In this June 2016 issue:

Fiscal Year End Reference Guides

Several reference guides are available in Sapphire to assist you in understanding what happens to surplus budgets at the end of the fiscal year as well as fiscal year closing policies, procedures, dates and deadlines. See Sapphire > Reference Guides > UNK > Finance Office > Fiscal Year End. Please contact Jill Purdy at 8421 with any questions.

Parking Permits Go On Sale - July 1st

Permits may be purchased on-line through “MyBlue”, by campus mail, or in person at the Police and Parking Services Office in the General Services Building. These permits may be purchased on line either by payroll deduction, credit or debit card, by campus mail with check or payroll deduction, in person with check, cash or payroll deduction. Permits will be mailed to the purchaser by campus mail. Please plan early as we are exceptionally busy after August 12th.

  • “MyBlue” purchases: Log into “MyBlue” (you can find the link at www.unk.edu home page), enter your NUID and password, on the next screen on the left click on “Tools” or “Campus Tools”, then click “Police and Parking”, “Order A Permit” (right hand column in Permit box), payment can now be made using payroll deduction or by card. (If you have not used “MyBlue” before, you can still access it by using your NUID and your Firefly password, the first time this process may take a while to load).
  •  For in person or by campus mail purchases you will need to fill out the vehicle registration/payroll deduction form.
  • Faculty/Staff vehicle registration/payroll deduction form go to: http://www.unk.edu/offices/police/parkingservices/Fac_Staff_Vehicle_Registration.pdf
    • If paying by cash or check do not fill out the bottom payroll deduction part of the form.
    • If paying by payroll deduction, the bottom portion of the vehicle/payroll deduction form will need to be filled in.
    • Bi-weekly deduction will start on September 1, 2016.
    • Monthly deductions will start on September 30, 2016.
  • Completed form and check (or completed payroll deduction) can be mailed or taken to Parking Services, General Services Building or Police and Parking Services, 2507 19th Avenue, Kearney, NE 68849.
  • VEHICLE INFORMATION WILL BE REQUIRED:  License Plate, Make Model Style (2dr, 4dr, SUV, etc), and color.
  • We will return your permit via campus mail.

If you have any problems please feel free to contact us at parking@unk.edu or 308-865-8923.

2016-2017 Employee Permit cost: 

  • Administrative $225.00
  • Faculty/Professional $140.00
  • Staff $110.00


Tips for a safe vacation:

-Share wisely on social media. 

To prevent letting large numbers of people know you're away from your home, never post pictures from your vacation on social media until you have returned. Additionally, don't share that you are at the airport or on your way out of town via social networking sites. Those postings are an instant notification to many people that your home is empty and will be for a while. 

-Ask for extra police patrol where you live. 

-Ask the local police department or sheriff’s office know you will be away and have them check your property while you are gone.

-Stop Your Mail

Either place a "stop" order on mail and newspapers or arrange to have a friend or neighbor pick up your mail while you're away. Otherwise, a week's worth of papers piled on your front step could signal to criminals that this particular homeowner is out of town. It's easy to put your mail on hold at USPS.com.

-Pull the Plug

Unplug your television, computer, toaster oven and other appliances to protect them from power surges. Do this to save power as well. According to the Consumer Energy Center, many appliances use power even when they're turned off.

UNKPD wants you back – have a safe and wonderful vacation!!

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