We are pleased to be reaching out to you as part of a new effort to keep you informed of key updates from the UNO Staff Advisory Council (SAC), the official elected representative body of UNO's staff community. These updates will be shared with you ahead of each Staff Advisory Council meeting, which are held on the second Tuesday of each month. Our next meeting will be held at 9 A.M. at Mammel Hall on the UNO Scott Campus.
To get involved with Staff Advisory Council you can attend our meetings, which are open to campus and the public, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how you can become a member.
SAC Professional Development Fund Seeking Applications
As UNO staff members, we all can benefit by increasing our skills and training. The SAC Professional Development (PD) Fund - a one year pilot program launched earlier this year - has money available for UNO staff to attend professional development opportunities.
To date, we have awarded close to 75% of the available funds, and we expect to award the remaining funds before Feb. 1, 2020. We especially encourage office/service staff to apply.
To learn more or apply, visit the SAC website.
Take Advantage of Reduced Memberships to Campus Recreation
There are so many options for staff to improve our health and wellbeing. One of these is to take advantage of reduced $50 memberships to Campus Recreation, which are available during certain time blocks.
These reduced memberships will return for Spring 2020, so be sure to take full advantage of the opportunity.
Thank You for Attending!
SAC and the Faculty Senate presented Maverick Octoberfest on Oct. 1 to great reviews. Thank you to all who attended this event and the incredible team who put this together. And a big thank you UNO Catering and Complete Events for their support!
Congratulations to our Fall Semester Employees of the Month!
September: Rebecca Gratz, Multimedia Specialist, University Communications
October: Cara Ortega, Associate Registrar, Office of the University Registrar
November: Allen Ficke, Automation Controls Technician, Maintenance and Operations
December: Barb Harvey, Administrative Coordinator, Human Resources
To nominate an employee, print and complete the nomination form and send it through campus mail to the Office of Human Resources, 205 EAB.
Prepare and Take Care
As the holiday season approaches, make sure you are thinking ahead to Winter Break and the Holiday Closedown. This includes securing any Floating Holiday and Vacation time needed from your supervisors.
The holidays can also be a stressful time for many. Take advantage of UNO's Faculty/Employee Assistance Program(FEAP), which can provide support towards your mental, physical, and financial wellness.
Finally, consider signing up for online delivery of your W-2 tax forms.
How Can We Help?
On behalf of the entire UNO SAC know we are here to listen. All UNO staff members deserve SAC’s attention, respect, and dedication as we represent our staff and university. SAC appreciates being able to advocate, inform and engage senior leadership on behalf of the UNO staff. We believe in UNO’s mission and core values, continuing efforts to engage all levels of the university system to examine and solve complex issues.
Please reach out to email@example.com with any items, we are here to help! Check out our SAC website for additional information.
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.