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 connects our campuses in a way that no other program does,” says Dyan Jenkins-Ali, associate director of Voices of the Staff.  “It’s a catalyst for workplace improvement. And it supports the missions of U-M by enhancing engagement and giving passionate staff a path to contribute in amazing ways.”

An example of a recent impact made by the program is the new Career Development Fund for Staff. The fund receives $200,000 annually from the Office of the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer with an initial commitment of five years. The fund is administered by University Human Resources in partnership with Voices of the Staff. 

Applications are now being accepted for topic-specific Voices teams:

  • Advance Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Enhance the Employee Experience
  • Embrace Change 
  • Promote Career Growth
  • Facilitate Flexible Work
  • Strive for Well-being

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


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