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July 18, 2019

Human Resources

July 9, 2019

Heather Bruegel elected to police oversight panel

Heather Bruegel, a registered nurse at University Hospital, has been elected as the bargained-for staff representative to the Police Department Oversight Committee for the two-year term that began July 1.

The committee receives and makes recommendations regarding grievances against any police officer deputized by the university.

July 8, 2019

Health-minded employees sought for MHealthy Champions

Zen dens, healthy potlucks and refreshed lounge spaces are just a few of the benefits of having an MHealthy Champion in the workplace.

Now through Aug. 16, MHealthy is looking for staff and faculty to serve as Champions. More than 700 employees currently volunteer, helping to support a culture of health within their area

June 5, 2019

Colorful Choices helps U-M employees eat more fruits, vegetables

Research shows that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can reduce the risk of heart disease and obesity, some cancers, diabetes, and hypertension, among other things. Despite knowing the benefits, it is still difficult for many people to get their recommended daily servings.

May 20, 2019

Hardship program provided 43 grants to U-M colleagues in ’18

Imagine you are on the brink of losing your home. Or car troubles cause you to miss work, putting your job in jeopardy. Do you pay for repairs or buy groceries for your family? These situations are all too real for some members of U-M’s faculty and staff.

May 13, 2019

Staff celebrated for impact, innovation at U-M and beyond

Founding an international professional organization. Doubling student voter turnout. Creating a model of workplace flexibility. Teaching thousands of middle school students how to live healthy lives.

These are a few of the remarkable accomplishments of the 2019 University of Michigan Staff Impact Award recipients.

May 6, 2019

Mental Health Month highlights resources, services, support

Faculty and staff struggling with life’s challenges find help at the University of Michigan, where support is available year-round on all three campuses and at Michigan Medicine.

Helping employees know about these resources is a key goal of National Mental Health Month, observed each year in May.

April 1, 2019

Search underway for next U-M chief human resources officer

An advisory committee has been named in the search for the next associate vice president for human resources.

Associate Vice President Laurita Thomas plans to retire in late 2019 after transitioning her responsibilities to her successor.

February 4, 2019

New university policy requires disclosure of felonies

Under a new university policy, faculty, staff, student employees, volunteers and visiting scholars are required to provide notification if they are charged with or convicted of a felony crime. This policy is effective Feb. 1.

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