UMKC Staff Professional Enrichment Fund – Application Deadline Approaching

The UMKC Staff Professional Enrichment and Emergency Relief Funds (SPEER) are designed to recognize the importance of engaged, well-qualified staff to support the overall mission of the university. 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.

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 September 1st, 2023.

Visit SPEER Fund to learn more and apply.

Third Thursday Webinars

Join us for Third Thursdays, monthly webinars supporting learning & leadership! Every 3rd Thursday, the UM Learning & Organizational Development Team offers an opportunity to learn with your peers across the university around a variety of topics related to your experience in the workplace. 

This month’s session, Thursday, May 18 at 1:30pm-2:30pm: Tips for Prioritizing and Managing Your Time at Work

Click here to register.

Session proposal survey now open!

We are now accepting session proposals for Staff Development Week, May 15-18, 2023. The deadline for submitting a survey is April 15, 2023. If you know of someone who has an area of expertise that would be of interest to our staff, and they are willing to share, please forward the session proposal on! 

We would certainly love to hear from you, as well! Do you have knowledge or a passion you are willing to share? If so, please consider submitting a proposal by April 15th.

ePerformance Rated Progress Check-in – Deadline

We have less than a month to complete the mid-year 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 assessments and meetings by December 22, 2022. Managers can access their employees progress check-ins by logging into PeopleSoft Production.

You can learn more about the Progress Check-In schedule 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