The University of Michigan will invite staff on the Ann Arbor campus to share feedback about working through the COVID-19 pandemic in a new online survey.

Input will help inform possible new resources, policies and actions to support employees in 2021.

Since March, the university has taken a number of steps to support faculty and staff on all campuses. These include policies to support remote work, new paid-time-off programs, additional season days, resources for child and dependent care, and mental and emotional well-being programs.

The survey will ask about remote work, areas of well-being, child and dependent care and feelings toward a new vaccine.

U-M faculty and Michigan Medicine employees have been surveyed previously. This survey will focus on input from the Ann Arbor campus staff.

The survey was announced by Richard Holcomb, associate vice president for human resources, during a recent campus weekly COVID-19 briefing.

Holcomb will send an email this week inviting staff to participate.

“This past year has brought extraordinary challenges to us all,” Holcomb said. “Hearing our employees will help us continue to respond to this unprecedented situation.”

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