Employee of the Month Award
To be eligible for the Employee of the Month award, an employee must:
- Be an Office/Service or Managerial Professional employee
- Employed at UNO for one year or longer
- Be in good standing
Recipients will receive a $200 award, a certificate, two tickets to a UNO sporting event, an Employee of the Month cup, a lapel pin, special parking space for the month, and a professional photograph with the Chancellor.
The criteria for this award are:
- Performed Job Above and Beyond Expectations
- Interpersonal Skill/Communication
- Knowledge of Job
Nominations will be kept on file for 90 days and will be considered with all nominations for Employee of the Month.
Employee of the Month award recipients are selected by a committee consisting of employees from across the UNO campus, in consultation with Human Resources.
An Employee of the Month Award recipient qualifies to be selected as Employee of the Year. The Employee of the Year is selected by the Chancellor.
To nominate an employee, print and complete the nomination form and send it through campus mail to the Office of Human Resources, 205 EAB.
Employee of the Year
The Employee of the Year is selected by the Chancellor from the twelve Employees of the Year in the previous calendar year (January - December). The announcement and award are made at the annual Faculty Senate/Staff Advisory Council banquet in May
Spirit of Service Award
A UNO Spirit of Service Award recognizes outstanding Office/Service individuals who provide services that strengthen the community and improves the lives of others.
In addition to exemplary performance of assigned job responsibilities, candidates shall demonstrate a commitment to the University of Nebraska at Omaha community through the expression of university values in such ways as helping students, furthering their own education and working towards advancement at the University of Nebraska at Omaha as shown, for example, by working on University committees, attending and/or participating in non-mandatory campus events, or being an effective ambassador for the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
The award will consist of a $1000 monetary gift.
Spirit of Service nomination form will be available in January. The winner will be recognized at the Annual Faculty Senate and Staff Advisory Council Award banquet. Download the nomination form.
2019 - Sarah Kole, Housing Operations Coordinator, University Housing
Staff Advisory Council Award
University Faculty and Staff are invited to submit nominations for the Recognition Award. All UNO Faculty, Managerial/Professional, and Office/Service staff members in good standing are eligible to be nominated on the basis of exemplary support to UNO staff members.
Staff Advisory Council Award nomination form will be available during the spring semester. The winner will be recognized at the Annual Faculty Senate and Staff Advisory Council Award banquet. Download the nomination form.
2019 - Keristiena Dodge, Project Specialist in the Service Learning Academy.
2018 - Jill Russell, Academic Affairs, Asst. to the Senior Vice Chancellor-Accreditation & Special Projects
2017 - Rita Henry, Student Affairs, Asst. to the Vice Chancellor
2016 - Jean Phillips, Assistant Director-Office of Financial Support and Scholarships
2015 - Sarah Casey, Content Manager, University Communications
2014 - Lex Kaczmarek, MBA Director, College of Business Administration
2013 - Teresa Carlson, Accounts Payable Supervisor, Accounting Services
2011 - Larry Mason, Campus Security Office, Security and Traffic
Academic Advisor of the Year
The Academic Advisor of the Year Award recognizes professional academic advisors for their exceptional service to students, their colleagues and/or the university. Candidates will be evaluated on their contribution and service, advocacy and collaboration, and initiative and attitude. The recipient of this annual award will receive a plaque and a $500 award in recognition of their accomplishments. Nominees must be employed as professional/managerial staff at UNO for at least one year with primary responsibility dedicated to academic advising of undergraduate students.
Go here for more information and fill out nomination form (usually before or by March):https://www.unomaha.edu/academic-and-student-affairs/academic-affairs/honors-and-awards/faculty.php#academic-advisor-of-the-year
Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women (CCSW)
The CCSW members serve as an advisory council to the chancellor and other university administrators on issues that relate to women students, faculty, and staff at the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO).
The CCSW offers various programs and awards (see Award Applications) that are open to staff. For more infromation, please visit: https://www.unomaha.edu/chancellors-commission-on-the-status-of-women/programs-and-awards/index.php
Faculty and Other Awards