HR News and Updates

The latest news from the Human Resources Office

March 14, 2018

In light of the recent changes to the 2018 IRS code and as employees have filed their 2017 income taxes, questions have come up regarding tax withholdings and whether employees need to update their W-4 forms. Here is some information to consider:

Since you last filed a form W-4 with the University did you:

  • Marry or divorce?
  • Gain or lose a dependent?
  • Change your name?

Or were there major changes to:

  • Your nonwage income (interest, dividends, capital gains, etc.)?
  • Your family wage income (you or your spouse started or ended a job)?
  • Your itemized deductions?
  • Your tax credits?

If you can answer “YES” to any of the questions above, or if you owed extra tax when you filed your last return, you may consider filing a new Form W-4.

With the recent changes to 2018 IRS code, now is a great time to review your W-4 allowances and/or exemptions.  Log on to the Withholding Calculator at to assist you in your review.  A calculator for the State of Missouri can be found here:

If you would like to make any changes to your W-4, please visit the Human Resources Office in McClain Hall, Room 101, to complete a new form.



March 9, 2018

A representative from TIAA-CREF will be on campus for appointments from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 13, in the conference room outside the Human Resources Office. Registration is required and can be made through

Click here for more information.

**UPDATE** These slots are now full. TIAA-CREF is scheduled to return to campus on August 30. To find out more about TIAA-CREF, you can email or call the enrollment team at 800-842-2252.


March 6, 2018

The University Counseling Services professional staff will be providing RESPOND training on March 13th and March 14th from 12:30  to 4:30 pm.  This free, eight-hour training will empower you to offer effective support to a student or colleague.

The course provides a basic overview of symptoms often associated with mental health problems and offers an action plan to help you RESPOND effectively. The training also includes information on how to intervene when someone is experiencing a suicide crisis.  You may sign up at  Contact Joe Hamilton at with any questions.


DATE:       February 9, 2018
TO:            Employees who are enrolled in either the MSEP or MSEP2000 plans
RE:            Pre-Retirement Planning

This is a reminder for employees who are enrolled in either the MSEP or MSEP2000 plans.  A MOSERS representative will be on campus on Thursday, April 5.  For more information or to register, click HERE.