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.
University of Michigan faculty, staff and retirees will be able to make changes to their benefit selections during this year's Open Enrollment period, Oct. 27 through Nov. 7, with changes taking effect Jan. 1, 2015.
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:
This year's MHealthy Rewards program concluded with 35 U-M schools, colleges and administrative areas achieving 50 percent or more completion in the program.
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.
Active U's ninth year saw nearly 11,000 participants log more than 21 million minutes of physical activity over the 12-week exercise challenge.
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.
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.
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.
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.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, covering tobacco cessation treatments is one of the most cost-effective health insurance benefits that an employer can provide to its employees.
University Human Resources is helping reduce waste, save energy and cut utility costs on campus through simple equipment upgrades and behavior adjustments as part of the university’s Sustainable Workplace program.
Tim Slottow, executive vice president and chief financial officer, has named an advisory committee in the search for the next associate vice president for finance.
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.
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.
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.
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.