Personal Data Updates

Faculty and staff must update their personal data by Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, for changes to be included in this year's campus directory as well as to assist with emergency planning and federal compliance.

Please Note: If you do not want your home information published in the WMU Directory, you must set your privacy flag to "Yes."

Visit the My Self Service channel in GoWMU, select Employee Self Service and then Main Menu, Self Service, Personal Information and Personal Information Summary to review and make changes to your personal data. For more detailed instructions, employee self service guides are available.

The following items need your attention:

  • Preferred name.*
    • Optional field for employees who wish to be known by a name other than their legal name. For details about this option, please visit Preferred Name.
  • Home mailing address.*
  • Phone numbers.*
    • Published campus phone, published automatically in the WMU Directory and Web based PeopleSearch.
    • Home/primary phone.
    • Alternate/secondary phone.
  • Emergency contact.
  • Race and ethnicity.
    • Necessary for WMU to comply with U.S. federal government reporting guidelines.
  • Privacy flag.*
    • Employees who do not want their home information published in the WMU Directory must set their privacy flag to “yes.”
    • You may review and, if necessary, update your privacy flag by scrolling down to the Employee Information section.
  • Military status and disability.
    • Necessary for WMU to comply with U.S. federal government reporting guidelines.
    • You may review and, if necessary, update your military and disability status by scrolling down to the Employee Information section.
  • Campus location, mail stop, and desk phone number.*
    • View only in Employee Self Service.
    • Campus location and mail stop are published automatically in the WMU Directory.
    • Desk phone number is not published unless it is the same as the published campus phone number (see above).
    • Request changes to campus location and mail stop by sending an email to hr-hris@wmich.edu.
    • Request changes to desk phone number by sending an email to oit-tcom@wmich.edu.

*Pertains to the faculty and staff section of the WMU Directory.