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Faculty and staff salary report for 2020-21 available

The 2020-21 Faculty and Staff Salary Disclosure Report is now available on the Human Resources website. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there were no merit increases for faculty and staff, with certain exceptions. Those exceptions are related to promotions that were previously approved, are part of the faculty tenure and promotion process, or are contractual adjustments prescribed by collective bargaining agreements. To view the 2020-21 Faculty and Staff Salary Disclosure Report, go to the HR Data Requests and Standard Reports and scroll down to the Annual Salary Disclosure Report section.

Electronic consent process open for 2020 Form W-2

U-M employees who have not consented to receive an electronic PDF copy of their Form W-2 since 2018 have until Jan. 25 to do so. For those who choose to receive their W-2 Form in the mail, hard copies will be mailed by Jan. 31. Employees who consented to receive an electronic PDF copy of their Form W-2 for 2018 or 2019 do not have to take further action, and their 2020 W-2 will be available for viewing and printing in early January. Those who have not previously consented can do so by going to Wolverine Access and clicking the Payroll Tax Forms (W-2, W-4) link, where they will be prompted to provide consent before selecting a paycheck. The university will also provide Form 1095, which reports information about health care coverage, either electronically by using the View Form 1095 link in Wolverine Access starting the week of Jan. 18, provided employees consented to receive it electronically by Jan. 5, or by mail by Jan. 31. More information is available at

Faculty encouraged to use student well-being statement in syllabi

A new Syllabus Statement for Student Well-Being is available for inclusion in syllabi for winter semester 2021. The new statement is more comprehensive than the older mental health syllabus statement, and it offers more campus resources to assist students. “Given the effects of COVID-19 on students’ well-being, it’s especially important that students know about the many campus resources available for support,” said Mary Jo Desprez, director of Wolverine Wellness at University Health Service. Faculty have been encouraged to use the new statement in their syllabi, and schools and colleges have been encouraged to incorporate this statement into their materials for faculty. The revision process was collaborative, with input and consultation from the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs, CRLT, the Student Life Health and Wellness Collective Impact core team, Central Student Government and Rackham Student Government. See more information on the new Syllabus Statement for Student Well-Being.

U-M alumnus’ $1M gift helps create fund to support training infrastructure

The Population Studies Center at the Institute for Social Research has received a $1 million gift from Marshall Weinberg, a U-M alumnus and prominent investment broker and philanthropist, to establish the Marshall Weinberg Population Studies Training Program Fund. PSC’s training program provides a specialized demographic apprenticeship for predoctoral and postdoctoral scholars at U-M, developing the careers of population scientists who now work in academic, government and other positions around the world. The Marshall Weinberg Population Studies Training Program Fund will provide foundational support for the training program, ensuring that every student is supported and receiving the best research training and mentoring support available, without financial limitations. To learn more, visit

Registration open for 2021 Kids Kare at Home backup child care

Registration for Kids Kare at Home, a backup child care service for the U-M community, is open. This service is for those times when regular care is unavailable, but the parent must be on campus or at work. A Kids Kare caregiver may be available to provide backup care in the home. To use the Kids Kare at Home program, faculty, staff and students must first register online. Registration is free, and there is no obligation to use the service. At this time, as a pandemic precaution, care is not available for children who are ill. An hourly sliding-scale rate, based on total family income, will be determined upon registration. Parents who enrolled for the service in 2020 must re-register for 2021. Register for Kids Kare at Home or to learn more.

Brahmajee Nallamothu named co-director of Precision Health

Brahmajee Nallamothu, the Stevo Julius Research Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and professor of internal medicine in the Medical School, will become co-director of Precision Health at U-M. He will join co-directors Jenna Wiens and Michael Boehnke. Nallamothu, who succeeds Sachin Kheterpal, served as associate director for Precision Health’s Data Analytics & IT Workgroup and as director of the Michigan Integrated Center for Health Analytics and Medical Prediction (MiCHAMP). His appointment as co-director of Precision Health was effective Jan. 1.

Compiled by Jeff Bleiler, The University Record


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