Welcome Alexandra Reichenberger

On February 7, 2018, Alexandra Reichenberger began as a new Fitness Coordinator for Intramurals & Recreation.  Alexandra worked for EXOS for over a year prior to joining UWGB.  She majored in Health Promotion and minored in Nutrition at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

Alexandra keeps busy with charity walks and runs and enjoys water skiing, hiking, graphic design, and travelling.  She also taught free yoga at Titletown Park.  She has a younger sister, Emily, who runs track for UW-Oshkosh, and two parents, Kevin and Jackie, who just celebrated their 30th anniversary!

Alexandra is so excited to be a part of the Kress Center and UWGB team!

Welcome, Alexandra!

Keep Your Beneficiary Designations Up-to-Date

What is a beneficiary?

A beneficiary is someone you designate to receive insurance benefits that are payable upon your death. Naming beneficiaries ensures that your assets are distributed according to your wishes.

Keep your beneficiary designations up-to-date

You may change your beneficiary designations at any time. It is important to review your beneficiary designations regularly, especially when you have experienced a life event; birth or adoption of a child, marriage, divorce, etc.

Your assets are distributed according to the beneficiary designations that you have on file at the time of your death. If you are unsure of your current beneficiary designation for any of your current insurance plans, complete a new beneficiary designation form to ensure that your designations are current.

How do I know what benefits I have?

To make sure that you review and update the beneficiaries for all of your insurance plans, confirm your current plan enrollments. Log in to the MyUW portal. Go to the Benefit Information module, choose the View Benefits Summary Detail tab at the bottom of the page to see your current benefit enrollments. Contact your human resources office to confirm your coverage.

Beneficiary designation forms

To change a beneficiary designation, complete a beneficiary form for each plan in which you are enrolled. Keep a copy of each completed beneficiary form for your records. Return completed forms to the address on the form, not to your human resources office.

The plans that have a beneficiary designation form are listed below.  Beneficiary Designation Forms may be found here.

  • EPIC Benefits+
  • State Group Life Insurance
  • Individual & Family Group Life Insurance
  • UW Employees, Inc. Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment
  • Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS)
  • Wisconsin Deferred Compensation 457 Program
  • If you have a Tax-Sheltered Annuity (TSA), contact the plan directly to update your beneficiary designations

Source: UW System Human Resources

Updated Income Continuation Insurance Premiums Effective February 1, 2018

Income Continuation Insurance (ICI) premiums are updated annually on February 1. Updated premiums for University Staff (paid bi-weekly) will be reflected on the February 15, 2018 paycheck. Updated ICI premiums for Faculty/Academic Staff/Limited Appointees (paid monthly) will be reflected on the March 1, 2018 paycheck.

If you are currently enrolled in the ICI program, visit the ICI Premium Notice web page for your personalized updated premium amount. Current enrollees were sent an email February 1 directing them to this customized web page.

Several factors determine your premium amount:

  • For University Staff: the ICI premium is based on 2017 earnings reported to the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS), sick leave balance/usage as of December 23, 2017 and current ICI category.
  • For Faculty/Academic Staff/Limited Appointees: the ICI premium is based on 2017 WRS-reported earnings and the selected ICI elimination period.

Please note: The ICI annual premium update effective February 1 is based on 2017 earnings and does not reflect any enrollments made during the ICI Deferred Enrollment period which began in January and ends March 1, 2018. Employees who are eligible to participate in the ICI Deferred Enrollment period received notification about their opportunity via an email sent January 19.

A complete list of ICI premiums and plan information is available on the ICI plan page. If you have questions, contact Payroll & Benefits at (920) 465-2390 or payrollandbenefits@uwgb.edu.

Source: UW Service Center

America Saves Week February 26 – March 3, 2018


The University of Wisconsin is promoting America Saves Week, a national campaign committed to encouraging individuals and families to save and build their personal wealth. Check out what is happening here on campus!saving_up_pink_version


Financial Crimes: Fraud Awareness & Prevention Workshop

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
12:00 pm – 1:00pm
UW Credit Union, 2420 Nicolet Drive, Room 103

**Please feel free to bring your lunch and enjoy a free workshop on how to protect yourself from fraud.


Express Credit Checkups

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
9:00 am – 4:00pm
UW Credit Union, 2420 Nicolet Drive, 201 University Union, UWCU Branch

  • UW Credit Union in partnership with the University of Wisconsin System is offering the opportunity for employees to spend 30 minutes in a private, confidential appointment with a UWCU expert to review your credit score and discuss your credit report.

**UW Credit Union membership is not required to take advantage of this benefit. 


Register Now for your free 30 minute credit checkup!

