More than 30 retire at UW-Green Bay, and TV-2 reports it wasn’t atypical
Thursday (June 30) was the last day of the fiscal year, and for some 33 UW-Green Bay employees, the last day of work before retirement. The number of faculty and staff retiring is up 25 percent from last year, a trend Action 2 News found reflected at schools and technical colleges across Northeastern Wisconsin. In a story that aired Thursday, UW-Green Bay Director of Human Resources Sheryl Van Gruensven attributed the uptick at least in part to increased health and pension costs for state employees, many of whom may not otherwise have considered retiring now. The added costs come on the heels of two years of mandatory furloughs that amounted to 3 percent pay cuts annnually, Van Gruensven said. See the full story.