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

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 “myHR will require two-factor authentication beginning 12/19”

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.

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!

Worker’s Compensation

Worker’s Compensation provides for the payment of medical expenses and compensation to any covered individual who is injured in a work related accident.

If you are injured on the job, you should:

  • Contact your supervisor
  • Complete the Report of Injury form and send it to HR immediately
  • For non-emergency cases, you should visit any Concentra location if medical attention is necessary
  • You will then be contacted by a Worker’s Compensation consultant from Corporate Claims Management

Please review the Worker’s Compensation Policy for more information:(

Leaders are Readers: What are you reading?

Harry Truman famously said that “Not all readers are leaders but all leaders are readers.”

myLEARN is a rich source of thousands of books (print and audio), videos, online and instructor-led courses that are available free and on-demand to UMSL employees. Many of these resources count towards Continuing Professional Education credits to maintain professional certifications.  Need points for the wellness incentive?  myLearn courses count! Need to develop specific leadership competency?  Find myLEARN resources specific to each competency. Need a topic for a lunch and learn? You guessed it, it’s in myLEARN!  So whether you’re advancing your own leadership journey or your team’s, start with myLEARN.

Elizabeth Eckelkamp Chosen as Associate Provost for Student Sucess

Congratulations to Elizabeth Eckelkamp who will serve as UMSL’s first Associate Provost for Student Success!  Beth was formerly an Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences.  In her new role, she will be responsible for development and implementation of strategic priorities for academic advising, first-year programming, curricular design and the reform of associated university policies and procedures.   Read more…