Voices of the Staff accepting applications through March 31


Staff members across the University of Michigan are encouraged to help shape the future of their workplace by applying to join Voices of the Staff.

Voices of the Staff is U-M’s long-standing employee-engagement program for staff from Michigan Medicine and every academic campus. It brings together 130 staff members to help drive workplace improvement for all.

“Voices is a unique program that amplifies staff members’ ability to create, connect and contribute to improving our workplace,” said Dyan Jenkins-Ali, associate director of Voices of the Staff. “It’s a doorway for passionate staff to learn more about U-M as a whole, explore new professional skills and support the mission of U-M in new ways.”

Each year applicants are selected to create a microcosm of the staff community. Joining Voices of the Staff is a two-year commitment of an estimated four hours a month. This includes an extended kickoff meeting in June and regular attendance at monthly virtual or hybrid meetings.

To participate, staff members must have at least one year of service, be in good standing and have supervisor support.

Applications are now being accepted through March 31 for topic-specific Voices teams, including:

  • Advance diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Enhance the employee experience.
  • Embrace change.
  • Promote career growth.
  • Facilitate flexible work.
  • Strive for well-being.

Leave a comment

Commenting is closed for this article. Please read our comment guidelines for more information.