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 FSEAP
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 FSEAP 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 (RIU) Fall Courses Are Available!
Re-Imagining U provides the opportunity for employees to take advantage of courses to help accomplish development goals. Re-Imagining U is a collaborative employee training and development program developed and coordinated by the joint UNO and UNMC office of Human Resources. In response to the pandemic, in-person courses have been postponed and over 20 courses will be offered virtually this fall.
Register for Courses
Registration is now open for Fall 2020 Re-Imaging U courses via the Bridge learning system.
Select Your Courses
Log into Bridge to register at the Bridge Learning Library. In the Learning Library, scroll down to the Re-Imagining U for course selection.
Access the Fall 2020 Re-Imagining U Catalog for more information about courses and Re-Imagining U.
Based on results from the 2019 Employee Engagement Survey, this year’s RIU courses are tailored to focus on the themes of RESPECT:
- Exciting Work
- Education and Career
- Conditions at Work
Additionally, presentations emphasizing the subcategories of employee engagement, performance confidence, and diversity and inclusion will also be offered.
The highly popular "Navigating Difficult Conversations" course will be offered again this semester as well as two new cohort courses: "Upgrading Meetings" and "Increasing Employee Engagement."
Keep Working Professional Development Series
Professional Training Specialists from Best Care FSEAP 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.
Executive Education Program
The Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) has announced the upcoming transition of their Professional and Organizational Development program to the UNO CBA Executive Education program.
For more information on the Executive Education program, contact Melanie Krings, Executive Director of the CBA Executive MBA and Executive Education Programs, firstname.lastname@example.org or 402.554.2867.
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 expectations, 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 an exit interview. The purpose is to gather information that helps make UNO a more productive, positive, and rewarding workplace.