W-2 Statements Available in MyHR!

Your Form W-2 for the 2021 tax year is available to view and print online. To access your Form W-2:

1. Log into myHR (myhr.umsystem.edu).
2. Make sure to turn off any pop-up blockers.
3. Select the “My Payroll” tile.
4. In the left-hand menu, choose “View Your W-2 Form.”
5. Verify your Social Security number (SSN) when prompted.
6. Choose the year-end form you wish to view and print.

When viewing your Form W-2, please double-check the spelling of your name and the last four digits of your Social Security number for accuracy. If either is incorrect, contact your campus payroll office for a W-2 correction.

You can learn more about tax-related documents on the end-of-the-year tax documents webpage. For help using myHR, contact the HR Service Center at (573) 882-2146, toll free at 1-800-488-5288 or via email at hrservicecenter@umsystem.edu.

Magic of Lights – Discount Offer

Magic of Lights is a unique holiday lights experience to celebrate the season. Pile everyone into the car and experience Magic of Lights from the safety and comfort of your own car as you wind through the sparkling path. At every turn, the magical route is overflowing with spectacular light displays that bring to life your favorite holiday scenes and characters of the season using the latest LED technology and digital animations. Magic of Lights is great family entertainment and we hope to have you join us this holiday season!

You can purchase your tickets for Magic of Lights HERE. Please enter the $5 off Coupon Code: CHIEFS21

Standard Vehicle Pricing Increases: (One ticket per vehicle. No buses.)

Dec. 1st – Dec. 24th: $20 Weekday / $25 Any Day

*Closed Dec. 12th

Now Accepting Nominations for Participation in the Series on Leadership Essentials!

We are currently accepting nominations for participation in the Series on Leadership Essentials (SOLE) program.

The SOLE program meets virtually and is facilitated by the University of Missouri System Human Resources Learning & Organizational Development team. This program focuses on developing leaders in the areas of communication, engagement, giving and receiving feedback, and navigating change. The next four-session series will begin February 1st, 2022 and will include participants from all campuses. Visit Series on Leadership Essentials to learn more about the SOLE program.

Individuals may sign-up if interested in participating or individuals may be nominated for the program.  Please visit Qualtrics to sign up or to nominate someone you think would benefit from the program.

Please contact Emily Strayhall at emilystrayhall@umkc.edu if you have questions.

Lifewise EAP Webinar: Paying it Forward

As an employee, you are our most important resource, and the University of Missouri System 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. On December 21st, 2021, the topic for the EAP Online Seminar Series is Paying it Forward

Description: Understand the small but powerful ways that everyone can ‘pay it forward’ and make a difference to the lives of others.

You do not need to register in advance to attend Online Seminars at a set time. Seminars will be prerecorded and uploaded on the date above. At any time while viewing the Online Seminar, if you have questions about the seminar, please type them into the “Ask a question” box located to the left of the video window. You will receive an emailed answer within five business days.  

Click Here to access the webinar


To access other recorded seminars, visit the EAP website at: http://lifewiseeap.advantageengagement.com/ Passcode: UMKC.  Open the link and enter the password. This will bring you to the homepage. Scroll down until you see the ‘ONLINE SEMINARS’ and then follow the hyperlink provided. This will take you to a page with all uploaded seminars, select the seminar you would like to review.

Now Accepting Nominations for the 2022 Annual Staff Awards!

The 2022 Staff Awards nomination process is now open! Please take the time to recognize your colleagues for their significant contributions to UMKC. This year we will award individuals who have been supporting the strategic values and we will continue awarding the Living the Values award to staff members across campus.

Nominations may come from staff, faculty, and students. All nominations will be reviewed by a committee of members from across campus. These awards will be presented to staff at the annual Staff Awards event in the spring.

List of Awards and Descriptions

Campus Awards:
The following awards will each be presented to one individual who best exhibits the qualifications outlined in the award description.

  • Excellence in Student Success Staff Award
  • Excellence in Research and Creative Works Staff Award
  • Excellence in Engagement and Outreach Staff Award
  • Excellence in Multiculturalism, Globalism, Diversity and Inclusion Staff Award
  • Excellence in Planning, Operations and Stewardship Staff Award
  • Chancellor’s Staff Award for Extraordinary Contributions
  • Rising Star Staff Award
  • Staff Council Dedication Award

Living the Values Staff Award:
The Living the Values Staff Award will be awarded to staff members from across campus. The campus has been divided by college, school, or division or into a group and each group will have their own nomination and selection process. More information about this process will be sent out to individuals by their unit.

  • Living the Value Staff Award (multiple awards across campus)

Deadline for submission of nomination materials for campus awards is January 14, 2022. The nomination form and details for all the awards are available at www.umkc.edu/hr/staffawards.

If you have any questions regarding Staff Awards, please email umkchr@umkc.edu