Tuition Support Program
In order to increase the career opportunities available to staff members at the University/Health System, enhance the performance of staff members and of their units, and encourage professional growth, the University/Health System offers a tuition support program. Financial tuition support is awarded at the discretion of the employing department.
A staff member is eligible for tuition support if he/she:
- Is currently employed at the University/Health System in a regular, non-bargained-for, full or part-time (no less than 50%=20 hrs/week) in Allied Health, Office, Primary Archivist, Curator, Librarian, Researcher, Professional/Administrative, or Technical job classifications, and
- Has been employed at the University/Health System in one of the above job families for at least six consecutive months at the time of enrollment for the class, and
- Intends to, and does, remain on the active payroll in one of the above job families during the entire term of the class at the same or greater appointment effort than that held by the staff member at the time of enrollment, and
- Takes the course for credit,
- Successfully completes the course, which is defined for purposes of this policy as receiving a grade of "B" or better for graduate level courses and a grade of "C" or better for all other courses, and
- Provides the required documentation in a timely manner
Additional questions should be directed to Human Resources Services at 734-647-5538 or refer to:
- 201.69-0 Tuition Support Program.pdf (55K) or
- 201.69-1 Special One-Year Tuition Diff Grant for Newly Recruited Faculty and Staff, etc..pdf (17K)
Employees in a job family covered by a labor agreement should refer to their agreement for specific information that may be different than the above information.
Regular staff members should contact their Human Resources Consultant at 734-647-2385. If you do not know who your Human Resources Consultant is, the Human Resources staff will be happy to direct your call to the appropriate Human Resources Consultant. Consultants provide assistance and guidance to staff members based on the staff member’s employing department.
You may want to check the revised policy 201.72-0 Reduction in Force (Reg. etc.).pdf (50K) or 201.72-1 Reduction in Force (Instructional Staff).pdf (11K) to assist you in compiling questions to ask your Human Resources Consultant.
Staff members may also want to take advantage of the counseling services available through the "Faculty & Staff Assistance Program". They can be contacted at 734-998-7500 or visit their Web site http://www.umich.edu/~fasap/
Unemployment compensation claims are researched and investigated by a staff member of the Human Resources/Affirmative Action Office. The staff member provides the Michigan’s "Unemployment Agency" relevant information for unemployment compensation claims. All decisions regarding unemployment compensation are the sole responsibility of the "Michigan Unemployment Agency".
You may also find helpful information on the Web site for Michigan’s Unemployment Agency.
You should contact the "Work Connections" office in Ann Arbor at 734-615-0643, or toll free at 1-877-869-5266. Their office is located in the Administrative Services Building on the corner of Hoover and Greene Streets.
They will provide you with a caring and supportive response to your individual needs.
Who do I call with my questions about Worker’s Compensation?
The Risk Management Office administers the Worker’s Compensation Program. You can contact them at 734-764-2200.
You can also refer to 519.02 Risk Management Services/Workers' Disability Compensation.pdf (42K) to help you formulate any questions you’d like to ask the Risk Management Office.