WRS Webinars in June

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. To avoid connectivity issues during webinars, we highly recommend using Google Chrome as your web browser.

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.

By the end of this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Define and explain annuity, annuitant, beneficiary and named survivor.
  • Compare the different annuity options.
  • Find resources with more information.
  • Identify the next steps for you to choose an annuity option.

Tue, June 7, 2022 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Wed, June 15, 2022 6:00 pm -6:30 pm
Thu, June 30, 2022 1:00 pm -1:30 pm

To register, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/8663209767750215180

Buying Service

You may increase your retirement benefit by buying service if you have worked for:

  • Other government employers.
  • The WRS and taken a separation benefit.

We will discuss:

  • The types of service you can buy.
  • How and when you can buy service.
  • An online tool that lets you see how much buying service can increase your retirement benefit.

Wed, June 8, 2022 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Tue, June 14, 2022 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Thu, June 30, 2022 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

To register, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/8001580844759445003

Variable Fund

Does putting money in the Variable Fund make sense for you? You and your employer put money in to your WRS account to save for your future. The money in your account is then invested to increase your savings. By default, your money goes into the Core Fund, but you can choose to put half your money into the Variable Fund.

By the end of this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Define Variable Trust Fund and explain how it works.
  • Analyze how the Variable Fund can affect your retirement benefit.
  • Elect to join or cancel the Variable Fund.

Wed, June 1, 2022, 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Mon, June 20, 2022 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Tue, June 28, 2022, 11:00 am – 11:30 am

To register, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/3875115904739080976

Preparing for Your Retirement

Planning to retire in the next 5 years? Then this webinar is for you. Learn about your WRS benefits and the retirement process.

By the end of this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Explain how the WRS retirement benefit works.
  • Recognize eligibility and prepare to apply for benefits.
  • Identify the different types of annuity options.
  • Prepare for health and life insurance changes in retirement.
  • Find additional resources

Wed, June 15, 2022 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tue, June 28, 2022 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

To register, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/2592441029449835020

Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing & Ticket Operations

This position reports to the Director of Athletics and manages athletic ticket operations and provides ticketing services to those sponsoring and attending athletic contests. Will assist with all areas pertaining to fund raising events. This position may supervise a sport or sports. This position will also assist with the strategic marketing efforts of the department.

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

To ensure consideration, please apply by Monday, June 6, 2022.

Program Specialist

This position reports to the Director of the Wisconsin Community-Based Care and Treatment Training Registry and delivers and assists with planning outreach program activities, strengthens partnerships, ensures adherence to policy, and assists with program administration to promote stable and productive relationships between the university and local community. Strives to expand and ensure access to programs, facilities, and educational services to diverse audiences. May assist with tracking and managing the outreach program budget.

This position will primarily be responsible for working in collaboration with the Wisconsin Community-Based Care and Treatment Training Registry Director to implement the initiatives of the Wisconsin Community-Based Care and Treatment Training Registry by assisting with operating goals, objectives, and protocols. This position is responsible for relating a high level of assisted living knowledge to constituents, associations, and organizations regarding the Wisconsin Department of Health Services rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. The individual will serve as a liaison with internal and external constituencies on matters assigned by the Wisconsin Community-Based Care and Treatment Training Registry Director. Audiences will include assisted living facilities, community based residential facility trainers and staff, among others.

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

To ensure consideration, please apply by Tuesday, May 31, 2022.

Assistant Teaching Professor – Social Work

The Social Work Professional Programs at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay seeks applicants for an Assistant Teaching Professor position in Social Work, with primary responsibility to the BSW Program.

The successful applicant will contribute to an academic unit that takes a proactive stance valuing diverse and inclusive perspectives. The unit has a strong team emphasis which includes collaborative teaching, and offers a competency-based education with a strengths perspective.

This position will be responsible for enhancing UW-Green Bay’s mission-driven inclusive teaching efforts and creating and maintaining an educational environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates those with diverse identities, beliefs, and cultural backgrounds.

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

To ensure consideration, please apply by Tuesday, June 14, 2022.

Employee Appreciation Highlights – Team Building Thursday!

Last Thursday we hosted Team Building Thursday for Employee Appreciation Days. The weather that day was beautiful! Here are some pictures of some employees having some fun with games and tricycle racing:

Games on the Student Services Plaza during Employee Appreciation Days on May 5, 2022. UW-Green Bay, Sue Pischke University Photographer
Tricycle races on the Student Services Plaza during Employee Appreciation Days on May 5, 2022. UW-Green Bay, Sue Pischke University Photographer
Games on the Student Services Plaza during Employee Appreciation Days on May 5, 2022. UW-Green Bay, Sue Pischke University Photographer

Congratulations Retirees and Emeriti

During Employee Appreciation Days, we set aside time to honor and recognize those who have retired from their careers at UW-Green Bay and those who were honored with the designation of Emeriti.

