Welcome to UMKC!
UMKC’s mission is to lead in life and health sciences; to deepen and expand strength in the visual and performing arts; to develop a professional workforce and collaborate in urban issues and education; and to create a vibrant learning and campus life experience.
Below you will find many resources that can help ease you into the university as you begin your journey at UMKC. These resources include new employee orientation, new employee and new supervisor checklists, helpful campus services, Human Resources Facilitators, and general information for getting started.
We are excited that you have joined our UMKC community! Please contact your HR Recruiter with any questions you have. We are here to assist you in any way possible to ensure that your onboarding experience goes smoothly.
New Employee Orientation
After you are hired as a new employee of UMKC, you will attend new employee orientation. In new employee orientation, you will get an overview of university policies, benefit programs offered to you and your eligible dependents, and the chance to ask any questions that you may have about the university and your employment. Visit the New Employee Orientation Calendar to see when your new employee orientation session will be held.
New employee orientation is hosted every other week. We encourage new employees to attend as soon as possible after beginning work at UMKC. If you are a new faculty member, please see the Faculty Resources and Orientation page. Below is the new employee orientation agenda and topics that will be addressed during your session.
8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Welcome to UMKC Introduction, New Hire Paperwork Discussion and Submission, Introductions, and Pictures for University ID Cards.
8:15 am – 9:20 a.m. Student Statistics & Success, UMKC Human Resources Policies and Procedures, and UMKC HR Website Highlights.
9:20 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Brief Break and Snack.
9:30 a.m. – 10:30a.m. UMKC Employee Benefits Orientation.
Parking can be found in the Cherry Street Parking Structure just north of the Administrative Center. Metered parking is located on the fifth level of the parking structure along with a pedestrian walkway that will lead you to a walking path to the Administrative Center. The metered parking area is highlighted in yellow on our campus map.
You are welcome to park at the metered parking without paying your first day. If you receive a ticket, contact Human Resources and let them know that it was your first day of employment so that they can waive this for you.
Please stop by the Parking Office (Administrative Center, Room 221) to sign up for your parking hangtag if you plan to park on campus during the course of your employment. You will need your car’s license plate number for this, so please have it handy. You may also obtain your parking pass online.
For more information about places to park and parking passes, visit the Parking Operations Webpage.
New Employee Onboarding E-Forms
You are required to complete online hiring documents before beginning employment. You will receive an email from “no-reply UM System” with a subject line of “Welcome to Univ. of MO” within the next 24 -48 hours. This email will give you information about entering in the last required documents of your hire. You should receive this email within 24-48 hours depending on when the department processes and approves. If you do not, please contact 855 524-0002 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You must bring two forms of identification on your first day, to complete your I-9. Please reference the List of Acceptable Documents for I-9s and bring these with you on your first day. If you are not able to bring these items on your first day, please notify Human Resources immediately.
Who Is My HR Facilitator/HR Business Partner?
HR Facilitators (HRFs)/ HR Business Partners (HRBPs) are department/unit/division representatives who handle the primary communication and processing of human resource-related activity for their respective department.
The HRF/HRBP provides overall guidance and a wide range of human resource services to managers, supervisors and individual employees in accordance with university and unit policies and practices in support of the goals of the unit. The HRF is a resource for Human Resources (HR) related information, has experience handling employment and work related matters, and will answer questions in these areas as well as act as a liaison with HR for guidance and support, as necessary.
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Things To Do On Your First Day:
- Attend New Employee Orientation or stop by the Human Resources Office to complete your hire paperwork.
- Get your UMKC One Card
- Visit Campus Parking
- Tour your work area
Things To Do During Your First Month:
- Complete benefits enrollment
- Complete the required online training courses. Both of the following courses can be found in myLearn:
- Discuss with your supervisor:
- Performance goals and expectations
- Meet or learn key people in your division/department
- Departmental procedures related to breaks, requesting time off, etc.
- Suggested myLearn Training