Barb Harvey, administrative coordinator within the Office of Diversity, Equity, Access and Inclusion (DEAI), has been recognized as Employee of the Year at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO).
The recipient of the Employee of the Year Award is typically recognized during the Faculty Senate and Staff Advisory Council banquet held annually in April. The 2020 banquet was canceled as the university had shifted to remote operations delaying the announcement of this award.
Harvey was named Employee of the Month in November 2019. She was nominated for the recognition by her peers due to her adaptability, embodiment of the Maverick Spirit, advocacy for the university, efforts to streamline and optimize processes, readiness to respond to challenges, and knowledge of her position.
Her nominators said, “Barb is extremely knowledgeable of her position and is often the ‘go-to’ person when individuals are not sure where to turn for an answer. She will often take upon herself to search down an appropriate answer if it is outside the scope of her responsibilities.”
About the Employee of the Year Award
The Employee of the Year is selected by the Chancellor from the 12 Employees of the Month from the previous calendar year (January-December). The recipient of this award demonstrates outstanding interpersonal skills, a deep understanding of his/her job, and an ability to adapt to any situation.
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.