Risk Management is an insurance and loss-control/prevention discipline that collaborates with UNK departments to minimize adverse effects of loss upon the UNK’s human, physical and financial assets through: identification of loss potential; loss evaluation, prevention, and reduction; loss funding and risk financing; and claims control.
The role of Risk Management is to protect and conserve the human, property and financial resources of the University of Nebraska at Kearney. To this end the University uses a variety of financing methods that include self-insurance and commercial insurance. It is important that all faculty and staff understand their defined responsibilities in the Risk Management program in order to protect and conserve the assets of the University. The Risk Management office is responsible for coordinating all of the various plans covering the property, students, and personnel across the Campus. During the process of obtaining and renewing the coverage’s, the Risk Management office will contact and work with various offices or departments, to obtain information necessary to ensure proper coverage. Once coverage is obtained, in some instances, department(s) may be responsible for the day to day administration of the plan. Following is a list of the insurance plans and who is responsible for the day to day activities once the plan is implemented.
|Student Health||Counseling & Health Care|
|Student Travel||Risk Management|
|Workers Compensation||Risk Management|
|Professional Liability/Clinical Medical||Risk Management|
Risk Management-Environmental Health & Safety Coordinator
Founders Hall 2113D
Office - 308-865-8641 FAX – 308-865-8102
University of Nebraska, Kearney is committed to the health, safety and well-being of youth involved in camps, pre-collegiate programs and other youth activities. Such programs are an important component of our service and educational mission. Working with you involves special responsibilities.
All organized youth activities, pre-collegiate programs, and camps, including academic, athletic and recreational camps, clinics, workshops and/or programs and research-related experiential learning opportunities held on the University of Nebraska property or utilizing the university’s name must operate according to the related Youth Activities Safety Policy.
An individual under the age of nineteen participating in a youth program.
A youth program offered by a University of Nebraska, Kearney department/unit as a means of recruitment, outreach or education specific to department/unit mission or operations. The university is the sole or primary sponsor with ultimate responsibility for operation; participant supervision; and control of the camps, program or activity.
A youth program actively supported or promoted by a University of Nebraska, Kearney department/unit and sponsored or co-sponsored by another entity that provides the primary operational control, participant supervision, and management for the program. These programs have ties to the university’s mission and affiliation with a UNK department or unit, but the university is not the primary sponsor. University facility use and services are permitted by agreement.
A youth program operated by an individual, organization or entity that is external to the University of Nebraska, Kearney. The university leases facilities/premises to the third party and may offer other services for payment, but is not involved in program operations, participant supervision, or management unless contractually obligated.
The UNK college, department, unit or affiliate, or a third party entity that operates a youth program.
The authorized adult responsible for youth program management and operation. The program leader shall have adequate qualification, training and supervisory experience as determined by the program sponsor.
Individuals, paid or unpaid, who provide program elements and/or will have personal contact with youth participants in youth program activities. This includes but is not limited to faculty, staff, volunteers, students, interns, or other individuals (e.g., counselors, chaperones, coaches, instructors, etc.). Program staff includes the program leaders and any authorized adult.
A person nineteen years of age or older, paid or unpaid, who supervises or has responsibilities for oversight of youth participants and/or program staff.
Not Covered by the Policy
The following scenarios are not considered youth programs as referenced in the policy:
Authorization of Youth Activities/Programs
All university sponsored and university endorsed youth programs must be reviewed and authorized as follows before program activities can occur. Ongoing and recurring programs must be reviewed annually for changes in staffing, activities, and other aspects. Based on the changes, re-authorization may be required.
Special approval requirements
Third Party Programs
Third party youth programs requesting to use university facilities, premises, or services are subject to the Youth Safety Policy and must also contract through Events and Reservations.
Staffing, Supervision and Operations
Program leaders are responsible for selection and supervision of programs staff (both paid and volunteer).
Program leaders are responsible for the proper care and supervision of youth participants, including: