University Services Program Associate (Project Appointment)

UW-Green Bay has a current vacancy for a University Services Program Associate with primary responsibility for providing support to the programs within the division of Outreach and Adult Access and to the Program Managers within. The work will be project-focused rather than program-focused, allowing for support within the Division.

This is a full-time, approximate 12 month Project Appointment. The work hours for this position are 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Some travel is required for necessary meetings, workshops, conferences, etc.  Occasional evening and and/or weekend work is expected and will be assigned by supervisor as needed.

Starting hourly wage for this position is $15.411 per hour.

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

Completed application materials must be submitted no later than Sunday, June 7, 2015.

Custodian- 100% (Open to State Employees Only)

UW-Green Bay has a current vacancy for a 3rd Shift Custodian position working at the Kress Events Center. This position maintains the overall appearance and cleanliness of the designated work area.  Work performed in this position includes manual cleaning and maintenance of UWGB buildings.  The work schedule for this position is 10:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

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

THIS POSITION IS CURRENTLY OPEN TO STATE EMPLOYEES ONLY. Any employee with permanent status in the same or counterpart classification as the position must submit in writing, the desire to transfer by Wednesday, May 27, 2015.


Changes to State Group Health Insurance for 2016

The Department of Employee Trust Funds Group Insurance Board met on May 19, 2015 and approved changes to the state employee health insurance program. The Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF) will be summarizing the changes made to employee benefits for 2016 in an upcoming communication. This article is intended to assist you with understanding the benefit changes prior to the official summary from ETF. The changes affect participants’ deductibles, out-of-pocket limits, copays and drug costs. Review this article for more specifics on the upcoming changes.

June Lunch ‘n Learn



The UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee Presents:

What: Wellness Lunch ‘n Learn “Straw Bale Gardens” with Professor Heidi Fencl

When: Monday, June 1, 2015
15 to 1:00 p.m.

Where: Cofrin Library, 7th floor, Room 735

Please RSVP at by Thursday, May 28, 2015.

Straw bale gardens are a great way to grow fresh produce for people with soil, space, or time limitations.  They take some set up in the spring, but then largely care for themselves over the rest of the summer.  A single bale can support two tomato plants or 30 bean plants, or 3 potato plants, so even one or two bales can provide a nice garden.  Come to this session if you would like to learn more about setting up and maintaining a straw bale garden of your own.

Heidi Fencl is a Professor in the Physics department at UW-Green Bay.  She has a 24 bale garden this year and is looking forward to fresh green beans, cucumbers and tomatoes!

Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) Webinars offered in June


Live Webinars Scheduled for 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. Visit our webinar page to learn more about any of the following sessions.

Variable Fund In this webinar we will discuss the Variable Fund – what it is, how it differs from the Core Fund, and the effect participation in this fund may have on your retirement benefit calculations. We will also discuss how to elect to participate in the Variable Fund, how to cancel Variable participation, and the impact the timing of these decisions may have on your Wisconsin Retirement System benefits.

  • Friday June 05, 2015, 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday June 09, 2015, 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
  • Thursday June 25, 2015,  6:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Buying Service If you are eligible to purchase service, doing so would increase your retirement or disability benefit. Find out how by viewing this webinar. We’ll cover the types of service you may be able to buy, how and when you can buy service, and much more. Eligible types of service include service earned during prior WRS covered employment and forfeited through a separation benefit and some types of service earned with other government employers.

  • Thursday June 04, 2015, 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday June 10, 2015,  6:00 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday June 11, 2015,  12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
  • Monday June 22, 2015,  11:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Annuity Options Choosing a WRS annuity option is one of the most important decisions you will face. This webinar will cover all of the WRS annuity options and help you understand them so that you can make an informed decision. We will also explain the important differences between a beneficiary and a named survivor.

  • Wednesday June 10, 2015, 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Monday June 15, 2015,  6:00 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday June 25, 2015,  11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Wisconsin Retirement System New and Mid-Career Benefits These one-hour, webinars are designed for WRS members who are more than five years from retirement. ETF provides accurate information about WRS benefits early in a member’s career so that they can make sound, strategic decisions over the course of their careers. Topics covered at each presentation include vesting requirements, various ways to enhance a WRS retirement benefit, purchasing service, military service credit, the Core and Variable Trust Funds, contribution rates, the importance of a beneficiary form and how to complete one, and how “life event” changes affect retirement benefits.

  • Wednesday June 10, 2015,  2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday June 16, 2015,  11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Thursday June 18, 2015,  10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday June 24, 2015,  6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Monday June 29, 2015, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

5 Basic Steps to Your Retirement Consider this webinar your quick reference guide to starting the retirement process within the next 12 months. We’ll review: choosing a termination date, how to request a retirement estimate – and how to read and understand it. We’ll also cover how to schedule a retirement appointment and – drum roll here — how to submit the retirement application

  • Thursday June 11, 2015,  6:00 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday June 19, 2015,  12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday June 24, 2015,  11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Register for a webinar

Please contact Human Resources at (920) 465-2390 or with any questions.

Employee Stories: Other positive stories about UW-Green Bay?

