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A look at the new time reporting interface.
Courtesy of Information and Technology Services

A new look for time reporting coming Feb. 23

Starting Feb. 23, all employees will notice a new design and additional functionality when they report, approve or modify their time. Information and Technology Services worked with partners in schools, colleges and across the university’s three campuses and Michigan Medicine to make this transition. The upgrade supports a more mobile-friendly experience and ensures the university maintains vendor support. It will not affect reporting dates, pay cycles or pay dates. Employees will notice the timesheet is no longer one page and that Time Reporting now includes new options to report time. An employee’s method of time reporting (Punch User, Web Clock, Biweekly/Monthly, etc.) will determine which tiles are displayed. The new options are explained online, along with recorded demonstrations and help documents. For further assistance, go to

Reminders, resources for research investigators working with NIH

Research investigators have new requirements when submitting to the National Institutes of Health information regarding Other Support reporting, Biographical Sketches for proposals, Just-In-Time materials or Research Performance Progress Reports. For transparency and to avoid scientific, budgetary or effort overlap, U-M senior and key personnel must report both internal as well as external positions, appointments and resources. For any support received for an outside activity from a non-U.S. entity, English-language versions of supporting documents, such as copies of contracts or agreements, are required. Additionally, in-kind resources may include personnel supported by a non-U-M entity, such as visiting scholars or postdoctoral researchers. Read more about these and other new requirements.

Registration open for Women of Color Task Force conference

The Women of Color Task Force will host its 40th annual career conference March 4. The keynote speaker is social justice leader and movement strategist Tamika D. Mallory, an internationally recognized activist, co-founder of Until Freedom, and one of four co-chairs for the 2017 Women’s March on Washington. Mallory will discuss the conference theme: “The Time is Now!” The conference is free, but pre-registration is required to attend the morning and afternoon workshops and to receive the Zoom link to the keynote session. All conference sessions will be presented virtually. Conference information is available online. The deadline to register is noon March 1.

Stamps School announces creation of Brian Banks Staff Excellence Award

To honor and recognize the service and dedication of longtime employee Brian Banks to the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design community, an anonymous donor has established a new award for the school’s staff. The Brian Banks Staff Excellence Award will be awarded annually to a current staff member who embodies the characteristics that Banks exemplified during his tenure, in recognition of their significant contributions to creating community at the Stamps School. The first award will be given in April. The recipient will get a $1,000 cash award and will be honored at a public reception. Nomination will be accepted through March 9, and information can be found at

Record’s printed and email editions are taking vacation

The University Record will not publish a printed edition on Feb. 28, due to the winter semester vacation. It also will not deliver daily email editions the week of Feb. 28-March 4. The printed Record will resume March 7 with weekly publication through May 2. The Record email will resume March 7, with Monday-Friday distribution through May 20. Both versions of the Record will run on a reduced schedule during the late spring and summer.

Compiled by James Iseler, The University Record


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