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August 18, 2014

Participating in healthy programs offers chance at $500 prizes

Fall is a busy time for many of us, which can make staying on a healthy track a challenge. As extra motivation, MHealthy will award six lucky people with a $500 American Express gift card, just for participating in an eligible health and well-being activity between Sept. 1 and Oct. 31.

July 21, 2014

U-M featured on Chronicle’s list of Great Colleges to Work For

U-M continues to be one of the best university workplaces in the U.S., according to the results of the Chronicle of Higher Education's 2014 Great Colleges to Work For survey.

Released Monday, the list marks the seventh consecutive year the university has been recognized.

U-M won honors in the following areas:

June 26, 2014

Winning departments announced for Ergonomics Awards

Eight university areas are being recognized with MHealthy Ergonomics Awards for independently implementing ergonomic solutions in their workplace.

Winning areas have decreased risk factors and reduced or prevented employee discomfort by adding or modifying equipment or redesigning work processes.

June 12, 2014

Most U-M medical plans to cover in vitro fertilization

On the recommendation of the Medical Benefits Advisory Committee, the university will expand its current coverage of infertility diagnosis, drug therapy and counseling to include in vitro fertilization.

The new coverage takes effect on Jan. 1, 2015, and applies to most U-M medical plans.

June 9, 2014

Non-union staff election for police oversight panel through June 23

The election for the non-union staff representative for the U-M Police Department Oversight Committee now is underway.

The candidates are Kristen Brancheau, Plant, Buildings and Grounds Services business manager; and Linda Randolph, senior computing consultant in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences.

June 9, 2014

Farm fresh produce now available on campus

The university community now has convenient options for buying locally grown fruits and vegetables on campus.

Through October, the Eat Smarter: Fresh Produce Series returns on select days at the University Hospital's Courtyard, Wolverine Tower, and the North Campus Research Complex.

June 4, 2014

MHealthy offers wellness programs for departments

The work environment, and the relationships created there, can play an important role in influencing healthy behaviors. To maximize their impact, MHealthy is offering three department-level wellness programs focused on nutrition, stress management and physical activity.

May 19, 2014

Online quiz tests alcohol serving size knowledge

With Memorial Day right around the corner, many will spend the long weekend honoring our veterans, gathering at picnics with friends and family, and maybe enjoying an alcoholic beverage or two.

May 12, 2014

Individual, team winners of President’s Staff Innovation Award named

An individual and team have been selected as the recipients of the second annual President’s Staff Innovation Award.

Randi Johnson and Emalee Maus of the University Housing MCard Office are the recipients of the team award for creative use of existing resources and student advocacy to create a welcoming environment for new students.

April 28, 2014

Staff nominees sought for Police Department Oversight Committee

Staff nominations are being accepted for the non-union staff representative to the U-M Police Department Oversight Committee. This committee receives and makes recommendations regarding grievances against any police officer or the UMPD.

April 24, 2014

New webinars demystify wearable activity trackers

The popularity of wearable activity trackers like Jawbone, Fitbit, Nike FuelBand and others have grown considerably over the last year.

In May, MHealthy is offering free webinars to help those who are interested in learning more about the features and health benefits these devices have to offer.

April 22, 2014

MHealthy recruiting department-level Champions

MHealthy is now recruiting new members for its MHealthy Champions program.  Champions are staff and faculty members who volunteer to help create a culture of health within their work areas.

The deadline to apply is April 30.

April 10, 2014

Shared Services Center leader named; first round of feedback over

The first wave of faculty and staff engagement for feedback on U-M's Shared Services Center was recently completed, and project leaders announced Wednesday that Pamela Gabel will serve as the new center's executive director.

She will start her job on April 28 in preparation for the center's opening this summer.

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