View of the new HR landing page on a laptop in the RSC.

The Office of Human Resources has launched the first pages of its new website. You’ll notice a new look and feel to the HR website starting today and continuing throughout the year as it generates easier employee access to HR information, tools and resources.

Designed to improve navigation for existing employees and potential candidates, it brings the information, tools and resources that you are looking for to the forefront of the page. This new landing page also highlights employee success, important news and how the HR team is here to help you.

The HR team would love to hear any feedback you have as they continue this work. Go to the main landing page and look around. Use the survey widget on the site to share any feedback on the usability of the site or if there are resources you would like to see as a quick link.

Stay tuned for further development of the service area pages.

Step 5, signatures, of the annual performance evaluation cycle for non-teaching employees has started and employee signatures are due March 7. Employees can now login to myPerformance, review their evaluation, add any final comments, and electronically sign their evaluation.

Annual non-teaching employee performance evaluations for 2023-24 will be available for employee signatures beginning March 1 provided that their manager has submitted their manager review in myPerformance.

Employees should log into myPerformance then electronically sign and submit their 2023-24 evaluation by 11:59 p.m. Thursday, March 7.

Helpful hints:

  • Let your manager know if you don’t have access to your evaluation. Managers must “Submit” their manager review for you to have access.
  • Progress through each page of your evaluation to review all comments and ratings.
  • Enter your name in the signature field, click “Sign,” and then click “Submit” on the approval signature page and the submit review pop-up window.
  • To find in-progress or past evaluations in myPerformance, check the small box “Show completed and expired tasks” then click “Search.”

For more information (including myPerformance training, quick reference guides, and other resources) go to the myPerformance webpage (wichita.edu/myPerformance).

Step 4, manager review, of the annual performance evaluation cycle for non-teaching employees has started and is due February 29. Managers of non-teaching employees can now login to myPerformance, provide summary comments about their employee’s job performance and accomplishments for the year, rate their employee in each competency, and then meet with their employee to deliver their annual performance review.

Annual non-teaching employee performance evaluations for 2023-24 are now accessible to managers to complete the manager review step of the myPerformance evaluation cycle. Managers, go to myPerformance to access and complete performance evaluations for your non-teaching employees which are due by 11:59 p.m. Feb. 29.

Follow these steps to complete your evaluations for the 2023-24 review period which began March 1, 2023 and end Feb. 29:

  • Provide summary comments for expectations, competencies and goals.
  • Select rating for all competencies.
  • Progress through each page of the evaluation and select “save” then “submit” on the final summary page for the evaluation.
  • Meet with your employee(s) to review their evaluation and provide them with a copy.

Helpful hints:

  • Managers have unlimited access to update and edit performance evaluations throughout the month of February.
  • Evaluations must be saved and submitted to progress to the employee signature step on March 1. Employees will not have access to their evaluation if the manager has not submitted their review.
  • Managers can add co-planners during this step. A co-planner is someone who has managed a portion of the employee’s work assignment during the evaluation period.
  • To find in-progress or past evaluations in myPerformance, check the small box “Show completed and expired tasks” then click “search.”

NOTE: End of year performance review conversations are also a great time to set expectations and goals for the new review period. The 2024-25 evaluations are now accessible to managers in myPerformance so you can discuss both the current end-of-review (2023-24 Manager Review) and the upcoming begin-of-review (2024-25 Planning) at the same time, if desired.

For more information (including myPerformance training, quick reference guides and other resources) go to the myPerformance webpage (wichita.edu/myPerformance).

Step 4, manager review, of the annual performance evaluation cycle for non-teaching employees has started and is due February 29. Managers of non-teaching employees can now login to myPerformance, provide summary comments about their employee’s job performance and accomplishments for the year, rate their employee in each competency, and then meet with their employee to deliver their annual performance review.

Annual non-teaching employee performance evaluations for 2023-24 are now accessible to managers to complete the manager review step of the myPerformance evaluation cycle. Managers, go to myPerformance to access and complete performance evaluations for your non-teaching employees which are due by 11:59 p.m. Feb. 29.

