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
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 Spring Courses Are Available!
Re-Imagining U is a collaborative employee training and development program developed and coordinated by the joint UNO and UNMC office of Human Resources. Over 30 courses will be offered virtually this spring. It is offered at no extra cost to employees and provides the opportunity for employees to take advantage of resources and tools to accomplish development goals. To register for 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.
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
Pay is a category of great interest expressed in the RESPECT survey and we listened! A new course, Demystifying Compensation will be available. Technology courses were highly popular with the Fall 2020 catalog, so will be offered again for Spring 2021.
And don’t forget about Earth Day for the return of our Sustainable Living course. We hope you will join us for courses that will support your personal and professional development goals.
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.
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
- KUDOS Awards -The President and the Board of Regents have established an award to recognize the accomplishments of outstanding employees from across the four University of Nebraska campuses. Employees are encouraged to nominate co-workers who deserve special recognition for going above and beyond the call of duty. The KUDOS award is presented at the six yearly Board of Regents meetings. Click on the KUDOS Nomination Form to nominate someone now.
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.