Nominations are now being accepted for the university's annual MHealthy Ergonomics Awards for Departments.
Any faculty or staff member can nominate a department or unit for reducing ergonomic risk factors by adding new equipment, modifying equipment or redesigning work processes.
The MStaff200 bicentennial event Departmental Displays Committee invites U-M campus and Michigan Medicine departments to participate in the June 27 event with a table display.
For the third consecutive year, the University of Michigan has been recognized for creating a positive workplace experience for faculty and staff through benefits, work-life programs and other resources and human resources policies.
Kaitlyn Blackburn, a School of Nursing junior, dreams of becoming an acute care pediatric nurse practitioner specializing in pediatric cardiology so that she can "take care of tiny patients with broken hearts."
Employees who have not done so already can consent now to receive an electronic PDF copy of their 2016 U-M Form W-2 instead of an identical mailed copy.
With Thursday's launch of MHealthy Rewards, benefits-eligible faculty and staff have the opportunity to work on their health goals and earn up to $100 in the process.
Form W-2 Wage and Tax Statements for 2016 will be available in January 2017 by one of two delivery methods.
Registration for Active U, MHealthy's 12-week physical activity challenge, now is open.
In its 12th year, the program draws thousands in the U-M community who use the team camaraderie, weekly exercise goal, and coveted T-shirt as motivation to maintain or improve current goals or commit to new ones for the new year.
Registration for Kids Kare at Home, a sick child and backup child care service for the U-M community, is now open.
(Editor's note: This story was updated Dec. 7 with additional information about U-M's actions related to this issue.)
Signing up for a seminar on personal finances, taking a stroll through campus at lunch with friends, shopping for fresh fruits and vegetables at a farmers' market. All of these activities play an important role in the overall well-being of University of Michigan faculty and staff, and the effort is being recognized.
The American Cancer Society recognizes Nov. 17 as this year's Great American Smokeout, and as the day approaches, the MHealthy Tobacco Consultation Service is offering the university community a number of services and resources to help smokers plan to quit.
University Human Resources has launched a series of diversity, equity and inclusion professional development courses, offered free of charge to U-M faculty and staff campuswide.
University faculty and staff who are looking to stay on a healthy track during the busy holiday season can choose from three seasonal offerings from MHealthy.
Faculty, and staff and retirees may change their benefits for 2017 during this year's Open Enrollment period, which began Monday and runs through Nov. 4.
Eligible individuals may change their medical, dental, vision and legal plans. Faculty and staff may also enroll in a Flexible Spending Account.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, everyone six months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every season. Flu vaccinations continue to be available to U-M faculty and staff at various university locations.
Clinical depression is a medical illness affecting more than 19 million American adults each year. Like screenings for physical illnesses, screenings for mental and emotional health are important for overall wellness.
The Office of the Provost wishes to recognize exemplary staff at the Ann Arbor and U-M Health System campuses with the Candace J. Johnson Award for Staff Excellence.
In recognition of October as National Ergonomics Month, the university has kicked off its 2016 Ergonomics Grant Program.
University departments and units are encouraged to apply by Oct. 31 to receive up to $5,000 in grant funds to purchase equipment or redesign work processes to solve ergonomic issues.
The University of Michigan Council for Disability Concerns' Investing in Ability series of events will explore disability as a dimension of diversity.
The 2016 theme, "Diversity Includes Disability," was selected by the committee to shine a light on the experiences of those living with disabilities.