The University of Nebraska has limited the accrual of vacation leave, based on a cap of 280 hours, since 2007. As the system currently
records vacation accrual, if your vacation balance is less than 280 hours you receive a full month’s vacation accrual; typically 16 hours
for many employees. This allowed those with balances less than 280 hours to earn a full accrual and actually reach a leave balance
greater than the 280 hours allowed by University policy.
Effective with the month of July 2013, system changes are being implemented that will correct this situation and will not allow an
accumulated balance of greater than 280 hours. This means that if your balance is 278 hours, you will now earn 2 additional hours, not
Recently we announced that WageWorks will be the new administrator for the University of Nebraska’s Flexible Spending Account (FSA) plan
beginning June 5, 2013. We are excited about the new features of the program and the opportunity to provide you with improved benefits.
Below you will find important information about the upcoming changes to your FSA plan.
To view information presented in the online meeting on May 23, please click here.
To view information presented during the Q & A session on May 29, please click here.
The Annual Pre-Retirement Seminar was held on April 10, 2013 at the Nebraska East Union. For information regarding each of the
presentations, as well as an audio recording of the seminar, please click here.
Sign up for UNL Alert. UNL Alert is a mass notification system that provides early notification during campus related
emergencies. A text or e-mail message is sent to the device and address you designate. To sign up for UNL Alert or learn more
about UNL Alert please refer to: http://emergency.unl.edu/unlalert
PeopleAdmin migration to new PA 7 format was successful. Website address continues to be https://employment.unl.edu/hr. For access you will need to refresh the URL. Shortcuts to
the previous link will not work. A practice site – https://unl-training.peopleadmin.com/hr/ – will be temporarily available to practice
in. Use your current username and password to access either the practice site or the active site. Demonstrations of the new
system will continue to be held the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of Feb – May. See HR
The IRS has announced the 2013 annual limits for the 403(b) and the 457(b) retirement plans. The 2013 maximums are as follows:
For the 403(b) plan, the annual limit is $17,500 for those under the age of 50 and $23,000 for those 50 and older.
For the 457(b) plan, the annual limit is $17,500 for those under the age of 50 and $23,000 for those 50 and older. In order to
participate in the 457(b) plan, a faculty or staff member must be on target to max out their 403(b) plan for the 2013 year.
UNL has a strong interest in protecting the safety of youth on our campus; therefore, the campus is implementing a Youth Activity Safety Policy in order to provide a safe,
educational and enjoyable activity/program experience for all participants. This policy provides minimum specific guidelines for
activities sponsored by the university and for activities sponsored by other organizations, but held on UNL’s campus. UNL units may on
their own adopt policies that are stricter than the policies listed in this document. If non-UNL activities cannot meet these guidelines,
prior written approval from the UNL Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance is needed. UNL reserves the
right to discontinue an activity if found to be in violation of these policies.
At the discretion of the chancellor, employees (except those required for campus operations) may be granted administrative leave for
Even when the chancellor has granted administrative leave to most employees because of inclement weather, some employees because of the
nature of their jobs, will be required to report to work. Departments are responsible for designating these employees and for notifying
them ahead of time.