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Faculty performance will be evaluated annually. In the fall, each faculty member must submit an updated curriculum vitae and a Report of Faculty Accomplishments generated from Activity Insight to the Administrative Associate. Center or division directors will evaluate faculty who are part of their center or division. The SNR director will evaluate all other faculty.
Each fall and spring, staff are to meet with their supervisor to conduct a performance conversation and report it through Trakstar Perform. In late spring, the Assistant to the Director will ask supervisors to provide a merit recommendation for each of their staff. Prior to providing the recommendation, supervisors are asked to:
The director will review/approve all merit recommendations before they will go forward
Form to comment on interactions with other employees within SNR for the employee's supervisor.
Download Customer Peer Comment Form
The awards honor the best SNR students and recognize their academic achievements, research, teaching contributions, leadership accomplishments, service and personal qualifications.
The Award: Recipients will receive $500 each (one MS and one PhD) and a certificate.
Eligibility: Candidates must have completed at least one academic year of graduate work (two semesters) leading to an MS or PhD degree in Natural Resource Sciences and must be current student at the time of the award. Graduate students can receive this award only once for each degree. Students cannot self-nominate themselves.
Selection Process and Criteria: The Graduate Committee will select the recipients based on:
Deadline: Nominations should be submitted by the student's advisor to Emma Hazel by 5pm April 15, 2023.
Awards will be announced later in April 2023.
Requirements to be submitted electronically to Emma Hazel
*If faculty do not have access to unofficial transcripts, please complete a request form and submit the completed form to Emma Hazel. The form is at this link:
Download Meritorious Submission Form
The SNR Staff Advisory and Professional Development Committee (SAPDC) is charged with coordinating the SNR Staff Recognition Award. The School presents the awards twice a year, one in each semester. The awards are presented in December and April.
Download Staff Award Submission Form
Form used to request Family Medical Leave. Complete and submit to supervisor with Family Medical Leave Certification Form. The Certification Form is to be completed by a physician or medical practitioner.
Download Family Medical Leave Form
Download Family Medical Leave Certification Form
The purpose of the Professional Development Fund is to support the professional development of IANR faculty so that they may effectively and creatively fulfill their responsibilities.
Download Faculty Professional Development Funds Request
The School of Natural Resources makes funds available to staff through the Staff Professional Development Fund. The fund is administered by the SAPDC and the Director's Office. The purpose of this fund is to support the professional development of managerial/professional and office/service/technical staff so that they may fulfill their job responsibilities in effective and innovative ways.
Eligible to Apply: Full-time, regular support staff (managerial/professional and office/service/technical) from the School of Natural Resources are eligible to apply. Temporary employees are not eligible.
Amount and Distribution: Applicants may request up to $250 per state fiscal year. A minimum request of $10 is required. If approved, funds will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Funds Usage: The use of these funds must relate to the duties of the position or to the employee's goals, which are agreed to by both the employee and their supervisor.
NOTE: If the employee pays for an expense personally rather than using a cost object for the expense in which the SAPDC funds were requested, such as a conference registration, he/she must fill out a Non-Travel Employee Expense Voucher in order to be reimbursed.
Download SNR Staff Professional Development Funds Request
Form to take UNL classes during employee's scheduled work hours. Must be approved by the employee's supervisor.
Download Request To Take Class during Work Hours Form
To order business cards, refer to the Printing Services website for pricing and related information: https://printing.unl.edu/print/products/businesscards.shtml
Complete an the Order Form (below), list Printing Services as the vendor, identify the style you would like to have from the options at this website (https://printing.unl.edu/print/samples/Bus_Card_Styles.pdf), add quantity, cost object to bill, your contact information (if they have questions), and any other required information. Email the form to the Natural Resources Business Center (NRBC).
Download Order Form
Use this form to request a Special Topics course. It cannot be added to the schedule until this form has been approved by the SNR Teaching Coordinator.
Download Special Topics Request Form
Student Trip Insurance provides protection in the event of an accident. All University of Nebraska students are required to have student trip insurance when traveling outside the city of Lincoln. Trips that are inside the city of Lincoln are not required to have Field Trip Insurance but are encouraged to do so.
Students traveling for a course or other University-sponsored trips will have health insurance coverage through UNL. The instructor must apply for UNL Student Trip Insurance, which will require the students to complete a form prior to the trip. This provides students with $2,500 of accidental medical and $30,000 of accidental death coverage.
For injuries or illnesses that are not related to courses of University-sponsored trips, students will need to use their personal health insurance coverage.
Download Student Trip Insurance Request Form
The Natural Resource Sciences Doctoral Graduate Student Conference Travel Grant, granted on a competitive basis, allows advanced Natural Resource Sciences Ph.D. students to travel to professional and scholarly meetings to make professional presentation. The request must be submitted and approved in advance of travel.
