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* WORKERS' COMPENSATION PROCESS REVISIONS: Effective January 1, 2015, the revised instructions and forms will be available on the Department of Risk Management and Workers' Compensation webpage located at http://www.emich.edu/riskmanagement/. Any forms which your department may have pre-printed should be destroyed and the new forms should be used beginning January 1, 2015 as they contain new information related to the process.

New Clinic: The Workers' Compensation Act allows employers to direct medical care for the first 28 days after inception of medical treatment due to a work-related injury/illness. Currently, employees are directed to seek treatment at either of the two Midwest Health Center locations in Romulus and Dearborn. As of January 1, 2015, an additional occupational health clinic has been included as a designated clinic where employees may seek medical treatment. Washtenaw Urgent Care in Ann Arbor, which is located at the SE corner of Washtenaw and S. Huron Parkway, in the Arlington Square Building. Access to the building is available off Washtenaw via several "service drive" entrances or off S. Huron Parkway. Except in the case of a life-threatening emergency, failure to seek medical treatment at a designated clinic may delay or deny an employee's medical claim.

Authorization for Treatment Form: Another addition to the injury report is the "Authorization for Treatment" form which must be completed and signed by a Supervisor, for the employee to provide to the clinic when seeking treatment  A supervisor's signature on this form indicates that they are aware of the injury, and that the employee will be seeking medical treatment.  Failure to provide this form to the employee may delay treatment at the clinic. For additional information, please visit the following websites:

EMU Department of Risk Management and Workers' Compensation webpage or visit the 
Michigan Workers' Compensation Board FAQ webpage. Please do not hesitate to contact the Department of Risk Management and Workers' Compensation at 487-1357, or via email to tpiercec@emich.edu (workers' compensation) or dsalk@emich.edu (Director of Risk Management) if you have any questions.


YEAR-END GIFTS: The end of the year is quickly approaching and The Foundation is asking for your assistance so that they can process year-end gifts in a timely manner. If you have any checks delivered to your office, be sure to include the envelope when sending them to the EMU Foundation for receipting. The IRS requires EMU to prove delivery by Dec. 31, 2014 in order to process a 2014 tax receipt. All gifts that arrive to individual departments during the holidays should be delivered to the EMU Foundation on or before the end of the business day, Monday, January 5, 2015 to receive a 2014 tax receipt. Please direct any questions to Cherie Burkheiser, Midge Elkins or Garima Sharma at The Foundation at 484-1322.

Today's Events

* DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER & C.A.T.E. TESTING CENTER WILL BE CLOSED: The Disability Resource Center in the Student Center and The C.A.T.E. Testing Center in the Porter Building will be closed today, Friday, Dec. 19, at 10 a.m. and will re-open at 2 p.m. You can leave a message at 487-2470 and your call will be returned after 2 p.m. 


PUBLIC SAFETY WILL TEST CAMPUS OUTDOOR/INDOOR SPEAKERS: The EMU Department of Public Safety will be conducting a test of all of the campus outdoor speakers along with the in-building speakers for two buildings, the Oakwood Parking Structure and the Indoor Athletic Practice Facility today, Dec. 19 at 12 p.m. The test message will run for approximately two minutes.If you have any questions regarding the test process or any matter related to emergency response on campus, please contact the Emergency Management Office at487-0799.


PLANNED NETWORK DOWNTIME: Maintenance of EMU's wireless and wired network is scheduled for tonight, Dec. 19, beginning at 6 p.m. and completing by midnight. During this maintenance, the following buildings will experience extended network service interruptions and services will be sporadically unavailable:

  • Wireless network - all buildings.
  • Wired Network - Marshall Building ONLY;  The wired network in all other buildings will remain available.

This maintenance is scheduled for this date after residence halls close and finals are complete to minimize impact on classes and students living in residence halls.  During this maintenance window, please make arrangements to access EMU systems from the campus wired network (except Marshall) or via remote/Internet access (where appropriate). For a full list of all systems affected please visit IT’s system outage page. All other systems and services remain AVAILABLE via the campus wired network (except Marshall) or via remote/Internet including:

Please contact the Help Desk at 487-2120 or it.helpdesk@emich.edu if you have any questions about this scheduled downtime. We appreciate your patience during this important and required system outage.


SUBMISSIONS IN EMU TODAY: Please note, EMU TODAY is an internal daily e-blast sent to faculty and staff. To submit an announcement or post an event, please forward your entry electronically to emu_today@emich.edu. Please be sure to format your entry with a title and include a description of the event, where the event will be held (room and building), the date and time, and a contact name, phone number and/or e-mail address. For questions, contact Debra Johnson at 487-2484 or email at djohn144@emich.edu.

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