Well Wisconsin Radio: Let’s Talk Finding Forgiveness

If you are looking for well-being tips and advice from local experts, Well Wisconsin Radio is the podcast for you!

April 2024 Episode: Finding Forgiveness & Resolving Conflicts

Are you wondering if it is time to start the process of forgiving another or yourself? Guest on this episode, Dr. Rober Enright, a founding board member of the International Forgiveness Institute, often described as the “father of forgiveness research” because of his commitment over the past four decades to research and implementing forgiveness programs. This episode discusses the connection between forgiveness and well-being, and steps you can take to begin your forgiveness journey.

Listen HERE!

Note to those eligible for the 2024 Well Wisconsin Incentive – Listening to two episodes of Well Wisconsin Radio from Season 3, dated November 2023 and later, will qualify for your well-being activity credit.

Associate Vice Chancellor of Graduate Studies & Research

The Associate Vice Chancellor serves as the chief administrative and strategic officer for Graduate Studies and Grants & Research and reports to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. The Associate Vice Chancellor provides administrative, operational, and strategic leadership for Graduate Studies and Grants & Research. We are looking for a leader to continue the positive momentum we have had in graduate programs, as well as grants and research activities and infrastructure.

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

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Sunday, May 5, 2024.

Faculty, Academic Staff/Limited Appointees: Use Paid Leave By June 30, 2024

Faculty, Academic Staff and Limited Appointees are encouraged to plan ahead, and schedule paid leave now to avoid losing hours that are not eligible to carry over into the next fiscal year.

Paid leave is granted on a fiscal year basis (July 1-June 30) to Faculty, Academic Staff and Limited Appointees who have annual basis appointments.

Personal, Legal, and Floating Legal Holidays
Personal, Legal, and Floating Legal Holidays granted July 1, 2023, must be used by June 30, 2024, or they will be lost.

Floating Legal Holidays were granted for December 24 and December 31, 2023, and must be used by June 30, 2024.

All vacation hours carried over from fiscal year 2023 (July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023) must be used by June 30, 2024, or banked (if eligible) by September 30, 2024.

Note: For University Staff employees, paid leave is granted on a calendar year basis (January 1-December 31).


Source: Universities of Wisconsin Office of Human Resources

Management Consultation Services through EAP

Through the UW Employee Assistance Program (Acentra), managers and supervisors have access to unlimited telephonic management consultative services. By calling the toll-free number (1-833-539-7285), you can connect directly with a member of the Management Services Team, composed of seasoned clinicians, highly knowledgeable regarding personnel issues.

Managers and supervisors can receive advice and guidance regarding issues such as:

    • Enhancing team dynamics
    • Fostering employee morale and engagement
    • Maintaining a positive, productive work environment
    • Addressing challenging personalities
    • Recovering after a critical event
    • Documentation of employee work performance issues
    • Addressing problematic behavior
    • How to talk with an employee about work performance
    • And many other topics

Management Consultation Services is not a replacement for UW-Green Bay support structures (i.e. HR staff, ombuds, etc.), UW-Green Bay or UW System policy/process, or formalized reporting processes. It is intended to provide an additional external resource to help with individual leadership coaching during difficult personnel situations. For additional resources for supervisors, check out the Supervisor Toolkit, and please contact HR at (920) 465-2390 or hr@uwgb.edu with any questions.

2023 Outside Activities Reports (OARs) – Access for online completion begins April 1, 2024

Each year, all faculty, academic staff, and limited appointees with appointments of half-­time or more are responsible for reporting Outside Activities (according to Board of Regent and UW System guidelinesUWS Chapter 8.025, and the Wisconsin Administrative Code).

Additionally, we ask University Staff to read the Code of Conduct (RPD 20-22) and all employees to read the policy on Employee Relationships with Educational Loan Lenders RPD 13-4.

Similar to past years, requests and notices will come to employees from UW-Shared Services (serviceoperations@uwss.wisconsin.edu), and eligible employees will submit their OAR form online through their My UW Portal.

On April 1, all employees required to submit an Outside Activity Report (OAR) received a message from UW System with instructions to complete the OAR. The OAR will need to be completed by the employee and approved by the supervisor. Following the initial notice, employees will receive reminders throughout the month.

Please see below for additional information:

For more information about OARs (including helpful videos), please see the UW System Conflicts of Interest and Outside Activities website.

