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Office of Human Resources

employee Engagement Survey Response rates rose in 2015

Response rates for both faculty and staff increased for the 2015 E2 Employeee Engagement Survey which had a 67% overall response rate. Faculty responses increased from 53% in 2014 to 56% in 2015. Staff response rates also increased, rising from 68% in 2014 to 70% in 2015.

Online resources for supervisors, managers, and other include a video tutorial on identifying trends in engagement data, a communications toolkit, an action planning guide, on-demand webinar on the 2015 survey report.

Wellness Program News

Starting on October 1, 2015, you begin earning wellness points toward saving either $400 or $600 on your 2017 UPlan medical rates, depending on your tier of coverage. You have until August 31, 2016, to earn enough points for a full reward.

You and your covered spouse can each earn 150 wellness points when you take the wellness assessment by March 31, 2016.

Knowing that wellness has a different meaning to everyone, many types of programs are offered to reward employees for focusing on their health. Get started.

BenefitS News

If you made a change in your benefits during Open Enrollment, you can check your new coverage online. Go to the MyU portal, click on the My Benefits button, then click on the Benefits Summary link at the bottom of the page. Enter the effective date of coverage and click on Go. To view your Open Enrollment changes, enter 1/1/16.

If you have questions, please contact the Employee Benefits Service Center at 612-624-8647 or 800-756-2363 or by email at


Employee Self-Service

Go to Employee Self-Service to view:

  • Pay Statements
  • Vacation and Sick Leave Balances
  • Direct Deposit
  • Updates to W-4 Tax Information
  • Reissued W-2 Forms
  • Employment Verification

Applying at the University

Search & apply for job openings with the University's Employment System.

New Employee Orientation

The Office of Human Resources hosts New Employee Orientation to help you learn more about the University community and its policies, benefits, resources, and opportunities.