More About Voices of the Staff

About Voices

Voices was launched in February 2005 to give staff, at all University campuses and the Health System, a stronger voice for developing and sharing ideas about the campus community topics that matter most to staff.

About 100 staff members from all areas of the University community were selected from staff nominations to become the initial Voices team. A subset of that group has a direct dialog with the University’s executive officers and shares ideas regularly with President Mary Sue Coleman and Associate Vice President for Human Resources Laurita Thomas.

Voices Mission

Voices of the Staff engages employees by providing opportunities for dialog with university executives and a chance to help make U-M a better workplace.

Voices Participant Demographics

Voices participants are selected from a pool of applicants gathered every year in March. Staff are carefully chosen to attempt to mirror the demographics of the university as a whole.

Voices Informational Toolkit

The documents in this toolkit are intended to help Voices members share the experience and value of Voices with colleagues. The toolkit includes: