Did you know?  More than one-third (36%) of Americans who contribute to an employer-sponsored retirement plan have never increased the percentage they contribute. 

This is according to a 2014 TIAA-CREF survey, which also found that one-quarter (25%) of respondents have never made changes to how their money is invested. 

During National Financial Literacy Month and annually, we encourage you to review your retirement strategy and ask yourself three questions:

  1. Am I enrolled in my employer's voluntary retirement savings plan, in addition to any automatic employer contributions? If not find out how to enroll today.
  2. When was the last time I increased my contributions?  You should aim to save 10-15% of your current annual income, including both your own contributions and any matching funds from your employer.
  3. Do I have the right mix of investments?

Over time, even a properly balanced portfolio can get out of balance.  Talk to a TIAA-CREF Financial Consultant to discuss the right investments for your own circumstances. 

We are proud to join TIAA-CREF to support National Financial Literacy Month.  Take advantage of the information, tools, and resources.  It's easier than you think to build your financial knowledge and work toward financial security.  To learn more, visit TIAA-CREF's National Financial Literacy Month home page.
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If you are a current participant in a flexible spending account for either health care and/or dependent care; or if you are eligible for the health reimbursement account (HRA), then you would have received a VISA card.  The card is already active and ready for you to use. In order to manage your account information, you will need to register.

Personal Services Contract Guidelines
Need extra help? NMU departments can supplement the current work force by hiring individuals through personal services contracts. There are several important guidelines about when and how independent contractors may be hired. Full Story

Holiday/Seasonal Bonus Schedules
The HR Department has finalized the dates for the holiday/seasonal bonus day schedules for each fiscal year up through 2018. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our department at 227-2330.

Staffing Best Practices
NMU prides itself on the knowledge, skills and real world experiences that our faculty brings to campus and classroom. This process begins with attracting and selecting quality candidates and is why the HR department is committed to developing and finding faculty with leadership qualities that better the university as a whole.

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Leadership Development and Supervisory Training!

We are in the process of developing a program to assist managers in dealing with responsibilities they encounter every day.  We will help develop skills to properly address problems and provide all the necessary resources to achieve the confidence of becoming a great leader!  Stay tuned for special invitations and website updates on our development progress
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Michigan's "Right to Work" Law

Michigan’s “Right to Work” law is now in effect.  How does that affect you?  Click here to read key points.

Blue Health Connection

The Blue Health Connection allows employees access to resources that help them stay healthy, get healthier, and manage illness. Get access to health assessments, online health coaching, a 24-hour nurse line, chronic condition and disease management skills, a program that assists in quitting smoking and more. Visit www.bcbsm.com and log in to member secured services for more details. 

Position Description
NMU's PeopleAdmin system allows you to submit your position questionnaire or management questionnaire through mynmu.nmu.edu.  On the employee services tab, click "Position Management and Recruiting" in the Web for Employees box and follow the directions.  Call our office at 906-227-2330 with any questions.