New Employee Orientation 2.0!


New Employee Orientation has undergone a redesign and a relocation!

New Employee Orientation is now held in the Recreation and Wellness Center on the second and fourth Monday of the month.  In addition to UMSL History, Benefits and Policies, we have added the following:

  • tour of the Recreation and Wellness Center
  • a welcome by Beth Eckelkamp who talks about everyone’s role in creating a sense of belonging on a student-centered campus.
  • a tour the Millennium Student Center and receive their ID Card.
  • a welcome kit including Rec Center gifts, a Sodexo credit of $15, and an UMSL welcome gift.

HR also now follows up after 30-days to ensure each employee has enrolled in benefits and is adjusting to their new position.

For more information about New Employee Orientation, contact Megan Jakel at 7219.

New Employee Orientation schedule 2018:  NEO_Schedule_2018.


Ann Taylor Selected as Dean of the College of Education

The following is by Marisol Ramirez from the 12/13/17 UMSL Daily:

The College of Education at the University of Missouri–St. Louis expects a seamless transition of leadership with Ann Taylor stepping in as its new dean.

Taylor will assume the role Jan. 1 after having served as the college’s interim dean since August 2016.

After conducting a nationwide search, the committee tasked with finding the new dean felt confident in Taylor to drive the College of Education forward. Continue reading

Step Up With the 2018 Wellness Incentive

Don’t miss out on the 2018 Wellness Incentive!  For more information, go to the
UM-Wellness Incentive website.

Tier 1- Educate yourself
Earn $50* in your final May 2018 paycheck** when you complete Tier 1 by April 30, 2018. Tier 1 includes two steps:

*Complete a Personal Health Assessment (PHA) in the Cerner Wellness Portal.

*Read the 2018 Cerner User Guide in the Cerner Wellness Portal and verify you have read the document; please note, the 2018 Cerner User Guide can only be accessed in the portal. The Quick Start Guide, available on this page, is not a required step
for Tier 1.

Tier 2- Invest in yourself
If you successfully complete Tier 1, you can earn an additional $400* in your final October 2018 paycheck** by completing and submitting points for Tier 2 by September 30, 2018.

Earn 400 points by completing activities that will help you learn about healthy living, move toward your own wellness and foster wellness in your community.

New for 2017-2018, all self-reported activities may be documented in the Cerner Wellness Portal. Additionally, points-eligible courses are now located solely in the Cerner Wellness Portal, rather than myLearn. Learn more about the reporting process and points-eligible courses in the 2018 Cerner User Guide, available when you log into the portal. Continue reading

UMSL Employee Discount on Computer Education & Training Center Classes

All university staff and faculty receive a 50% discount off computer classes held at the Computer Education & Training Center (CETC). Whether you are part-time or full-time, the CETC will help you stay current with computer technology. Investing a day to learn the features and options of computer software will help you be more productive on the job.

Classes vary from data analysis & spreadsheets to document management & reports to graphics & web development. Classes at CETC include Excel, PivotTables, Tableau, SQL, Access, SharePoint, PowerPoint, Python, and R.  See the full list of CETC classes.

Email or call 314-984-9000 for more information on the CETC classes and how to receive your 50% discount.

New CRR’s: Winter Break, Shared Leave Program & Amended Educational Assistance Policy

UM President, Mun Choi, sent the following message to all UM employees, via email, on 12/7/2017:

Dear colleagues,

This afternoon, the University of Missouri Board of Curators reviewed revisions to our Collected Rules and Regulations (CRRs) to demonstrate appreciation for our faculty and staff; enhance the work-life balance of University employees; and improve our ability to recruit and retain top talent. I am pleased to relate several changes approved by the board. Review summaries of the changes below, or access the complete, revised CRRs for additional information. Continue reading

myHR will require two-factor authentication beginning 12/19

*Note: the new two-factor authentication process only applies to myHR at this time, not HR Production or HR Financial.

Passwords are the forefront of protecting your personal information and the University’s electronic data. The University is taking further precautions with sensitive data by requiring two-factor authentication to log in to myHR starting Tuesday, December 19, 2017. Continue reading

Simplify Your Life by Having your W-2 Delivered Electronically

Consenting to receive your W-2 through myHR has many benefits:

  • Early access to the form anywhere at any convenient time (much earlier than the traditional mail process), which can mean early filing which means early refunds
  • Access to the form requires your unique SSO and password – as well as your SSN once you get to the page, ensuring a secure process
  • No paper copy will be mailed from Central Payroll in Columbia, MO to your home address, which eliminates the chance that your paper Form W-2 will get lost, misdirected or delayed during delivery or after receipt
  • Compensation and tax withholding information may easily be downloaded into many tax preparation software programs
  • This option only needs to be made once and will carry over to future years, unless you manually withdraw consent
  • Green and Convenient – access to this form will be available for several years – reprint as many times as you need

To receive your W-2 electronically through myHR, please consent by December 31st to ensure your W-2 will be available to print in early January.  To do so, simply log into myHR, click on the Payroll tile, then click on W-2/W-2c Consent on the left-hand navigation menu, then follow the instructions on your screen.

If you have any questions, please contact the payroll office at (314) 516-5238.


Use up to 8 Hours of Non-accruing Paid Time Towards the Employee Volunteer Program!


Under the UMSL Employee Volunteer Program, eligible UMSL staff employees receive up to eight hours of non-accruing paid time per fiscal year (July 1 – June 30) to volunteer for qualifying volunteer organizations in the Greater St. Louis area.

This time may be taken in two-hour, half day or whole day increments at the discretion of the employee during regular working hours, subject to pre-approval by the employee’s supervisor and the volunteer organization to which the time is being donated. Volunteer hours should be tracked utilizing the Time & Labor system. For a listing of current volunteer opportunities in the area, click here. Please submit your request to Audra Bickline.

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HR Welcomes Megan Jakel, Human Resources Consultant

Please join us in welcoming Megan Jakel, our newest member to the Human Resources team.  Megan, HR Consultant, will be providing professional consultation and administrative oversight to ensure the integrity of Human Resource structures, policies and processes.

Megan’s background as a mobile trainer and consultant has prepared her to be the primary point of contact for talent acquisition, performance management, employee relations, training, and related HR areas specifically for the Student Affairs division.

Megan has supported management, new employees, as well as potential clients regarding full cycle recruitment, advertising strategy and training.

Megan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications with a minor in Theatre and Dance from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.  In her spare time, she enjoys golfing, performing in musicals, and going to the drive-in theatre on Fridays with her significant other, Corey.  Megan also has a beagle/French bulldog named Henry, whom she enjoys taking for walks.

Welcome aboard, Megan!