University of Minnesota
Office of Human Resources


The third E2 Employee Engagement Survey opened on October 12. The survey is an opportunity for faculty and staff to have their voices heard.

Look for an email from Hay Group (, the University's external vendor, sent to benefits-eligible faculty and staff on all campuses. Take the survey by Friday, October 30.

Current response rates by college or unit are available on the Leadership and Talent Development section of the website.

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.

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment is available November 1-30. There are no plan changes or medical plan rate increases for 2016. If you earned the 400 or 600 wellness points, your 2016 medical rates are lower than the 2015 rates.

There's no need to enroll if you have a medical or dental plan that works for you and your family, and you want to keep it. But you do need to enroll if you have a health care or dependent daycare flexible spending account and want the account again in 2016.

You can also change to a different medical or dental plan; add or cancel dependents; enroll in short- or long-term disability, or add child life insurance.

Read the U & Your Benefits newsletter with all of the Open Enrollment information.


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.