The University of
Nebraska-Kearney is a proud campus community of competent, committed,
and caring persons, and the members of the non-academic staff perform a
vital role in carrying out the institution's mission of teaching,
research, and service. Office/service and managerial/professional
employees at UNK have traditionally had a strong service orientation:
service to students, to faculty, to residents of Nebraska, and to each
other. Commitment to service and a desire for excellence are important
ingredients for success as a UNK employee.
Human Resources Policies and Procedures provide basic information
about employment policies for office/service and
managerial/professional employees at UNK. Questions about content or
other employment-related matters may be directed to the Department of
Persons requiring accommodation under the Americans with Disability Act to view the policies should inquire in Human Resources.
The Department of Human Resources has the responsibility to
interpret these policies. Except for provisions specifying employee
rights, Human Resources may, when circumstances warrant, issue
determinations that vary from these policies.
Governance at UNK is according to the Bylaws of the University of
Nebraska-Kearney and the Bylaws of the Board of Regents of the
University of Nebraska. If any point in these policies conflict with
either of these documents, the Bylaws of the University of Nebraska
and/or the Bylaws of the Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska
will prevail. If any point in the Bylaws of the University of
Nebraska-Kearney conflict with the Bylaws of the Board of Regents of
the University of Nebraska, the Bylaws of the Board of Regents of the
University of Nebraska will prevail.
Unless otherwise specified in a written appointment or in a written
contract of employment approved by UNK, office/service and
managerial/professional employees are employed at the will of UNK and, with the advance notice prescribed in Resignation and Dismissal,
UNK may dissolve the employment relationship for any reason that is not
otherwise unlawful without the necessity of showing cause for such
action. UNK may also dissolve the employment relationship for cause as
provided in Dismissal for Cause.
These policies outline the obligations, privileges, and benefits of
UNK employees. They do not constitute a contract of employment. UNK
reserves the right to change employment policies.