Roos For Mental Health

Next week, the Chancellors new initiative, Roos For Mental Health will launch a year-long campaign at the KC Roo’s basketball game on Monday night at 7 pm in Swinney. Read more about the initiative here.

We invite you to join us at the game, as well as throughout the week at various events across campus.

  • Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 at 7 p.m.: KC Roos Men’s Basketball Game in Swinney.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 19, from Noon–1 p.m.: Lunch and Learn – Learn about nutrition and mental health (free food for first 36 people) in Swinney, Studio B. Please follow these instructions to sign-up for the Lunch & Learn
  • Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.: Lifewise EAP Webinar – Caring for Caregivers. Caregiving can take a toll on people. Learn about compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma and burnout, and how to manage it with self-care and stress reduction techniques. Learn about how to sign up here.

EAP Services Available to All Employees

At Human Resources, we realize that this can be a stressful time of year for many employees. As an employee at UMKC, your personal and professional well-being is a priority. There is no better time for a reminder that the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available to help with personal, family, relationship, and financial difficulties.

Through our continued partnership with Saint Luke’s Health System, Human Resources and UM Total Rewards offers an EAP service to all faculty, staff, and dependents. Program benefits include access to professional counselors trained to assist with stress, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, work concerns, financial issues, and family or relationship difficulties.

Visit SaintLukesHealthsystem.org for more info and to explore the many benefits they provide.

The username is UMKC and password is EAP.

Employees can receive up to three phone or in-person counseling sessions for any personal issue. EAP also provides access to more than 5,000 online articles and 500 videos about health topics. In addition, a monthly webinar series is also available that has recently covered topics such as care for aging loved ones, finances, nutrition, health, and an upcoming Vision Board webinar in January.

Schedule your appointment today by calling 816-931-3073 or toll-free 1-800-327-1223 during business hours: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Services are provided through five offices located across the Kansas City area, as well as more than 40,000 network providers nationwide. Evening appointments are available, and emergencies are responded to 24/7. EAP counselors can also assist in referral for on-going care.

For more information or questions, please contact the HR Service Center at 816-235-1621.

 

Staff Professional Enrichment Fund – Application Deadline

Bill Pfeiffer and Mary Kay McPhee
Bill Pfeiffer and Mary Kay McPhee, donors

The Staff Professional Enrichment Fund supports qualified staff by reinforcing their competencies and strengthening their talents and abilities. This fund can be used to help cover registration fees and travel costs for professional development opportunities, such as conferences, conventions, summits, seminars and professional development materials/tools. Funding is available for individuals or a group of staff. Visit Staff Professional Enrichment and Emergency Relief Funds (SPEER) for additional information.

Due to winter break, the next application deadline is January 3, 2020. The application requires several signatures, so it you may find it helpful to start your application as soon as possible.

A committee will review applications and determine awards on a quarterly basis. You may submit your application earlier than the deadline. All applications are reviewed at the close date. Please submit to Human Resources at umkchr@umkc.edu or Susi Mickey at mickeysu@umkc.edu.

Lifewise EAP Webinar: Care for Caregivers

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 November 20, 2019, the topic for the EAP Online Seminar Series is Care for Caregivers

Description: Caregiving can take a toll on people. Learn about compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma and burnout, and how to manage it with self-care and stress reduction techniques.

The monthly webinars are approximately an hour in length and are conducted live at 11AM and 2PM on the scheduled day, but, even if you are unable to view the webinars live you can listen to the recordings at a later date.

Click here to sign up for this webinar today.

USERNAME: UMKC

PASSWORD: EAP

Once you login please click on Webcasts, please select the webinar listed under the 2019 schedule.