Finance & Personnel

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The Office of Finance & Personnel is a unit within the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR), with principal support responsibility to the vice chancellor, deans, and business centers within IANR.

The IANR business operations team works together to provide professional services, resources management, and solution development and implementation with the highest levels of integrity, accountability, and customer focus.

Major activities include budget development and administration, financial management services, management information reporting, personnel and payroll management, and coordination of business center activities.

Meet the Finance & Personnel Staff Visit the IANR HR Website


Your Business Center is your first stop when you have a question about personnel issues, business transactions, submissions, or policy.

Visit the Business Center Website


Check out the information you're interested in below, and contact your business center for more information.


Services provided for you by your business center:

  • Cost analysis
  • Ledger analysis and reconciliation
  • Financial reporting
  • Implementation of best business practices
  • Creating new cost centers
  • Travel processing
  • P-Card assistance and reconciliation
  • Accounts payable processing
  • Monitor and reporting of budget to actual
  • Monitor revolving accounts

Helpful Links:

link Accounting
link Financial Services
link Bursar


Services provided for you by your business center:

  • Prepare budget request documents
  • Present budget to actual financial reviews
  • Coordinate salary implementation with departments and Deans

Helpful Links:

link Biennial Budget Request
link Budget Office
link Faculty & Staff Salaries
link Guidelines for Faculty Appointments
link IANR Operating Budget


Services provided for you by your business center:

  • Ledger reconciliation
  • Monitoring for grant end dates and closing preparation
  • Coordination with faculty for grant management
  • Work as liaison with Grants & Contracts, and Special Programs
  • Provide monthly financial reviews
  • Assist in interpreting and understanding the report information
  • Maintain Pending Proposal File for all submitted grants and Industry Income Forms

Helpful Links:

link Facilities & Administration rates
link Fringe Benefit rates
link NU Grant
link Office of Sponsored Programs (for forms)
link Proposal Development Assistance
link Research Road Map


Services provided for you by your business center:

  • Create requisitions to recruit for new and vacant positions
  • Process new hire paperwork (W-4, I-9, offer letters, visas, background checks, e-verify)
  • Provide guidance with the search and interview process for staff/faculty positions.
  • Initiate the classification process of new positions, reclasses, salary change requests and updates.
  • Process adjustments to funding for personnel actions
  • Coordinate payroll administration, including time sheets, and leave requests
  • Provide employee relations services

Helpful Links:

link IANR Human Resources
link Employment at UNL
link UNL Human Resources
link UNL Benefits Office
link University of Nebraska Benefits
link  UNL International Student and Scholar Office (visas and immigration)
link Institutional Equity and Compliance
link UNL Payroll Office
link Firefly – (ESS) Employee Self-Service - Pay advice, leave requests, benefits information


Services provided for you by your business center:

  • Guide you through the process of obtaining a Purchasing Card.
  • Provide you with a list of approved vendors specific to your needs.
  • Provide you with the process and procedures unique to each dollar increment range.

A little information about the purchasing process

  • There are several methods for ordering materials, supplies, and equipment. The method you choose is dependent upon what you are ordering and from which vendor. Please keep in mind that the University has contracted with several Prime Vendors to obtain special UNL discount pricing.
  • Unless you are using your purchasing card or ordering from an online vendor, please do not place any orders until you have consulted with your business center. Your business center can help you determine the best method or even place the order for you.

Helpful Links:

link Procurement Services
link Accounts Payable


Services provided for you by your business center:

  • Processing completed Expense Reimbursement Vouchers
  • Facilitating student related travel
  • Assistance with foreign travel including:
    • Currency conversion
    • International per diem rates
    • Assistance with the foreign travel voucher
    • MEDEX > Medical Evaluation Insurance for International Travel

A little information about the reimbursement process

  • A Travel Authorization form must be completed two weeks prior to the trip. If the actual travel cost is substantially higher than the Travel Authorization or on a different cost object, you must submit a revised Travel Authorization along with the Expense Reimbursement Voucher.
  • A Travel Authorization form must be completed two weeks prior to the trip. Upon return, an Expense Reimbursement Voucher must be received in the Accounting Office no later than 60 days after the final day on which expenses were incurred.
  • A reimbursement request for shared rooms must include the name(s) of the other occupants and if possible, please submit the Expense Vouchers together.

Helpful Links:

link UNL Travel