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Fall 2008 Newsletter

TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS - UMD Human Resources offers training/workshops related to professional development, supervisory development, personal development, wellness and health. See

OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARDS - Outstanding Service Awards (Continuous Service and Project Award) have been developed to recognize the outstanding contributions of employees in the following job classifications: (1) Civil Service (non-bargaining) employees; (2) AFSCME employees; (3) TEAMSTER employees; and (4) Academic Professional and Administrative (P&A) employees who do not hold faculty rank. Employees holding faculty rank are eligible for other monetary awards. See

HEALTH & WELLNESS FAIR/FLU SHOT CLINIC - Whether it's choosing the medical/dental plan option during Open Enrollment that's right for you, picking the right investment, or learning about wellness and safety related issues, you will find helpful information at the Health & Wellness Fair. Flu Shot Clinic schedule is also available at

OPEN ENROLLMENT runs from November 1-December 1, 2008 and takes effect January 1, 2009. You will receive the Open Enrollment booklet from UofM Employee Benefits soon.

EMPLOYEE HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER was created to help UPlan members and their dependents become more healthy. It offers a variety of services to help you obtain and maintain good health. Services are low-cost or free to eligible UPlan members. EHWC consists of QuickCare Clinic, Medication Therapy Management Clinic and Wellness Coaching.

QuickCare Clinic is a clinic for UMD employees, spouses/same-sex domestic partners, and dependent children. An experienced physician assistant provides basic services such as treating ear pain and strep, to immunizations. Co-pay is $5.00. No appointments needed and visits usually take about 15 minutes. There is no copayment for immunizations.

Medication Therapy Management Clinic (MTM) is a service offered at no cost to eligible UPlan participants. MTM helps creates a partnership between you, your physician and a trained pharmacist, who work together to ensure all of your medications are necessary, safe, effective and convenient.

The Wellness Coach can help motivate and encourage eligible UPlan members to better health. Your health coach provides unbiased, up-to-date information to assist you with the development of a personalized wellness plan to effectively change behavior.

UMD TOBACCO/SMOKING CESSATION PROGRAM (TSCP) - If you’re looking to quit, the UMD Tobacco/Smoking Cessation program is here to help. Our team of health professionals will assist you in creating a customized plan to become tobacco free. We will support you along the way with guidance from a qualified health educator, prescriptions for tobacco cessation medications, and medication counseling from a qualified pharmacist. The counseling program is free for UMD faculty, staff, and their families.

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM - St. Luke’s EAP provides assessment and referral services to promote the health of employees and their immediate family members. Using EAP both as a preventative service and crisis intervention service for personal and job-related problems is encouraged. Available 24-hours a day, 365 days a year, to make an appointment or for information: or 1-888-355-8495.

UMD COOKBOOK - Consider submitting a recipe for the UMD Cookbook.
Deadline is December 3, 2008. Your recipe will be part of the UMD Cookbook that the UMD Wellness Program/UMD HR is putting together? The good news is -- YOU can earn the cookbook for FREE. To submit a recipe, see the instructions at

UMD HIP (Health Improvement Program) is one of UMD Employee Wellness Program's offerings in collaboration with the Employee Health & Wellness Center/Wellness Coaching. It is free and designed to help faculty and staff who are: looking for a safe and effective health behavior change program, striving to reach their optimal health, and looking to improve nutrition and exercise habits as well as stress management and overall wellness.

EMPLOYEE USAVE DISCOUNTS - Duluth area businesses that provides discount to UMD employees and students,

University of Minnesota USave Discounts available to University employees.

UNITED COMBINED COMMUNITY CAMPAIGN - Each year the UMD Campus, along with others across the Duluth community, unites in support of organizations trying to help those that are in need of assistance. UMD has a long standing tradition of generosity of giving, through the campaign. See

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