ePerformance Rated Progress Check-In – Deadline


We have less than a month to complete the ePerformance Progress Check-Ins!

If you have not completed your self-review, please log into myHR to get it completed and submitted to your manager.

Managers should complete progress check-in meetings and assessments by June 30, 2022. Managers can access their employees progress check-ins by logging into PeopleSoft Production.

You can learn more about the Progress Check-In schedule and rating scale or access our optional Building a Performance Culture training module on our ePerformance Progress Check-Ins webpage.

The HR Service Center is available to answer questions.- Or email umkchr@umkc.edu  

April Roo Employee Engagements

We welcome you to visit the Roo Employee Engagement page, a new webpage to share upcoming engagement events for employees and resources for managers to engage their employees. Our hope is to continue creating a culture of care by supporting our community of faculty and staff through events that focus on employee development and having fun. Upcoming April events include:

April 12: Here to THRIVE: Six Steps to Take Charge of Your Career Progression
Learn how to thrive at UMKC with this six-step program focusing on career progression. You will learn how to evaluate where you are, decide where you want to go, and discover ways to help get you there over the course of this training. Prepare to come away with a toolbox full of resources and strategies to kick start your career progression goals. This training will be led by Emma Satterfield, Senior HR Specialist in Compensation & Classification at UMKC. Register for a session here.

April 19: “Walk It Out!” Walking Club Kickoff Event
Join us for the kickoff of our revitalized Employee Walking Club. Meet us at the Volker Campus Kickoff  at the University Parkway Tuesday, April 19th at 12pm or meet us at the courtyard area between the Health Sciences Building and School of Medicine on Hospital Hill Thursday, April 21st at 12pm for the Hospital Hill Kickoff.  Please visit our website for event details!

April 28: Take your Child to Work Day
Employees will have the exciting opportunity to bring their child(ren) to UMKC for the day in celebration of national Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. Each child will be provided with a t-shirt and complementary lunch at the Atterbury Student Success Center cafeteria. The day’s schedule of events and activities will give your child(ren) a fun snapshot of UMKC and all of the amazing things our campus has to offer. Registration information coming soon!

We hope you will continue to check out the website and find opportunities to engage with other employees at UMKC.

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

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.

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.

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