University of Minnesota
Office of Human Resources


The 2014 Summary of Benefits books for both the UPlan Medical Program and UPlan Dental Program are available online for your use as a reference guide throughout the year. These documents describe your coverage in detail, the eligibility guidelines for your dependents, and your rights to appeal a coverage decision.

Wellness Points Program

Start earning wellness points toward reduced UPlan Medical Program premiums in 2015. Get started now!

OHR Work+ Pilot

The Office of Human Resources is piloting Work+, an alternative workspace program, in the Donhowe Building. Learn more about the space redesign which supports collaboration and innovation.

Same-Sex Domestic Partner Benefits

Same-sex marriage was legalized in Minnesota on August 1, 2013, and the University is now offering benefits-eligible employees the opportunity to cover their same-sex spouse under the plan.

Benefits Open Enrollment begins on November 1, and benefits-eligible employees will have the opportunity to enroll their spouse or same-sex domestic partner for UPlan coverage for 2014. New employees who begin employment after Open Enrollment closes will be able to enroll their spouse or same-sex domestic partner for coverage from their time of eligibility through December 31, 2014.

Same-sex domestic partner medical, dental, and life insurance coverage will not be offered after December 31, 2014, since coverage for same-sex spouses is now available. This is consistent with the benefits offerings for opposite-sex couples.

Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) will require most Americans who are not already covered by Medicare to have health insurance in 2014—whether from the University, a private insurance company, or from a marketplace such as Minnesota’s MNsure. Individuals who do not have health insurance coverage by January 1, 2014, risk having to pay a tax penalty. Even though there are more health care options, we believe the UPlan or a plan offered by your spouse’s or same-sex domestic partner’s employer will remain your best option for coverage, if you are benefits eligible.

The Affordable Care Act makes it clear: it’s up to you to make sure you have health insurance beginning in 2014. The University of Minnesota is here to help by explaining the options available to you and the steps you need to take so you are covered.

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.