Consent period to receive Form 1095 electronically begins Nov. 27
Faculty and staff can give consent starting Nov. 27 to receive their Form 1095 tax document electronically. Form 1095 verifies that the university offered 2023 health care benefits to an eligible employee. Some tax preparers require a Form 1095 for federal returns, and it is beneficial to retain for personal records. U-M is required to provide copies of Form 1095 in electronic or hard copy format as part of the federal Affordable Care Act. The university’s goal is to safeguard the confidentiality and security of private information. Electronic delivery ensures access in a safe, convenient manner. If consent was given previously, no further action is needed. Employees will receive emails about the dates and process for downloading Form 1095 in January. If consent has not been previously given, go online to wolverineaccess.umich.edu, search on Benefits and select Form 1095 Consent. Hard copies will be mailed to those who do not consent to electronic delivery. To update a home address, go to Wolverine Access and select Employee Self Service, then Campus Personal Information, then Addresses. For more information about Form 1095, visit the Human Resources website. For help with the consent process, contact the Shared Services Center and use option 1 at 5-2000 from the Ann Arbor campus, 734-615-2000 locally, or 866-647-7657 toll-free, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Faculty invited to apply for 2024 Michigan Road Scholars Tour
U-M instructional, research and clinical faculty are invited to apply to be part of the 2024 Michigan Road Scholars Tour. The 2024 tour is scheduled for May 6-10. The five-day, statewide bus tour seeks to increase knowledge and understanding between the university and communities of Michigan, demonstrate the ways U-M is connected to the entire state, cultivate an awareness of the state’s distinctive geographic, economic, cultural and political attributes, and to encourage public service and research that benefits Michigan citizens and organizations. The MRS Tour is funded by the Office of the Provost, receives tour planning and staffing from the Office of the Vice President for Government Relations State Outreach Office and reports to Chris Kolb, vice president for government relations. The application period is open through Dec. 1. To find out more or to apply to the Michigan Road Scholars program, go to mrs.umich.edu.
Nominations sought for president’s international education award
In celebration of International Education Week, the Office of the President is seeking nominations for the President’s Award for Distinguished Service in International Education, an award program recognizing the extraordinary efforts of faculty and staff who advance international education for U-M students. Nominees should demonstrate the following: sustained commitment and dedication to international education for U-M students, specific accomplishments in U-M international education, and leadership in the field of international education, either on campus or beyond. The nominating deadline is Feb. 9, 2024. Learn more about the award and how to submit a nomination.
Record print, email editions taking a break for Thanksgiving
The Nov. 21 University Record email will be the last one sent until Nov. 29, as the Record’s online and print editions will take a break over the Thanksgiving holiday. There will be no print edition of the Record on Nov. 27. It will return Dec. 4, and that edition will be the final print edition of the fall semester. The Record’s print version will resume for the winter semester on Jan. 15. Daily email delivery will resume Nov. 29 and continue its fall schedule through Dec. 18. The Record email will then take a break for the holidays and resume for the winter semester on Jan. 10. Major faculty or staff news that occurs over the holidays may be posted to the Record’s website at record.umich.edu.
EGI launches program to assist communities with EV transition
The Economic Growth Institute at U-M has launched the Michigan Vehicle Technology Transition Impact Project to support local leaders and community members as they respond to vehicle electrification in their communities. MiVTTP began work in September on this three-year program with the support of a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. The award is one of 45 projects funded by the DOE across 18 states to address reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector. MiVTTP will engage 11 communities across southeast Michigan, from Lansing to the Detroit River, as they work to address existing and potential economic disruptions caused by transitions to electric vehicles and other decarbonization measures. EGI’s community programs team is collaborating on this initiative with Michigan Clean Cities, which for 20 years has helped increase the availability and use of clean transportation solutions as Michigan’s U.S. Department of Energy-designated Clean Cities Network coalition. Read more about this project.
— Compiled by James Iseler, The University Record