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.
Six individuals, four supervisors and four teams were presented with the inaugural University of Michigan Staff Impact Awards on Monday.
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.
Adam Skoczylas, program manager for the Center for Educational Outreach, and the MStaff200 Planning Lead Team are the individual and team winners of the 2018 President's Staff Innovation Awards.
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.
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.
University staff will soon have new support in the form of a staff ombuds.
The university plans to create the new position to serve as a neutral third party for staff members, offering information and referrals and answering sensitive questions to help staff members resolve concerns or conflicts.
Time is running out to get up to $220 in incentives for learning about your health and taking action to maintain or improve it. Benefits-eligible faculty and staff have until April 20 to qualify through the MHealthy Rewards program.
More than 15,000 employees are already participating in Rewards. To get started:
Nominations are now being accepted for departments and units that have reduced ergonomic risk factors by adding new equipment, modifying equipment or redesigning work processes.
U-M faculty or staff can submit nominations for the annual MHealthy Ergonomics Awards for Departments through March 31.
The Natural Resources Defense Council reports that billions of pounds of food are thrown away each year in the United States. That's roughly 300 pounds of food per year for the average American.
Voices of the Staff, a volunteer-based program that gives staff members a forum for sharing ideas and defining the campus community issues that matter most, is now accepting applications through March 31.
Apply for Voices of the Staff by March 31.
One in three American adults is on the road to developing type 2 diabetes. And nine times out of 10, they don't know it, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
University administrators are advising faculty and staff to be on the lookout for potential identity fraud as tax season gets underway.
From creating a hub to help staff manage change to addressing parking needs, University of Michigan staff members shared their wishes for the university work experience with President Mark Schlissel on Thursday.
Registration is now open for MHealthy's 2018 Rewards program. Benefits-eligible faculty and staff have the opportunity to learn about their health, take action to maintain or improve it, and earn incentives along the way.
University of Michigan employees who have not done so already can consent to receive an electronic PDF copy of their 2017 Form W-2, which is now available to download, instead of an identical mailed copy.
As the university begins a new century, the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program begins serving the university community with a new name — the Faculty and Staff Counseling and Consultation Office.
Registration for Active U, MHealthy's 12-week physical activity challenge, is now open. Participants can start tracking their exercise minutes starting Jan. 9.
University of Michigan employees can consent now to receive an electronic PDF copy of their 2017 Form W-2 instead of an identical mailed copy.
Registration for Kids Kare at Home, a sick-child and backup child care service for the University of Michigan community, is now open.