Human Resources COVID-19 Updates:
Our Response How to Keep Working & Stay Safe Self-Care

Your First 30 Days

  1. Attend New Employee Orientation

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all New Employee Orientation will be held online until further notice.
  2. New faculty should also participate in the New Faculty Orientation.
  3. Enroll in Benefits

    If you are eligible for benefits, most employee’s benefits will become effective on the first day of the month following your start date. Your online benefit enrollment must be completed within 31 days of your hire date. You can learn more about the benefit plans available to you by watching these videos or reading the 2022 Benefits Guide

    1. Complete the benefits enrollment process online through Firefly (, the employee portal for benefits enrollment, leave balances, payroll and more. Use your TrueYou credentials to access.
    2. If you need help determining the correct plan/coverage for you and your dependents, please contact the Benefits Office at or 402-472-2600.
  4. Mark university dates on your calendar

    Mark university holidays and shutdown dates on your calendar. Decisions to close the campus for inclement weather are based on a number of factors. Learn about the Inclement weather closure pay policy.
  5. Sign up for UNL Alert to be alerted by text messaging or email for all weather-related closing and campus emergencies.
  6. Wireless access for mobile devices

    Wireless access for mobile devices can only be accessed when you are on campus. From your mobile device, open your network preferences and connect to eduroam. You'll need your MyUNL username (e.g. and password. You'll need to accept the certificate and authenticate your device if prompted.
  7. If you will be using a computer for your position, you should be aware of the Computer Use Policies