Graduate Student Conference Travel Grants must be used to defray lodging, travel and related expenses. Travel Grants will be disbursed to recipients as lump-sum payments processed through UNL Payroll. Recipients who are on UNL's payroll will receive their grants through the payroll system, with tax deductions made as in the normal process for tax withholding. Recipients who are not on UNL's payroll are still responsible for taxes and must declare their grant award in their tax statements.
Download Travel Fund Request Form
Students whose major is within the College of Agricultural Science and Natural Resources may be eligible to apply for IANR fellowships and travel grants.
More information can be found at: https://ard.unl.edu/funding-awards.
This document represents an agreement reached between the graduate student and the faculty mentor/advisor regarding the structure of the working relationship during the student's working relationship with the professor. It should be developed collaboratively between the two parties.
Download Mentoring Agreement
Form for Graduate Student and Advisor to fill out on periodic meetings to chart the graduate students progress toward completing their degree.
Download Graduate Student Progress Form
The form shall be completed by the grant applicant. The information provided will be used by the Grants Specialists in the Natural Resources Business Center (NRBC) to complete the grant proposal in NUGrant.
Download Critical Information for Proposals Form
Use this template to assist in planning the budget for a grant proposal.
Grant Budget Template
Use this form to request that grant spending be approved before award has been formally granted.
Download IPAS Form
This form will be completed by the grant applicant when there is a need for reduced facilities and administrative rates for a grant proposal. The information provided will be used by the Grants Specialists in the Natural Resources Business Center (NRBC) to complete the request in NUGrant.
Download Reduced F & A Request Form
When a grant proposal includes a subaward, the sub institution must complete this form and return it to the designated Grants Specialist in the Natural Resources Business Center (NRBC). This is in addition to receiving a letter of intent from the collaborator.
Download Subrecipient Form
Form to grant permission to use and display group images of adults. Must be completed for the usage of any single picture or set of pictures from an event.
SNR will maintain a department Image Release Form, which will be available via the SNR Forms webpage, and incorporated into Employee Hiring and Student Welcome procedures. This will be reviewed annually in the summer by the Image Release Form ad hoc committee so any changes are implemented and available no later than August 1 of each year.
Download Group Image Use Request Form
Complete this form to supply information (metadata) about images that can be used by the School of Natural Resources.
Download Image Submission Form
Form to grant permission to use and display images of adults and minors. Must be completed for the usage of any single picture or set of pictures from an event.
Download Image Release - Single User Form
Work-related injuries and illness may occur. When this happens, if an employee has a paid appointment with the University, he or she and the supervisor need to report the work-related injury or illness as soon as possible to the UNL Benefits Office. Emeritus faculty*, retired staff, visitors, guests, and students** are not eligible for Worker's Compensation. If they are injured while on University property, they must use their personal funds/insurance to cover any medical expenses.
* Emeritus faculty who sustain a work-related injury or illness while doing a paid assignment for the University will qualify for worker's compensation.
** Students who are employees (e.g. on paid assistantships or student workers) and sustain a work-related injury or illness will qualify for worker's compensation, for that specific injury or illness. If they are injured while walking to class, that injury is not covered under worker's compensation.
Forms to be completed include:
Additional information about work-related illnesses and injuries may be found at
SNR maintains a walk-in and on-line store (https://nebraskamaps.unl.edu) where customers can purchase SNR and US Geological Survey (USGS) publications. In addition, the store is Nebraska's only USGS Earth Science Information Center (ESIC) outlet. As such, it is authorized to sell USGS products, including complete topographic map coverage of Nebraska. The walk-in store is open 8 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday, closed weekends and major holidays. The on-line store is open 24/7. Those receiving funding from SNR receive a 30% employee discount on their purchases. Items bearing the N logo already include the employee discount.
Download Product Information Form
Use this form to supply relevant information to appoint an hourly employee.
Download New Employee Payroll Form
As a student you are expected to provide your own basic office supplies to function in the student capacity. If you are in need of specific office supplies related to your work or research or as part of an assistantship, work with your adviser to determine if funds are available for the purchase. If it is determined that supplies can be purchased an order must be placed with Office Depot. You will need to provide the item number, description, and a cost object as you complete the Order Form (see below) and submit it to the Natural Resources Business Center (NRBC) Office Depot Order Coordinator.
The General SNR Supply List shows the general office supplies that are available to employees in 121 South Hardin Hall (HarH 121).
A limited supply of select items is maintained. Additional supplies can be ordered through Office Depot at discount prices under the University contract. To order supplies through Office Depot that are not on the below list or are a large quantity, you will need to provide the item number, description, and a cost object as you complete the Order Form and submit it to the Natural Resources Business Center (NRBC) Office Depot Order Coordinator.
