University of Minnesota
Office of Human Resources
http://www.umn.edu/ohr
612-625-2016

Workshops and Events


Health Benefits Workshop

This workshop is for employees who are interested in learning more about their benefit options—medical, dental, life insurance, disability benefits, and pre-tax flexible spending accounts—and would like assistance before completing their enrollment online. This workshop complements New Employee Orientation by providing detailed benefits information. New employees should plan to attend the earliest session following their start date at the University.

Registration is required, and you can register online. If you have questions, call 4-UOHR (612-624-8647) to reach Employee Benefits.

DateTimeLocation
Wednesday, December 179-10:30 a.m.210 Donhowe
Thursday, January 229-10:30 a.m.210 Donhowe
Thursday, February 199-10:30 a.m.210 Donhowe
Wednesday, March 119-10:30 a.m.210 Donhowe
Monday, April 209-10:30 a.m.210 Donhowe
Thursday, May 219-10:30 a.m.210 Donhowe
Friday, June 269-10:30 a.m.210 Donhowe
Online Presentation


If you are not able to attend a scheduled workshop, choose a link below to view an online presentation of the Health Benefits Workshop.

Narrated presentation: [Desktop] || [Mobile (iOS 6+, Android Browser 4.4.2+)]
Slides with notes: [PDF]


New Employee Orientation

Orientation presents information on employee benefits and University policies, followed by an opportunity to meet with representatives from both the University and health care organizations regarding resources and services available to employees. Breakout sessions that cover information relevant to each employee's specific employee group are also held.

Register online or return the registration form included in your invitation.

DateTimeLocation
Wednesday, December 178-11 a.m.McNamara Alumni Center on the East Bank of the Minneapolis campus
Wednesday, January 218-11 a.m.McNamara Alumni Center on the East Bank of the Minneapolis campus
Wednesday, February 188-11 a.m.McNamara Alumni Center on the East Bank of the Minneapolis campus
Wednesday, March 188-11 a.m.McNamara Alumni Center on the East Bank of the Minneapolis campus
Friday, April 178-11 a.m.McNamara Alumni Center on the East Bank of the Minneapolis campus
Wednesday, May 208-11 a.m.McNamara Alumni Center on the East Bank of the Minneapolis campus
Wednesday, June 178-11 a.m.McNamara Alumni Center on the East Bank of the Minneapolis campus

Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS)

This online presentation is for eligible civil service and labor represented staff who want to learn more about their mandatory retirement plan, the Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS).

Narrated presentation: [Desktop] || [Mobile (iOS 6+, Android Browser 4.4.2+)]
Slides with notes: [PDF]


Voluntary Retirement Program

All faculty and staff who are paid on a continuing basis are eligible to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan and the Section 457 Deferred Compensation Plan — two voluntary retirement plans offered through the University that allow you to contribute on a pre-tax basis toward your retirement. Learn about both the similarities and differences between these two plans and your investment options.

Registration is required. Call 4-UOHR (612-624-8647) to register.

DateTimeLocation
Wednesday, January 142:30-3:30 p.m.210 Donhowe
TBD2:30-3:30 p.m.210 Donhowe

Online Presentation

If you are unable to attend one of the scheduled workshops, choose a link below to view an online presentation about the Voluntary Retirement Programs.

Narrated presentation: [Desktop] || [Mobile (iOS 6+, Android Browser 4.4.2+)]
Slides with notes: [PDF]