Tag: voluntary separation program

Cut of $2.8m will result in 24 positions lost

In an email Friday (July 10) to all employees, Chancellor Gary L. Miller outlined how the new UW System budget — which includes a loss of $125 million annually in state taxpayer support — will affect UW-Green Bay. The good news: The $2.8 million funding cut here was scaled back from the $4.6 million initially […]

Sampson quoted by WPR on voluntary separations

A Wisconsin Public Radio story earlier this week noted that UW-Green Bay is the first of eight UW campuses with numbers to report on a campus-based “voluntary separation” program. Spokesman Christopher Sampson said a total of 29 individuals signed up for the buyouts (including him) with departure dates between July 3 and Jan. 7, 2016. […]

Update on UW-Green Bay’s VSIP status

The Green Bay Press-Gazette has posted a story by reporter Patti Zarling about the status of UW-Green Bay’s Voluntary Separation Incentive Program (VSIP). A total of 29 senior employees accepted the buyouts, said Human Resources Director Sheryl Van Gruensven. The packages were offered to 158 employees (about one-quarter of the regular workforce) who met the […]

About 40 apply for voluntary separation at UW-Green Bay

The Green Bay Press-Gazette provided its readers an update Wednesday on the status of UW-Green Bay’s Voluntary Separation Incentive Program inviting employees over the age of 55 with five years of service to consider early separation. The program is being explored as a potential cost-saving measure in the face of an anticipated multi-million-dollar cut in […]

‘UW-Green Bay staff consider separation offers’


The Green Bay Press-Gazette, in a thoroughly reported story by Patti Zarling, made the Voluntary Separation Incentive Program at UW-Green Bay its lead news item over the weekend, both online and in the Sunday, April 12, print edition. Included are quotes from Prof. Steve Meyer, interim director of computing services David Kieper, and Chancellor Gary […]

UW-Milwaukee joins schools offering ‘buyouts’

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel is reporting that UW-Milwaukee is becoming the fifth (and, so far, largest) UW institution to offer separation incentives to veteran employees. Eau Claire, Green Bay, Oshkosh and Superior are the other schools currently accepting applications for early retirement as part of statewide budget cutting.

UW-Green Bay unveils Voluntary Separation Incentive Program


On Friday, UW-Green Bay became the latest UW System institution to offer early-separation incentives to veteran employees as a possible way to reduce payroll in preparation for major budget cuts expected to take effect July 1. Emails were sent to about 155 employees age 55 or older to notify them of their eligibility. Information about […]

Fox 11 reports on buyout program


Reporter Gabrielle Mays of Fox 11 News came to UW-Green Bay Friday to talk to University employees about a newly announced voluntary-separation program for faculty and staff who are 55 or older. Mays talked to David Kieper of CIT, a 36-year employee, and to Director of Human Resources Sheryl Van Gruensven. Kieper indicated he’s open […]