Flashpoints

In this September 2016 issue:



New Audits, Reviews and Investigations by Third Parties Policy

Business and Finance has created a policy on Audits, Reviews and Investigations by Third Parties.  If you receive notification of a third party audit or review by non-university auditors or reviewers, this policy should be followed.  The policy can be found at http://www.unk.edu/about/files/unk-third-party-audits-reviews-investigations.pdf



Campus Surplus

If you have surplus items, please submit a work request at http://facilities-tma.unk.edu:85/ for the items to be removed by Facilities staff.  The work requests will be completed as surplus storage space becomes available.  It is up to the individual/department requesting the removal to store their surplus items until they are retrieved by Facilities staff.  Surplus items should not be stored in building basement areas as those spaces are designated severe weather shelters and need to remain clear. Please do not put surplus items in hallways as the hallways need to remain clear in order to have a safe means of egress. 

There will continue to be regularly scheduled “open hours” for the UNK community to visit the surplus inventory storage area and view items available.  The “open hours” for surplus will be communicated via announce email. If you have any questions regarding the surplus inventory, please contact Don at 308-440-2573.



Get Discounts with Your UNK ID Card

Show your UNK ID Card and receive a 5% discount at Family Fresh Market and HyVee.



Add to your Loper Dollars Account On-Line

Visit www.unk.edu/loperdollars and click on First Time Users Click Here to create a login. Then add money to your Loper Dollars account anytime using your debit card or credit card. Use the online account to check your balance or view transaction history. Contact the Finance Office at 8423 if you have any questions.



Change in Process:  Student Travel Forms

ATTENTION ALL WHO PROCESS STUDENT TRAVEL – Effective September 1, 2016, all student travel forms will now be sent to Michael Christen in Business Services at Founders Hall room 119.

The Student Travel Policy can be found at; http://www.unk.edu/bf/_files/PoliciesAndProcedures.pdf#nameddest=Student_Travel_Policy

The current form is in SAPPHIRE>Business Forms>UNK>UNK Student Travel Insurance

You will NO LONGER need to provide a Department Account number, but must turn the forms in one week prior to travel.



Employee Tuition Remission

Allocation of tuition remission credits for the Fall Semester final submission is Friday, September 16th, 2016. Allocate credits via Firefly/ESS, under Benefits, click “Employee & Dependent Scholarship”. For employees utilizing KSC forms, please visit the link below. For questions, please call 8516.

http://www.unk.edu/offices/human_resources/benefits/index.php



Employee Assistant Program – Best Care

We would like to remind benefits eligible employees about one of the benefits available to you and your dependent family members: the Employee Assistance Program provided by Best Care.  The benefit is twofold: short-term counseling and access to the Best Care website.


Counseling

Best Care provides benefits eligible employees and dependent family members up to 4 free short-term professional counseling sessions through Best Care’s network of licensed counselors.  Short-term counseling is available in person, by phone or online.  For information, assistance, or to schedule an appointment, call (402) 354-8000 or (800) 801-4182 or visit http://www.bestcareeap.org  

Contact Human Resources at 8516 for login information.



Best Care Website

The new Best Care website provides free resources including articles and webinars.  Article topics include stress, addiction, mental health, and many more.  Webinars cover personal topics like fatigue and finances, workplace topic like diversity and professionalism, and management topics like motivation and conflict management. Visit http://www.bestcareeap.org  

Contact Human Resources at 8516 for login information.



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!!

http://www.unk.edu/committees/staffsenate/employee_achievement_award.php

http://www.unk.edu/committees/staffsenate/recognition_of_excellence.php



For further information, please go to:

Business & Finance – Policies & Procedures

Orientation for New Employees to B & F Procedures

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