The Code of Conduct and Employee Relationships with Educational Loan Lenders policies will also be delivered to your mailboxes from uwsytemhr@uwss.wisconsin.edu during the month of April with a reminder to familiarize yourself with these policies.

If you have questions while using the process or need technical support, please contact serviceoperations@uwss.wisconsin.edu.

Resources relevant to this message include:

Save the Date: America Saves Week is April 8 – 12, 2024

The Universities of Wisconsin is promoting financial well-being with the America Saves Week campaign from April 8 through April 12.

Mark your calendar to register for the live and on-demand webinars or signup for an individual counseling session during America Saves Week to take steps toward gaining financial stability. The campaign encourages you to check in on your finances by highlighting areas that contribute to financial stability such as saving automatically, preparing for unexpected expenses, and reducing debt.

Go to the Universities of Wisconsin America Saves Events web page for information about personalized events such as credit check-ups and individual counseling sessions. These are provided by partners of the Universities of Wisconsin. You must pre-register or schedule an appointment to participate in these events.

Go to the Universities of Wisconsin America Saves Webinar Registration web page for the topics, descriptions, dates, and times of each webinar. The webinar topics range from budgeting, saving, and investing to student loan repayment and home buying. Some webinars require you to pre-register. Others are available on-demand.

Check out the Universities of Wisconsin America Saves Week website for more information about building your financial future with confidence.

Plan to Participate in America Saves Week!
The Universities of Wisconsin America Saves campaign is award winning! For the 2023 campaign, the Universities of Wisconsin was presented the Savings Champion Award by America Saves, an award for organizations, nonprofits, and government agencies that achieved remarkable impact during the campaign.

Source: Universities of Wisconsin Office of Human Resources

Academic Advisor (Manitowoc/Sheboygan)

This position reports to the Director of Academic Advising & Retention and engages students in decision making processes and promotes appropriate and responsible choices on academic matters such as course selection and degree requirements. Maintains appropriate confidentiality, updates student advising records, and contributes to the development and delivery of academic advising related events and programs. Works to ensure students receive accurate, timely, and holistic advising services in support of promoting student success, retention, and program completion. Strives to create a welcoming, equitable, and inclusive work environment.

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

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Sunday, April 14, 2024.

Celebrate UWGB’s Amazing Student Employees During National Student Employment Week – April 7th – 13th

UWGB Shines Brighter Thanks to 750+ Student Employees!

National Student Employment Week is upon us (April 7-13th), and it’s the perfect time to celebrate the incredible impact UWGB’s student employees have on our campuses. Their dedication fuels our University every day!

Show Your Appreciation: Share the Spotlight!

The Career Planning Team wants to help supervisors and teams showcase their gratitude. We’re collecting short video messages, photos with words of appreciation, or any creative way you’d like to say “Thank you!” Send your submissions to stcareer3@uwgb.edu by April 5th. We’ll light up our social media with these amazing shout-outs all week long! Watch for the posts and share on your pages, too!

Beyond Social Media: More Ways to Celebrate!

  • Write a personal thank-you note.
  • Create a celebratory sign for your workspace.
  • Offer a small token of appreciation.

Looking for inspiration? Check out this list.

Let’s make this National Student Employment Week one to remember for our phenomenal student workforce!

Updated State Group Life Insurance Premiums Effective April 1, 2024

State Group Life Insurance premium rates will increase for most age categories effective April 1, 2024. Premium rates for Spouse and Dependent coverage will decrease slightly.

View Your Updated Premium
Employees who are currently enrolled in the State Group Life Insurance Program can view their updated 2024 premium in their Personalized State Group Life Insurance Premium Notice. Changes in premium will be reflected on the April 4, 2024, paycheck.

Annual Premium Update
In addition to the premium rate increase, your State Group Life Insurance premium may also change effective April 1, 2024, if either or both your age category and salary have changed since April 1, 2023. Coverage levels are based on:

  • Your highest calendar year of eligible earnings,
  • Your age as of April 1 each year, and
  • Your elected coverage level(s).

The Universities of Wisconsin contribute towards the cost of your State Group Life Insurance Basic and Supplemental Insurance coverage. You pay the full cost of Additional, Spouse and Dependent coverage.

Review the State Group Life Insurance web page and Benefits Premiums web page for more information. If you have questions after reviewing the web pages, reach out to your benefits contact.


Source: Universities of Wisconsin Office of Human Resources