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Mission Statement

To deliver innovative human resource services that recognize, value and enhance people and the University of Michigan Health System.

Vision

Partners for Workplace Solutions that Create a Better Tomorrow.

Purpose

The UMHS Human Resources Department is responsible for the administration of the University's comprehensive personnel programs in four major units:

These units employ approximately 19,000 of the University's approximately 32,000 regular faculty and staff.

Our Role

The role of Human Resources (HR) is to provide a full range of professional personnel services including recruitment, employment, affirmative action and diversity, salary administration, training and development, human resources information, human resources planning, management, information, organizational effectiveness, employee relations, union relations, and payroll. A knowledge of the unique operations of the four units serviced provides the basis for representing and reflecting their specific needs in the formulation of University-wide policies and procedures.

HR ensures that the personnel programs are consistently administered in conformity with federal and state laws, University policies, procedures, practices and agreements with labor organizations.

Primary among the many concerns of HR are the recruitment, development and retention of a highly competent and stable work force and the creation and maintenance of a positive working environment.

In order to add value, we are preparing managers and supervisors to handle the regular Human Resources decisions, and the Human Resources department will provide leadership in the ongoing development of policy, procedures, and programs.

Therefore, the Human Resources staff will be either generalists or specialists who: