In this March 2016 issue:


Enroll for 2016 Online W-2

As you are filing your 2015 taxes, now is a perfect time to think about your preferred delivery method for your 2016 W-2 form. All UNK employees can now enroll for online delivery of their 2016 W2 tax statement by logging into Firefly>Employee Self Service>Payment>Enroll for 2016 Tax Year W-2 Online Delivery.

Follow the on screen steps to designate your preferred tax statement delivery method. By opting for online W-2 forms, not only will you save paper but you will also have accessibility to your W-2 form at any time through Firefly. The forms are also available online at least a week before the paper forms are sent out to those users who do not designate their W-2 delivery method or who opt for a paper W-2 form.

You do not need to enroll again if you already opted for the online delivery as your selection carries forward each year. If you do not log into Firefly and make an election, you will receive a paper W-2 form by default.

If you have any questions, please contact Payroll at 865-8426.

April 1st Deadline for Position Classifications/Reclassifications

If you are planning to add a position or change the duties of an existing position in your department for the new budget year beginning July 1, 2016, the Classification/Reclassification forms must be submitted to Human Resources by April 1st, 2016.

These forms can be found at http://www.unk.edu/offices/human_resources/benefits/forms.php. Adding a new position requires all four forms (Title Determination, Position Description, Position Justification and Salary Determination). If just the duties of a position are being changed, only three forms will be necessary (Title Determination, Position Description and Position Justification).

Please contact Deb Huryta in Human resources at 308-865-8404 with any questions.


UNKAlert is a notification system that the University can use to send out emergency or safety information. This system can send messages out by way of voice to land line and cell phone numbers, text messages, e-mail, and post to University Facebook, Twitter accounts and webpage. Depending on the message being sent, University officials can send it to all modes of communication or to any one combination of these.  As a community member your information is downloaded into UNKAlert from ESS (your employee information) or MyBlue (your student information). In ESS and MyBlue you can list more than one phone number or e-mail if you wish. Just as the University can pick the modes to send the message to they can also pick if these messages go to all the e-mails and phone numbers listed or if they will send it just to the primary number. Please be aware of this as you decide what numbers and e-mails you want to list. Also be aware of this when messages are delivered that they may not come to every devise.  To learn more about UNKAlert go to:


Construction Project Submittal Deadline Approaches

The deadline for submitting projects to Facilities Management and Planning is March 4, 2016, for construction projects to be completed prior to the Fall 2016 semester.  Projects included with this deadline range from larger renovation work (involving multiple subcontractors) to small room modifications (moving walls, power receptacles, etc.) to simple renewal projects (paint and carpet). 

Projects will need to be submitted with funding source and Space Alteration form, refer to link here.

If there are additional questions or concerns, please contact Facilities at ext. 1700.

24th Annual Celebrating Excellence Retirement and Service Award Luncheon

The 24th Annual Celebrating Excellence Retirement and Service Award Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend. (Luncheon starts at 12:30 p.m. with service awards starting at 1:30 p.m.) in the Ponderosa Room of the Nebraskan Student Union.

Employee Achievement/Recognition of Excellence Award Nomination Forms

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!!



For further information, please go to:

Business & Finance – Policies & Procedures

Orientation for New Employees to B & F Procedures

Flashpoints Archive