Supervisor Resources

NEW for Spring/Summer 2024!

Supervisor Learning Series is designed to elevate your supervisory skills and drive performance excellence. Whether you're a seasoned leader or just stepping into a supervisory role, this series equips you with the tools and strategies to lead your staff with confidence and effectiveness.

Hiring Guide & Tools

The reference guides are designed to assist you in the hiring process and ensure compliance with Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity requirements. The tools are to assist supervisors in their role as hiring managers and enhance their overall knowledge of the hiring and recruitment process.

Hiring Toolbox


PeopleAdmin is our web-based system used to maintain position descriptions and manage the employment process. 

Setup an account at

Reference materials are in SAPHHIRE UNL > Payroll and Human Resources > PeopleAdmin

For training or assistance in using the PeopleAdmin system, e-mail or call 402-472-8041.

Go to PeopleAdmin
Onboarding New Employee FAQs

Frequently asked questions about bringing a new employee on board.

Onboarding FAQs

Salary Administration & Compensation

NU Values is the compensation and performance management system covering the M/P and O/S employees of the University of Nebraska. Supervisors are key to the success of NU Values. NU Values enhances creativity, decision-making and flexibility in career management for both the supervisor and the employee.

NU Values Salary Administration

Performance Management & Evaluation

Performance management is a partnership between an employee and their supervisor to optimize performance, build effective feedback and communication, enhance employee growth and development, and develop goals that are consistent with department/college strategic plans.

Performance Management & Evaluation

Professional Development Planning

Employee Retention & Engagement

The Retention and Engagement guide is designed to assist supervisors in having conversations that help retain and engage employees. This conversation will assist leaders in understanding employee challenges, help with organizational culture and planning, and provide a conversation opportunity outside of the formal performance appraisal process.

Retention & Engagement Guide

Understanding Work Schedules & Rest Periods

Employees must follow established work schedules. The usual work schedule is 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday. Normal work hours at the university are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Learn about more flextime, compensable work time, overtime (paid and compensatory) and shift differential.

Hours Worked Fact Sheet
& Travel Scenarios

Work Schedules & Rest Periods

Risk Management

The role of Risk Management is to protect and conserve the human, property, and financial resources of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. To this end the university uses a variety of financing methods that include self-insurance and commercial insurance.

Risk Management
Employee Offboarding

Offboarding is the process of an individual leaving the university either voluntarily or involuntarily If there is to be a Reduction-in-Force, contact Employee Relations at 402-472-3101.

Supervisor Training

Enroll for on-demand online learning through the University of Nebraska's learning portal, Bridge. To find courses recommended for a supervisor, click the tag Tags link in the upper right and select Supervisor.

NU Bridge Learning Portal

Individualized Help

Employee Relations can assist you when:

  • You want to discuss methods for motivating employees
  • You are anticipating corrective action/dismissal for an employee
  • There is a conflict at the work site
  • You need help with interpretation of Human Resources policy
  • You have questions about performance evaluations, supervisory training, the university grievance process, or Reduction In Force

Read Building a Committed and Effective Workforce at UNL by Strengthening the Skills of Supervisors and Managers