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August 18, 2017

Human Resources

August 14, 2017

Benefits open enrollment period set for Oct. 23-Nov. 3

Open enrollment provides an annual opportunity for faculty, staff and retirees to review and change their benefits for the following year. Open enrollment for 2018 benefits is set for Oct. 23 to Nov. 3. New rates and changes take effect Jan. 1.

August 1, 2017

Health-minded employees being sought for MHealthy Champions

MHealthy is recruiting staff and faculty members through the end of August to serve as MHealthy Champions. These volunteers help support a healthier workplace culture within their department, unit or school.

Currently, nearly 600 employees across the university's three campuses and Michigan Medicine volunteer as Champions.

July 17, 2017

U-M named 'Great College to Work For' 10th year in a row

The University of Michigan has been recognized as a great place to work by the Chronicle of Higher Education for a 10th straight year.

The university was specifically recognized for outstanding benefits and compensation, based on the results of the Chronicle's 2017 "Great Colleges to Work For" survey of faculty and staff.

May 15, 2017

Nutrition program encourages eating more fruits and vegetables

Most people know that eating plenty of vegetables and fruits is a smart idea — research shows doing so can reduce risk of heart disease and obesity, some cancers, diabetes and hypertension, among other things. Despite the benefits, many still do not get the recommended daily servings. 

April 16, 2017

GEO ratifies new three-year contract with university

Members of the Graduate Employees Organization, the union representing some graduate student employees at the University of Michigan, have ratified a new three-year contract with the university.

March 7, 2017

Award nominees sought for departments that cut ergonomic risks

Nominations are now being accepted for the university's annual MHealthy Ergonomics Awards for Departments.

Any faculty or staff member can nominate a department or unit for reducing ergonomic risk factors by adding new equipment, modifying equipment or redesigning work processes.

January 26, 2017

HR association again recognizes U-M for supporting employees

For the third consecutive year, the University of Michigan has been recognized for creating a positive workplace experience for faculty and staff through benefits, work-life programs and other resources and human resources policies.

December 7, 2016

Registration now open for Active U physical activity challenge

Registration for Active U, MHealthy's 12-week physical activity challenge, now is open.

In its 12th year, the program draws thousands in the U-M community who use the team camaraderie, weekly exercise goal, and coveted T-shirt as motivation to maintain or improve current goals or commit to new ones for the new year.

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