One of the duties of being the president of UAAD, is that I am called upon to sit on the Academic Planning Committee (APC) during the budget discussions along with the president of UNOPA. It's a very humbling and somber experience as we look over budget numbers that is not just money, but people. Everyone involved in the process is very aware of the impacts being made to staff, faculty and departments. It is not easy to talk about losing any part of the university we love and support, but it is a necessary discussion. Please be mindful of our co-workers as during this time they may have lost one of their peers, a part of their funding or be affected because they are a parent of a student. If you or anyone you know needs to discuss their emotional well-being, contact the EAP at 402-472-3107 (888-445-9881) or email@example.com to schedule a Zoom or phone session with a counselor.
While the faculty have a voice to administration through the Faculty Senate, as staff, our voice is through UAAD. If you have any employee concerns, please reach out. You are welcome to email anyone on the board including myself at firstname.lastname@example.org. One of our organizational goals is to "provide a vehicle of communication between University of Nebraska–Lincoln administration and the administrative and managerial/professional staff."