There is no free parking on campus. If you will have a car, purchase your parking permit from Parking and Transit Services https://parking.unl.edu/ online or in person in the Stadium Drive Parking Garage. Parking permits are issued annually at the beginning of each academic year (Fall Semester) and are valid through the following August. However, per semester, month, and day are also options. A map of available student lots can be at https://parking.unl.edu/maps.
There is no free parking on campus. If you wish to park your car on campus, purchase your parking permit from Parking and Transit Services https://parking.unl.edu/ online or in person in the Stadium Drive Parking Garage. Parking permits are issued annually at the beginning of the fiscal year (July 1) and are valid through the following June. Faculty on 9-month appointments may purchase a 9 month permit which is valid during the Fall and Spring semesters. A map of available lots can be at https://parking.unl.edu/maps.
Parking and Transit Services can issue temporary handicap parking permits. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) can help with longer terms special parking needs; contact the Equity, Access, and Diversity Programs office to setup an accommodation.
If you are driving a rental car or other vehicle and are using your hangtag to park on campus, be sure to register that vehicle with Parking and Transit Services.
A free bus pass (valid for both campus and city bus systems) is also available for all registered students.
Service Delivery Permits are available for occasional use by faculty, staff, and students for business purposes only. The Service Delivery Permits are valid in the following University parking areas only if placed in a vehicle with a valid University of Nebraska - Lincoln parking permit (other than "P" permits): City and East Campus Area A, any Service and Delivery spaces and spaces marked for the use of our department. Check out Service Delivery Permits at the Nebraska Maps & More Store.
Street parking available on the streets surrounding East Campus. When parking in the neighborhoods be courteous to those in the neighborhood. Watch for snow emergency information following snow storms.
Remember to register your bicycle, if you plan to bike to campus. Secure bikes only on bike racks.
Guests/Visitors, persons other than students, employees, and vendor/contractors who occasionally visit UNL for scholarly work, pleasure, or business, may park in the designated Visitor Parking. If no Visitor Parking spaces are available, visitors may park in unmarked spaces and obtain a Departmental Guest Permit from the Office Associate for Operations in the Nebraska Maps & More Store.
If you are hosting an event which may have more than five visiting vehicles, you must request Conference Permits, available for $8.00 each from UNL Parking & Transit Services. See the Sales & Event Manager for assistance with Conference Permit orders.
Parking permits from UNK, UNO, and UNMC may be used on the UNL Campus. However, any University of Nebraska faculty, staff, and students who are primarily assigned to the UNL campus must purchase a permit from UNL's Parking & Transit Services Office and may not use permits from other campuses.
State of Nebraska vehicles do not need parking permits to park on campus and may park in any unmarked or non-metered spaces. Government vehicles (except State of Nebraska vehicles) require Departmental Guest Permits to park on campus or may park and pay in a metered space.
For additional information see the Parking & Transit Services website.
Parking Services does not monitor University parking lots on East Campus after 4 p.m. on Fridays through 7 a.m. on Mondays. You may park an unregistered or non-permitted car on campus during those times.
Even though the lots are not monitored, all departments on East Campus are to provide event/parking information to Andrew Lowe in the Vice Chancellor's office via a Weekend Events Log (see below) at least 10 days before a scheduled event. The Vice Chancellor's office will provide that information to the Special Events staff in Parking and Transit Services. If the event is within 10 days, the department is still required to complete/submit the log form. If the special event on the UNL East Campus requires more than parking space (i.e., parking attendants, reserved parking or covered meters), the unit hosting the event will be responsible for paying the additional costs.
If SNR Event Planning staff is working with you on an event, they will complete/submit the log for you. If you are not working through SNR Event Planning staff, you are responsible for completing and submitting the form.
Download Weekend Parking Log
Complete this form to check out the HyVee Food Purchasing card. This card can be used to purchase food for University sponsored events. It may not be used for the in store cafe. Food purchases may only be at the HyVee store located at 1601 North 84th Street (84th and Holdrege), Lincoln, NE (402) 467-5505.
Download HyVee Purchase Authorization Form
This form must be completed by the requesting department for all single and sole source purchases. Purchases less than $25,000 can be approved by the Department. Purchases greater than $25,000 must be submitted to UNL Procurement Services for approval.
Non-Competitive Purchase Justification
Complete this form and submit it to the Natural Resources Business Center (NRBC) to order supplies or services.
Complete this form and submit it along with the original receipt to the Natural Resources Business Center (NRBC) for any UNL Purchasing Card transaction. An EXCEL version of the file can be downloaded here.
Download Procurement Card Transaction Voucher
The SNR Directory is part of the SNR website. The directory contains a portrait style image of the person, their contact information and a link to a profile page. Faculty are required to provide an image; staff and graduate students posting of an image is optional but highly recommended.
Profiles contain additional information about the person and may include a CV, narrative story about the person's connection to the school, research/outreach or other information. The profile can be populated by completing the Information Questionnaire and returning that to the SNR Webmaster. Information can be updated at any time.
