New Employees

Welcome to UMKC!

We, the community members of UMKC, are proud to contribute to a student-centered urban university, serving our mission of learning, discovery, research, and service, inspired by our commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and respectful interaction.

Below you will find many resources that can help ease you into the university as you begin your journey at UMKC. These resources include new employee orientation, new employee and new supervisor checklists, helpful campus services, Human Resources Business Partners/Facilitators, and general information for getting started.

We are excited that you have joined our UMKC community! Please contact your HR Recruiter with any questions you have. We are here to assist you in any way possible to ensure that your onboarding experience goes smoothly.

New Employee Orientation

After you are hired as a new employee of UMKC, you will attend new employee orientation. In new employee orientation, you will get an overview of university policies, benefit programs offered to you and your eligible dependents, and the chance to ask any questions that you may have about the university and your employment. Visit the New Employee Orientation Calendar to see when your new employee orientation session will be held.


New employee orientation is hosted once a month. We encourage new employees to attend as soon as possible after beginning work at UMKC. If you are a new faculty member, please see the Faculty Resources and Orientation page. Below is the new employee orientation agenda and topics that will be addressed during your session.


8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Welcome to UMKC Introduction, New Hire Onboarding Discussion and Submission, Introductions, and Pictures for University ID Cards.

8:45 am – 9:50 a.m. Student Statistics & Success, UMKC Human Resources Policies and Procedures, and UMKC HR Website Highlights.

9:50 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Brief Break and Snack.

10:00 a.m. – 11:30a.m. UMKC Employee Benefits Orientation.


Parking can be found in the Cherry Street Parking Structure just north of the Administrative Center. Metered parking is located on the fifth level of the parking structure along with a pedestrian walkway that will lead you to a walking path to the Administrative Center. The metered parking area is highlighted in yellow on our campus map.


You are welcome to park at the metered parking without paying your first day. If you receive a ticket, contact Human Resources and let them know that it was your first day of employment so that they can waive this for you.

Please stop by the Parking Office (Administrative Center, Room 221) to sign up for your parking hangtag if you plan to park on campus during the course of your employment. You will need your car’s license plate number for this, so please have it handy. You may also obtain your parking pass online.

For more information about places to park and parking passes, visit the Parking Operations Webpage.

New Employee Onboarding E-Forms

You are required to complete online hiring documents before beginning employment. You will receive an email from “no-reply UM System” with a subject line of “Welcome to Univ. of MO” within the next 24-48 hours. This email will give you information about entering in the last required documents of your hire. You should receive this email within 24-48 hours depending on when the department processes and approves. If you do not, please contact (800) 488-5288 or


You must bring two forms of identification on your first day, to complete your I-9. Please reference the List of Acceptable Documents for I-9s and bring these with you on your first day. If you are not able to bring these items on your first day, please notify Human Resources immediately.

Who Is My HR Facilitator/HR Business Partner?

HR Facilitators (HRFs)/ HR Business Partners (HRBPs) are department/unit/division representatives who handle the primary communication and processing of human resource-related activity for their respective departments.


The HRF/HRBP provides overall guidance and a wide range of human resource services to managers, supervisors and individual employees in accordance with university and unit policies and practices in support of the goals of the unit. The HRF is a resource for Human Resources (HR) related information, has experience handling employment and work-related matters, and will answer questions in these areas as well as act as a liaison with HR for guidance and support, as necessary.

DepartmentHR Business Partners/FacilitatorsEmailExtension
Academic Affairs: Faculty Support & Academic InnovationLeigh Kerwinkerwinl@umkc.edu1664
Bloch School of ManagementKatelyn Chapinchapink@umkc.edu1619
Campus Facilities ManagementBrandy Robertsbrandy.roberts@umkc.edu5458
Constituent Engagement and External RelationsChristen Melvincmelvin@umkc.edu6286
Curriculum & Assessment Leigh Kerwinkerwinl@umkc.edu1664
External Relations and Constituent EngagementChristen Melvincmelvin@umkc.edu6286
Finance and AdministrationBrandy Robertsbrandy.roberts@umkc.edu5458
Human ResourcesLeigh Kerwinkerwinl@umkc.edu1664
Information ServicesKatelyn Chapinchapink@umkc.edu1619
Innovation Center (Community Engagement)Leigh Kerwinkerwinl@umkc.edu1664
Institute for Human DevelopmentJulie Coneconej@umkc.edu1229
Institutional EffectivenessKatelyn Chapinchapink@umkc.edu1619
International Affairs Leigh Kerwinkerwinl@umkc.edu1664
Kansas City AthleticsLeigh Kerwinkerwinl@umkc.edu1644
KCREPLeigh Kerwinkerwinl@umkc.edu1664
KCURChristen Melvincmelvin@umkc.edu6286
Missouri Institute for Defense Energy (MIDE)Mousami Mohantymohantym@umkc.edu5677
Office of the ChancellorLeigh Kerwinkerwinl@umkc.edu1664
Office of Diversity & InclusionLeigh Kerwinkerwinl@umkc.edu1664
Provost Operations/Faculty AffairsLeigh Kerwinkerwinl@umkc.edu1664
Research ServicesSandy Wilsonwilsonsan@umkc.edu1303
School of DentistryTyler Robertsontbrobertson@umkc.edu1472
School of Education, Social Work, and Psychological SciencesJulie Coneconej@umkc.edu1229
School of Graduate StudiesLeigh Kerwinkerwinl@umkc.edu1664
School of Humanities and Social SciencesChristen Melvincmelvin@umkc.edu6286
School of LawDanielle Warrend.warren@umkc.edu1171
School of MedicineGiovanna Muirgmuir@umkc.edu1051
School of Nursing and Health SciencesBrandy Robertsbrandy.roberts@umkc.edu5458
School of PharmacyKatelyn Chapinchapink@umkc.edu1619
School of Science and EngineeringMousami Mohantymohantym@umkc.edu5677
Strategic Marketing/CommunicationsChristen Melvincmelvin@umkc.edu6286
Student AffairsDanielle Warrend.warren@umkc.edu1171
Student Success & Academic Assurance Danielle Marxdmarx@umkc.edu6469
Toy & Miniature MuseumChristen Melvincmelvin@umkc.edu6286
UMKC ConservatoryDanielle Marxdmarx@umkc.edu6469
UMKC FoundationChristen Melvincmelvin@umkc.edu6286
University LibrariesJennifer Eigstieigstij@umkc.edu1533

Things To Do:

On Your First Day:

During Your First Week:

During Your First Month:

  • Complete benefits enrollment
  • Complete the university required online compliance training courses in Percipio. More information can be found here.
  • Complete the mandatory “UMKC Unconscious Bias Microaggressions and What To Do About Them” training here.
  • Schedule a New Employee Campus Tour!
  • Discuss with your supervisor:
    • Performance goals and expectations
    • Meet or learn key people in your division/department
    • Departmental procedures related to breaks, requesting time off, etc.
    • Suggested Percipio Training