UMSL Payroll Transitioning to Columbia

Beginning September 1, Human Resources will be transitioning UMSL payroll processing to Columbia.  Basic employee payroll questions/issues can be emailed to “UMSL, Payroll” ( which will be monitored by UMSL and UM payroll staff. You can also refer questions to the HR Service Center at 573-882-2146, or email where questions will be answered or escalated, if necessary.

Michele Barnes, our Payroll Specialist, is leaving for a new opportunity in the Facilities department.  In addition, payroll processes are rules-based, technology-enabled and consistent amongst campuses, making payroll one of the most likely candidates to be optimized through centralization.  Michele’s departure provides an opportunity for us to start moving toward that structure.

We expect that current service and support levels will be maintained and ask that you contact UMSL Human Resources at, or X5805, if you are experiencing any difficulty.