Eastern Michigan University

Human Resources

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Develops, implements, counsels and enrolls all faculty and staff in specific benefit programs. Processes all benefit claims. Administers the employee tuition waiver program. Administers all University retirement programs and processes tax deferred annuity plans.

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Benefits Philosophy

Eastern Michigan University is dedicated to providing a solid foundation of employee benefits that allows its employees to meet personal and family needs. We believe that our employees are best able to contribute to the accomplishment of EMU's mission if their family is healthy and secure. We acknowledge that benefits are an important component of total compensation– and that means that we need to communicate effectively with you to promote your full understanding and value of the benefits program.


Employee Service Recognition 2014

Please join in congratulating employees who have achieved 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 years of service with EMU.  These employees were recognized at the Annual Employee Recognition event on March 24, 2014.  Click on this link to see the list of 2014 service award honorees by Division.  To see photos of the honorees and scenes from the event, please click on this link.  Honorees may add or remove photos by contacting the Benefits Office at 734-487-3195.


Let's Get Physical - 2014 Activities & Events

"Walk the Walk" for the American Heart Association

Join EMU leaders on walks around campus leading up to the Washetnaw County Heart Walk and 5K Run for the American Heart Association on Saturday, May 10, 2014.  The pre-walks will be held at noon, leaving from the Student Center Circle Drive.  Register at this link for one or more walks.  Water and giveaways provided.  The Walks will be lead by EMU administrators as shown below.

Wed., April 2 - National Walking Day

Kim Schatzel, Provost & Executive Vice President

Thur., April 10

Heather Lyke, Vice President, Athletics

David Turner, Vice President, Human Resources

Thur., April 17

Gloria Hage, General Counsel

Tom Venner, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Thurs., April 24

Susan Martin, President

John Lumm, Chief Financial Officer

Walter Kraft, Vice President, Communications

Geoff Larcom, Executive Director, Media Relations

Thur., May 1

Kim Schatzel, Provost & Executive Vice President

Christine Karshin, Associate Dean, College of Health and Human Services

Click here for a flyer containing the schedule of Walks.

Visit the Wellness page for more information on 2014 Wellness Activities and Events


BCBSM Personal Appointment Schedule

EMU's dedicated BCBSM representative is on site each Tuesday, from 10 am to 3 pm to meet individually with employees about medical plan benefits or claims questions. Click this link to schedule an appointment.   The next appointment date is Tuesday, April 8.


TIAA-CREF Schedule

Check back soon for an updated schedule of TIAA-CREF personal financial counseling sessions.

If you're retiring soon, attend the Horizons Retirement Planning Workshop. 

  • See Agenda at this link.
  • The April 11 workshop is full.  It will be offered again next Spring.


Employee Benefits Updates

Please click here to review important updates and reminders about your employee benefits.

March 2014 Update

January 2014 Update 


Employee Self Service

Follow the steps below to see your 2014 employee benefits and payroll deductions

  • Log into myemich
  • Click on the Employee tab from the Self-Service options
  • Click on Benefits and Deductions - Regular Staff and Faculty Only
  • Click on Benefit Statement
  • Click Select (there will be a dot by My Benefit Summary)
  • Click Select to see current benefits (Current will be shown in box, or you can change to a previous year)

You will see a summary of your 2014 benefit coverages, and current payroll deductions/percentages


More Ways to contact the Benefits office

ASK Benefits - click on this link.

Email the Benefits Office at hr_benefits@emich.edu.

Call the Benefits Office at 734-487-3195.

Visit the Benefits Office at 140 McKenny Hall between 8am and 5pm weekdays.