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December 9, 2018

Human Resources

October 3, 2016

Funding available to solve worksite ergonomic issues

In recognition of October as National Ergonomics Month, the university has kicked off its 2016 Ergonomics Grant Program.

University departments and units are encouraged to apply by Oct. 31 to receive up to $5,000 in grant funds to purchase equipment or redesign work processes to solve ergonomic issues. 

September 30, 2016

Investing in Ability events explore disability as dimension of diversity

The University of Michigan Council for Disability Concerns' Investing in Ability series of events will explore disability as a dimension of diversity.

The 2016 theme, "Diversity Includes Disability," was selected by the committee to shine a light on the experiences of those living with disabilities.

September 19, 2016

University names first chief organizational learning officer

Sonya Jacobs has been appointed U-M's chief organizational learning officer, starting Sept. 15. In this new role, Jacobs will create curricula and strategies aimed at building the capabilities of staff, managers and leaders across the university.

September 6, 2016

Active U Autumn starts Sept. 20; syncs with more devices

Registration is now open for MHealthy's 6th annual Active U Autumn physical activity challenge and charity fundraiser.

New for 2016, participants will have more options to sync a tracking device, and this year's donations will support the continuing efforts around the Flint water crisis.

August 24, 2016

Nominees sought for Distinguished Diversity Leaders Award

Nominations are being accepted for the annual Distinguished Diversity Leaders Award, which recognizes individual staff members and staff teams that have demonstrated extraordinary achievement in supporting diversity at the university.

August 15, 2016

Open enrollment for 2017 benefits takes place Oct. 24 to Nov. 4

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.

August 10, 2016

Winning departments announced for 2016 Ergonomics Awards

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.

August 10, 2016

Health-minded employees sought to be MHealthy Champions

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.

July 25, 2016

Faculty, staff lose weight, boost health through diabetes prevention

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.

July 18, 2016

U-M among best college workplaces in the country

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.

July 1, 2016

Ann Vollano elected to Police Department Oversight Committee

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.


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