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EmployeeESSENTIALS


Employee Essentials is a program designed to help employees learn how everyday things are done on our campus. These training sessions are open to any employee that is interested in the topic being presented. The goal is to help our faculty and staff understand how the policies and processess on campus impact the work they do.

How it Works:

Employee Essentials will run during the academic year (Sept – May). Training will be every other Wednesday.  Signing up ahead of time is encouraged but walk-ins are also welcomed. If you have specific questions please bring them. If you’re unable to attend the session but have questions about that topic, please contact the trainer for more information.

Schedule

DateCourse Description
Sept 12, 2018
9:10–10:10 a.m.
Clow C016
Travel Made Easy - Part 1Michelle Highley, Finance and Administration
Come tour the UW System travel portal UW TravelWIse. Using the portal we will go over airfare, lodging, vehicle rental, and meal per diems. We will also go through a quick overview of Concur, our online booking tool, and answer any travel questions that you have.
Register here
Sept 26, 2018
9:10–10:10 a.m.
Clow C016
Data, Security & Collaboration ToolsMark Clements and Laura Knaapen, IT
Are you utilizing the technology our campus provides the most effective way? Come learn about the various kinds of accounts, programs and file storage options for faculty and staff. We will also discuss ways to protect you data and avoid some common cyber-traps. If you're looking for ways to make collaborating with colleagues easier, we will also review Google Apps, Office 365 Apps and campus videoconference resources.
Register here
Oct 10, 2018
9:10–10:10 a.m.
Clow L102
A Deep Dive Into FERPAJean Kwaterski, Student Affairs
The Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act is a Federal law that covers the privacy of student records. If we don't maintain the privacy of our students' records, our institution could lose federal funding! This session will let you know what information you can give out, what you can't, and to whom. There will also be time for Q & A.
Register here
Oct 24, 2018
9:10–10:10 a.m.
Clow L102
How Do I Buy That? - An Overview of the Purchasing Processes on CampusBrian Klinger, Finance and Administration
Purchasing comes in contact with all areas of the University. In this course we will discuss the purchasing process - including contracts, signature authority, and purchasing thresholds. We will also review the State and UW System rules and policies. Anyone involved in the purchasing of office supplies up to large expenditures by departments should have at least a general working knowledge on how the state's procurement process works.
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Nov 7, 2018
9:10–10:10 a.m.
Clow L102
Marketing and Branding on CampusPeggy Breister, UMC
What can the University Marketing and Communications office do for you? What services do we offer? What is the best way to get information out about your program or event? All of us are marketers and it's important to know how to talk about our University: who are we, how do we present our value, impact and brand messaging to various audiences?
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Nov 21, 2018
9:10–10:10 a.m.
NE 222
Accounting and Budget FundamentalsJenny Borgman and Deb Matulle, Finance and Administration
How does the budget process on campus work? How do you effectively use WISDM to understand your budget ? These questions and much more will be covered in this joint session on Budget and Accounting in WISDM.
Register Here
Dec 5, 2018
9:10–10:10 a.m.
Clow L102
Student Employment Done RightJodi Anthony, HR / Jodi Kalmus, Handshake
Are you supervising students in a lab, office or other area on campus? Come learn the ins and outs of hiring and working with student employees - what's important for you to know so your student employee can have a positive employment and payment experience. We will review the Handshake system, student payroll process and provide best practices when it comes to managing student workers.
Register Here
Dec 19, 2018
9:10–10:10 a.m.
Clow L102
Cash Handling - What You Need to Know Before Handling That Money!Jean Wolfgang, Finance and Administration
Review of the UW Oshkosh Cash Handling Procedure to ensure compliance with State Statute. Required for those that handle cash and/or checks or supervise those who handle cash and/or checks. Cash collection, receipt requirements, record retention, separation of duties, deposits, security & storeage and accounts receivalbe rules will be reviewed. Training will also review the monetary donation process.
Register Here
Jan 2, 2019
9:10–10:10 a.m.
Sage 4215
Payroll Tips & TricksBrenda Rens and Jodi Anthony, HR
Come learn about the W2 and earnings statement along with other payroll tips to help you understand your earnings and leave benefits.
