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HR Service Center

The HR Service Center at UMKC is a cross-functional area in the Human Resources office where employees are able to be supported in a variety of areas. The HR Service Center at UMKC serves as a valuable resource for employees related to any of the HR service areas.

Our goal is to promptly and effectively serve every customer who calls or walks into our office. The HR Service Center Blog is a central resource for employees related to trending topics, frequently asked questions and current, HR-related news.

End-of-Year Tax Documents

Tax season is in full-fledge and it can be stressful to obtain all the necessary tax documents in time to file. While Human Resources is dedicated to serving each and every employee at UMKC, we are unable to provide tax advice, however, this article may help clarify what each document is and how to obtain them.


The W-2 form indicates the amount of wages paid and taxes withheld from your paychecks. If you have not already opted for an electronic W-2, you will receive an end-of-the-year email asking you to indicate whether you want a paper or electronic form. If you elect to receive an electronic version, you are able to view and/or print it from myHR around the middle of January. Otherwise, a paper form will be postmarked by January 31 and then mailed to your mailing address on file. Access to the electronic W-2 is now available to ALL employees and former employees as of today, Thursday, February 15, 2018.


The 1095-C is titled “Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage.” All employees have the option of receiving an electronic Form 1095-C. If an employee opts for an electronic form by December 31, that person will be able to view and print it from myHR. To access this form in myHR now, navigate to myHR, select the “Benefits” tile and in the left-hand menu, scroll down and select “View Form 1095-C.”


The 1099-R form reports distributions from pensions, annuities and other retirement plans, and is used when completing your income tax return(s). By late January/early February, the UM System sends Form 1099-R to your home address if you have received UM pension payments or other distributions during the tax year. The 1099-R form is also accessible in myHR. To access the form, select the “Payroll” tile, then in the left-hand menu choose “View Your 1099-R Form.”  You will be prompted to enter your password to access the electronic form.


The 1099 form is a series of documents the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) refers to as “information returns.” There are a number of different 1099 forms that report the various types of income you may receive throughout the year other than the salary your employer pays you. This is not an HR form. To obtain this form, please contact UM System Accounts Payable at (573) 882-3051 or via email at financesupport@umsystem.edu.

If you did not consent to receive your tax forms electronically this year and wish to receive them electronically next year, you may consent to electronic tax forms in myHR now.

If you need any of the above forms to be reissued (with exception to form 1099), you may put in a reissue request with the UM HR Service Center if you wish to receive a mailed copy. Otherwise, all tax forms can be downloaded/printed via myHR.

Search Committee Training Dates for Spring 2018

Search committees play an integral role in the recruitment and retention of many faculty and staff positions. The positive outcomes of a successful search committee include the potential to increase diversity within our faculty and staff and ensure that we welcome the best and brightest to our university community.

Search Committee Training is an annual requirement for all individuals (including external committee members) who serve on a search at UMKC.

Search Committee Training is two hours and includes the following modules:

Module One: Diversifying the Academy

Module Two: Search Committee Essentials

Dean/Chair Training is also available upon request for your search committees.

We offer this course on the regular training schedule about once per month. This schedule is subject to change, based on enrollment.

We will also work with your committee to arrange training to fit your specific recruiting time frame. For additional dates, please allow as much time as possible to arrange a date for your team.

Visit the Human Resources – Search Committees page for a list of resources explaining the search committee process, equitable recruitment and hiring practices, interviewing tips, evaluation forms, and other frequently asked questions.

Click here to enroll through myLearn in Search Committee training.

For more information, contact Tyler Robertson in the Human Resources Office at robertsontb@umkc.edu or 816-235-1422.

Lifewise EAP Webinar: Caring for Our Aging Loved Ones

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 February 21, 2018, the topic for the EAP Online Seminar Series is What to Look Out For As Our Loved Ones Age.

Description: Those of us who have senior loved ones in our lives want to be sure they are well cared for. This webinar will address some of the challenges elders face as they age, and solutions that we, as caregivers, can put into place from near or afar. We will discuss common eldercare issues and which eldercare systems can best address these concerns. There will also be an opportunity at the end of the session to address more individualized concerns.

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.



Spring Pre-Retirement Planning Seminars

UMKC Human Resources understands that our employees lead busy day-to-day lives, which can make planning for retirement a challenge. Retirement planning seminars have been scheduled to help make the retirement process a little more clear.

This free seminar is designed for faculty and staff 10 years or less from retirement and provides an overview of the UM Retirement, Disability and Death (RDD) Benefit Plan for those that were hired or vested prior to 10/01/2012. This would also apply to those returning benefits-eligible employees who were vested when they left the university, but did not take a retirement plan distribution. In addition, this seminar will help you understand information displayed in the typical retirement estimate.

Dates | Locations:

  • Tuesday, March 13, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Volker Campus, Admin Center 2nd Floor, Telepresence Room
  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Volker Campus, Admin Center 2nd Floor, Telepresence Room

To register for a seminar and view other available resources, visit umsystem.skillport.com

For more information, please email your campus Human Resources Benefits Generalist, Ted Stahl, at stahlt@umkc.edu.

New Diversity and Inclusion Course

The UMKC Office of Diversity and Inclusion is now offering a new course that is now open for registration in myLearn!

For the first time, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion is offering a new course called Understanding Privilege and Its Impact. During this session, participants will:

  • Learn how to define privilege and power
  • Learn how to identify their own privilege and the power and privileges that exist generally
  • Explore how privilege and the power structures impact themselves, others and society

Upon completion of this session, participants will have an increased understanding of how privilege impacts our individual, institutional and structural systems and learn how to advocate and support those who do hold power and privilege.

Click here to register now for this session in myLearn. For more information about this course or other Diversity and Inclusion courses, please contact the UMKC Office of Diversity and Inclusion at 816-235-6704 or via email at diversityandinclusion@umkc.edu.