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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.


MyPerformance Appraisal Process: Halfway Done!

The myPerformance appraisal process that opened on March 15th has already reached its halfway completion mark! The information below provides key dates come from the myPerformance Recommended Timeline, but please refer to your department-specific deadlines. The performance appraisal process will officially conclude on July 15th, 2017.

At this point, all staff should have their self-appraisals completed in the myPerformance system as the pre-requisite to the appraisal process. Manager’s should now be putting the finishing touches on each of their employee’s appraisal drafts in preparation for second-level reviews that should also be conducted by Wednesday, May 31st. Second-level managers can view the Guide for Second Level Managers to develop a clear understanding of approver expectations in order to complete this step by the deadline at the end of this month.

The next step in the process will be the conduction of employee/manager meetings to discuss performance evaluations and is scheduled to begin on Thursday, June 1st.

If you have questions about myPerformance, please contact the UMKC HR Service Center at 816-235-1621.You may also contact the System HR Service Center at (573) 882-2146 or myPerformance@umsystem.edu. For additional myPerformance resources, please visit the myPerformance webpage on the HR website here.

 

Webinar: Laying the Foundation for a Diverse and Inclusive University Workforce

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, May 25th, 2017 at 12:00PM employees will be able to attend Laying the Foundation for a Diverse and Inclusive University Workforce.

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution and has received the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from Insight Into Diversity magazine for the past three years. Gain insights from an institution that is actively involved in the recruitment and retention of high caliber, diverse students, faculty, and staff as well as promoting a welcoming and inclusive environment. Learn how to implement these strategies on your campus via effective and powerful recruitment and onboarding programs. Presented by Roberta Maldonado Franzen, Director of Talent Acquisition at Kansas State University.

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

Lifewise EAP Online Seminar Series: MAY 2017- Safe and Stress-Free Summer

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 May, the topic for the EAP Online Seminar Series is Safe and Stress-Free Summer

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Webinar: Promoting Diversity on University Search Committees

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, May 18th, 2017 at 12:0110PM employees will be able to attend Search Advocates- Promoting Diversity and Mitigating Bias on University Search Committees.

Get an inside look at the OSU Search Advocate Program that was profiled in the cover article of the 9/11/16 edition of the Chronicle of Higher Education: “How to Do a Better Job of Searching for Diversity.” ​Oregon State University Search Advocates are outside committee members trained to enhance diversity, validity, and equity on university searches. Search Advocates complete an initial workshop series addressing current research, theory, and practical strategies for working with search committees from position development through integration of the new hire. ​Presented by Anne Gillies, Director of Oregon State University’s Search Advocate program since its inception in 2007.

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

 

 

Free Professional Development Webinars

As an institutional member of HERC, the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium, our campus receives access to free professional development webinars led by national experts. HERC webinars are SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) and HRCI (Human Resources Certification Institute) certified. They are of relevance to senior leadership, academic affairs and office professionals, and anyone committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

HERC webinar topics range from recruiting quality employees to improving professional skills. Each webinar is an hour in duration and employees must register to attend. If you are unable to attend a webinar you were interested in, all webinars are archived on HERC’s website an hour after presentation.

Visit the HR Calendar of Events to view the schedule and to register for and take advantage of these free professional development webinars!