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Jan 16, 2019
9:10–10:10 a.m.
Sage 4215
Record Retention: Every Record CountsJoshua Ranger, University Archives
Records management is like flossing your teeth: everyone knows it's a good idea, but no one likes doing it. And since all employees create, receive and maintain public records, it's critical that everyone practice good records hygiene. Learn your role in retaining and disposing of records consistent with state and federal law and as well as proper response to public records requests.
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Jan 30, 2019
9:00–10:00 a.m.
Clow C016
Travel Made Easy - Part 2Michelle Highley, Finance and Administration
How do I get approval to travel and how do I get reimbursed for my travel? Using the E-Reimbursement system we will walk through an example of a complete trip. We will start with the Travel Authorization and complete it with the Expense Report. Along the way showing tips and tricks to get this approved quickly!
Register Here
Feb 13, 2019
9:10–10:10 a.m.
Sage 4218
How Do I Buy That? - An Overview of the Purchasing Process on CampusBrian Klinger, Finance and Administration
Purchasing comes in contact with all areas of the University. In this course we will discuss the purchasing process - including contracts, signature authority, and purchasing thresholds. We will also review the State and UW System rules and policies. Anyone involved in the purchasing of office supplies up to large expenditures by departments should have at least a general working knowledge on how the state's procurement process works.
Register Here
Feb 27, 2019
9:10–10:10 a.m.
Clow C016
Data, Security & Collaboration ToolsMark Clements and Laura Knaapen, IT
Are you utilizing the technology our campus provides the most effective way? Come learn about the various kinds of accounts, programs and file storage options for faculty and staff. We will also discuss ways to protect you data and avoid some common cyber-traps. If you're looking for ways to make collaborating with colleagues easier, we will also review Google Apps, Office 365 Apps and campus videoconference resources.
Register Here
Mar 13, 2019
9:10–10:10 a.m.
Sage 4218
Cash Handling - What You Need to Know Before Handling That Money!Jean Wolfgang, Finance and Administration
Review of the UW Oshkosh Cash Handling Procedure to ensure compliance with State Statute. Required for those that handle cash and/or checks or supervise those who handle cash and/or checks. Cash collection, receipt requirements, record retention, separation of duties, deposits, security & storeage and accounts receivalbe rules will be reviewed. Training will also review the monetary donation process.
Register Here
Mar 27, 2019
9:10–10:10 a.m.
Sage 4218
Event Planning BasicsTBD
Will you be planning an event on campus? This session will go over the different types of spaces available on campus and the process of reserving a room that fits your needs. We will review catering options if you want to provide food or drink at the event and discuss how to be proactive with safety & security at your event. We will also cover how to handle things like raffles, prizes and give-aways. Make planning for your next event a breeze!
Register Here
Apr 10, 2019
9:10–10:10 a.m.
Sage 4218
Getting to Know UWO StudentsJennie Hartzheim and Greg Wypiszinski, Student Affairs
This session will provide an understanding of who is enrolled at UW-Oshkosh and will provide tips on how to positively impact students no matter what job you have on campus.
Register Here
Apr 24, 2019
9:10–10:10 a.m.
Sage 4218
Travel Made Easy - Part 1Michelle Highley, Finance and Administration
Come tour the UW System travel portal UW TravelWIse. Using the portal we will go over airfare, lodging, vehicle rental, and meal per diems. We will also go through a quick overview of Concur, our online booking tool, and answer any travel questions that you have.
Register Here
May 8, 2019
9:10–10:10 a.m.
Sage 4218
Travel Made Easy - Part 2Michelle Highley, Finance and Administration
How do I get approval to travel and how do I get reimbursed for my travel? Using the E-Reimbursement system we will walk through an example of a complete trip. We will start with the Travel Authorization and complete it with the Expense Report. Along the way showing tips and tricks to get this approved quickly!
Register Here
May 22, 2019
9:10–10:10 a.m.
Sage 4218
Student Employment Done Right!Jodi Anthony, HR / Jodi Kalmus, Handshake
Are you supervising students in a lab, office or other area on campus? Come learn the ins and outs of hiring and working with student employees - what's important for you to know so your student employee can have a positive employment and payment experience. We will review the Handshake system, student payroll process and provide best practices when it comes to managing student workers.
Register Here