HR A-Z
developed by HR communications

UHR Service Areas

Academic Human Resources
2072 Administrative Services Building, 1009 Greene Street
Phone: (734) 763-8938

Academic Human Resource administers and provides consultation related to Academic Human resource programs, policies and procedures for Instructional and Primary staff as well as Education Assistants. AHR also is responsible for union contract issues and processes.

Benefits Office
Wolverine Tower Low Rise G250, 3003 South State Street
Fax: (734) 763-0363
Email: benefits.office@umich.edu

The Benefits Office administers the University's benefits programs, such as medical, life and dental insurance as well as the Long Term Disability, travel accident insurance, and Retirement programs.

Career Development Services
In an effort to make the University of Michigan Staff Development Philosophy a living presence that guides all activities relating to career development, Career Services has developed a coordinated system of career development services geared for University staff. This web-based resource site is a first step, and is designed to assist you with developing your own plan of action, introduce you to University and Internet resources and services, and provide regular updates on news and events that may be of assistance to you as you go through the process.

Compensation and Classification
2005 Wolverine Tower, 3003 South State Street
Phone: (734) 763-2387
Fax: (734) 763-6787
Email: compteam@umich.edu

The Compensation and Classification Office is responsible for developing compensation programs, policies, and approaches that meet the unique needs of our academic and business units as they attract, retain, motivate, develop, classify and organize their diverse work forces.

Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FASAP)
2076 Administrative Services Building, 1009 Greene Street
Phone: (734) 936-8660 
Confidential fax: (734) 936-8893 

FASAP counselors will help you explore problem areas which affect your well-being such as crisis resolution, emotional concerns (depression, anxiety) family/marital/partner concerns, financial matters, alcohol and drug abuse, child/adolescent development, interpersonal conflicts within the workplace, traumatic loss and other situations that can be difficult to manage.

Health System Human Resources
Health System Human Resources offers full service support in the areas of training, consultation with employees and administrators about University policy as well as organizational/workplace situations, benefits, compensation and union contract administration.

HR Strategy and Planning
4005 Wolverine Tower, 3003 South State Street
Phone: (734) 763-1284
Fax: (734) 763-2891
Email: UniversityHR@umich.edu

Executives in HR Strategy and Planning provide vision, leadership and direction for the units in UHR. Laurita Thomas serves as Associate Vice President of Human Resources.

HR Communications
4005 Wolverine Tower, 3003 South State Street
Phone: (734) 763-1284
Fax: (734) 763-2891

Human Resource Communications (HRC) provides strategic communication planning and comprehensive services for the units of University Human Resources and for University-wide special initiatives. Through thoughtful consultation, HRC develops cost-effective, creative communications for marketing, issues management and change management. Services include:

  • Consultation
  • Strategic Communication Planning
  • Creative Marketing
  • Editorial Development
  • Graphic Design
  • Multimedia Development


U-M Shared Services Center
Phone: (734) 615-2000 | Toll Free: (866) 647-7657

The U-M Shared Services Center (SSC) offers select Finance and Human Resources (HR) transactional services to the entire institution. The SSC combines the resources of the following offices:

  • Finance:
    • Accounts Payable
    • Accounts Receivable
  • Human Resources:
    • Benefits and Retirement Savings
    • Data Management and Reporting

By dialing just one number, you will receive prompt assistance and accurate, up-to-date information. Call the SSC Contact Center at 734-615-2000 or toll free at 1-866-647-7657.

Human Resource Records and Information Services (HRRIS)
4073 Wolverine Tower, 3003 South State Street
Phone: (734) 763-1284
Fax: (734) 763-1283

HRRIS maintains and manages records and information for the University of Michigan community.

Human Resource Development (HRD)
2030 Administrative Services Building, 1009 Greene Street
Phone: (734) 764-7410
Fax: (734) 936-2525

HRD provides a comprehensive array of professional development programs, courses, and services to help meet the educational and training needs of University employees.

Kids Kare At Home
2072 Administrative Services, 1009 Greene Street
Phone: (734) 936-8677
Fax: (734) 936-8894
Email: worklife@umich.edu

Kids Kare at Home is a Work/Life Resource Center program to help families at the University of Michigan who have sick children or who need back-up emergency care for times when regular child care is not available.

Mediation Services for Faculty and Staff
2072 Administrative Services, 1009 Greene Street
Phone: (734) 763-0235
Fax: (734) 936-8894
TTY: (734) 647-1388

Mediation Services provides informal, confidential, neutral consultation to faculty and staff regarding workplace concerns. Mediation Services also provides formal dispute mediation services conducted by trained third-party mediators.

MHealthy
2060 Wolverine Tower, 3003 S. State Street
Phone: (734) 975-3030
Fax: (734) 975-3012

MHealthy is a University-wide effort to encourage healthier living through increased activity, attention to physical safety in the workplace, and other health and wellness efforts. It aims to promote discussion and motivate commitment to well-being by embracing health as a community. The initiative was announced in 2004 by President Coleman to promote the health and well-being of the U-M community and advance public discussion and social commitment to change by developing, testing, and studying efforts to improve community wellness.  In Jan. 2007, President Coleman made the program a long-range feature of the university with campus-wide involvement of faculty and staff and an administrative home in UHR.

Office for Institutional Equity
2072 Administrative Services, 1009 Greene Street
Phone: 734-763-0235
TTY: 734-647-1388
Fax: 734-936-8894
Email: institutional.equity@umich.edu

Office for Institutional Equity developed from merging the Office for a Multicultural Community and the Sexual Harassment Policy Office. OIE serves as a vital resource and leader in promoting and furthering the University’s commitment to diversity and equal opportunity for all members of its community by providing training and consultation services to Faculty, staff and administrators related to issues of discrimination or harassment on the basis of protected categories (e.g. race, gender, etc.).

Recruiting and Employment Services
G250 Wolverine Tower, 3003 South State Street
Phone: (734) 615-2000

Recruiting and Employment Services administers the Promotional Openings Program (job postings), assists units in recruitment, including at the executive level, conducts career counseling for staff and administers the job placement for staff affected by reductions in force (RIF).

Staff Human Resources
2005 Wolverine Tower, 3003 South State Street
Phone: (734) 763-2387
Fax: (734) 763-6787

Staff Human Resources provides advice and assistance to employees, supervisors and administrators on a wide-range of university policy and, conducts supervisory training programs and administers staff salary and job classification programs.

Temporary Staffing Services
G250 Wolverine Tower, 3003 South State Street
Phone: (734) 763-5740
Fax: (734) 763-2205

Information for units employing temporary employees.

Work/Life Resource Center (WLRC)
2072 Administrative Services, 1009 Greene Street
Phone: (734) 936-8677
Fax: (734) 936-8894
Email: worklife@umich.edu

WLRC helps UM students, faculty and staff locate resources and make suitable care arrangements for their family members (young children and/or elderly or disabled relatives). WLRC also provides educational programs on parenting and eldercare topics.