Follow these steps to complete your evaluations for the 2023-24 review period which began March 1, 2023 and end Feb. 29:

  • Provide summary comments for expectations, competencies and goals.
  • Select rating for all competencies.
  • Progress through each page of the evaluation and select “save” then “submit” on the final summary page for the evaluation.
  • Meet with your employee(s) to review their evaluation and provide them with a copy.

Helpful hints:

  • Managers have unlimited access to update and edit performance evaluations throughout the month of February.
  • Evaluations must be saved and submitted to progress to the employee signature step on March 1. Employees will not have access to their evaluation if the manager has not submitted their review.
  • Managers can add co-planners during this step. A co-planner is someone who has managed a portion of the employee’s work assignment during the evaluation period.
  • To find in-progress or past evaluations in myPerformance, check the small box “Show completed and expired tasks” then click “search.”

NOTE: End of year performance review conversations are also a great time to set expectations and goals for the new review period. The 2024-25 evaluations are now accessible to managers in myPerformance so you can discuss both the current end-of-review (2023-24 Manager Review) and the upcoming begin-of-review (2024-25 Planning) at the same time, if desired.

For more information (including myPerformance training, quick reference guides and other resources) go to the myPerformance webpage (wichita.edu/myPerformance).

To help you plan your time-off and work schedules throughout the year, Wichita State is happy to share the 2024 holidays.

Holidays for State of Kansas employees are designated on an annual basis by the governor of the State of Kansas and the Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR) for eligible employees.

The following dates have been designated as paid holidays for all departments of Wichita State for the 2024 calendar year. This information is available online at any time.

  • Discretionary Day*
  • New Year’s Day – Monday, Jan. 1
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – Monday, Jan. 15
  • Memorial Day – Monday, May 27
  • Juneteenth – Wednesday, June 19
  • Independence Day – Thursday, July 4
  • Labor Day – Monday, Sept. 2
  • Veterans Day – Monday, Nov. 11 (classes are in session on this day)
  • Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29
  • Christmas Day – Wednesday, Dec. 25

*The discretionary day must be used during the payroll calendar year. For 2024, it must be utilized between Dec. 24, 2023 and Dec. 21, 2024. This paid leave benefit is used for observance of a holiday, family event or other special day. Employees who work a Monday through Friday schedule should plan to use their discretionary day on or before Friday, Dec. 20, 2024.

Employees will not be paid for the discretionary day in lieu of taking the time off, and the banked hours expire at the end of each payroll year. Employees will use standard leave request procedures to seek leader approval in advance of taking the discretionary day.

The 2024 Winter Closedown period has not yet been developed and approved by university leadership. Once that has been completed, the schedule will be communicated to ensure all employees can manage their time off appropriately.

Step 4, manager review, of the annual performance evaluation cycle for non-teaching employees has started and is due February 29. Managers of non-teaching employees can now login to myPerformance, provide summary comments about their employee’s job performance and accomplishments for the year, rate their employee in each competency, and then meet with their employee to deliver their annual performance review.

Annual non-teaching employee performance evaluations for 2023-24 are now accessible to managers to complete the manager review step of the myPerformance evaluation cycle. Managers, go to myPerformance to access and complete performance evaluations for your non-teaching employees which are due by 11:59 p.m. Feb. 29.

Follow these steps to complete your evaluations for the 2023-24 review period which began March 1, 2023 and end Feb. 29:

  • Provide summary comments for expectations, competencies and goals.
  • Select rating for all competencies.
  • Progress through each page of the evaluation and select “save” then “submit” on the final summary page for the evaluation.
  • Meet with your employee(s) to review their evaluation and provide them with a copy.

Helpful hints:

  • Managers have unlimited access to update and edit performance evaluations throughout the month of February.
  • Evaluations must be saved and submitted to progress to the employee signature step on March 1. Employees will not have access to their evaluation if the manager has not submitted their review.
  • Managers can add co-planners during this step. A co-planner is someone who has managed a portion of the employee’s work assignment during the evaluation period.
  • To find in-progress or past evaluations in myPerformance, check the small box “Show completed and expired tasks” then click “search.”

NOTE: End of year performance review conversations are also a great time to set expectations and goals for the new review period. The 2024-25 evaluations are now accessible to managers in myPerformance so you can discuss both the current end-of-review (2023-24 Manager Review) and the upcoming begin-of-review (2024-25 Planning) at the same time, if desired.

