Managers, supervisors and department administrative processors can use these resources in support of regular departmental processing that is part of routine HR efforts. This section will provide you with the policies, wage and salary data, forms and other resources you need to help you do your job. The links in this section of the site are organized by types of tasks you perform, but please contact the Office of Human Resources if you need any assistance.

CAPS Center

The Core Administrative Processing Support (CAPS) Center is a shared services unit of the University of Missouri, providing payroll and personnel transaction services for departments across the university. Support from CAPS results in centralized processing expertise, fewer errors and more time for departments to devote to their unit’s mission and goals.

Compensation and Classification

To help managers make the best decisions regarding salary, Human Resources supports data-driven decisions and provide additional guidance around employee compensation and classification. Guidance varies depending on the type of role, such as whether the position is academic, staff or for postdocs or other student categories.

ePAFs/PAFs (Job Actions)

Each employee has an individual record associated with them, called a(n) (electronic) Personnel Action File (PAF/ePAF). Core details related to the type of job held are recorded here, as well as any changes during one’s career with the university, such as hire date, title, pay rate, retirement and more.

Layoff and Transition Assistance

As difficult as a layoff is for employees and supervisors alike, it is sometimes a necessary course of action. If an employee is laid off, they may have access to transitional pay based on their length of service to the university. General offboarding and transition assistance for laid off employees is processed in a particular way.

Leaves of Absence

In certain instances, such as for a prolonged illness or injury or when work ebbs and flows seasonally, an employee may be granted a leave of absence from their position. There are both paid and unpaid versions of a leave of absence. Additionally, federal regulations such as the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) apply to some leaves of absence and have provisions protecting an employee’s position during their leave.

Payroll Processing

Circumstances sometimes arise such that the normal payroll process needs to be adjusted or will not suffice to meet a particular need, such as an overpayment or an employee who is a nonresident alien and taxed differently than employees who are U.S. citizens. There are procedures established for processing these cases to ensure accuracy and compliance with all policies and regulations.

Recruitment and Hiring

From posting a job opening to background checks and beyond, the HR team helps support departments in finding quality applicants and processing new hires. Processes are different for academic and staff positions, and completing background checks have their own procedures.

Security Access

The university conducts its operations and stores information across several software platforms, with different security permissions based on role or the type of work being done. These security permissions are maintained through different points of the organization depending on the platform.

Separations and Transfers

When the service of a faculty or staff member comes to an end, they separate from their position at the university. Separations include voluntary and involuntary departures, such as retirement or termination, as well as when an employee transfers to a new position in another department within the University of Missouri System.

Time and Labor

Use of the phrase ‘time and labor’ can refer to a few different facets of working at the university. It encompasses the processes by which employees log their working hours to receive pay or report leave used, the module located in the myHR employee portal where these actions are completed, as well as the administrative procedures to approve and process the time information as part of payroll.