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.
The election to fill the union representative staff position on the university’s Police Department Oversight Committee will take place June 12-16.
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.
The University of Michigan will pilot a summer employment program to pair economically disadvantaged youth with faculty and staff to help them gain work experience, mentorship and life skills training.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the typical American diet exceeds the recommended levels in calories from solid fats and added sugars, refined grains, sodium and saturated fat.
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.
Apply to join Voices of the Staff by March 31.
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.
The MStaff200 bicentennial event Departmental Displays Committee invites U-M campus and Michigan Medicine departments to participate in the June 27 event with a table display.
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.
Kaitlyn Blackburn, a School of Nursing junior, dreams of becoming an acute care pediatric nurse practitioner specializing in pediatric cardiology so that she can "take care of tiny patients with broken hearts."
Employees who have not done so already can consent now to receive an electronic PDF copy of their 2016 U-M Form W-2 instead of an identical mailed copy.
With Thursday's launch of MHealthy Rewards, benefits-eligible faculty and staff have the opportunity to work on their health goals and earn up to $100 in the process.
Form W-2 Wage and Tax Statements for 2016 will be available in January 2017 by one of two delivery methods.
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.
Registration for Kids Kare at Home, a sick child and backup child care service for the U-M community, is now open.
(Editor's note: This story was updated Dec. 7 with additional information about U-M's actions related to this issue.)
Signing up for a seminar on personal finances, taking a stroll through campus at lunch with friends, shopping for fresh fruits and vegetables at a farmers' market. All of these activities play an important role in the overall well-being of University of Michigan faculty and staff, and the effort is being recognized.
The American Cancer Society recognizes Nov. 17 as this year's Great American Smokeout, and as the day approaches, the MHealthy Tobacco Consultation Service is offering the university community a number of services and resources to help smokers plan to quit.
University Human Resources has launched a series of diversity, equity and inclusion professional development courses, offered free of charge to U-M faculty and staff campuswide.
University faculty and staff who are looking to stay on a healthy track during the busy holiday season can choose from three seasonal offerings from MHealthy.