Holiday Closedown for December 2013
For your planning purposes, the December Holiday Closedown for 2013 begins Saturday, December 21, 2013 and concludes Wednesday, January 1, 2013. Staff will return to work Thursday, January 2, 2014. Staff will also need to enter two days of vacation. Staff will use a Floating holiday for 12/23; Floating Holiday for 12/24; Holiday 12/25; Floating holiday for 12/26, 12/27; Vacation for 12/30 and 12/31; and Holiday 1/1/14). If you have questions (for instance, if you do not have enough leave), contact Human Resources at 8426. NOTE: If you do not request to use your floating holiday pay, Human Resources will enter it for you unless your supervisor informs us otherwise. Please note that if you have not used any vacation in 2013, you will be asked to complete a form to verify that you didn’t use any vacation during 2013.
Motorists, Pedestrians Reminded to be Cautious
As the time change has taken effect and days get shorter, we want to remind pedestrians and motorists to be extra careful. Pedestrians: Motorists are not always able to see you walking in the streets and parking lots. Please use sidewalks, cross the street in the crosswalks, walk in well-lit areas when possible, and look before walking into traffic. Under state law, a pedestrian crossing a street at any point other than within a marked crosswalk or in an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection must yield to traffic. Do not assume a motorist can see you or will stop. Motorists: Remember the university has a high level of pedestrian traffic. When on campus or on the streets surrounding campus, slow down and be prepared to stop. On campus the speed limit is 15 miles per hour. Under state law, motorists must yield to pedestrians crossing the roadway in a crosswalk. This includes any portion of the crosswalk in your driving lane or the lane immediately adjacent.
W-2 Delivery Options
You have the option to receive your W-2 statement either online via Firefly OR receive a paper statement. You will not be able to receive both a paper W-2 form AND the electronic version via Firefly. You will need to choose from one of those two options by going to Firefly, clicking on Employee Self Service and then under Payment, click “Enroll for Online W-2 Statement Delivery”. Follow the quick, easy steps to opt in to either 1) Receive your W-2 statement online in Firefly or 2) Receive your W-2 statement on paper. If you choose the electronic version, the information will be available mid-January whereas the paper version will be sent out by the January 31st deadline. Please contact the Human Resources office at 865-8426 with additional questions.
NUFlex Annual Benefit Enrollment
NUFlex Annual Benefit Enrollment started on November 18th and runs until 5:00 pm on December 6th. Be sure to check your current benefit choices in case you wish to change something for 2013. This is the only chance you will have to change your benefit options unless you have a qualifying event in 2014.
Life Insurance Coverage for You or a Family Member
If you elect to enroll or increase life insurance coverage for you or a family member, you will need to complete the Statement of Health form found at: http://www.nebraska.edu/docs/benefits/StatementofHealthForm.pdf
Flexible Savings Account
The Flexible Savings Account (medical and dependent care reimbursement) must be renewed for the beginning of 2014 if you want those benefits for next year. You have until December 31, 2013 to incur costs to claim for the 2013 year. As a reminder, please keep your debit cards as they are good for three years. For questions, contact the Benefits Office at 865-8516.
Complete the Health Risk Assessment
Remember to complete the Health Risk Assessment (HRA) during NUFlex for free, enhanced medical and prescription benefits. Be sure to complete the assessment in one session as information is not saved if you leave and then come back to finish. If you do not complete the HRA, you will not be eligible for the additional benefits.
Mid-Year Salary Increases
If a supervisor wants to propose a mid-year salary increase for a staff member the request should include the PACF and written justification for the change with appropriate approvals, and the budget transfer form. Please note that requests must be submitted by the 15th of the month for Human Resources and Budget to complete their review and then it will be reviewed by the VCBF and the Chancellor. If approved, it will begin the first of the next month (ex: request is submitted by December 15th, reviewed by HR and Budget, submitted to VCBF by December 30th, review by VCBF and Chancellor (possibly also President’s Office), if approved the increase would start February 1). Increases will not be made retroactively. If the increase (the new proposed plus the July 1 increase) are greater than 10%, approval from the President is required. If you have questions, contact Human Resources at 865-8388.
UNK Dining Services Hours during Winter Break
December 19th - All Retail Locations will close by 2:30pm
December 20th - The Market and Louie's Diner will close at 2pm
December 21st – January 11th - All dining locations will be closed
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