Flashpoints

In this October 2017 issue:



Annual NUFlex Enrollment

Annual NUFlex Enrollment will start on Monday, October 30th and end on Friday, November 17th at 5pm. Please take advantage during that time, to make any changes to your benefits. For questions, please call 865-8516.

Human Resources will also be available to assist you during NUFLex Open Enrollment on the following scheduled dates:

November 2nd 1 – 3pm, Library - West Lower Level Computer Lab

November 9th 1 – 4pm, (during the benefits/health fair), Student Union – Ponderosa Room

November 16th 10am – 12pm, Library – West Lower Level Computer Lab



UNK Health and Benefits Fair

Mark your calendar! The UNK Health and Benefits Fair will be on Thursday, November 9th from 1:00 to 4:00 in the Student Union - Ponderosa Room. This gives employees the opportunity to learn more about their healthcare and other employee benefits. There will be a variety of vendors available to answer questions!



Accounts Receivable Collection and Write-Off Procedures

Certain departments routinely provide goods and services to customers resulting in accounts receivable. The Finance Office can assist with the collection of accounts receivable balances through a collection agency if certain criteria are met. Writing off an accounts receivable balance as uncollectible requires the approval of the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance. For more information, visit:

http://www.unk.edu/bf/_files/PoliciesAndProcedures\Recording Accounts Receivable



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.



Winter Weather Preparedness – Believe it or not, it’s time to be thinking about Winter

Winter in Nebraska typically brings several bouts with large amounts of snow or subfreezing temperatures, as well as strong winds, ice or sleet that can limit travel and cause power outages, sometimes for days at a time.

Prepare For Winter Weather

Prepare your car for winter:

  • Store blankets to keep you warm in case you're stranded on the roads.
  • Keep your gas tank full.
  • Consider carrying a small shovel and kitty litter for traction to help free your car if stuck.
  • Other items to have along: Ice scraper, flashlight, coat, hat, gloves, cell phone and car charger.

Familiarize yourself with the terms that are used to identify winter weather:

  • Freezing Rain creates a coating of ice on roads and walkways.
  • Sleet is rain that turns to ice pellets before reaching the ground. Sleet also causes roads to freeze and become slippery.
  • Winter Weather Advisory means cold, ice and snow are expected.
  • Winter Storm Watch means severe weather such as heavy snow or ice is possible in the next day or two.
  • Winter Storm Warning means severe winter conditions have begun or will begin very soon.
  • Blizzard Warning means heavy snow and strong winds will produce a blinding snow, near zero visibility, deep drifts and life-threatening wind chill.
  • Frost/Freeze Warning means below freezing temperatures are expected.

Make A Plan

  • Plan to stay inside and make it on your own, at least for a period of time.
  • Have some food on hand in your room in case the residence halls are unable to provide food service.
  • Know of both a cell and land line phone you can use to call home if service is affected in one or the other.

Stay Informed

During winter weather season, notices concerning UNK's operation will appear on the home page.

Listen to NOAA Weather Radio to stay informed of winter weather watches and warnings.

Also monitor commercial radio, television and the Internet. For a full description of what to listen for, and an explanation of different weather terms, refer to the NWS guide.

Keep in mind that during a severe winter storm it could be hours, or even days, before emergency personnel are able to reach you.



Employee Achievement/Teamwork Excellence Award Nomination Forms

Employees and Departments/Groups of Employees can be nominated for different awards. The awards are presented monthly during the Staff Senate meetings.

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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