Curator of Art and Arts Management Instructor

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay invites applications for the position of Curator of the Lawton Gallery and Instructor of Arts Management. The selected candidate will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of exhibitions at the Lawton Gallery (preparatory, curatorial, informational, maintenance, operational, supervisory, outreach/social media, marketing, and financial), maintenance of the permanent collection, and teaching and administration duties within the Arts Management program. The Curator will be responsible for approximately 6 exhibits per year, including faculty and student shows, and will be expected to mount a creative variety of other exhibits which demonstrate a broad spectrum of arts and cultural interests appropriate to a University setting.

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

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

Welcome Claudia Guzman

On February 5, 2018, Claudia Guzman began as the Director of Student Life.

Welcome, Claudia!

Lecturer – Social Work

The Department of Social Work at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay invites applications for a program Lecturer position in Social Work, with primary responsibility to the MSW Program. Applicants with commitment to strengths-based generalist social work practice and the profession’s knowledge, values, and skills are highly encouraged to apply.

The Social Work program has a strong team emphasis, which includes team teaching, offers a competency-based education with a strengths perspective, and takes a proactive stance valuing diverse and inclusive perspectives.

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

To ensure consideration, please apply by Tuesday, March 13, 2018.

Human Resources Assistant

This position reports to the Human Resources Manager/AA Officer and is the lead worker for personnel transaction entry. This position coordinates and enters personnel transaction data in the Human Resources System (HRS), processes student employment paperwork, and handles various recruitment activities for assigned departments. Other responsibilities of this position include records management, exit processing, volunteer management, performance evaluation process support, and assisting with miscellaneous administrative duties. This position will serve as an HR liaison with internal and external staff, interact with others to resolve problems, and communicate policy and procedure information as needed.

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

To ensure consideration, please apply by Wednesday, February 14, 2018.

Employee Spotlight: Rebecca Hovarter









Name: Rebecca (Becky) Hovarter

Position at UWGB: Nursing and Health Studies Lecturer

Summary of what you do: Assist registered nurses in their journey from being a nurse with an associate degree (skills based) to a nurse with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree

How long have you been employed: I have been in the nursing field for 41 years

Brief history of employment with UWGB: I started at UWGB part time in 2009 and full time in 2013. It is the combination of two of my life long goals: to be a teacher and be a nurse.

Three words that describe you: Sincere, Passion, Dedicated

Personal interests: Flower gardens, grandchildren, reading

Random facts/interests: I earned a college degree every decade since the 1990’s.


Describe what you were like at age 10. Tallest kid in my class (!), wore glasses, book worm

If you could be anyone from any time period who would it be and why? Lillian Wald- early 1900’s. Lillian coined the term public health nurse and worked with immigrants, school kids, and all other aspects of community health and was a leader of the profession. I envy what she did.

Top 3 life highlights? Being married to David for 42 years, birth of my son, my three grandchildren

What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most? When students have an “aha” moment

What book did you read last? I am usually reading/listening to two or three at a time: Janet Evanovich Hard Core Twenty Four, The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein, and Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: Modern Mexican Art.

What did you want to be when growing up? A teacher and a nurse

What do you like most about your job? Sharing my passion for public health with students

What is the first concert you attended? Chicago in about 1973

What would people never guess you do in your role? Observing students doing dental and vision checks in an outdoor school on the side of a ravine in Mexico; Observing students teach Roma Health Mediators how to make rat traps out of water bottles in Slovakia.

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten? Fried grasshoppers

Where is your favorite place to eat? Koreana’s

Where is your home town? Glidden and Ashland Wisconsin

Compensation Policy and Proposed Pay Plan Open Forums

The Chancellor’s Cabinet recently approved the Compensation and Pay Plan Policy. This document presents policies for determining starting pay, hourly rate upon movement to a new position or job, promotional pay, and guidelines for setting the rate for temporary and project appointments. This policy also includes guidelines for pay plan, temporary base adjustments, salary adjustments during interim appointments, salary adjustments within a title, overtime, compensatory time, and other pay components specifically created for non-exempt university staff.

Please join us for a series of open forums in which we will outline details of the Compensation and Pay Plan Policy. We will also discuss the proposed 2018-2019 Pay Plan, including timeline and UW-Green Bay pay plan guidelines. As a note, the Joint Committee on Employment Relations (JCOER) has not yet met to approve the proposed pay plan. We will cover the same material at each forum.

  • Monday, February 12, 2018
    2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
    Christie Theater
  • Tuesday, February 13, 2018
    10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
    Christie Theater
  • Tuesday, February 13, 2018
    2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
    Phoenix Room A

No need to RSVP, just mark your calendar to attend!  Please contact Human Resources at hr@uwgb.edu or ext. 2930 if you have any questions.