In honor of employee appreciation week, employees were asked to “Share their Stories” as a UWGB employee. See below for some great stories about being a UWGB Phoenix Employee!

ETEUBERT“Most of the employees in the University Advancement office are UWGB graduates and I think that is pretty darn cool! :-)” Liz Teubert, University Advancement.






ECRAVER“This University changes lives – not in some abstract way, but in real ways that directly impact real people here in our community. UW-Green Bay is a vital part of the health and economic growth of Northeast Wisconsin and it is my fervent hope that we can continue to play this important role long into the future.” Eric Craver, Outreach & Adult Access.






phlash“I met my wife here… while wearing the Phlash outfit.” Dan Moore, Outreach & Adult Access.

SMACHUCA“Working at UW-Green Bay is a great experience because of my fellow coworkers.  The majority of the faculty and staff remain positive and work extremely hard through tough times.  This is also a beautiful campus, thanks to the amazing grounds crew and facilities crew, making work a pleasant place to be each day!” Sue Machuca, Phoenix Bookstore.





“I have always had supervisors that care about the students and that care about their staff.  I have been blessed with amazing office team players who have become friends and feel like family. We have some caring staff and faculty all over campus who strongly support students and who treat all people who work here equally.  I have fun.  There has never been a single day that I have gotten up and not wanted to come to work.” Toni Bergeon, Dean of Students Office.


ARENDT, L“We are lucky to have so many outstanding colleagues – bright, funny, interesting, dedicated, committed, and caring people who understand why it’s important for each of us to do our best every day.” Lucy Arendt, College of Professional Studies/School of Business.




“I am so thankful for the quality of students at UWGB.  Many who work several jobs, care for family and suffer with health issues while pursuing their dream of a college degree.  These students deserve so much respect for turning in such wonderful work and doing their best when all odds are often against them.  It is a privilege to serve them.” Jennifer Smith, Human Development.


“For the past three years, I have been apart of the UWGB Float Committee. This past year we won the Jean Nicolet Award.  Our committee is small but mighty and I’m so proud of what we get accomplished each year.” Amanda Wildenberg, Dean of Student Office.

HENNIGES“I am proud to be an employee, an alumni, married to an alumni, parent of one UWGB grad who is fully employed in his field , parent of a current UWGB student with 6 credits to go, and parent of another student who graduated from another UW campus (who took summer classes at UWGB) and currently is in grad school.  I believe in UWGB  and all it has to offer our community and our world.” Amy Henniges, Health and Counseling.


“In addition to my career with the Office of International Education, I also teach fitness classes at the Kress Event Center.  My “noon crew” class (Zumba and Toning Circuits) has been a great opportunity to meet people from all over campus.  We have had staff from Advising, Admissions, Office of International Education, Student Life, CATL, American Intercultural Center, NEW Partnership, Dean of Students, Outreach, Cofrin Center for Biodiversity, faculty and students.  It has been very rewarding to get to know people from so many different departments in a fun and welcoming environment.”   Kristy Aoki, International Education.

Thank you to all faculty and staff who submitted stories and THANK YOU for all you do to make UWGB a great place! There’s No UWGB without U!

Reminder to enter monthly absences

As we near the end of the 2014-2015 academic year, please be sure to enter all monthly online absence entries (formerly leave reports).  Online absence entries should be entered by the 5th of each ‘following’ month.

Please review your My UW System Portal under the Time and Absence section to ensure you are not missing any monthly leave reports.  Under the Time and Absence section, in the Leave Reports tab, there will be a ‘Outstanding Missing Leave Reports’ link.  By clicking on the link a pdf file will open, listing any months that are missing absence entries.

Missing absence entries must be submitted online for your supervisor’s approval.  Please review the Unclassified Absence Entry Instructions for step by step details on how to enter leave.

Please remember that you must make a monthly absence entry, even if you did not take any leave during that month:

“No Leave Taken” entries should always use the first day of the month as the start date and the end date.  This provides accurate leave reporting for both instructional and non-instructional employees.  Your “No Leave Taken” entry should have the following components:

  • START DATE: First day of the month (e.g., 2/1/15 for a February leave report)
  • ABSENCE NAME: “No Leave Taken”
  • END DATE: First day of the month – same as the start date (e.g., 2/1/15 for a February leave report)

Information on 2015 summer leave reporting will be sent in the next couple weeks.

Human Resources Assistant- Limited Term Employee

UW-Green Bay has a current vacancy for a Human Resources Assistant- Limited Term Employee in the Office of Human Resources. This position will perform personnel transaction entry, general administrative support, customer service to visitors and callers, and assist with web updates and maintenance.

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

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Monday, May 25, 2015.

Adjunct Instructor(s)- Teaching English as a Second Language

The Intensive English Program (IEP) provides instruction to international students who have intermediate or advanced proficiency in English but do not meet the language requirements for admission to the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay.

The Intensive English Program at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay seeks part-time instructors starting in the summer of 2015. These positions will teach IEP course(s) on the UW-Green Bay Campus.

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

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials as soon as possible.  This position will remain open until filled.