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Human Resources

COVID-19 Response Information

What should Southeast employees do if they believe they are experiencing personal health issues or needing to quarantine due to COVID-19?

In the event of a COVID-19 quarantine or isolation, employees should utilize their accrued paid sick leaves to cover absence from work.  Verified and unverified sick leave may be used by employees that are advised to quarantine, are placed on home restriction, or are caring for a qualified family member with COVID-related restrictions.  In addition, eligible employees may apply for a medical leave under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) by contacting the Human Resources office at (573) 651-2206.  For more information on guidelines for testing, symptoms and suspected or confirmed cases, visit


UMR Member Coronavirus Resources
Coping with a Public Health Event

Welcome to Human Resources at Southeast Missouri State University! This Office is responsible for providing the University with effective services that focus on our faculty, staff and students' needs. Our philosophy is based on these values and principles: 

  • Respect for individuals. 
  • People of an organization create its success.
  • People must be supported by the organization to nurture success.
  • All jobs have inherent dignity and contribute to self-worth.
  • Our primary job is to provide quality service.
  • Honesty and fairness are cornerstones in all interactions and decisions. 

This website will guide you through processes for becoming orientated to your job and to Southeast Missouri State University. Human Resources is located in Academic Hall Room 012. Our office is open Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Summer hours 8a.m.-4p.m.)

Payroll & Salaries Policy & Procedure Manual
Personnel Policy & Procedure Manual



Fax: 573.651.2108
Academic Hall Room 012
Office of Human Resources
One University Plaza, MS 3150
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701