Facilities Maintenance Specialist

The Facilities Maintenance Specialist – Advanced reports to the Maintenance Supervisor and is responsible for operation, maintenance, and repair of general plumbing fixtures and components.  This position will also perform general inspection, repair, and preventative maintenance of campus building structures including door locks hardware and various campus equipment.  In addition, this position performs preventative maintenance, inspections, and other seasonal activities, and is responsible for inspecting laboratory systems and equipment and making necessary installations and repairs. This position will also maintain an appropriate parts inventory, order parts when necessary and provide professional advice on the materials and time required to complete various tasks.  The Facilities Maintenance Specialist – Advanced may also direct the work of student and/or University Staff Temporary employees as directed by the Maintenance Supervisor.

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

To ensure consideration, please apply by Sunday, January 21, 2018.

Employee Spotlight: Paula Marcec

Paula Marcec-1











Name: Paula Marcec

Position at UWGB: Assistant to the Chancellor

Summary of what you do: Rudder, and sometimes lifeboat, for the U.S.S. Chancellor Miller.

How long have you been employed: 13 years

Three words that describe you: I hope I would be described as loyal, caring and funny.

Personal interests: Traveling, spending time with my husband and dogs.


Any favorite line from a movie? “Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death.” Auntie Mame

Are you messy or organized? A little bit of both.

Best vacation you’ve been to? Italy

Describe what you were like at age 10. Bookworm

Do you have a favorite quote? “Normal is nothing more than a cycle on a washing machine.” Whoopi Goldberg

Do you have an office nickname? What is it? Oh, I’m sure I do, but no one has shared it with me.

Do you recall any embarrassing moment at work? Too many to share.

Favorite travel spot? Europe

If given a chance, who would you like to be for a day? Oprah

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you? Julia Roberts, naturally. The resemblance is uncanny!

If you could be anyone from any time period who would it be and why? Michelangelo – sculptor, painter, poet – the greatest artist of all time!

If you could change one thing about working here, what would it be? Improve the budget situation.

If you could interview one person (dead or alive) who would it be? My Gramma K. Oh to have more time with her!

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

If you were to write a book about yourself, what would you name it? No Regrets: Crazy Stuff I’ve Done

If your house was burning down, what’s the one non-living thing you would save? My photo albums.

Least favorite Food? Celery

Tell us a little about yourself. I’m married and have two, very ill mannered, dogs!

Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us? I like Country music

Tell us three things most people don’t know about you. I worked one season for the Florentine Opera Company in Milwaukee assisting the makeup artist; I met Dick Bacon, Mr. Nude America, when I was 16; I was a qualified radiological worker during outages my last year at Point Beach Nuclear Plant.

Top 3 life highlights? My marriage, the birth of a most loved niece and my first trip abroad (Ireland).

What advice would you give to recent new hires? When walking through the tunnels, always look like you know where you’re going, even if you’re lost!

What are three career lessons you’ve learned thus far? Be fair, be honest and be generous with your time.

What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most? Working Commencement

What book did you read last? The Kennedy Women

What books are at your bedside? Science in the Soul by Richard Dawkins

What children’s character can you relate with most? Why? Lucy from Peanuts. Cause I can be a bit bossy.

What did you want to be when growing up? A nun (until I discovered boys)

What do you always want to try and never did? Learn to play the piano.

What do you like most about your job? All of my coworkers!

What do you like to do on your days off? Spend time with my husband

What else do you do for fun? Crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, play games.

What is an ability you wish you had? The ability to correctly guess winning lottery numbers

What is the first concert you attended? Seals & Croft

What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery? A little house in the Cinque Terra (Italy)

What is the most important thing you have learned in the last five years? You don’t have to apologize for who you are.

What is your family like? Mildly dysfunctional

What is your favorite meal? Cheese and onion enchiladas with rice (hold the beans).

What is your favorite movie and book? Move: White Christmas Book: Pride & Prejudice

What is your favorite sport? Shopping

Hidden talent? Sadly, I have none. Or perhaps they’re so hidden even I don’t know what they are.

