UW-Green Bay announces COVID-19 leave for employees

In accordance with SYS 1200-Interim 02, COVID-19 Leave Policy, up to 80 hours of COVID-19 leave (prorated by % FTE) may be made available to employees who cannot perform their assigned duties due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  This emergency policy implements leave provisions and workplace flexibility options to prioritize the health and safety of the UW System community and provide additional leave for certain UW System employees to be used during the COVID-19 pandemic if employees cannot work.

Employees eligible for COVID-19 leave include those who are unable to work because their job responsibilities are not conducive to remote work (telecommute or telework), self-quarantine, self-isolation, illness, care of an immediate family member, or child/elder care due to school/day care closures. Dean/Division Leaders are working with supervisors to determine which employees are not able to telecommute because of job responsibilities. To request COVID-19 leave based upon an alternative reason (self-quarantine, self-isolation, illness, care of an immediate family member, or child/elder care due to school/day care closures), employees should contact their supervisor.

The use of COVID-19 leave is at the discretion of the Area Leader and employees are subject to recall at any time. In instances where employees are unable to perform their assigned duties due to the type of work they perform but are assigned other duties that CAN be performed remotely, they cannot refuse a reassignment of duties in order to take COVID-19 leave. COVID-19 leave may be approved for intermittent use. Employees who can telecommute but request not to do so (with no alternative reason such as self-quarantine, illness, etc.) are not eligible for COVID-19 leave. If such employees would like to take alternative accrued leave (vacation or personal holiday) or unpaid leave, they must submit a request to their supervisor. Employees deemed “essential” may still be required to report to the workplace and will not be eligible for this leave if they choose not to report.

Details have not been communicated about how COVID-19 leave will be accounted for in HRS. Procedures on how employees should report approved COVID-19 leave through their My UW Portal will be communicated as additional information is available.

Governor’s Emergency Order #5 and Effect on UW-Green Bay building hours

On Monday, March 17, 2020 Governor Tony Evers issued Emergency Order #5, which prohibited the gatherings of more than 10 people. Please note, that this does not prevent more than 10 people being in a single building at the same time, nor does it compel the closure of any place of business. Under the directive, a “mass gathering” is any planned or spontaneous, public or private event or convening that will bring together or is likely to bring together 10 or more people in a single room or single confined exposed place. Consistent with prior information provided by UW-Green Bay, any meetings or other gathering of more than 10 people which are necessary for conducting business should be held via remote method. The Emergency Order gives further guidance that if a gathering of less than 10 people must be held, it should be done in a way that allows for social distancing (not less than 6 feet between participants) and follow all sanitation recommendations made by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

The Emergency Order does address educational institutions, which are closed for instruction until further notice. Please note that this is a decree to the public, and does not close the campus for business, but prohibits members of the public from accessing buildings or resources. All campuses are closed to the public under Emergency Order #5.

Consistent with this directive, the UW-Green Bay Building Hours and Access Policy is suspended and moving forward campus building hours will be amended as follows:

Green Bay Campus: Building access will be limited to 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on weekdays, and will not be open on Saturday or Sunday. Individuals in buildings at 6:30 p.m. will be asked to leave no later than 7 p.m. Please note this restriction applies to all students, faculty and staff. This restriction excludes Residence Life Community Spaces and the First Floor of the Union, which shall establish their own hours and post accordingly.

In addition to the limiting of hours of access, we will also limiting access points to buildings as follows:

  • Lab Sciences Southeast Exit
  • Library 2nd floor Plaza-level Doors
  • Circle Entrance (Handicap Switch)
  • Garden Café (to the Union Court Yard)
  • Student Services Handicap Exit
  • Theater Hall 1st floor west exit between Studio Arts and Theater Hall
  • Studio Arts Cafeteria Exit (Handicap Switch)
  • Mac Hall 2nd floor North Exit (by the Kress)
  • Mac Hall 2nd floor West Exit (Closest to the Union)
  • Wood Hall Cafeteria Exit (Handicap Switch)

Please use these entry points when arriving on campus.

Branch Campus Locations:
Manitowoc Campus: Buildings open Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  All buildings will be closed on Saturday and Sunday. Please use the entrance at Founder’s Hall

Marinette Campus: Buildings open Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please use the Main Entrance which serves each building

Sheboygan Campus: Buildings open Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please use Main Entrance 1A

Library’s at all locations will be open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Student Services at all locations will be open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

As a reminder; all employees are reminded to take all resources and materials necessary to conduct work each evening in the event of a full campus closure.

Registration for absentee ballots due today, UW-Green Bay will host polling on April 7

As of today (March 18, 2020) a general and primary election will still be held in Wisconsin on April 7, 2020. The UW-Green Bay University Union is a polling site and is planning to be open.

If you have registered as a resident who votes at the UW-Green Bay polling location but you are home, and would like to vote there, even though you are registered at UW-Green Bay, you can register the day of, and vote from your home community (if you live in Wisconsin).

If you would like to vote at the Green Bay campus but will not be on campus April 7, 2020, you can request an absentee ballot by April 2, 2020. (In order to request an absentee ballot, you must be registered. To register online or via mail, registration must be postmarked no later than today, March 18). Go to https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/ and select “vote absentee.”

