The Employee Assistance Program is available to all faculty, staff and their dependents beginning April 1, 2014. The UM System’s Total Rewards and UMKC Human Resources departments have partnered with Saint Luke’s Health System in Kansas City to provide this service to you for free. Their staff of professional counselors is trained to help with issues related to family or relationship difficulties, stress, depression, anxiety, substance abuse problems, work concerns and financial problems. Employee’s also receive access to a wide range of resources regarding the work and life topics of interest to you and your family. There are counseling services and website resources available.
Information on the policy that describes provisions and resources supporting the University’s strong commitment to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which provides eligible employees with job-protected unpaid leave for specified family and medical reasons.
The university provides paid sick leave to eligible employees to encourage time off to care for one’s own heath, and the health of immediate family members. The following sick leave applies to all benefit-eligible administrative, service and support staff and certain non-regular academic employees as approved by the chancellor and president. Employees with primary titles that are administrative, service and support who are exempt from classification because their positions are primarily directing instructional or research activities are not subject to this policy.
A leave of absence without pay may be granted when the requirements of the department permit, when such leave is for prolonged illness or injury, or for any exceptional personal or institutional reason. Leaves of absence without pay may be granted only after all appropriate accumulated leave has been used. Such leave must be requested by the employee and recommended by the department chairperson or administrative head, and approved in accordance with the current delegation of authority.
This campaign creates opportunities and provides resources to enhance proactive self-care strategies among students, staff, and faculty. They also provide guidance on how to recognize distress in others and how to respond when necessary. Additionally, they emphasize the importance of wellness in the approach to mental health by providing education on the relationships between mental health and sleep, physical activity, nutrition, relationships, and more.
RISE offers confidential support services to UMKC all students and employees who are victims and survivors of sexual assault and sexual violence, gender-based violence, stalking, and relationship abuse. RISE also provides information and assistance to family members, friends, colleagues, and allies of all victims and survivors.
Haag Hall, Room 108
This guide is printable, has things to look for in someone experiencing mental health issues, tips and has all the resources you may need to refer students. Also refer to the Step by Step Support on the menu tab: https://libguides.library.umkc.edu/mental-health/steps