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September 23, 2018

Human Resources

September 24, 2018

Nominations sought for Candace J. Johnson Staff Award

Nominations are due by Oct. 31 for the Candace J. Johnson Award for Staff Excellence, which recognizes University of Michigan staff members whose commitment to excellence, teamwork, and a supportive environment make the university a great place to work.

August 22, 2018

U-M seeks Distinguished Diversity Leaders Award nominees

Nominations are being accepted for the 10th annual Distinguished Diversity Leaders Awards. The awards recognize staff members who demonstrate extraordinary dedication to fostering diversity in its broadest sense at the University of Michigan.

August 13, 2018

Yoga, Zumba and more taking over Big House on Sept. 28

Instead of touchdowns and field goals, look for warrior poses, planks, squats and Zumba-style dance moves Sept. 28 at Michigan Stadium.

University of Michigan faculty and staff are invited to participate in “Be Well in the Big House,” a free event sponsored by MHealthy.

August 13, 2018

Benefits open enrollment set for Oct. 22 to Nov. 2

Open enrollment provides an annual opportunity for faculty, staff and retirees to review and change their benefits for the following year. Open enrollment for 2019 benefits is set for Oct. 22 to Nov. 2.

August 7, 2018

Active U Autumn returns Sept. 18; registration underway

Active U Autumn, MHealthy’s eight-week physical activity challenge, returns this fall to encourage the university community to get moving.

Registration is open through Sept. 17. Participants can start tracking their exercise minutes on Sept. 18.

July 23, 2018

Health-minded employees sought for MHealthy Champions

MHealthy is recruiting staff and faculty members through Aug. 17 to serve as MHealthy Champions. These volunteers help support a culture of health within their department, unit or school.

Currently, more than 650 employees across the university’s three campuses and Michigan Medicine volunteer as Champions.

July 16, 2018

Have a safer summer with these drinking tips and resources

With summer now in full swing, there are plenty of opportunities for neighbor barbecues, road trips to sunny beaches, boating on the lake and other fun activities. Having an alcoholic beverage or two may also be included.

June 19, 2018

M Farmers Markets offer farm-to-table shopping on campus

With more than 12 locations across campus in 2018, M Farmers Markets are making it easy to access fresh produce straight from local farms.

On most weekdays through the fall, fruits, vegetables, flowers, patio pots and other farm products are available at an affordable price at locations on or near campus.

June 18, 2018

Winning departments selected for 2018 Ergonomics Awards

More than a dozen university areas were recognized with MHealthy Ergonomics Department Awards for implementing ergonomic solutions in their workplaces.

Winning areas have reduced risk factors and reduced or prevented employee discomfort by adding or modifying equipment or redesigning work processes.

May 16, 2018

Colorful Choices program encourages more fruits and vegetables

Research shows that a diet rich in vegetables and fruits can reduce risk of heart disease and obesity, some cancers, diabetes and hypertension, among other things. However, despite the benefits, many still do not get their recommended daily servings.

May 10, 2018

U-M resources support National Mental Health Month

One in five Americans is affected by a mental health condition, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. To raise awareness about mental health in the United States, May is recognized as National Mental Health Month.

May 7, 2018

U-M expects to resume LEO negotiations in mid-May

Contract talks between the University of Michigan and the Lecturers' Employee Organization are expected to resume in mid-May. Negotiations began Oct. 27, 2017.

The contract with LEO, the union representing 1,700 nontenure-track instructors on all three campuses, expires May 29.

April 30, 2018

U-M offering free workshops on financial wellness

From sticking to a budget to mapping out a retirement strategy, money management is a key part of planning for a secure future.

But many struggle to find the right information and resources to work through complex financial decisions.

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