What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work? Stained glass, needlework, reading, canning, cooking with my husband

What one food do you wish had zero calories? Butter

What phobias do you have? The fear of drowning.

What places have you lived in? Milwaukee, West Allis, Brookfield, Green Bay

What TV show/movie are you ashamed to admit you love? TV: Desperate Housewives of New York

What was your favorite book, toy, or outfit as a child? A Mrs. Beasley doll (from the TV series Family Affair)

What would people never guess you do in your role? In emergency situations, I have a key, and know how to change the toilet paper in the ladies room.

What would you like to be famous for? I would never want to be famous. Infamous maybe.

What’s on your bucket list? Learn to speak fluent French.

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten? Chicken gizzards

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Happily retired

Where is your favorite place to eat? Redwood Inn

Where is your home town? Milwaukee

Where would you like to go on a dream vacation? Tanzania, Africa

HR System Issues on Tuesday, January 2nd

There are HR system issues the morning of Tuesday, January 2nd which are preventing employees from accessing their timesheet, earnings statements, absence requests, and web clock.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  The UW-Service Center is aware of this system-wide issue, and are working to fix it.  In the mean time, please manually record your time worked.  We will update this post as new information is received.

UPDATE: We were notified at 9:24 a.m. on January 2nd that the My UW System Portal issues have been resolved.  If you are still experiencing any issues, please clear your cache and cookies and restart your browser (instructions: https://kb.wisc.edu/page.php?id=12384).  Please contact us at payrollandbenefits@uwgb.edu or ext. 2390 if you have any questions.

Welcome Mindy Sackett!

On January 2, 2018, Residence Life welcomed Mindy Sackett as a new Area Coordinator. Prior to coming to UWGB, she was the Residence Life Coordinator at the University of California-Irvine for 5 years.  She had also worked as a Coordinator of Student Development at Cal Poly for 3 years and did 2 stints with Semester at Seas as a Resident Director.

Mindy has a BS in Biology and Secondary Education from UW-Stevens Point and an MA in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education from Ball State University.  She loves visiting coffee shops, live music, movies/film festivals, volleyball, gardening, researching family history, and traveling.  She has been to 35 countries and 6 out of 7 continents!

Mindy is from Lakewood, Wisconsin.  She has a 16-year-old cat named Kobe.

Welcome, Mindy!

Area Coordinator (Potential Vacancy)

The Area Coordinator (AC) reports to the Assistant Director and assists in carrying out the mission and philosophy of the Office of Residence Life. The Office of Residence Life provides housing for 2,000 students during the academic year and 2,500 guests during the summer. The AC is responsible for overseeing a community of approximately 400 residents; and with the help of Resident Assistants (RAs), strives to develop and maintain a safe, enjoyable, supportive, and inclusive living environment for residents where they can achieve academic success, personal growth, and development. The AC is a member of the Residence Life team and holds administrative responsibilities, participates in committees and meetings, and serves students in a multitude of ways. The AC assumes additional responsibilities assigned by the Director and makes recommendations.

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

To ensure consideration, please apply by Monday, February 26, 2018.

HR Staffing update; Paquet named Assistant VC for Policy and Compliance

A restructure was approved Tuesday (Dec. 19, 2017) placing Christopher Paquet in the expanded role of Assistant Vice Chancellor for Policy and Compliance reporting to UW-Green Bay’s Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance, Sheryl Van Gruensven. With the departure of Christine Olson (who has taken a position with ThedaCare, in Appleton, as a senior Human Resources consultant), Paquet will provide oversight for UW-Green Bay Human Resources. Van Gruensven extends sincere appreciation to Olson for her years of service at UW-Green Bay in her many roles, including human resources director, human resources manager and payroll and benefit specialist.

Paquet continues to be responsible for the oversight and review of campus policies and procedures, external and internal compliance and internal matters that may lead to liability. This position will provide oversight and direction for the campus Human Resources function including the areas of recruitment and selection, titling and compensation planning, organizational and staff development, payroll and benefits administration, operational procedures, handbooks, policies and labor relations, and campus equity and affirmative action initiatives. This position also serves as the Title IX Coordinator on behalf of UW-Green Bay and is responsible for ensuring compliance with all requirements under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 related to the institution’s designation as a recipient of federal funding.

