to know where your money is going. We’ll discuss:

  1. How to update your account so your loved ones may receive money after your death.
  2. Important times to make sure your account is up to date.
  3. What happens if you forget to update your account.
  4. How to check who you currently have on file.
  • Mon, Feb 22, 2021 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

To register, go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/9013962762161514253

Overview of the WRS
Are you new to the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS)? We’ll let you know what to expect. By the end of this presentation, you will be able to:

  1. Identify and explain the elements of the Wisconsin Retirement System.
  2. Explain how the WRS pension works.
  3. Identify benefits available through the WRS.
  4. Find resources for more information.
  • Thu, Feb 25, 2021 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

To register, go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/4616515485623567888

Register for a webinar 

Wellness Wednesdays in March

WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS

UW-Green Bay faculty and staff are invited to join the Wellness Committee on Wednesdays in March for virtual wellness activities!

Registration (you will receive a calendar invite with a link to attend)

March 3rd – Progressive Muscle Relaxation
12:15-12:30pm
Progressive muscle relaxation is a method that helps relieve tension in the body.  You tense a group of muscles as you breathe in, and you relax them as you breathe out.  For the full experience, find a comfortable position lying down to participate.

March 10th – Chair Yoga
12:15-12:30pm
Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that can be done sitting on a chair or standing on the ground while using the chair for support. Just like a regular yoga practice, chair yoga increases flexibility and body awareness.

March 24th – Meditation (Guided Imagery)
12:15-12:30pm
Guided imagery is a relaxation technique that draws on your ability to visualize and daydream. This session will take you on a mental vacation to the beach under the warm sun and ocean air.

March 31st – Stretch Break (Posture Reset)
12:15-12:30pm
This short session will help your body reset and counteract the effects of poor posture. Poor posture in any aspect of your life can exhaust muscles and lead to low back and other chronic pain if it’s not addressed.

Emergency Management Sergeant – Open to UW System Employees Only

This position reports to the Chief of Police and Sergeant is to be responsible for administration of the University Emergency Management program, facilitate the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), update the Emergency Plans and manage the Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP). Special projects include but are not limited to supervising the Community Oriented Policing program, serve as the law enforcement liaison to three branch campus locations, officer recruitment & retention, and special projects as assigned.   Due to the size of the department this position must, in addition to other duties, be capable of acting as a police officer performing all routine patrol duties to maintain shift coverage during vacancies, and also act as a patrol supervisor when needed. This position is expected to be capable of making most decisions without consulting a higher authority. Due to the emergency decision-making nature of emergency management, this position must be prepared to give immediate assistance to the public by making decisions for the University that may be only vaguely related to law enforcement. This position will be responsible for facilitating resources that support the University’s mission and goals regarding equity, diversity, and inclusion and work to enhance UW-Green Bay’s inclusive policing efforts and create an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates those with diverse identities, beliefs, and cultural backgrounds.

THIS POSITION IS CURRENTLY OPEN TO UW SYSTEM EMPLOYEES ONLY.

For further information and position responsibilities, please see the full position announcement.

To ensure consideration, please apply by Sunday, February 28, 2021.

Financial Aid Advisor

This position reports to the Assistant Director of Financial Aid and will have significant involvement with file review and verification. Duties will include working with students and/or families as well as discussing or presenting on financial aid at on or off campus events. This position will assist with internal and external scholarships and be involved with the University emergency grant program(s).

For further information and position responsibilities, please see the full position announcement.

To ensure consideration, please apply by Sunday, March 7, 2021.

New #WhyUWGB Website

As announced on February 9th by Dr. Corey King, Vice Chancellor for University Inclusivity and Student Affairs, one of UW-Green Bay’s EDI strategic goals is to increase and enhance the recruitment and retention of a diverse employee population at UW-Green Bay. To that end, the Council for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion is excited to announce a new website, #WhyUWGB, to share with UW-Green Bay employees, and to those who may be seeking employment at UW-Green Bay!

Employees are encouraged to take a look at the new website, and engage in the project by submitting their own testimony and photo. In addition, please share this website as you invite others to consider joining our institution. Council members will manage the page and refresh it periodically with new photos and testimony.  And, the Office of Human Resources and Workforce Diversity will be working to include a link to this page in postings, appointment letters, and other marketing materials.

America Saves Week, February 22 – February 26

Register now for America Saves Week events!

This year, you may have experienced challenges adjusting to a new normal. America Saves Week, a national campaign encouraging savings and financial planning, is happening Monday, February 22 – Friday, February 26, 2021.

UW System is offering free webinars and financial resources during this time to support your financial goals for 2021. Register for over a dozen webinars on budgeting, saving, retirement and much more on the UW System America Saves Week website.

Webinars are presented by the UW Tax-Sheltered Annuity (TSA) 403(b) providers (Fidelity, T. Rowe Price, and TIAA), Wisconsin’s 529 plan provider (Edvest), UW Credit Union, and Wisconsin Deferred Compensation (WDC) Program provider (Empower). All events are offered at no cost to you – but you must register!

America Saves Week can keep you motivated with information, tips, and reminders to help you reach your financial goals. The America Saves Week campaign is an opportunity to commit – or recommit – to saving for today and for the future.

Source: UW System Human Resources

Workshops to Offer Details on Upcoming Employee Paycheck Changes

UW System recently announced benefits deduction and payroll frequency changes for employee paychecks. Benefits deductions will be split evenly between biweekly paychecks for all employees and paycheck frequency will change for employees who are currently paid monthly.

If you are currently paid biweekly, most deductions for benefits such as health, dental, vision, and life insurance will be split evenly over the first two biweekly paychecks each month starting with your April 22, 2021, paycheck. Learn more about how this will affect you and your paycheck on the Split Benefits Deductions resources website.

If you are currently paid monthly, you will be paid on a biweekly schedule beginning in July. Learn more about when these changes to your paycheck will go into effect on the Single Payroll resources website.

Town Hall Meeting for Split Benefits Deductions – February 16
If you are currently paid biweekly, you are invited to attend a virtual Split Benefits Deductions Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, February 16, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Learn when the split benefits deductions go into effect, how they will affect your paycheck, and what to do to prepare for the change. You will be able to ask questions of the presenters in the chat feature.

Join the Town Hall Meeting, Tuesday, February 16, 2:00-3:00 PM
Event password: UWSAsbdth216
Audio conference: 1-415-655-0003
Access code: 120 655 5923

Town Hall Meetings Schedule for Single Payroll Change
If you are currently paid monthly, attend one of four virtual Single Payroll Town Hall Meetings. Learn how you will be paid during the transition, how the new payroll schedule will affect your paycheck, and what you can do to prepare for the change. Each session will provide the same information. Go the Single Payroll resources website to join one of these town hall meetings:

Wednesday, March 3, Noon-1:00 PM
Tuesday, May 4, 8:00-9:00 AM
Thursday, May 13, 4:00-5:00 PM
Monday, May 17 1:00-2:00 PM

Spending and Savings Plan Workshops
UW System is teaming with UW Credit Union Financial Mentors to help you plan for changes in your paycheck. The Spending and Savings Plan Workshops will help you create a spending and savings plan that works for you. You must register for the workshop. You can register right up until the workshop starts.

Get More Information on Your Payroll Change
Visit the payroll change website that corresponds to your current pay schedule to get FAQs, Personal Budget Planning Seminars, Town Hall Meeting Schedule, and Paycheck Schedule.

Source: UW System Human Resources