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In this September 2015 issue:
The annual evacuation drills will be completed for all buildings between the dates of August 31st to September 11th. As a reminder whenever you hear the building alarm or are informed of a general building emergency:
If you have any questions please e-mail Michelle Hamaker at firstname.lastname@example.org
The University of Nebraska at Kearney Interior Signage Policy & Procedure is now available at http://www.unk.edu/offices/facilities/planning_contstruction/campus-design-standards.php. The Health & Science Education Complex is the first building on campus utilizing the new signage design and standards. All new construction or major construction renovation projects will include the standardized signage design and must be coordinated by the UNK Facilities project manager and Campus Architect. As for existing buildings, changes will be made in stages across campus. Currently, West Center and the Communications building are being reviewed for updating the current signage.
The University of Nebraska at Kearney will be closed on Monday, September 7th, 2015 for the Labor Day Holiday.
If you plan on using vacation/sick hours around Labor Day, please pay special attention to requests that fall over that weekend. Normally ESS Leave will disregard the weekend and not charge vacation/sick hours for Saturday and Sunday, but this is not the case when it comes to holidays. Example: if you plan on taking vacation/sick leave Friday, September 4th through Tuesday, September 8, you will need to submit a leave request for Friday and another request for Tuesday. Creating the two requests will then accurately post your leave to your employee record.
If you have any questions regarding holidays or vacation leave, please contact Human Resources at 8182. Thank you!
PeopleAdmin is now up and running. Go to http://unk.edu/bfworkshops to request a training on how to navigate through PeopleAdmin. To find the user guides on Creating a Posting, and Approvals and Managing Applicants, please visit the link below. If you have questions, please call 865-8522.
As of September 1st, 2015 UNK’s contract with Best Care is renewed. As part of that contract, the University provides 4 counseling sessions to benefits eligible employees. Please view the link below for more information about Best Care EAP services:
For any life events like marriage, birth of a child, divorce, etc., you have 31 days to make adjustments and/or changes to your benefits. A Benefits Change Form, Dependent Information Request Form, and dependent verification documentation must be submitted to the Benefits Office to enroll or make changes to your benefits. If you have any questions, please call 865-8516.
The deadline for allocation of tuition remission credits for the Fall Semester is Friday, September 18th, 2015. Allocate credits via Firefly/ESS, under Benefits, click “Employee & Dependent Scholarship”. For employees utilizing KSC forms, please visit the link below. If you have any questions, please call 865-8516.
Get your NEW UNK ID Card soon! All old UNK ID Cards will be deactivated. Bring your old UNK ID Card or other photo identification to the Student Life Office in the Nebraskan Student Union to get your new (free) UNK ID Card. For more information on all of the benefits of the UNK ID Card, visit www.unk.edu/idcard. Family members and other affiliates that have been issued the white UNK Guest/Vendor Card will continue to use this card for access to the Wellness Center and will not be issued a new card at this time. Contact the UNK Card Office at 8154 with questions.
As UNK users utilize eShOP more and more, Accounts Payable wants to remind you that every invoice for a Non-Catalog order MUST be turned into the Accounts Payable office to be entered and paid through that system. We have had several inquiries in recent months, by vendors and departments, as to why their invoice didn't’t get paid. We have found that the misconception is out there that if it was ordered in eSHOP that once the PO gets approved it just automatically gets paid. That is only true for the vendors that are punch-out or hosted catalogs (like Office Depot, most science vendors, and others with a “button” on the shopping home page) AND are utilizing electronic invoicing. If you receive an invoice in your department and it references an eSHOP PO # (starts with E000######) or you KNOW that it is connected to an eSHOP PO#, then it is always best to send it to Accounts Payable. Questions can be directed to -8419 or -8525.
Just a friendly reminder that Telecommunications is available to provide assistance with voicemail services, including passcode resets, mailbox activations, and unified messaging.
New employees (or returning employees with new numbers) may need to have a mailbox created or the existing mailbox reset.
Returning employee who do not have a mailbox should consider creating one, even if they do not want callers to leave a message. Yes, mailboxes can be set to play a greeting only. A greeting-only mailbox can provide the caller with confirmation they have dialed the correct number as well as additional helpful information. For example, you can record your name and a message asking callers to try back later or to try to contact you another way. This is preferable to the ambiguity and frustration of a busy signal or endless ringing.
