Faculty, staff and retirees may change their benefits for 2017 during this year's open enrollment period, Oct. 24-Nov. 4.
Eligible individuals may change their medical, dental, vision and legal plans. Faculty and staff may also enroll in a Flexible Spending Account.
More than a dozen university areas were recognized with MHealthy Ergonomics Awards for implementing ergonomic solutions in their workplace.
Winning areas have decreased risk factors and reduced or prevented employee discomfort by adding or modifying equipment and redesigning work processes.
MHealthy is recruiting faculty and staff 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.
More than 240 faculty, staff and their dependents have joined the Diabetes Prevention Program to lose weight, increase physical activity and improve their health since July 2015, when the program first became available at no cost for U-M Premier Care members.
In the past few years, many actions have taken place to improve awareness and support for breastfeeding mothers returning to work and school. Many of these improvements at U-M have taken place during building renovations or new construction.
MHealthy has a new nutrition program focusing on adding colorful fruits and vegetables to people's daily eating habits.
The nation's colleges and universities are major employers, and the University of Michigan is among the best, according to the results of the Chronicle of Higher Education's 2016 Great Colleges to Work For survey, released Monday.
This is the ninth consecutive year the university has been recognized.
With the summer now in full swing, there are plenty of opportunities for picnics, barbecues, and other summer activities that may include alcoholic beverages.
Ann Vollano, assistant athletic director for compliance, has been elected as the non-bargained-for staff representative to the Police Department Oversight Committee for a two-year term beginning July 1.
The committee receives and makes recommendations regarding grievances against any police officer deputized by the university.
The University of Michigan community will have access to locally-grown vegetables, fruits and other farm products every week into the fall through the M Farmers Markets, which kicked off this month at five campus locations.
The election for the non-union staff representative on the University of Michigan Police Department Oversight Committee is now underway.
The U.S. Department of Labor on Wednesday released updated regulations that employers must follow in order to comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act. These changes increase the number of employees eligible for overtime pay at U-M and across the country.
President Mark Schlissel announced the winners of the 2016 President's Staff Innovation Awards at U-M's StaffWorks Best Practices and Technology Conference on Wednesday.
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in four adults — approximately 61.5 million Americans — will experience mental illness in a given year.
Howard J. Bromberg, clinical assistant professor of law, and Richard Friedman, professor of law, have been elected as faculty representatives to the Police Department Oversight Committee.
Nominees are being sought for the non-union staff representative position on the U-M Police Department Oversight Committee.
The committee considers grievances against any police officer or the police department. Its findings and recommendations are reported to the executive director of the Division of Public Safety and Security.
Nominations are being accepted for the 27th annual James T. Neubacher Award.
The award is presented to a faculty or staff member, student, alumna or alumnus for significant achievements in:
It's the biggest rivalry of all time.
And now, faculty and staff are taking it to a new level with the first-ever physical activity challenge between the University of Michigan and The Ohio State University.
The Rivals Challenge is open to all university faculty and staff.
Career development is the number one topic of interest for U-M staff, as identified in a 2015 Voices of the Staff survey of staff members across the university.
Sharply rising prices and growing use of specialty drugs continued to impact the university's prescription drug plan in 2015.