Welcome to UMSL!

New Employee Orientation: January 27

Front Row (L to R):

Francheska Cruz Berrios- Project Coordinator (Maintenance Operations)
Madison Moon- Head Women’s Soccer Coach (Athletics)
Erika Rose- Stuent Support Specialist I (Clinical Experiences)
Mary (Theresa) Edwards- Associate Teacher (University Child Development)
Rachel Robinson- Custodian (Facilities)

Back Row (L to R):

Jessie Hart- Custodian (Facilities)
Devin Taylor- Custodian (Facilities)
Rickey George- Patient Navigator (Center for Behavioral Health)
Stephon Foster- Mechanical Trades Specialist (Maintenance Operations)
Danielle Stallins- Student Support Specialist II (College of Business Advising)

New Employee Orientation February 10th 

L to R:

Dat Le- Retail Sales Assistant Manager (Touhill)
Cynthia McCann- Business Support Specialist I (Advanced Credit)
Dan Hogan- Maintenance Services Attendant (Facilities)
Jennifer Hunter- Director Program/Project Operations (MIMH)

New Employee Orientation: February 24

L to R:

Alexandra Lenger- Engagement Program/Project Support Coordinator (Academic Affairs)
Emmy Naes- Program Coordinator (College of Education)
Kelly Hogenmiller- Recruitment and Enrollment Manager (College of Nursing)
Magda Conley- System Support Analyst-Entry (Academic IT Services)
Ben Becker- Design Project Manager (Facilities Planning & Design)

Not Pictured
Caroline Miller- Psychologist (Center for Behavioral Health)
Tyler Middendorf- Design Project Manager (Facilities Planning & Design)

Touhill March 28: The Martin Hayes Quartet

Saturday, March 28, 2020 8:00PM

Irish fiddler Martin Hayes and Chicago guitarist Dennis Cahill have been touring the world for the past 25 years, creating a new sound in Irish music as a duo and as founding members of the Gloaming, The Martin Hayes Quartet, and Masters of Tradition on Tour.

Hayes, known worldwide for his soulful interpretations of traditional Irish music, created his critically-acclaimed quartet to expand upon the sonic possibilities of the Irish canon. With spacious new arrangements and unusual instrumentation, the group features Martin’s longtime musical partner, guitarist Dennis Cahill, along with classically-trained violinist Liz Knowles, and New York City’s downtown master bass clarinetist Doug Wieselman.

The program will feature a short opening set by the duo of Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill celebrating their 25 years of partnership.

Sponsored by the Smurfit-Stone Corporation Endowed Professorship in Irish Studies, UMSL Global, University of Missouri-St. Louis.

UMSL Student and Employee discounts available for this performance. Please visit the Touhill Ticket Office with UMSL ID for more information and to purchase discounted tickets.

Please note that ticket prices are subject to change without notice.  Ticket prices increase closer to show date.  Buy early to save!

Benefits Support for March and April

Mallorie Nelson, UMSL’s Total Rewards Generalist, will be departing for maternity leave next week. Congratulations, Mallorie!

In -person support from 11:30 – 3:00 PM in 220 Woods Hall on March 9, April 6, and April 20th.

Phone and email support will be provided by Total Rewards Generalists from other UM campuses as follows:

03/01-03/07     Tony Redlinger, UM System            573 – 884 – 1477

03/08/-03/14    Mark Ellis, UM System                       573 – 884 – 2350

03/15-03/21     Marcia Lane, MO S&T                          573-341-6105

03/22 – 03/28  Tony Redlinger, UM System            573 – 884 – 1477

03/29 – 04/04  Ted Stahl, UMKC                                   816 – 235 – 1625

04/05 – 04/11  Tony Redlinger, UM System             573 – 884 – 1477

04/12-04/18     Marcia Lane, MO S&T                          573-341-6105

04/19-04/25     Ted Stahl, UMKC                                    816 – 235 – 1625

04/26-05/02     Mark Ellis, UM System                       573 – 884 – 2350

The HR Service Center is available Monday through Friday from 8AM – 5PM via phone (573-882-2146) or Email. 

Leave Administration is Transitioning to UM System effective March 1st

FMLA/Shared leave permanent contact: Arian Ibraimi

Arian Ibraimi has accepted the role of HR Specialist I at University of Missouri System located in Columbia MO. The main focus of this position is to assist processing FMLA and Shared Leave requests for the UMSL campus. Arian has worked for the University since 2014 with the University Hospital as an Office Support Assistant IV. He initially started in the centralized timekeeping group and was moved to MU Hospital payroll. Arian was crucial in assisting the hospital FMLA coordinator with all leaves, served as the Kronos administrator maintaining all time clocks and maintaining database tables. On a personal note, Arian is married and has two daughters and enjoys running in his free time. He is bilingual in Albanian and English and came to the United States when he was 9 years old. One of his proudest moments was graduating from Mizzou debt-free!

Join us in welcoming Arian!

Contact information: ibraimia@umsystem.edu or 573-882-1183.


New Employee Orientation 2020 Schedule

The New Employee Orientation for 2020 is below.

New Employee Orientation will be the second and fourth Monday of every month to ensure newly hired staff begins employment at the start of a pay period.

* Indicates deviated date due to Holidays. Full time, benefit eligible staff are to report to NEO on their start date.

