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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.

Service Center

Mercedes Tillman
Human Resource Specialist II

Register for on-site Flu Shot Clinic

As flu season approaches, getting an annual flu shot can help keep yourself and others safe. Flu shot clinics will be available on campus to help make this process even easier. Clinics will be held on the following dates and times:

Tuesday, September 27, 1-4pm in Pierson Auditorium

Tuesday, October 11, 1-4pm in HSB 4307

Wednesday, October 19, 9am – 12pm in Plaza Room in the Admin Center

How to register

Flu shots are available by appointment only. Access the scheduling portal to view the clinic schedule and register for a time slot.


Flu shots are covered for faculty, staff, retirees and dependents (children 7 years and older accompanied by a parent or guardian) enrolled in a UM System medical plan. Registration should be completed for each individual receiving a flu shot. A confirmation email with a consent form will be sent for each appointment scheduled. 

For more info

Additional information, including access to the scheduling portal, privacy practices and general tips are available on the Flu shots and health screenings (umurl.us/fluvax) webpage. Learn about other opportunities to stay connected with wellness, or for questions, submit a request to the HR Service Center (umurl.us/hrsc) via AskHR or call (573) 882-2146.

2022 Green Commute Challenge

At UMKC, we’re challenging ourselves to be a part of the solution – saving money on gas, improving air quality in the Kansas City area, and showing leaders that the Kansas City area cares about sustainable transportation by exploring greener ways of commuting during the 2022 Green Commute Challenge, presented by RideshareKC at the Mid-America Regional Council.

We’re competing against other employer, university, and community teams to see who can take the most sustainable commutes to work between Sept. 19-Oct. 28th. There will be prizes from local Kansas City-area businesses for most trips logged, best social media, best team photo, and more!

Sign Up. Commute Sustainably. Log Trips. Win Prizes.

Starting Sept. 19, you can start logging sustainable commutes and tracking your impact!

IT’S SUPER EASY. All you have to do is create an account and start logging your commute trips on RideshareKC.org. Those who log miles will receive points – and become eligible for prizes provided by generous local businesses throughout the metro area. 

Trips can be logged on the mobile or desktop website or on the RideshareKC app. You can also connect your Strava, Garmin, Fitbit, or Under Armour account to automatically sync trips. Learn more about logging your trips here.

MEET THE MOMENT. There’s never been a better time to be a green commuter. Whether it’s walking, biking, taking the bus, carpooling, vanpooling, or even teleworking – let’s encourage each other to make an impact in our community.

We can do it! Register an account at RideshareKC.org and ‘Join Team’ today.

Contact Sarah Lauer at sarah.lauer@umkc.edu regarding any questions about joining the UMKC team. Contact info@ridesharekc.org or 816-842-7433 with any questions regarding the Green Commute Challenge.

WALK IT OUT! Employee Walking Club

With fall upon us, we want to encourage employees to get outside and be active. We invite you to join the “Walk It Out!” UMKC Employee Walking Club!

The walking club will meet two times a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon on both the Volker Campus and Health Sciences Campus and aims to get employees moving and meeting others. Employees can log their participation on a Walking Log and if you complete an average of 2 walks per week between Tuesday, September 6th  through Friday, December 2nd, you will be entered to win a $100 gift card for new walking shoes or fitness gear!

More detailed information about the “Walk It Out!” UMKC Employee Walking Club can be found online. Please complete the Participation Form online to let us know you’re interested, so that we can send you information for the walking club. Access the form by using your UM System assigned login: yourSSOhere@umsystem.edu.

Please contact UMKCHR@umkc.edu if you have any questions.


EAP Services Available to All Employees

As an employee at UMKC, your personal and professional well-being is a priority. There is no better time for a reminder that the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available to help with personal, family, relationship, and financial difficulties.

Through our continued partnership with Saint Luke’s Health System, Human Resources and UM Total Rewards offers an EAP service to all faculty, staff, and dependents. Program benefits include access to professional counselors trained to assist with stress, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, work concerns, financial issues, and family or relationship difficulties.

Visit the Saint Luke’s EAP Website for more info and to explore the many benefits they provide.

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Employees can receive up to three phone or in-person counseling sessions for any personal issue. EAP also provides access to more than 5,000 online articles and 500 videos about health topics. In addition, a monthly webinar series is also available that has recently covered topics such as care for aging loved ones, finances, nutrition, health, and an upcoming Vision Board webinar in January.

Schedule your appointment today by calling 816-931-3073 or toll-free 1-800-327-1223 during business hours: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Services are provided through five offices located across the Kansas City area, as well as more than 40,000 network providers nationwide. Evening appointments are available, and emergencies are responded to 24/7. EAP counselors can also assist in referral for on-going care.

For more information or questions, please contact the HR Service Center at 816-235-1621.