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HR Service Center

The HR Service Center at UMKC is a cross-functional area in the Human Resources office where employees are able to be supported in a variety of areas. The HR Service Center at UMKC serves as a valuable resource for employees related to any of the HR service areas.

Our goal is to promptly and effectively serve every customer who calls or walks into our office. The HR Service Center Blog is a central resource for employees related to trending topics, frequently asked questions and current, HR-related news.


Summer Development Series Continues On!

The UMKC Wellbeing Summer Development Series continues!

There is a variety of courses available and enrollment is open now in myLearn-Summer Development Series.

The Human Resources department is pleased to partner with Healthy for Life to provide programs that are eligible for Wellness Incentive points.

There are two more workshops that are eligible for 25 Wellness Incentive Points in the following categories:  It’s a Numbers Game: Managing Your Finances, Credit, and Borrowing for the Best Long-Term Impact and Rising Up and Breaking Through: Cultivating Resilience Within Ourselves.

Other featured programs include Safe Space training and Supporting LGBTQIA Communities, sessions on ‘Career Wellbeing,’ courses presented by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Green Dot and more.

You may self-report how you have embraced diversity and engaged in community service to earn Wellness Incentive points for Diversity and Inclusion or Community Service  activities in these categories.

Take time to invest in your well being and professional development this summer. Visit the UMKC Human Resources Professional Development  webpage for more information on the Summer Development Series and all of our training and development programs.

Webinar: Affirmative Action and Diversity and Inclusion

As an institutional member of HERC, our campus receives access to free professional development webinars led by national experts. HERC webinars are SHRM and HRCI certified and of relevance to senior leadership, academic affairs and human resource professionals, and anyone committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

On Thursday, June 29th, 2017 at 12:00PM employees will be able to attend How to Navigate the Intersection of Affirmative Action and Diversity and Inclusion.

Far too often employers (including institutions of higher education) silo their OFCCP compliance efforts from their formal diversity and inclusion initiatives. As a result, these two efforts are sometimes viewed as separate and distinct – a regulatory obligation versus a voluntary initiative. This presentation will focus on how employers can leverage their affirmative action obligations (and, perhaps, analytics) to create or support a robust diversity and inclusion program while side-stepping possible, negative legal consequences. Presented Michelle Duncan, Principal in the Jackson Lewis Affirmative Action & Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program (“OFCCP”) Defense Practice Group.

Visit the HR Calendar of Events to register for this free webinar.

Sign up for the Green Commute Challenge!

How would you like to get healthier, save money, help the environment and win prizes? UMKC will participate in the Green Commute Challenge from June 1 to August 31, 2017. The Green Commute Challenge is a 12-week employer-based contest where employees can earn points and win prizes just for using alternative forms of transportation for work trips!

The ultimate goal of Green Commute Challenge is to encourage employees to use alternative modes of transportation to improve Kansas City’s air quality and decrease pollutants.

Those who log miles will receive points – and become eligible for prizes which include gas gift cards and Silver Dollar City tickets! You can earn points by carpooling, riding the bus, walking, telecommuting, riding your bicycle and staying in for lunch.

To participate, first sign up for an account on RideShareKC.org, select UMKC as your Employer and fill out a trip profile for your daily commute. Once your account has been confirmed via email, go to the Green Commute Challenge Manager Page to join the 2017 UMKC team!

Contact Megan Gonzalez at gonzalezme@umkc.edu regarding any questions about joining the UMKC team. Contact info@ridesharekc.org or 816-842-7433 with any questions regarding the Green Commute Challenge.

 

Lifewise EAP Online Seminar Series: June 22, 2017- Turning Negatives into Positives

As an employee, you are our most important resource, and the University of Missouri cares about your personal and professional well-being.

The UM System’s Total Rewards, UMKC Human Resources, and Saint Luke’s Health System in Kansas City have come together to provide monthly online Employee Assistance Program seminars to equip you with skills to help you excel and grow in your professional or personal life.

In June, the topic for the EAP Online Seminar Series is Turning Negatives into Positives.

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Webinar: Developing Millennials

As an institutional member of HERC, our campus receives access to free professional development webinars led by national experts. HERC webinars are SHRM and HRCI certified and of relevance to senior leadership, academic affairs and human resource professionals, and anyone committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

On Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 at 12:00PM employees will be able to attend Higher Education’s Next Big Challenge: Developing Millennials as Baby Boomers Exit.

Within the next 10 years, millennials will become the largest generation in the workforce. At the same time, 78 million baby boomers will be retiring en masse. At 26% of the workforce, educational services is the industry with the largest percentage of workers over the age of 55. These oppositional forces are resulting in a huge challenge for higher education human resources departments. In this webinar, attendees will learn strategies to support these major workforce transitions and also gain insight from reviewing how other institutions have mitigated these challenges. Presented by Raymond Lee, founder of Careerminds in 2008 with over 18 years’ human resource leadership, career consulting, and career transition experience and Ken Pinnock, Director of People Development for the University of Denver.

Visit the HR Calendar of Events to register for this free webinar.