Areas of focus include coaching and development, performance review process, reorganizations, HR policy interpretation and administration, disciplinary issues and procedures, training, and employee development.
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, a collaborative effort between UNO and UNMC Human Resource departments, is a new employee training and development program. Created uniquely for employees, Re-Imagining U offers employees the opportunity and flexibility to customize their learning and skill development in a way that is right for them. Courses are offered individually. Employees can take courses in any order they desire. Re-Imagining U also features one-time speakers and topics – called Electives. These Electives will cover deeper discussions; trending leadership topics; and equity, diversity and inclusion learning. Check the Maverick Daily monthly for an updated list of added courses and new Electives.
As with any development opportunities, employees will need approval of their managers to attend these courses, so that office/department needs can be met while they are attending training.
- View current classes in the Course Catalog
The Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) offers Professional Development Training for employees. Employees will receive a 25% discount off all regular classes.
- Information Services offers technology training for employees in a classroom setting through its Academic Partnership for Instruction (API)
- A Supervisory Training Program is available to supervisors and managers who are new to UNO and/or new to a supervisory or management role. Participation is required. The training encompasses two days of classroom instruction and discussion plus a half day of practice with applicable HR scenarios. Contact Human Resources at 402.554.2381 to register or learn more.
- Additional Training Human Resources offers several online and in-person training programs for supervisors and staff members to help them understand University policies and procedures and thus improve their on-the-job skills. Programs include interviewing skills, performance evaluations, communication skills, disciplinary action guidelines, ethics in the workplace, leadership skills, safety procedures, and more.
Other university departments such as Criss Library, Sponsored Programs and Research, Accounting Services, and Information Technology Services frequently announce free training programs for employees that will update and enhance skills.
Watch The Maverick Daily for announcements or contact the department or office directly to inquire about upcoming training programs.
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. 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.
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.
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