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In this October 2016 issue:

 

UNK Police Has Moved

We are pleased to announce that the UNK Police Department has moved to 2501 19th Avenue (located directly south of the General Services Building).  Their department name has also changed from Police and Parking to UNK Police.  Parking will fall under the umbrella of UNK Police.

Please find listed below the contact information if you wish to speak to someone in UNK Police or in Parking:

UNK Police: 308-865-8911

Parking: 308-865-8367



Bank Accounts - Department/Affiliated Organizations/Student Groups

University departments must use the Nebraska State Treasurer as the fiduciary for their funds. The use of outside bank accounts for the depositing and/or safekeeping of funds is strictly prohibited, regardless of the funding source. Student groups must use their own tax identification number when opening an outside bank account.

 

Annual NUFlex Enrollment

Annual NUFlex Enrollment will begin Monday, October 31st and end Friday, November 18th. Please take advantage during that time, to make any changes to your benefits. For questions, please call 8516.



UNK Employee Health and Benefits Fair

Mark your calendar! The UNK Employee Health and Benefits Fair will be on Wednesday, November 2nd from 1:00 to 4:00 in the Ponderosa Room. This gives employees the opportunity to learn more about their healthcare and benefit options. There will be many different vendors available to answer questions and there will also be door prizes! 



Using eSHOP to Enter Direct Pay Invoices

We are continuing our efforts to improve processes and move towards a more paperless Procure to Pay (Purchasing through Payment) environment.  Therefore, Business Services and Accounts Payable is pleased to offer you a chance to get ahead of the pack and learn how to enter direct pay invoices into eSHOP.  This is the equivalent of “Parking” an invoice in SAP, but better!  Vendor lookup is quicker, data entry is simpler and best of all, the invoice moves through electronic workflow similar to the shopping experience.  Meaning no more stamping, coding and shuffling paper to cost center approvers!

If you would like more information or training on using this process, please contact Kim Christensen in Business Services at -8525 or Carrie Stithem in Accounts Payable at 8865.



Using SAP Automated Non-Travel Reimbursement Request for Employees

We are continuing our efforts to improve processes and move towards a better employee reimbursement experience, as well.  Accounts Payable is pleased to offer you a chance to move to the next level and learn how to enter employee NON-TRAVEL expense reimbursement requests in SAP.  This is similar to the TRIP transaction for travel reimbursements in that the reimbursement request moves through electronic workflow and eliminates the paper form.  Meaning no more stamping, coding and shuffling paper to cost center approvers!

If you would like more information or training on using this process, please contact Carrie Stithem in Accounts Payable at 8865.



UNK Child Development Center Trick or Treating (Monday, October 31)

The children will once again be trick or treating on campus. Please plan on 60 children. They will leave the Center at 9:30 a.m. (weather permitting) go through Memorial Student Affairs, then Founders Hall, then Bruner Hall of Science, then Fine Arts, then Health & Sports & Cushing, and then Otto Olsen.



Annual Security and Fire Safety Report Now Available

University of Nebraska at Kearney is committed to assisting all members of the UNK community in providing for their own safety and security.  The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available on the UNK website at:

unk.edu/annual_security_report

If you would like to receive a hard copy of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains this information, you can stop by the Facilities Building at 2501 19th Ave, Kearney Nebraska 68849, or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (308) 865-8911.

The report(s) contain information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, fire safety, university police law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus.  They also contain information about crime statistics for the three previous calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by UNK, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

Other information related to the drug-free schools and campuses regulations can be found at:

unk.edu/student_affairs/_files/drug_free_statement.pdf

This information is required by law and is provided by the University of Nebraska Kearney Police Department.



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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