You may already know that the University is a federal contractor, meaning we receive funds to provide services to the federal government. These federal contracts are used to fund student financial aid and support faculty engaged in research endeavors, but they come with obligations. We are required to ask all faculty, staff, and administration to voluntarily identify their gender, race/ethnicity, status as a person with a disability, and protected veteran status. We report the data collected in the aggregate to various state and federal agencies that have an interest in ensuring the diversity of institutions chosen to receive federal contracts.
Diversity and inclusion are also University priorities. Aside from needing this information for government reporting, gaps in the data make it difficult for us to know where areas of underrepresentation exist in our workforce. To conduct effective strategic planning such as directing our recruiting and outreach efforts, we need complete and accurate data about who is here and who is not.
Your identity counts. Please count yourself in by logging into the UMD Employee Personal Information System and updating your information.
To view and update your Employee Personal Information:
- Access the UMD Employee Personal Information System
- Log in with your Directory ID and Password
- Make changes to your information as necessary
- Click “Save Changes” at the bottom of the page
- Review other personal information topics by using the tabs at the top of the screen.
While reviewing your personal information, if you identify errors that you cannot correct, please contact your unit’s PHR Coordinator.
Last updated: March 7, 2019