And don’t forget, voicemail is included as a basic service without additional charge for campus telecommunications users.
Email email@example.com or call 865-8430 for more information.
Please find below a list of Human Resources personnel, work responsibilities and contact information for reference:
Mary Chinnock Petroski, Director and Title IX Coordinator; Contact Information: 8655/8388
Responsible for Title IX complaints, Employee Relations concerns, any questions regarding Human Resources
Chelsea Swarm, Payroll Manager; Contact Information: 8426
Cindy Shafer, HR Technician (Payroll); Contact Information: 8182
Responsible for Payroll Questions, Leave Questions, HR Forms and Reports, SAP Security, Data Entry: time sheets, PACFs; Employment Verifications, I-9s and E-Verify
Deb Huryta, Compliance Manager; Contact Information: 8404
Responsible for ADA, FMLA, Position Classification and Compensation, Ombuds, Dual Career, Records Officer, and Title IX Training
Lucia Raya-Kaup, Employment Services Manager; Contact Information: 8516
Emily Beaman, HR Technician (Employment Services); Contact Information: 8522
Responsible for: Employee Recruitment and Hiring, Benefits Administration, Retirement, New Employee Orientation, Insurance Questions, and Organizational Management
Kayleigh Dawson, Office Associate; Contact Information: 8655
Responsible for Receptionist, Title IX assistance, Background Checks, Driver’s History Checks, New Hire Letters, General Questions
Did you know in 2013, 4,735 pedestrians were killed and an estimated 66,000 injured in traffic crashes, 69% occurred at non-intersections!
When you are walking:
When you are driving:
Those new hires/promotions (April – August) in the Division of Business & Finance include:
Offices and work responsibilities in the Division of Business & Finance include the following:
Budget Office: Jean Mattson, Director Contact Information: 8213
Responsible for the management of UNK budget & departmental budget oversight
Business Services: Jon C. Watts, Director Contact Information: 8525
Responsible for Purchasing, Accounts Payable, Mailroom, e-procurement & exclusive contract management. Exclusive contracts include: Dining services, bookstore, vending food & snacks and cable services
Creative Services: Steve P. Schrodt, Director Contact Information: 8134
Responsible for design, printing services, web development/management, multi-media & social media
Emergency Planning & Management: Michelle Hamaker, Director Contact Information: 8992
Responsible for updating, developing and managing UNK’s Emergency Operations Plan and conducting exercises and drills to test UNK’s response to crisis situations. Her responsibilities also include coordinating disaster response or crisis management activities such as developing building and department emergency evacuation plans, ordering evacuations and coordinating emergency alert notification systems.
Facilities Management & Planning: Lee McQueen, Director Contact Information: 1700
Responsible for new & renovation construction, custodial services, general maintenance landscape & grounds management, space planning
Finance Office: Larry Riessland, Director Contact Information: 8524
Responsible for all accounting activities, fund management, student accounts & grant fund management, & ID card services
Human Resources Office: Mary Chinnock Petroski Contact Information: 8655
Responsible for employee recruitment, payroll management, benefits administration, ombudsman services, dual career services and Title IX coordination and ADA services
Police & Parking: Jim Davis, Director Contact Information: 8517
Responsible for campus police services, parking services, emergency operations management & safe walk services
Risk Management & Environmental Health & Safety: Lee Purdy, Coordinator
Contact Information: 8641
Responsible for risk assessments, risks audits, workers compensation reporting, health & safety testing, insurance claims management
Telecommunications: Ryan Rodehorst, Coordinator Contact Information: 8430
Responsible for LAN line services, cell phone service management and contract management
The Employee Achievement and Recognition of Excellence award nomination forms have been updated and are now available as electronic forms, using the following links. These forms are also available as links on the UNK Staff Senate webpage.
As we gear up for another exciting academic year, please consider nominating a staff member or group who has demonstrated excellence. It’s time to show our colleagues how much we appreciate what they do and why we’re so very proud to be Lopers!!
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