Welcome to the start of school and the Fall semester!
August SAC Meeting
SAC had the wonderful opportunity to listen to Chancellor Gold during our August meeting. SAC appreciates being able to advocate, inform and engage senior leadership on behalf of the UNO staff. SAC believes UNO's mission and core values and will continue efforts to engage all levels of the university system to examine and solve complex issues. Our strategic plan for this year includes opportunities highlighted by the SAC Climate Survey and the UNO Respect Engagement Survey.
Professional Development Fund
On our recent SAC survey staff from all over UNO spoke about wanting more professional development opportunities. We heard you and so did Chancellor Gold. This year the UNO Staff Advisory Council will formally launch a new Professional Development Fund, in addition to each of your units' respective professional development options, designed to encourage our staff members to apply for funding to pursue important opportunities that will help them grow as members of our Maverick family. It was clear from the recent RESPECT Engagement Survey that there is a need for this kind of support on campus and we are excited and proud to be able to help support this! Applications open on Sept. 2.
Please see the Re-Imaging U Fall 2019 course catalog for educational opportunities. Regardless of location, courses are open to all UNO employees and parking solutions have been created at each campus for those attendees from the other campus. 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.
Staff Wellness Center Memberships
Speaking of the fall semester, reduced Staff Wellness Center memberships will be once again available for $50. You will be able to join the Wellness Center during certain time blocks for a total of $50 from Aug. 26 - Jan. 12. They also added a Saturday and Sunday option for those weekend workout warriors. There is also an option to sponsor one additional person at this reduced rate. Find out more.
SAC and the Faculty Senate will present Maverick Octoberfest, there will be great food and you will get to hang out with great people. Join us Oct. 1 from 11 A.M. - 1 P.M. in the Chancellors Ballroom at the Milo Bail Student Center. If you thought last year's Mardi Gras celebration was a blast then you do not to want to miss Maverick Octoberfest!
Employee of the Month
Congratulations to our August Employee of the Month Lindsay Linson!
Do you have someone in your office who is just as amazing as Lindsay? Nominate them! Those selected as Employee of the Month will receive a certificate, a lapel pin, hot/cold tumbler, portrait, monetary award, two tickets to an UNO sporting event and the use of a designated parking spot. SAC members will also provide treats for the office of the winner. To nominate someone today, print and complete the nomination form and send it to the Office of Human Resources, EAB 205.
Let us know
On behalf of the entire UNO Staff Advisory Council know we are here to listen. We have grown and are now 40 members strong advocating on staff issues, informing and engaging leadership for every single UNO staff member. All UNO staff members deserve our attention, respect, and dedication as we represent our staff and university. SAC is more relevant now on the UNO campus than at any time in our history. We have a seat at the highest of tables in the NU System and SAC is a leading organization on our campus, UNO true and staff focused. In order to continue serving you in the best way possible we need your help! We need our fellow UNO staff to reach out with concerns, questions, and solutions. Please reach out to email@example.com with any items. We are here to help!
Thank you for all you do to make UNO a great place and continue to do to make it such a great place! Without you there is no SAC so thank you!
Steven Summers - SAC President
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.