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.

Receive W-2 Electronically – E-Consent Today!

Did you know you can get your W-2 electronically as early as mid-January, while paper copies won’t be mailed until January 31?  Providing consent for electronic access to your W-2 in myHR will be quicker and more secure than waiting for a hard copy of the tax statement to arrive in your postal mailbox.

Don’t miss the December 31 deadline to give your consent to receive your W-2 electronically – log in to myHR now! Log in to myHR (myHR.umsystem.edu) and navigate to Self Service > Payroll and Compensation > W-2/W-2c Consent to provide your consent.

Complete Your Required Annual Training By Oct. 31, 2019: Available on MyLearn

The date to complete the University’s required trainings is October 31, 2019. If you received an “Action required” email from the HR Service Center on September 27, 2019, you still need to complete one or more of the three required courses. Your training requirement is not met until all required training appears on your Learning Transcript in MyLearn.

To determine which courses to complete by the deadline, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to myLearn (https://umsystem.skillport.com) using your University username and password.
  2. Access your myLearn transcript, available under “My Profile” in the top right-hand corner (review instructions for accessing your transcript (PDF)).
  3. Identify which of the following courses have not been completed as of July 1, 2019, or later:
    • Building a Foundation: Discrimination Prevention and Title IX
    • University of Missouri System Campus Emergency Alert
    • Global Cybersecurity Basics (MakeITSafe)
  4. Complete the required courses by October 31.
    • Click on the title of the course you have not completed as of July 1, 2019.
    • Complete the course(s).

When the three courses are completed as required, they will appear on your transcript as shown below (view full size):

Please note: Student employee appointments will have access to Alert Training in myLearn, but should not complete the training at this time. Instead, they should complete it in their student learning portal when indicated by their university.

Additional details related to Compliance and Regulatory Training are available online. For questions, reach out to the HR Service Center at 573-882-2146, toll-free at 800-488-5288 or via email at hrservicecenter@umsystem.edu.

If you are not using a university computer, you will need to enable pop-ups for the training site. For assistance, please contact the HR Service Center at 235-1621.

You may also contact the UMKC Human Resources at 816-235-1621 or Susi Mickey at mickeysu@umkc.edu if you have questions or need assistance.