Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How can I find contact information for someone at the KU Medical Center?
KUMC maintains the KUMC Directory Search.
Q: Can I change how my name appears?
Yes, instructions are in the Change Legal and Preferred Name knowledge base article.
The online directory is comprised of information from both HR/Pay (Human Resources/Payroll) and Enroll & Pay (the Student Information System). Deference to your primary affiliation with the University determines what name is used here so:
- If the affiliation on the details page for your record indicates Faculty, Staff or Member your affiliation information comes from HR/Pay.
- If the affiliation says Student your name details come from Enroll & Pay.
NOTE: If you know that you have more than one affiliation with the University (Graduate Assistants for example), we recommend that you update your name details in both systems (HR/Pay and Enroll & Pay).
Q: My title is not correct. How do I change it?
The title information for employees comes from HR/Pay. For those with multiple jobs (mostly students), a title is assigned to each job held. The directory search results will display one title per person. The title used is based on established HR/Pay criteria. If the employee holds multiple jobs, all titles should show on the user details.
Q: The department listed for me or others is not consistent. Can this be fixed?
The department listed for an employee is linked to their HR/Pay job(s). A person may be associated with multiple jobs (mostly students). The department name used on the search results is based on established HR/Pay criteria. When someone has more than one job, the additional jobs and departments will be listed with the user details.
NOTE: Employees and affiliates can update their office location and some directory information in HR/Pay: KU Directory Position/Job Info.
- First Name
- Middle Initial
- Last Name
- Email Address
- Email Address
- Phone Number
For students only name, affiliation and email will be shown. If the student has a department, because of on campus employment, that will also be shown on the record.
For faculty/staff, the affiliation, email, and department are also shown. In addition, faculty and staff may also have titles, addresses, and phone numbers.