For more information: https://elections.wi.gov/node/6731

Video: GBOSS is here to serve says Jennifer Jones

UW-Green Bay Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Services Jennifer Jones, shares an important message from Enrollment Services.

Transcript summary

UW-Green Bay is here for you. In these uncertain times, we are all navigating new territory. Perhaps you are concerned about your courses moving to alternate delivery methods, or nervous about how your registration questions will be answered. We hear your concerns and we are doing everything that we can to support your needs and move you towards your goals—academic or otherwise.

This means your concerns about registration, financial aid, emergency grants, advising and career services will continue to be addressed by dedicated advisors and staff members. We will continue to work hard to make sure you achieve your goals. If you are finding yourself in a situation where you don’t know where to go or what to do, we are here for you.

As an essential service, the Enrollment Services Office is still open for business and available to advise and answer questions for you. We are just an email or phone call away at gboss@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2111.

UW-Green Bay is caring, prepared and resilient campus community and we will continue to support each other as we transition through these changes, until the day coming soon when we can look back with you at what we accomplished together. Take care, and go Phoenix!”

Residence Life Clarification, March 18, 2020

No student is required to move out of campus housing. But for the health and safety of the community, students are strongly encouraged to do so if you have that option. All students can request to stay in housing and those requests will be honored. If you choose to move out of your University residence, please follow the procedures in the email sent on March 17, 2020. Call the Office of Residence Life with any additional questions, at 920-465-2040.bAs outlined in the e-mail:

Begin the Express Check-out process as soon as practical, but no later than 10:00pm Friday, March 27, 2020.

All trash and personal items need to be removed during departure including any food in refrigerators or other areas.  All bikes need to be taken home and not left on bike racks or in apartments/rooms. Once all of your belongings have been removed from your apartment or room you need to complete the Express Check-out process online.  Any potential refunds will be issued based on check-out date so it is important to complete this process on the date you depart.

Before you leave campus empty your mailbox and pick up all packages as well as change subscription addresses (magazines, newspapers, etc.) to your off campus mailing address. Make sure your address is correct in SIS for forwarding purposes.  We forward mail and packages up to three months after your final departure from campus. Not all mail and packages are eligible for forwarding. If you have questions please call the Community Center front desk at 920-465-2040 or e-mail Residence Life at housing@uwgb.edu.

Mailroom Hours
Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sunday: 5 to 7 p.m.

During the departure process please be respectful of the guidelines set by the CDC to limit the spread of the virus. For more information please visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website. Remember to keep an appropriate amount of space from others around you and do not overcrowd elevators or corridors. We respectfully ask that you have no more than one other person assist you in moving out.

If you are currently experiencing fever, cough, shortness of breath, or flu-like symptoms, do not return to campus to remove your belongings. You should contact the Office of Residence Life at 920-465-2040 or housing@uwgb.edu.

It could take up to 90 days to complete the room inspections and process advanced deposit refunds.  Continue to check your UW-Green Bay e-mail for updates.

If you have extenuating circumstances that prevent you from moving out your own belongings you can designate a person to do so for you.  Please complete the Designee Form.

If you feel you have an exception that requires you to stay in housing past Friday, March 27, 2020 at 10:00pm please complete the Request to Stay Form.  Once Residence Life receives your request to remain in housing it will be reviewed and you will be notified of approval or denial via your UWGB e-mail within 24 hours.

Please keep watching your UWGB e-mail for updates on important topics such as room selection, summer housing, etc.

If you have questions, please contact the Office of Residence Life, housing@uwgb.edu (920) 465-2040. Thank you for allowing us to serve you this year.

UW-Green Bay
Office of Residence Life
3350 Leon Bond Drive
Green Bay, WI  54311

(920) 465-2040



Standard Process: Brings on new vice president To continue company’s strategic growth | WisBusiness

Standard Process today announced the addition of Tim Goeben ’95 (Accounting) to its senior executive team as its new vice president of Finance. Goeben brings more than 25 years of progressive business finance and executive leadership experience to the company. In this position, Goeben is responsible for the company’s financial operations and will position Standard Process for continued profitable growth. Source: Standard Process: Brings on new vice president To continue company’s strategic growth | WisBusiness

Primary provider and Prevea Virtual Care encouraged for first sign of symptoms

Your health and the health of this community is of utmost importance. Every person who has COVID-19 symptoms should first seek treatment from their primary health provider. If they are unavailable, please utilize the Prevea Virtual Care ($0 for COVID-19 related concerns) or call Prevea Health Nurse Triage at 888-277-3832 free of charge 24 hours a day/7 days a week. You will be connected with a registered nurse who will listen to your concerns, ask questions, consult with a physician if needed and recommend appropriate next steps based on your symptoms. During this uncertain time and with the rapid spread of COVID-19, it is important that all UW-Green Bay students have access to healthcare providers and expertise to answer questions and provide medical advice regarding an upper respiratory infection or COVID-19 related concern.

All students can continue to contact UW-Green Bay Counseling and Health regarding other concerns at 920-465-2380 or by email at counselhealth@uwgb.edu.