Non-Appointment Related University Compensation

Applies to: All Faculty and Staff
  1. Policy

    Appointment as a full-time faculty or staff member generally precludes other employment at the University. Compensation for full-time appointments will cover all responsibilities to the University, including teaching, research, administrative and supervisory duties or other professional activities. Non-appointment related compensation may be approved for services which are clearly above and beyond those services which are associated with the faculty or staff member’s regular duties.


Retirement Furlough

Applies to: Regular Instructional Staff (Professorial Ranks Only)
  1. Policy

    A regular, instructional staff member of professorial rank hired prior to January 1, 1984, who meets the eligibility requirements is eligible for a terminal furlough year that may be taken as the last year preceding retirement or in partial installments over two or three years prior to the effective date of retirement, during which time the staff member is relieved of normal responsibilities and may be called upon to act in a consulting capacity to the University or to conduct research in his/her field of interest.


Discrimination and Harassment

Applies to: All Faculty and Staff Members

    It is the policy of the University of Michigan to maintain an academic and work environment free of discrimination and harassment for all students, faculty, and staff. Discrimination and harassment are contrary to the standards of the University community. They diminish individual dignity and impede educational opportunities, equal access to freedom of academic inquiry, and equal employment. Discrimination and harassment are barriers to fulfilling the University’s scholarly, research, educational, patient care, and service missions.


Weapon Possession

Applies to: Weapon Possession
  1. Policy

    Except as otherwise provided below, employees are prohibited at any time while on any property owned, leased or otherwise controlled by the University, or elsewhere in the course of their employment with the University, from possessing or discharging any firearm; possessing or using any explosive or any knife, sword or machete having a blade longer than four (4) inches or, in the case of a knife with a mechanism to lock the blade in place when open, longer than three (3) inches; or possessing, discharging or using any other dangerous weapon.


Social Security Eligibility

Applies to:

The University is required to withhold Social Security tax from salaries or wages of all its employees except those who are students and certain aliens.


Institute of Gerontology

Applies to:
  1. Policy

    The Institute of Gerontology was established jointly at the University of Michigan and Wayne State University by the Michigan State Legislature in May 1965 to develop new and improved programs for helping older people, to train persons to work in the field of aging, to conduct research related to the needs of older people and to offer community service programs in aging.


Student Counseling Services

Applies to:
  1. Policy

    1. No single University agency can best provide all the necessary responses to a student need or problem. The Student Affairs Counseling Office (SACO) works with the student until the appropriate solution or resource is found.

University Investments and Endowment Funds

Applies to: All Departments and Units of the University


The University of Michigan investment policies are governed by the Board of Regents. Principal sources of authorization are the University Bylaws and the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act (UPMIFA) enacted by the State of Michigan in 2009.

Centralized Management:

The University maintains centralized management for substantially all of its cash and investments. Units are not allowed to invest their own funds directly.