There are many resources available to members of the university community who are veterans or members of the armed services, both on and off campus.
Any University of Missouri employee who becomes a member of the armed forces will be granted a military leave of absence. This includes fully benefit-eligible academic, benefit-eligible administrative, service and support, variable hour, probationary and student employees. Full information related to military-related leaves of absence is outlined in HR-405 Military Leave.
Benefit-eligible faculty and staff taking a military leave of absence from a university job are entitled to choose one of the following two options:
- Continue enrollment in some or all of the benefits in which they were already enrolled, provided they pay the amount that would normally have been deducted from their paycheck for monthly premiums.
- Suspend enrollment and coverage while on leave and resume within 31 days of returning to benefit-eligible university employment.
Details about how military leave pertains to the university insurance and retirement plans are available on the UM System Military Leave: Information on University Benefits webpage.
Employers are required to provide to persons entitled to the rights and benefits under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), a notice of the rights, benefits and obligations of such persons and such employers under USERRA.
Departments and teams can provide the notice by posting the USERRA document where notices for faculty and staff are customarily placed, or use other ways that are cost-effective but ensure that the full text of the notice is provided (e.g., via handout, email or physical mail).
The university upholds the highest standards and principles of Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity. Employees are invited to self-identify in myHR information regarding protected veteran status, disability or race.
Self-identification and more information are available at (My Personal Details tab > Ethnic Groups, Disability or Veteran Status in the left-hand menu). Self-identification is strictly voluntary and confidential.
Military One Source
Military One Source offers no-cost services to all deploying/returning members of the Armed Forces, such as emotional support during deployments, relocation information, personal finances, employment challenges or resources needed for special circumstances. Services are available by phone at 1.800.342.9647 and/or online to active duty, Guard and Reserve personnel and their families.
Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital
Part of VA Heartland Network, the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital provides care and treatment to eligible veterans from throughout Missouri. A full continuum of care is provided in both inpatient and outpatient settings. The facility is committed to excellence in patient care, education and research.
The Parent Link project helps parents in military families increase their parenting effectiveness by applying strategies that result from “stepping into their child’s world and seeing things from their children’s point of view.”
The University of Missouri Veterans Center works with veterans and service members who are current Mizzou students, faculty and staff as well as those considering a Mizzou education.
Inclusion, Diversity and Equity
The Division of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (IDE) provides resources for disability accommodations and resolves issues related to discrimination based on veteran status.
Office of the Registrar
The Office of the Registrar can provide information about military leave as it relates to enrollment and the administration of the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014.
Student Financial Aid
The Student Financial Aid office provides information about the administration of veterans' educational assistance benefits through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.