Total Rewards

Your Total Rewards Generalist is responsible for administering university benefit programs for all eligible employees at UMSL and can help you with insurance benefits, including health, dental, vision, life insurance, long-term disability, retirement benefits, and other fringe benefits, such as tuition reduction waivers.


Available Benefits

Medical Insurance

The University offers all benefit-eligible employees access to various medical plan options. Medical Insurance is effective on the first day of employment or the first day of benefit eligibility. More information about our medical plans can be found on the Office of Human Resources Total Rewards website. 

Dental Insurance

The University offers all benefit-eligible employees dental benefits effective on the first day of employment or the first day of benefit eligibility. More information about our dental plan can be found on the Office of Human Resources Total Rewards website. 

Vision Insurance

The University offers all benefit-eligible employees vision benefits effective on the first day of employment or the first day of benefit eligibility. More information about our vision plan can be found on the Office of Human Resources Total Rewards website.

Life Insurance

All benefit-eligible employees have access to various life insurance policies through the University. More information about our life insurance can be found on the Office of Human Resources Total Rewards website. 

Paid Time Off

Benefit eligible staff are eligible to accrue paid time off. For more information, refer to Human Resources policies HR-402, HR-403, and HR-404.

Paid Holidays

The University designates several days per year as official University holidays. For more information, refer to human Resources policy HR-401.

University Libraries

University employees can check out books from any of the libraries on campus free of charge. Our libraries use Merlin/Mobius to request books that are not available in our library.

University Events

University employees receive discounted tickets for University athletic events and performances on campus.

Fitness Center

The new Recreation and Wellness Center features updated equipment, an indoor track, pool, and much more.

Retirement

The University offers core retirement programs to benefit-eligible employees based on their date of hire or rehire. In addition, all faculty and staff, regardless of benefit eligibility, have access to a variety of Voluntary Retirement Plans. More information about our Core and Voluntary Retirement Plans can be found on the Office of Human Resources Total Rewards website. 

Employee Learning

Employees at the University have access to a wide array of training opportunities including more than 3,000 online courses and various classroom training sessions on a variety of topics for both managers and individual contributors. These courses can be accessed through Percipio

Volunteer Program

After completion of their probationary period, all benefits-eligible staff are eligible to receive up to eight hours of paid time to volunteer. Eligible staff may take up to eight hours during their normal hours of operation to volunteer at a local not-for-profit.

Employee Discounts

University employees are eligible for a wide array of employee discounts via our online affinity provider, PerkSpot. Employees also receive discounts at the College of Optometry's Center for Eye Care and for the Metrolink. Learn more about employee discounts.

Employee Recognition

The University rewards employees through programs that recognize outstanding performance and longevity with the institution including Riverstars Employee of the Month, Chancellor's Award for Excellence, Service Awards Program, and more.