Retirees in 2022

Paul Emmett – Manitowoc
Michael Hencheck – Green Bay
Stephanie Murphy – Green Bay
Lore Slattery – Green Bay
Carl Battaglia – Green Bay
Randall Kabat – Manitowoc
Donald McDowell – Green Bay
Joan Schaller – Green Bay
Debra Strelka – Green Bay
Philip Walters – Manitowoc
David Jones – Green Bay
Jane Donlon – Sheboygan
Joan Robb – Green Bay
Paul Koehne – Green Bay
Joy Ruzek – Green Bay
Jill Siegmund – Green Bay
Sarah Meredith Livingston – Green Bay
Marlene Strebel – Green Bay
James Rohan – Green Bay
Sherry Toseland – Green Bay
Michael Casbourne – Green Bay
Diane Welhouse – Green Bay
John Gerow – Green Bay
Cynthia Van Dyke – Green Bay

Emeriti in 2022

Tara Reed Woolpy
Joan Robb
Jane Donlon
Joy Ruzek
Jill Siegmund
Jim Rohan
Sarah Meredith
Susanne Skubal
Patricia Albers
Heidi Fencl
Keith West
Berel Lutsky
Illene Cupit
Michael Hencheck

Emeriti

Congratulations Service Award Honorees

During Employee Appreciation Days, we set aside time to honor and recognize those who have achieved a years of service milestone in their career.

10 Years of Service 

Scott Berg – CATL – Green Bay
Tony Decker – Police Department – Green Bay
Kimberly Deering – Human Resources – Green Bay
Patrick Forsythe – Natural & Applied Sciences – Green Bay
Erin Giese – Center for Biodiversity – Green Bay
Patricia Hicks – Public & Environmental Affairs – Green Bay
Jenell Holstead – Psychology – Green Bay
JP Leary – Humanities – Green Bay
Matt Lieberenz – Facilities Management – Green Bay
Amy Mauk – Housing & Residential Education – Green Bay
Eric Morgan – Democracy & Justice Studies – Green Bay
Pamela Olson – GBOSS – Marinette
Jay Rickaby – Facilities Management – Green Bay
Krista Shaw – Academic Advising – Green Bay
Rebecca Stone Thornberry – Theatre & Dance – Marinette
Christy Talbott – Music – Sheboygan
Mark Vanderveren – Facilities Management – Green Bay
Sara Wagner – Human Biology – Green Bay

20 Years of Service 

Glen Barrett – Operations – Green Bay
SuAnn Detampel – Controller’s Office – Green Bay
Alison Gates – Art & Design – Green Bay
Woo Jeon – Engineering – Green Bay
Berel Lutsky – Art & Design – Manitowoc
Steve Meyer – Natural & Applied Sciences – Green Bay
Amy Van Oss – Academic Advising – Green Bay
Kassie Van Remortel – Continuing Education & Community Engagement – Green Bay

25 Years of Service 

Kelly Anklam – Cofrin School of Business- Green Bay
David Coury – Humanities – Green Bay
Heidi Fencl – Natural & Applied Sciences – Green Bay
John Mariano – Theatre & Dance – Green Bay
James Meyer – Engineering – Green Bay
Thomas Nesslein – Accounting – Green Bay
Grant Winslow – University Union – Green Bay

30 Years of Service 

Amy Bartelme – Education – Green Bay
Daren Detry – Operations – Marinette
Kimberlee McKeefry – Wellness Center – Green Bay
John Salerno – Music – Green Bay
John Stoll – Accounting – Green Bay

35 Years 

Jeanne Berg – Education – Green Bay

40 Years 

Phil Clampitt – Communications – Green Bay

Service Awards are calculated based on the dates of the Faculty and Staff Cookout which is held during Employee Appreciation Week. Dates used this year are May 8, 2021 to May 10, 2022. Service awards are recognized for 10, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, and 50 years of service. Service is defined by all permanent appointments held within UW System. Temporary and student appointments are not counted towards years of service.

Welcome Rachel Grose!

On Monday, May 9, 2022, Rachel started as the Student Billing Manager with Student Billing Resources.

Rachel is from Oshkosh, WI and earned her Bachelors degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice from the University of Arizona. She also earned her Master’s degree of Public Administration from UW Oshkosh.

In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with her daughter, Lily, and husband, Jacob.

Welcome Rachel!