Applications Accepted for UMSL Next Step Internship Program: Deadline is June 21st

Next Step is taking student applications and department submittals for Fall 2021 now through June 18th.

Next Step is an on-campus paid internship that bridges the college to career transition through practical workshops focused on resume-building experience, career preparation and self-discovery. Next step focuses on developing the students’ core competencies, including: Critical thinking/problem solving, teamwork/collaboration, leadership, career management, oral/written communications, digital technology, professionalism/work ethic, and global/intercultural fluency.

To apply please visit our webpage:

For more information please contact Megan Hemann at

Chancellor’s Staff Excellence Award Nominations!

Each year the Chancellor awards $1,000 each to three outstanding UMSL staff members for the Chancellor’s Excellence Awards. These awards are intended to recognize their contributions to the University. One recipient comes from each of the three staff categories:

• administrative/professional
• office/technical
• service/maintenance

A committee, appointed by the Chancellor, reviews nominations and recommends one individual from each category to receive an award. All staff members, except those who have won the award in the past three years, are eligible for nomination.

Complete and submit the online nomination form by August 6, 2021. Recipient’s will be announced at the Chancellor’s State of the University Address.

Please nominate employees who consistently demonstrate professionalism and reflect our core values:
Trust/Integrity – Respectful interactions, serving others, building goodwill, transparency, and accountability.
Inclusion- Intentionally creates an inclusive, equitable community.
Innovation- Drives change for the purpose of the greater good.
Access- Keeps our campus accessible and removes barriers for individuals that makes the environment better for all of us.
Success- Inspires and empowers others to reach their goals, break through barriers and achieve their goals.
Engagement- Open minded, inviting and solution-oriented. Forges collaborative partnerships on campus and in the community.
Recipients of the 2020 Chancellor’s Awards are (top row, from left) Harry Harris, Pamela S. Stuerke, Mary Edwin, DeAnn J. Yount, Dale W. Huston, (bottom row, from left) Beth Huebner, Kristopher East, Alina Slapac and Mark Hauschild. Uma Segal received the University of Missouri System President’s Award for Cross Cultural Engagement. (Collage by August Jennewein).

The deadline to nominate an outstanding Staff member for the Chancellor’s Excellence Award is Friday, August 6th!

If you need assistance, please contact Human Resources at

Return to Campus and Remote Work

Louie Masks Up!

Return to Campus
Being responsive to students and creating a lively campus experience is the primary goal in planning our return to campus.  Supervisor training sessions for Return to Campus have been well attended and very successful. College, School and Division leaders are currently developing their return to campus plans, which may contain plans for remote work to expand service hours, improve the student experience and/or accessibility.  When remote work is part of the plan, it will be guided by the UM System Telework Policy.   

Each employee working remotely (full or part-time) after August 1, 2021, will need to complete an online telework agreement which will be approved by their supervisor. Employees should first meet with their Supervisor to discuss the plan and the terms for their remote work schedule before completing the online form.  Supervisors have been asked to make approve remote work agreements for a maximum of the end of the Fall semester, though they are subject to change prior to that at the supervisor’s discretion.  Therefore, the telework agreements will expire and need to be renewed after the end of the fall semester.

A Message from Human Resources…

Return to Campus

As we prepare for the fall semester Human Resources will host several sessions of a webinar during May to help managers plan and implement their staffing plans and their teams’ return to campus by August 1st.  In this training, we will provide guidance on developing hybrid on-campus and remote schedules that meet the expectations provided in the Chancellor’s message and precautions provided by St. Louis County. All employees working even a partially remote work schedule after August 1, 2021, must have supervisor approval and a completed Telework Arrangement Form (link).
It’s strongly recommended that Employees and Supervisors discuss the specifics of the arrangement prior to completing the form. The Telework Arrangement Form has approval workflow capability that will route it to your supervisor and human resources. Telework arrangements will be developed and submitted for the fall semester and updated as the need arises. We look forward to working through this process with all UMSL employees.  Managers will receive an email with a link to choose and register for a session.

Additional Resources:
HR-522: Telework Arrangements
HR-522 : Telework Q&A’s
Telework Arrangement Form


A Message from Human Resources

Announcement about ePerformance…

What’s New…
The University of Missouri System’s new approach to performance feedback is grounded in the belief that frequent, honest conversations between managers and employees drive better performance and engagement.

