REMOTE WORKING RESOURCES

As our campus continues to work remotely, (see information in the emails that have been circulated from President Schlissel and Chancellor Dutta), we will update this page with helpful tools, tips and resources for faculty, staff and student/non-student temporary employees.

REMOTE WORKING TOOLS

We have included below guidelines for working remotely along with templates for tracking productivity and work tasks. These are not mandatory, but may be helpful for supervisors and staff to coordinate work efforts. 

Flint Campus Staff Guidelines for Working Remotely

Template - Productivity Tracker

Template - Working Task Log

UHR FAQ

Here you will find questions and answers to HR and payroll related questions pertaining to COVID-19. 

https://hr.umich.edu/2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19

FURLOUGH OR REDUCTION IN HOURS INFORMATION

Here you will find information on voluntary temporary furloughs and temporarily reduced hours. The second link is a chart that outlines the impact of furloughs, reduction in hours and time off programs in employee benefits.

https://hr.umich.edu/working-u-m/my-employment/2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19/temporary-staff-furloughs-temporary-reduction-hours

https://hr.umich.edu/working-u-m/my-employment/2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19/temporary-staff-furloughs-temporary-reduction-hours/employee-benefits-during-furlough-reduction-or-paid-time

If you are interested in more information please contact Tonja Petrella tpetrell@umich.edu or Helen Phinisee or phinisee@umich.edu

UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION INFORMATION

Here you will find information on the State of Michigan's Unemployment Benefits.

https://www.michigan.gov/leo/0,5863,7-336-78421_97241---,00.html

WORKLIFE BALANCE

While we do now know how long the need for working remotely may continue, we do know that the next few weeks will pose some unique challenges.  However, we can all help out by being understanding and supportive of one another. Please see the document at the link below for a few key suggestions to help you working remotely.

UM-Flint HR Work Life Balance Suggestions

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES 

Employees (faculty and staff) are encouraged to check out the available online professional development opportunities located at the link below.

https://www.umflint.edu/hr/professional-development

FACULTY AND STAFF COUNSELING AND CONSULTATION OFFICE (FASCCO)

Some FASCCO counselors are available through telehealth (video conferencing) sessions or phone sessions, including FASCCO counselors in the Genesee County area.  To access the service, please follow the same process as before - contact FASSCO services (734) 936-8660 or email them at fascco@umich.edu.  One of the admin support staff will get back to you with the normal authorization information.

https://hr.umich.edu/frequently-asked-questions

In addition to the counseling services available, other supportive resources, including those for mental health, for faculty and staff can be found at: 

The Center for Positive Organizations

https://positiveorgs.bus.umich.edu/enabling-people-and-organizations-in-....

Guide to Well-Being During the Covid-19 Pandemic from UM Human Resources

https://hr.umich.edu/benefits-wellness/health-well-being/well-being-u-m/...

VIRTUAL RECREATION & WELLNESS

There are lots of ways to stay active and focus on your personal wellness from home.  The Rec Center has created resources for you to utilize, and will be updated their website with new resources as they become available.

https://www.umflint.edu/reccenter

HEALTHY TIPS AND WEBINARS

MHealthy Coordinators from around the University have created a webpage with resources, tips and videos focused on how to support your well-being while dealing with COVID-19 pandemic.  It is important we do not forget what we need to do to stay healthy while we are working remotely or working on campus:  

https://hr.umich.edu/benefits-wellness/health-well-being/well-being-u-m/...

RETIREMENT RESOURCES

Uncertainly about stock markets, savings, retirement futures of faculty and staff is an obvious concern during this pandemic.  Our counselors at TIAA and Fidelity Investments can provide assistance and consultation via email and over the phone. Please see their contact information listed below:

TIAA - https://www.tiaa.org/public/tcm/umich/home (800) 842-2252  To schedule an appointment:  Visit tiaa.org/schedulenow or call 800-732-8353, weekdays 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Fidelity Investments - https://nb.fidelity.com/public/nb/uofm/home (800) 343-0860  To schedule an appointment: Visit netbenefits.com/uofm or call 800-642-7131, weekdays 8 a.m. to midnight ET