About Us:

The Office of Human Resources supports ESU’s vision of “changing lives for the common good” through the university’s employees. We strive to recruit, hire, and retain faculty and staff who embody the values of excellence, respect, responsibility, and service. In doing so, we are building a community which is preparing students for lifelong learning, rewarding careers, and adaptive leadership.

Additionally, the Office of Human Resources is committed to the growth and well-being of all university employees. This is accomplished through the functions of employee relations, performance management, compensation and benefits, and professional development.

Please feel free to contact us at humres@emporia.edu or (620) 341-5379 if you don’t find what you need on our website, or if you have questions about employment at ESU.


Dependent Verification - State Employee Health Plan

The State Employee Health Plan (SEHP) has partnered with a third party to conduct a random dependent verification audit. Not all employees will participate in the audit, but those employees selected for the audit will receive a letter through the postal mail with instructions on how to verify their dependents.  Please submit the required documentation by May 17th to ensure your dependent maintains health coverage.  If you have questions about the verification process, please call the Dependent Verification Center at 1-800-725-5810.


Human Resources - Extended Hours

Human Resources is excited to announce new office hours that will allow us to provide additional assistance to current and prospective employees. Our HR staff are now available to help you between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.


HealthQuest Rewards

It is once again time to start earning HealthQuest Rewards points by logging into the HealthQuest Portal! The state is using a new provider this year, so all employees (and participating spouses) will need to create a new username and password.  Your state ID number will be required, and that can be found on your pay stub, or you can contact HR for assistance.  After the account is created, you can earn points toward the $480 discount on your 2018 premiums (deadline December 31, 2017), as well as an additional $500 in your HSA (for those on plan C; deadline November 9, 2017).  Learn more about HealthQuest here, or check out the HealthQuest FAQ.


New ESU Job Families and Classifications

We are in the process of transitioning employees from the state's classification system to ESU's own classification system.  Information about the changes will be posted on the Human Resources website.  The webpage for compensation and classification information is now available under the Current Employee tab, and the page will be updated regularly as new information becomes available. 


Tuition Assistance/Waiver

Dependent and spouse Tuition Waiver applications are due by the 1st day of enrolled classes for the Summer 2017 semester, and the 10th day of the enrolled class for the Fall 2017 semester. The student must be enrolled in at least one class prior to starting the application, and the E# for the employee and student will also be required.

Employee Tuition Assistance applications for the Summer 2017 semester are due Friday, April 28 by 5pm.  Applications for the Fall 2017 semester are due Friday, July 28 by 5pm.  The employee must be enrolled in at least one class prior to starting the application. 

The applications, guidelines, and more information can be found under the Current Employees > Tuition Assistance tab near the top of this page. We regret we will be unable to accept late applications.

Upcoming Events

New Employee Connection - August 2017

August 22, 2017
01:30 PM
Preston Room - Memorial Union

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Biometric Screening - September 2017

September 25, 2017
08:30 AM
2nd Floor - Memorial Union

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Biometric Screening - November 2017

November 09, 2017
08:00 AM
2nd Floor - Memorial Union

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New Employee Connection - November 2017

November 21, 2017
01:30 PM
Preston Room - Memorial Union

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