Lifewise EAP Webinar: From Tired to Inspired: Keeping Engaged and Preventing Burnout

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 March 17th, 2022, the topic for the EAP Online Seminar Series is From Tired to Inspired: Keeping Engaged and Preventing Burnout

Description: Learn how to get around burnout, prevent it, and keep yourself engaged in work and personal life.

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

PASSCODE: UMKC

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.

Staff Professional Enrichment and Emergency Relief Fund

Bill Pfeiffer and Mary Kay McPhee

The UMKC Staff Professional Enrichment Fund and Emergency Relief Funds are designed to recognize the importance of engaged, well-qualified staff to support the overall mission of the university. These funds will not only have a significant impact on the individuals who receive support but also on the entire campus. These funds were made possible by two donors and long-time volunteers and champions of the university, Bill Pfeiffer and Mary Kay McPhee. Bill and Mary Kay believed strongly that part of what makes a great university is investing in its people. It was their intention that these funds be used by staff for professional and career growth and also to aid with unforeseen crises.

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. The next deadline to apply for the Staff Professional Enrichment Fund is April 1st, 2022.

The focus of the Emergency Relief Fund is to provide monetary support during times of temporary or unforeseen financial hardship. In addition to staff development, the donors recognize that sometimes staff members are confronted with unexpected, personal hardships that make it difficult to maintain a fulfilling work and home life. The donors want these individuals to have a way to obtain assistance to get them through a temporary challenge in their lives. The purpose of the Emergency Relief Fund is to provide these opportunities to staff. A committee will review all requests and may make recommendations to the staff member to participate in financial counseling, debt management or Employee Assistance. Applications can be submitted year-round for the Emergency Relief Fund.

Visit SPEER Fund to learn more and apply.

Prepped & Ready: Experts Edition

UMKC’s wonderful partners at Children’s Mercy Hospital are offering a program for parents of tweens and teens.

CMH invites you to watch Prepped and Ready: Experts Edition, a free online video series for parents and caregivers who are raising teens. This educational series is being offered online and brings the experts at Children’s Mercy right to parents, before there is a crisis, with topics covering vaping, hard conversations, safe storage and more. View now at childrensmercy.org/PreppedAndReady.

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.