Download Faculty Information Questionnaire
Download Graduate Student Information Questionnaire
Download Staff Information Questionnaire
Required by all employees and volunteers:
Supervisor Training [HR]
Required of supervisors
Environmental Health and Safety Portal [EHS]
Safety Training Needs Assessment [EHS]
Large Passanger Van Traning [Transportation Services]
[Office of Research & Economic Development]
Search Committee training (mandatory for anyone serving on a search committee). Before serving on a search committee, you must attend a seminar and renew every three years.
Search Committee Information [Institutional Equity and Compliance].
Academic Technology & Support [UN Information Technology Services]
Website and Content Management System
Once any training is completed, provide the SNR Assistant to the Director . Any time job duties change, training needs should be reviewed, and any new training needs to be completed.
Training Completion Notice Form
When representing the University while traveling out of one's duty station, Pre-Trip Request must be completed via Concur travelfor approval in advance of the travel. A completed Pre-Trip Request must be routed and approved to request reimbursement. If you do not anticipate having expenses to be reimbursed, you are to submit a zero dollar trip request.
When traveling is of a personal nature, a TA is not required. You must complete and submit a leave request via Firefly prior to the travel.
Download the University of Nebraska general travel policy guidelines. (Updated March 2019)
A Pre-Trip Request is required prior to booking any international travel.
All international flights must be booked via Travel and Transportation. Accounting will not reimburse for international flights booked personally, no exceptions.
The form is used to request authorization for out-of-state travel when CONCUR access is not available.
Download Pre-Trip Authorization Form
Complete and submit this form to the Natural Resources Business Center (NRBC) to request reimbursement for travel related expenses not processed through CONCUR.
Download Employee Expense Voucher
Complete and submit this form to the Natural Resources Business Center (NRBC) to request reimbursement for non-travel related expenses not processed through CONCUR.
Download Non-Travel Expense Voucher
All property purchased with any University funds is owned by the University, not by the individual for whose use it was purchased, and must be returned to the department if the employee leaves UNL.
When retiring University property and equipment, an inventory form is completed and forwarded to the NRBC Purchasing Specialist.
For specific questions and guidance regarding transferring University property and inventory, contact the NRBC Purchasing Specialist.
When leaving SNR, work with your advisor to ensure that you turn in all University-purchased equipment, property, and educational materials. This includes items such as laptops, digital cameras, video recorders, etc.
When leaving employment with SNR, turn in all University-purchased equipment, property, and educational materials. The items should be returned to your supervisor or appropriate manager noting on the "Employee Checklist" the date items were returned. This includes items such as laptops, digital cameras, video recorders, etc.
This form is used to keep track of objects temporarily on loan to employees. Please list those objects that were purchased or are the property of UNL that are currently on loan to you.
These items are NOT be entered into "objects on loan" in SAP
Download Inventory Sheet
When equipment purchased with University funds is no longer needed for department use it shall be returned to UNL Inventory.
If the item has an inventory tag because if purchased with federal funds, depending on the item etc, Sponsored Programs may have to be notified. By having the tag number it helps Inventory to deactivate the item(s) and remove it from SNR’s List.
Provide a description of the item(s), a model and/or serial number, and if the item(s) is working or non-working to Karen Gilbert.
Place items in the surplus inventory area in HarH 137 South and return form to Karen Gilbert.
Download Surplus Pickup Request Form
Additional policies regarding University-purchased Equipment, Property, and Educational Materials can be found at:
Complete the "Visiting Personnel / Nonresident Alien Independent Contractor
Miscellaneous Expense Voucher" to request payment of visiting non-University personnel.
Download Miscellaneous Expense Voucher
If Canadian is checked, the "B-1/B-2 Affidavit Form" will also need to be submitted.
DownloadB-1/B-2 Affidavit Form
Complete and submit the "Wire Transfer Cover Sheet ".
Download Wire Transfer Cover Sheet
The University's core work hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Any variation to work hours requested by the employee requires completion of a formal "Request for Flextime Form", which must be completed and submitted by the employee, approved by the employee's supervisor, and approved by the Director.
If an employee has requested a change in his/her work location to benefit the employee, then a formal "Request for Alternative Work Location Form " must be completed and submitted by the employee, approved by the employee's supervisor, and approved by the Director. If approved, an evaluation must be completed afterward and submitted to the Director's Office. SNR is generally supportive of an employee's request to work flextime and, when needed, an alternative work location. However, not all positions are eligible for consideration. In addition, in order for SNR to maintain University hours, not all requests can be approved.
Flex-time and alternate work location are reviewd after 3 months, 6 months, and annually.
Download Request for Flextime Form
Download Request for Alternative Work Location Form
Download Flex-time Evaluation Form