January 13th May 11th September 14th
January 27th May 26th* September 28th
February 10th June 8th October 12th
February 24th June 22nd October 26th
March 9th July 13th November 9th
March 23rd July 27th November 23rd
April 13th August 10th December 7th*
April 27th August 24th December 14th


EAP – New Counselor

Earlier this month, Dr. Kristen Miceli accepted a new position and will no longer be the UMSL EAP Counselor. Please join us in wishing Kristen tremendous success in her future endeavors.

The UMSL Center for Behavioral Health (CBH) provides counseling services for our Employee Assistance Program. In addition to on-campus appointments on Tuesdays, you now have options for appointments at the CBH’s main location in Town and Country during their regular business hours, which include evenings and weekends.

UMSL location, South Campus on Tuesdays:
216 Marillac Hall (South campus)
Phone: 314-516-7210
9am – 12pm walk-in’s
1pm to 4pm by appointment

Center for Behavioral Health location:

Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
12837 Flushing Meadows Drive, Suite 220
Town & Country, MO 63131
Phone: 314-516-5824
8:00AM-8:00PM Mon-Thurs
8:00AM-5:00PM Fri & Sat

About the EAP

The UMSL Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a FREE confidential service available to all employees, their families, retirees and organizational work units. The EAP helps prevent or resolve personal, family and workplace problems affecting your wellbeing. EAP services and gives referrals to help employees affected by a range of personal concerns or stressors including:

  • Stress Management
  • Emotional Distress
  • Family Concerns
  • Work / Life Balance
  • Alcoholism
  • Substance Abuse
  • Financial Pressure
  • Relationship Difficulty
  • Legal Problems
  • Phase of Life – Transition Management

Your W-2 is now available in myHR

Your 2019 W-2 is available to view and print online.

To access your W-2:

1. Turn off pop-up blocker.

2. Log into myHR (myhr.umsystem.edu).

3. Select the “Payroll” tile. In the left-hand menu, choose “View Your W-2 Form.”

You will be prompted to verify your Social Security number. Please double-check the Social Security number and spelling of your name on your W-2 for accuracy. If different, contact your campus Payroll Office for a W-2 correction.

You can learn more about tax-related documents on our end-of-the-year tax documents webpage. For help in using PeopleSoft myHR, contact HR Service Center at (573) 882-2146, toll free at 1-800-488-5288 or via email at hrservicecenter@umsystem.edu

Triton Toastmasters – Open House February 6th

Are you needing to be re-energized for the 2020 school year? The remedy is as easy as a little dose of Vitamin C – Creativity. With Triton Toastmasters you can break barriers to give you the energy and Vitamin C – Creativity to maximize your communication and leadership potential.



12:00 – 1:00


ROOM 101

Refreshments will be available

What is Toastmasters?

Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., the organization’s membership exceeds 358,000 in more than 16,800 clubs in 143 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators, and leaders.

They provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth.

Members pay international dues of $45 USD every six months, plus a new member fee of $20. With Toastmasters, the learning never stops. Join the UMSL Toastmasters club and you will:

Toastmasters International Mission

We empower individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders.

Toastmasters International Core Values

  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Service
  • Excellence

When do they meet?

The UMSL club meets every second and fourth Thursday of the month. For more information or to attend a meeting to find out more, please contact Marquetta Wise at andersonmarq@umsl.edu.



UMSL Homecoming 2020 – Chili Feed

Kick off our Homecoming festivities with a bowl of homemade chili with recipes created by our very own UMSL faculty. You will have the opportunity to sample 5 chili recipes served by UMSL faculty and administrators. Taste carefully! You must vote for your favorite chili entry to select the winner of the Golden Ladle Award.

Purchase tickets online here for $5.00

A student discount of $4.00 is given by purchasing tickets in person with cash, credit, or declining balance/dining dollars at Nosh, Triton Treats, Einstein Bros Bagels, Simply to Go Cafe (SLB), and Provincial House Dining Hall (starting in December 2019).

All proceeds benefit the Pagedale Family Support Center.

Be sure to stop by the Be Inspired Faculty & Staff Giving Campaign table to make a donation and grab some dessert. The overwhelming sentiment of the campaign is to help our UMSL students succeed. We’d love to have you make a donation in honor of our 2020 Homecoming celebrations.

Upcoming Retirement Seminars at UMSL

This free seminar is offered by the UM System Office of Human Resources – Retirement Programs. It is designed for faculty and staff 10 years or less from retirement, however, all faculty and staff are welcome to attend. It is a single session offered multiple times throughout the year and provides an overview of all retirement plans offered by the University.

DATE: Multiple dates; see below
TIME: All dates 3:00pm 5:00pm
WHERE: UMSL JC Penney Building, Telepresence Room 61
COST: FREE , but registration is required and limited so register today!


Before Attending:
Participants of the DB Plan or Hybrid Plan (http://umurl.us/retplans), be sure to run an online pension estimate, prior to attending the seminar, using the online Pension Benefits Portal available through myHR: http://myhr.umsystem.edu (Click the compass in the upper right-hand corner and navigate to: Navigator >> Self Service >> Benefits >> Retirement Calculator. Then, click the Retirement Calculator link.). Print out your estimate and bring it to the seminar. This seminar will help you review and understand your personal estimate of your pension benefits.

Thursday, January 23, 2020
Tuesday, April 7, 2020*
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Wednesday, September 2, 2020*
Wednesday, November 4, 2020

*This session is part of a series of retirement seminars. The other sessions will be listed on the Retirement Seminars webpage (http://umurl.us/retsem) once registration is available and cover additional topics such as financial planning, estate planning, Social Security and Medicare.