Four 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, redesigning work processes or offering educational opportunities.
Like physical health, emotional well-being is an essential part of overall wellness, and requires ongoing attention and care.
The university's prescription drug plan for faculty, staff and retirees continued to outperform cost benchmarks in 2014, but rising specialty drug costs present challenges for the future.
Now that Active U is over, many in the university community may be looking for ways to keep the momentum going and stay motivated to meet their physical activity goals this spring.
MHealthy is offering two new exercise programs to meet the needs of both wearable-tracker owners and those who like tracking their workouts online.
Human Resource Development is hosting the third annual Career Conference June 16 to inspire U-M faculty and staff to take more responsibility for their career aspirations.
Nominations are being accepted for the 26th annual James T. Neubacher Award, which is presented to a faculty or staff member, student, or alumna or alumnus for significant achievements in:
• Promoting acceptance and awareness of people with disabilities.
• Advocating for the civil rights of people with disabilities.
Shared Services Center
The SSC Contact Center can help with benefits and finance questions covering:
• Benefits programs and plans
• Change in coverage due to a life event (marriage, birth, adoption, divorce, etc.)
• COBRA administration
Friday is the deadline for benefits-eligible faculty and staff to complete the online health questionnaire that is part of the MHealthy Rewards program.
By doing so, they will:
Complete a health questionnaire.
Nominations are now being accepted for MHealthy's annual Ergonomics Awards. Any university faculty or staff member can nominate a university unit or employee that has made the workplace safer by implementing ergonomic solutions.
The University of Michigan has been recognized by the WorldatWork Alliance for Work-Life Progress for strategies and practices that help employees achieve success in work-life effectiveness.
U-M is one of 77 employers, and one of 16 universities, awarded the 2015 Seal of Distinction.
Voices of the Staff opened its 10th year Thursday with a town hall meeting that drew President Mark Schlissel and 100 staff volunteers interested in building on VOICES changes that benefit staff.
MHealthy has launched its annual Rewards program, an opportunity for benefits-eligible faculty and staff to review their health and take action to maintain or improve it.
Get started on MHealthy Rewards.
The second wave of faculty and staff engagement for feedback on U-M's Shared Services Center was concluded in November, and project leaders have set April 20 as the key date for the implementation of new services.
Concur, the university's travel and expense system, is getting an upgraded user interface that offers easier and more intuitive navigation to employees creating or approving expense reports.
The President’s Staff Innovation Award recognizes individual staff members or teams whose big ideas and “outside the Cube” thinking help make the university a better place.
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Learn more about the award or submit a nomination.
Employees who have not already done so are asked to visit Wolverine Access no later than Jan. 23 to consent to receive an electronic PDF copy of their 2014 W-2 instead of an identical mailed copy.
Thousands of campus community members will begin tracking their exercise minutes for Active U’s 10th anniversary beginning Tuesday, and there’s still time to sign up for MHealthy’s 12-week physical activity challenge.
Faculty salary increases at the U-M Ann Arbor campus for 2014-15 averaged 2.9 percent, according to figures for the university's salary report, released Monday.
Salary increases for staff averaged 2.2 percent.
Merit salary increases for executive officers averaged 2.3 percent. Merit increases for deans averaged 2.5 percent.
U-M employees can consent now to receive an electronic PDF copy of their 2014 U-M Form W-2 instead of an identical mailed copy.
As part of the university's commitment to help faculty and staff meet the challenge of balancing work obligations with family commitments, the U-M Work/Life Resource Center is again offering Kids Kare at Home.