Areas of Focus
Some things we can help you with include:
- Coaching and development
- Performance review process
- HR policy interpretation and administration
- Disciplinary issues and procedures
- Employee development
Keeping it "EMOTIONALLY SAFE" at work… a message from FEAP
Has there ever been a better time than now to practice empathy towards each other? It is even more important during the uncertainty of COVID-19 and now civil unrest. Work is filled with people of varying race, age, and nationality. How can we keep our work life positive?
Here are some tips:
- Keep politics and opinions to yourself. Stay away from getting into discussions about what is happening. Now is the time to prop each other up, not bring each other down.
- Focus on safety. Offer help if you see someone is in need. It's important that we all feel safe, physically as well as emotionally.
- Take care of each other.If you notice an upset co-worker, recommend EAP so that they can get the help they need to better cope.
Keeping your work life EMOTIONALLY SAFE can help everyone get through this time of uncertainty.
BE KIND TO EACH OTHER and STAY SAFE!
Professional Training and Development
There are many academic opportunities in a university setting for personal growth and development. In addition to the pursuit of an academic degree and on the job experiences, the following training courses, technology overviews, and academic partnerships are available.
Re-Imagining U Postponed Until Fall 2020
The Spring 2020 courses have been cancelled. Information about the Fall Catalog will be shared once it is available.
Keep Working Professional Development Series
Professional Training Specialists from Best Care EAP are presenting and recording webinars for UNO Staff and Faculty.
We’ll add a new topic to our Keep Working Website weekly, to help you continue to further your career.
Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC)
Located in UNO's College of Business Administration, NBDC provides business development in Nebraska through management and technical assistance, and professional and organization development to businesses and government for enhancement of employee skills. Current content areas offered include:
- Leadership Development
- Project Management/Agile
- Business Analysis
- Office Technologies
- Lunch and Learns
- Process Improvement
- Supply Chain Management
Review the current NBDC catalog
These programs are available to employees of University of Nebraska (UNL, UNO, UNK & UNMC) at a 25% discount. NBDC course catalogs are published four times per year and are available at the UNO Information Counter in the Eppley Administration Building and the NBDC offices in 200 MH.
Where employees are assigned training by a department, NBDC accepts payment through internal charges. University of Nebraska employees who wish to take training on their own still receive the 25% discount and may pay by check.
Please contact Kim Harter to process your registration using the UNO 25% discount. (Online classes are excluded from this discount.)
Visit the NBDC website
Recognition and Service Awards
Employees are one of UNO's greatest assets. We recognize employee performance, service, and outstanding contributions in a variety of ways. Work units may together use the Recognition Matrix in order to let each other and their unit leader know how they like to be recognized. Please save this form on a shared drive in your unit for usage. Note: If units choose to use this matrix, it is optional and university funds should not be utilized for any purchases.
We offer the following formal recognition:
- Employee of the Month
- Employee of the Year
- Spirit of Service Award Program
- Staff Advisory Council Award. The Staff Advisory Council is an employee resource group open to all UNO employees.
- Retiree and Service Award Gifts
Performance Management is not a one-time occurrence. It is a continuous cycle of planning, managing, and reviewing employee performance in which communication is key.
Managers will determine performance expectations and objectives as well as expectations around job competencies and key behaviors required for individuals on their team.
Employees will work with their managers to understand expectation, establish performance goals, and plan their personal development.
Performance is documented in the performance evaluation. Below are some helpful links:
Managers and supervisors occasionally need to inform employees that they are not meeting expectations. The university follows a standard process that is structured to assist the employee in order for them to be successful in their position.
Information for Employees Leaving UNO
We value the opinions of our employees and to understand more about their employment experience at UNO, we offer and exit interview. The purpose is to gather information that helps make UNO a more productive, positive, and rewarding work place.