Unclassified Monthly Pay Date for December Earnings is 1/2/2013

Reminder:  Unclassified Monthly Pay Date for December Earnings is January 2, 2013

Unclassified employees paid on the 1st of each month will be paid on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 for December earnings since January 1st (New Year’s Day) is a Federal Reserve Holiday.

When a pay date falls on a Federal Reserve holiday or a weekend, the pay date is usually the previous business day.  An exception to this is the Unclassified monthly pay date that falls on New Year’s Day, January 1st.

To avoid tax-related issues, the January 1st pay date for December earnings is paid in the new calendar year and must be the first “official banking business day” following the New Year’s holiday.  The “official banking business day” is defined as a calendar day other than a Saturday, Sunday or a Federal Reserve holiday.  Please contact HR/Payroll at hr@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2390 if you have any questions.

T. Rowe Price Webinars

Recordings of the T. Rowe Price live webinars that were available in November, Retirement Investing From Beginning to End and Retirement Milestones are now available.   Information about accessing these webinars can be found at: http://www.wisconsin.edu/hr/benefits/retsav/trpwebinar.htm

Please contact Human Resources at hr@uwgb.edu or ext. 2390 if you have any questions.

Welcome Brenda Beck

Brenda Beck

Brenda Beck started as an Academic Department Associate on December 3, 2012.  She was previously employed by the Greater Green Bay YMCA for 13 years.  Brenda volunteers at the Green Bay Habitat for Humanity Restore.  She earned her BA from St. Norbert College and her MBA from UW-Oshkosh.  Brenda is married and has three children.

University Personnel System

University Personnel System (UPS) to be Reviewed by the UW Board of Regents at December 6-7 Meeting

The University Personnel System (UPS) Project has progressed to the approval phase, which means the initial foundation of the new personnel systems will be reviewed by the UW Board of Regents at its December 6th and 7th meeting for approval.  The Board of Regents agenda documents include:

  • Executive Summary – explains the documents, explains the purpose, and summarizes intent of the Regent Policy Documents.
  • Regent Resolutions (4) – three of them introduce Regent Policy Documents (also attached) and one summarizes technical statutory changes necessary for UPS implementation.
  • Regent Policy Documents (3) – one to establish with the Board the authority to administer the personnel systems, one to establish University Staff shared governance, and one to establish a single Codes of Ethics for all employees.

If the Board of Regents approves the foundational documents, the next step in the approval phase will be to present the UPS to the Joint Committee on Employment Relations (JCOER). A meeting with JCOER has not been set but a meeting will likely be scheduled during the early part of spring 2013, so that implementation and training can begin well in advance of the July 1, 2013 statutory deadline.

We will communicate any new information as it becomes available.  Please contact Sheryl Van Gruensven, Christine Olson or Amy Plotner if you have any questions regarding UPS.

Welcome Tracy Van Erem

Tracy started as an Administrative Assistant in the Office of University Advancement on November 26, 2012.  Prior to starting at UW Green Bay she was employed at Bellin Health for four and a half years.  She studied at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College.  Tracy is married, has two children, and enjoys spending time with her family.  She is from Green Bay.

2011 WRS Annual Statements

Attention:   All Employees Covered under the Wisconsin Retirement System

Your Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) annual Statement of Benefits is now available online in the My UW System portal:  http://my.wisconsin.edu.  Login to the portal, go to the “Benefit Information” box, and click on the “Statements” tab.  Click on “ETF Annual Statement of Benefits (WRS) Issued 2012” to view and print your Statement.

The WRS annual Statement of Benefits provides you with information about your Wisconsin Retirement System account as of January 1, 2012. Some of the information on the Statement includes 2011 WRS earnings and creditable service; total years of WRS creditable service, and separation and death benefit calculations.  You should review this Statement closely for accuracy.

Change to Statement – Section 2 – After Act 10 Service

The name of your retirement category is in both Sections 1 and 2 of the Statement.  If you are in a General, Teacher or Protective retirement category, all of your creditable service will be listed in the “Before 2000” and/or “After 1999” columns in Section 2 of the Statement.  Only employees in an Elected or Executive retirement category will have creditable service in the “After Act 10” column.  2011 Wisconsin Act 10 changed the way retirement benefits are calculated for Elected/Executive category employees so service earned after Act 10 must be tracked separately for this group of employees.

Information to Help You Understand Your WRS Statement of Benefits:

Please note that you will not receive a paper copy of the Statement.

If you feel that any information on your Statement is incorrect, please contact your payroll office at 920.465.2390.

State Employees Combined Campaign (SECC)

To those of you who have already given, congratulations….we are nearly to our 2012 goal!  If you haven’t had the chance to participate there is no better time than now.  We are only $4,000 away from our goal.  With just a $1 a pay period contribution you can help ensure we meet that goal by Friday.  Remember the campaign ends on November 30th so this is the last week left to give.   Donate Today, Don’t Delay!

Your contributions make a real difference in the lives of people across the state and around the world.

The SECC Statewide is a workplace giving campaign that offers you the opportunity to donate to one or more of the more than 400 charities that participate via payroll contribution, check or cash.  Giving through your work place is as easy as ever!   Click here to see the instructions are below.

Not sure how much to give?  See below for what several dollars a month can do:

  • $1 a month feeds a family of four for two days (Hunger Relief Fund of Wisconsin –administered by Hunger Task Force, Inc.)
  • $5 a month supports printing and giving information to more than 500 children on how to avoid and respond to bullying behaviors (Community Shares)
  • $10 per month buys all the supplies for one school team and teacher to participate in the Wisconsin Envirothon (Wisconsin Environmental Education Fund).
  • $25 a month will buy a tent heating stove, 3 blankets and a lantern for a family in Afghanistan (Neighbor to Nation)

Again, it’s quick and simple!  I encourage you to log in and consider making a contribution because every dollar really does make a difference.

The campaign runs through November 30th.  If you have questions or would prefer paper materials, please call 608.256.1066.

To make your pledge online:

  • Go to www.seccstatewide.wi.gov
  • Click on the link for University employees
  • All University employees are pre-populated.  To login click on “LOG IN”
  • Log in using the following information:
    • Username:  Your first and last name as it is displayed on your earning statement (use all caps with no spaces between words). Example: JOHNDOE
    • Password:  Last 4 digits of your social security number.
  • Find out more information about the charities and decide who you would like to give to.
  • Follow the instructions on the website to complete your pledge.
  • For additional information or if you have any questions, please ask your coordinator or call 608.256.1066.