Deceptive Financial Advising Email!

There is an email that has been going out to employees at UMKC as well as the whole UM System. It is titled “Retirement Support for University of Missouri System-Kansas City Personnel” for those at UMKC. It is from an email address for District-Advisor and the wording would lead you to believe that they are partnering with us to provide this to employees.

*This company nor their services are in any way sponsored or affiliated with UMKC or the UM System. The only retirement vendor that we currently work with is Fidelity for any services.*

If you have any questions, please contact either Ted Stahl at 816.235.1625 or the UM HR Service Center at 800.488.5288.

 

Below is sample of the email


From: “Name” <name@youretiring.com>
Sent: Thursday, November 19, 2020 11:54 PM
To:
Subject: Retirement Support for University of Missouri System-Kansas City Personnel

 

WARNING: This message has originated from an External Source. This may be a phishing expedition that can result in unauthorized access to our IT System. Please use proper judgment and caution when opening attachments, clicking links, or responding to this email.

Employee xxxxx,

Each year, as an employee of University of Missouri System-Kansas City you are eligible to schedule a phone call, teleconference, or in-person meeting off campus with a representative for answers to your specific state, federal and individual retirement benefit questions.

At your consultation, you will be provided with information that will tell you what your potential income can be when you retire, and how much longer you may have to work. That, along with advice on the best ways to utilize your 401(a)/403(b) options with your state retirement and/or Social Security benefits.

Please be sure to indicate which type of appointment you prefer (off-campus, phone call, or teleconference) in the notes section while scheduling. Please also include your direct cell phone number.

Appointments fill up quickly. If you’d like to secure your spot, click on the link below, or simply reply “yes” to this email.

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Licensed representatives are not employees of the college or state retirement system. All representatives are independent and licensed by the state department of insurance.

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Talk It Up! This September

We at UMKC are committed to each other’s learning, growth and success. With the beginning of our academic year it’s time for us as supervisors and employees to start making a conscious shift towards having productive two way conversations around individual development. Leverage on the learning from the Talk It Up training sessions and have your first Talk It Up conversation in September. Moving forward, schedule additional Talk It Up conversations at least once per quarter.

 

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Talk It Up! Conversation

                    Supervisor                <—–>           Employee

Supervisor and employees meet to give and receive developmental feedback in a positive, constructive and mutually supportive manner

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Supervisor insights are particularly important to developing our employees.  Individuals need to work with their supervisor to make sure they are getting the feedback they need related to their professional strengths & development.

Click here for a few tips for supervisors and employees for their first Talk It Up Conversation.

To learn more and to review the materials from the Talk It Up Training, visit the Talk it Up webpage.

It’s all about connection & collaboration between Supervisor & Employee. So why wait …….schedule your first Talk it Up now!

Productivity & Collaboration Tools

Interested in learning what is possible with Microsoft Office Suite? Want to maximize your daily productivity in Microsoft Outlook? Or are you interested in learning more about Mac OS Sierra? MyLearn offers multiple trainings and videos focusing on productivity and collaboration with computer software. These trainings can teach participants to:

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MyLearn: Success Factor Courses

As we begin the performance appraisal season, your professional development and growth are important factors to consider. Our learning management system, myLearn offers a wide variety of free training courses for all university employees that want to supercharge their development, all from the comfort and convenience of your own computer!

Related to your annual performance appraisal, there are new success factor-based training courses divided into categories consistent with the myPerformance appraisal. This allows employees to train specifically according to their job categories, rather than a generic training designed for all jobs alike. Within each job category, employees can choose to train on the specific success factor (accountability, collaboration, communication, customer focus, diversity & inclusion, judgment, and time management) that they wish to gain more knowledge on. These courses are excellent resources for employees that wish to go above and beyond on their annual performance review evaluations and increase their development.

To enroll in a myPerformance Success Factor Course, you may do so by clicking here and logging into myLearn. Then, simply select the category in which your position falls under and select the training you wish to take. You may also view the success factor definitions here.

For additional questions regarding Success Factor Courses, contact Susi Mickey in Human Resources at mickeysu@umkc.edu or 816-235-1619.