Results and Resources

Voices participants regularly contribute input to help shape the university’s programs and policies for the better. They also deliver innovative conferences, develop helpful websites, produce insightful videos, and create useful resources. For a quick summary of the decade and a half of difference made by staff, view this Voices Accomplishments flier.

Voices Progress Reports

Voices, as it's often called, is a volunteer-based initiative that was launched in February 2005 to give staff, at all university campuses and Michigan Medicine, a stronger voice for developing and sharing ideas about the campus community topics that matter most to staff. Progress reports are created to provide a snapshot of the impact that positive and sustained employee engagement has made on our university.  

Check out the 2022 Report!

For more about the experience, see the Voices of the Staff 2022 annual report in Adobe Express (or view a more accessible webpage version). The digital report provides a sense of Voices history, the makeup of the program, videos from current members, and supportive statements from leaders.  

U-M StaffWorks Best Practice and Technology Conference

U-M StaffWorks is a showcase of speakers and poster sessions by Michigan staff highlighting insight, innovation, experience, and expertise in the use of technology and best practices to support the services and operations of the university. The event was held in 2011, 2013, and 2016. Each session featured approximately 100 staff-developed presentations and posters.  

U-M StaffWorks connects staff from across campus to cultivate shared learning opportunities and networking. And it provides a forum to share experiences and help U-M colleagues find proven implementable solutions.