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.
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.
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.
U-M Human Resource Development is hosting the second annual Career Conference June 4 to inspire faculty and staff to take more responsibility for their career aspirations.
The university's prescription drug plan continued to outperform the national average for cost increases for the 11th consecutive year, according to the 2013 Prescription Drug Plan Annual Report.
With three weeks left to complete MHealthy Rewards, more than 14,000 benefits-eligible faculty and staff have completed a wellness screening, and more than 17,000 have completed the health questionnaire. The universitywide goal is 47 percent completion of both.
New federal regulations that take effect April 9 will require U-M to ask all external and internal job applicants to voluntarily self-identify as a person with a disability or as a protected veteran.
University leaders have accepted the recommendations of two committees charged last fall with reviewing aspects of retirement savings, retiree health benefits and U-M Health System paid time off programs.
The election for the non-Senate faculty representative for the U-M Police Department Oversight Committee now is underway.
Just in time for National Nutrition Month, MHealthy has launched a new recipe-finder website featuring more than 300 MHealthy-approved recipes.
MHealthy is accepting nominations for its eighth annual Ergonomics Awards, given to university units and employees that have implemented ergonomic solutions in the workplace.
Ergonomics is the science of fitting the workplace to the worker, often resulting in the promotion of safety, health, productivity and job satisfaction.
Effective March 1, all monthly-paid campus researchers and staff who complete timesheets will begin reporting their exception time in the month in which it occurs.
Registration now is open for "Ready to Lose," MHealthy's new, free webinar-based weight-loss program for university employees and their spouses/other qualified adults with a body mass index greater than 25.
The pause has been lifted from the shared services initiative, and the project is moving forward with an engagement process that will involve faculty and staff as well as future members of the shared services team.
The University of Michigan has been named one of the 2014 Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America. The award recognizes employers who have comprehensively incorporated the most effective employee wellness programs and practices.
Starting today, thousands will begin tracking their exercise minutes for Active U, MHealthy’s 12-week physical activity challenge.
Employees who have not already done so are asked to visit Wolverine Access no later than Jan. 23 to consent to receive an electronic PDF copy of their 2013 W-2 instead of an identical mailed copy.
As severe weather in the region continues, we’d like to thank the faculty and staff members who have taken extra measures to continue operations and to prepare the campus for a new semester and returning students.
Faculty and staff salaries at the university’s Ann Arbor campus increased at modest rates for 2013-14.
The university will move forward to create an administrative shared services program informed by broad faculty input and designed to best meet the specific needs of faculty, staff and students on the Ann Arbor campus.