Prescription changes for 2018

State health insurance program participants: Just a reminder of the following changes to prescription benefits for 2018:Prescription

  • CVS Pharmacy (including Target) and certain out-of-state pharmacies will no longer be in-network
  • Certain over-the-counter medications will no longer be covered (such as steroid nasal sprays (Flonase®) and medication to treat heartburn (Prilosec®))
  • Lumicera and UW Specialty Pharmacy are replacing Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy as the preferred specialty pharmacy. Level 4 preferred drugs (specialty medications) must be filled at one of these pharmacies.
  • Serve You is replacing WellDyneRx as the mail order pharmacy. Navitus mailed information to affected members, and we would need to register with Serve You DirectRX Pharmacy Mail Service by calling them at 1-800-481-4940.  (Prescriptions that still have refills available will transfer over.)
  • New discount drug list– Prescriptions that are not covered by the pharmacy benefit may be available at a discounted rate. This may include drugs for infertility, weight loss, cosmetic or other lifestyle needs as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Find in-network pharmacies and formulary lists on the Navitus website, or call Navitus at 1-866-333-2757 with questions.

Dean – College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

The Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences is responsible for budget, personnel, curriculum, strategic planning and decisions, and for working with diverse constituencies to promote the University and these programs. The Dean will provide academic and administrative leadership and oversight of the interdisciplinary and the disciplinary programs in the College. The Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences will work in a collaborative fashion with the Deans of the College of Health, Education and Social Welfare; the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business; and the College of Science and Technology on matters of mutual concerns. The Dean reports to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and serves on the Provost’s Administrative Council.

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

To ensure consideration, please apply by Friday, February 2, 2018.

Winter Break Fitness Challenge

Tuesday, January 2nd to Sunday, January 21st  

It’s BAAACK…the Winter Break Fitness Challenge for faculty and staff returns!  Whether you frequent the Kress or have yet to visit, NOW is your time to do so while working towards weekly prizes!

All employees have FREE UNLIMITED access to the Kress Events Center over the Winter Break time period.

To Participate:

  1. Visit the Kress during business hours and check-in at the front desk (campus ID and a second pair of shoes required)
  2. Complete an entry slip for the Winter Break Fitness Challenge, and put your slip in the bucket.
  3. You can complete one entry slip each time you visit the Kress during the Winter Break Fitness Challenge!

All entry slips will be put in for a weekly drawing:Kress

  • Week one: January 2nd to 7th
  • Week two: January 8th to 14th
  • Week three: January 15th to 21st

Here are the Kress Events Center hours over winter break:

  • Mondays through Fridays: 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Sundays: 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Please note that the Kress Events Center will be closed on Monday, January 15th for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

What can I do at the Kress? Check out the Kress website at http://www.uwgb.edu/kress/ for some great ideas!

Last year employees submitted 122 entry slips over winter break – let’s see if we can exceed that this year!

Winter Wellness Bingo Challenge

2018The Wellness committee is offering Winter Bingo as our next healthy challenge! All faculty and staff are invited to participate in the challenge the month of January. There are 24 health and wellness activities for you to choose from. You are able to pick the day in which you complete each activity, and only one activity is allowed per day. To qualify for a chance to win a prize, a minimum of 20 activities must be completed within the month of January.  Please click here for the Winter bingo card: http://www.uwgb.edu/UWGBCMS/media/hr/Wellness%20Items/Winter-2018-wellness-BingoCard.pdf

SnowmanWinter Bingo begins January 1, 2018 and ends January 31, 2018. Completed forms can be e-mailed to the Wellness committee at wellness@uwgb.edu or hand-in to the Human Resources front desk in the Cofrin Library, 7th floor, room 710 by Friday, February 9, 2018.

Challenge your co-workers to join in the fun and do some of the activities together!  Share pics of you and your co-workers completing the activities by emailing them to wellness@uwgb.edu.  Begin the new year by making healthy choices and then enjoy your increased energy level, positive outlook, and improved health in 2018!