For more information (including myPerformance training, quick reference guides and other resources) go to the myPerformance webpage (wichita.edu/myPerformance).

 

In compliance with state and federal laws, Wichita State University is moving forward with implementing an E-Verify program for all new employees. Beginning Feb. 1, the university will begin utilizing E-Verify, an internet-based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA), to check an employee’s authorization to work in the United States. The E-Verify system will be utilized for all new hires at WSU or the Intercollegiate Athletic Association (ICAA), including students, graduate assistants, lecturers, and temporary employees. This will mean that any job offers made starting Feb. 1 will include E-Verify as part of the onboarding process for that candidate.

This change comes after a Kansas House Bill was passed last year requiring all state agencies to enroll in and use E-Verify to verify employment eligibility of all new employees on or before July 1, 2024.

Wichita State is currently using E-Verify in a limited capacity for some of its workforce to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and contractual requirements.

E-Verify is a web-based system that requires enrolled employers to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States. E-Verify employers verify the identity and employment eligibility of newly hired employees by electronically matching information provided by employees on the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, against records available to SSA and DHS.

Human Resources will implement the E-Verify process into the new employee onboarding process. This change will not require the new employee to complete any additional steps during on-boarding. All new WSU and ICAA employees will have E-Verify automatically completed at the time they complete their I-9 document prior to starting work. A new employee must have a Social Security Number to complete the E-Verify process, which is an existing requirement for completing the Form I-9.

For any questions about the process, contact your talent consultant or the Talent Acquisition team at employment@wichita.edu.

Step 3, employee self-evaluation, of the annual performance evaluation cycle for non-teaching employees has started and is due January 31. Non-teaching employees can now login to myPerformance, provide input about their job performance and accomplishments for the year, and then save and submit on the summary page.

Non-teaching employees, it’s time to complete your self-evaluation in myPerformance. The self-evaluation step in the performance evaluation cycle is your opportunity to provide input on your job performance and accomplishments since the beginning of the current review period that began on March 1, 2023. Go to myPerformance to access and complete your self-evaluation which is due by 11:59 p.m. Jan. 31.

Helpful hints:

  • You can access your performance evaluation as many times as you need during the month of January to update and complete your self-evaluation. Access will route from you to your leader Feb. 1, 2024.
  • Be sure to save and submit anytime you update or make changes to your self-evaluation. You still have access to make changes after you save and submit.
  • To find in-progress or past evaluations in myPerformance, check the small box “Show completed and expired tasks” then click “Search.”

For more information (including myPerformance training, quick reference guides and other resources) go to the myPerformance webpage (wichita.edu/myPerformance).

Step 3, employee self-evaluation, of the annual performance evaluation cycle for non-teaching employees has started and is due January 31. Non-teaching employees can now login to myPerformance, provide input about their job performance and accomplishments for the year, and then save and submit on the summary page.

Non-teaching employees, it’s time to complete your self-evaluation in myPerformance. The self-evaluation step in the performance evaluation cycle is your opportunity to provide input on your job performance and accomplishments since the beginning of the current review period that began on March 1, 2023. Go to myPerformance to access and complete your self-evaluation which is due by 11:59 p.m. Jan. 31.

Helpful hints:

  • You can access your performance evaluation as many times as you need during the month of January to update and complete your self-evaluation. Access will route from you to your leader Feb. 1, 2024.
  • Be sure to save and submit anytime you update or make changes to your self-evaluation. You still have access to make changes after you save and submit.
  • To find in-progress or past evaluations in myPerformance, check the small box “Show completed and expired tasks” then click “Search.”

For more information (including myPerformance training, quick reference guides, and other resources) go to the myPerformance webpage (wichita.edu/myPerformance).

As we begin a new year, Human Resources would like to remind you that this is a good time to review your personal information in the employee system and update information that may have changed or is missing.

Human Resources asks that you help keep your information up to date for compliance and other reporting purposes as well as ensuring you receive all mailings.

You can review your information by going to your myWSU account > Employee dashboard > My profile > More personal information.