Progress check-ins are regular discussions that will happen three times a year to:
~Discuss what is going well and what could be better,
~Check in on progress towards goals,
~Stay aligned on current projects, and
~Agree on next steps

In a performance-oriented culture, employees and managers are held accountable for whether goals and duties are accomplished throughout the year. Once a year, it is useful and valuable to summarize cumulative employee performance with an overall rating.

Managers will be able to access this information in self service, tile Team Performance.

Employees can log in to your myHR, tile Performance.

For more information please go to:

UM System:





A message from your campus HR Department!

Last and Final Reminder
The deadline for faculty, staff and student employees to complete your annual training is January 15, 2021!

As of January 7th, UMSL’s overall completion rate is 76%!
  To complete your annual training please access myLearn and select the “Access myLearn “ icon in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.  

If you need support as you complete training, reach out to the HR Service Center at (573) 882-2146, (800) 488-5288 or via email at  

Professional Development…Registration is OPEN!
The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion invites all faculty and staff to participate in FREE professional development programs.  Please visit the ODEI blog for details and registration.
If you are unsure if ODEI programs are right for you, click here to read what your UMSL colleagues have to say about their experiences!

Upcoming Events…
MLK Event
Please join us virtually on January 18, 2021 for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Observance at 11am.  
Register at (NOTE. The link to the virtual celebration will be sent closer to the event date).  








Looking for some campus fun…UMSL’s Homecoming week is February 8-13th.  Stay up to date with all of the upcoming activities:

Complete Annual Training

Final Reminder…
The deadline for faculty, staff and student employees to complete your annual training is December 22, 2020!

As of December 9th, UMSL’s overall completion rate is 50%!
  To complete your annual training please access myLearn and select the “Access myLearn ” icon in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.  

If you need support as you complete training, reach out to the HR Service Center at (573) 882-2146, (800) 488-5288 or via email at  

New Minimum Wage Announcement…

Effective January 1, 2021, UMSL will adopt the new Missouri minimum wage of $10.30 per hour.  The University adopted the $9.45 minimum wage in August 2020 and the $8.60 minimum wage increase in July 2019. HR will process increases for UMSL staff and student employees who aren’t currently paid at the new minimum. There is no action required on your part.  Equity increases for employee and students currently/historically paid above the minimum wage are not authorized at this time. While Missouri exempts Public entities like UMSL from complying with the minimum wage, many have expressed concern about our ability to compete in the local job market if we remained below the new minimum.  The law increases the rate again effective Jan 1, 2022 and we will re-evaluate at that time whether or not adopt it in January.

Just a few important reminders from Human Resources…

How to report COVID- 19 case and/or symptoms:
1.  Please log on to  The submission of the form is received by the Campus Health Officer, who is responsible for tracking confirmed or suspected COVID-19 cases on campus. For faculty and staff, the form will also be received by Human Resources who will work with the appropriate supervisor to address departmental needs related to the affected employee’s absence. Employees are also responsible for notifying their supervisor if their health status results in an absence from work.
Questions? Contact Health Services at (314) 516-5671.

How to apply for FFCRA Leave:
2.  Employees requesting paid time off as a result of qualifying Families First Coronavirus Response Act  (FFCRA) reasons must complete the “FFCRA Paid Sick Leave and Paid Family and Medical Leave Request Form (PDF, 854KB).  The form will be signed by your supervisor and then reviewed by human resources for eligibility and approval. Instructions on where to submit the form for review and approval is noted on the request form.  If approved, you and your supervisor will receive an email with instructions on how to put the time in your time sheet.  FFCRA Paid Sick Leave ends December 31, 2020.

Having technical issues with completing the Return to Campus training:
3.  Users can learn more about how to access training in our how-to guide. If you need support as you complete training, reach out to the HR Service Center at (573) 882-2146, (800) 488-5288 or via email at  For our campus, myLearn is reporting a 40% completion rate as of November 25th.  The last day to complete all  of the Return to Campus training is December 22, 2020. 

The New Employee Orientation dates for the remainder of 2020:
4.  December 7 and December 14