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.
Sonya Jacobs has been appointed U-M's chief organizational learning officer, starting Sept. 15. In this new role, Jacobs will create curricula and strategies aimed at building the capabilities of staff, managers and leaders across the university.
Financial topics ranging from budgeting to investing for retirement will be the focus of more than 40 workshops that will be offered to faculty and staff during Financial Wellness Week from Sept. 26-30.
All U-M staff are invited to help celebrate 200 years of Michigan staff and show their bicentennial year spirit as part of a photo session at the Big House on Sept. 28.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, influenza vaccination is the best way to prevent the flu. U-M faculty and staff have several options for receiving their flu vaccination on campus this fall.
Registration is now open for MHealthy's 6th annual Active U Autumn physical activity challenge and charity fundraiser.
New for 2016, participants will have more options to sync a tracking device, and this year's donations will support the continuing efforts around the Flint water crisis.
Nominations are being accepted for the annual Distinguished Diversity Leaders Award, which recognizes individual staff members and staff teams that have demonstrated extraordinary achievement in supporting diversity at the university.
Faculty, staff and retirees may change their benefits for 2017 during this year's open enrollment period, Oct. 24-Nov. 4.
Eligible individuals may change their medical, dental, vision and legal plans. Faculty and staff may also enroll in a Flexible Spending Account.
More than a dozen university areas were recognized with MHealthy Ergonomics Awards for implementing ergonomic solutions in their workplace.
Winning areas have decreased risk factors and reduced or prevented employee discomfort by adding or modifying equipment and redesigning work processes.
MHealthy is recruiting faculty and staff members through the end of August to serve as MHealthy Champions. These volunteers help support a healthier workplace culture within their department, unit or school.
More than 240 faculty, staff and their dependents have joined the Diabetes Prevention Program to lose weight, increase physical activity and improve their health since July 2015, when the program first became available at no cost for U-M Premier Care members.
In the past few years, many actions have taken place to improve awareness and support for breastfeeding mothers returning to work and school. Many of these improvements at U-M have taken place during building renovations or new construction.
MHealthy has a new nutrition program focusing on adding colorful fruits and vegetables to people's daily eating habits.
The nation's colleges and universities are major employers, and the University of Michigan is among the best, according to the results of the Chronicle of Higher Education's 2016 Great Colleges to Work For survey, released Monday.
This is the ninth consecutive year the university has been recognized.
With the summer now in full swing, there are plenty of opportunities for picnics, barbecues, and other summer activities that may include alcoholic beverages.
Ann Vollano, assistant athletic director for compliance, has been elected as the non-bargained-for staff representative to the Police Department Oversight Committee for a two-year term beginning July 1.
The committee receives and makes recommendations regarding grievances against any police officer deputized by the university.
The University of Michigan community will have access to locally-grown vegetables, fruits and other farm products every week into the fall through the M Farmers Markets, which kicked off this month at five campus locations.
The election for the non-union staff representative on the University of Michigan Police Department Oversight Committee is now underway.
The U.S. Department of Labor on Wednesday released updated regulations that employers must follow in order to comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act. These changes increase the number of employees eligible for overtime pay at U-M and across the country.