After the Human Resources Department receives a copy of your contract or your new hire information, you will be contacted to schedule a benefits appointment.
Please bring the following information with you to expedite the orientation process:
At the meeting, you will receive authorizations for identification cards, Internet/e-mail access, laptop authorization (if applicable), and information on your parking permit and recreation pass. Your benefits appointment is scheduled to last one hour or less.
If you have questions, you may contact Kimberly DePetro, benefits assistant, at 906-227-2470.
After your appointment, you must remember to enroll in the NMU Retirement Plan. If you forget to enroll, you will automatically be defaulted to the TIAA-CREF Lifecycle Fund.
Retirement Enrollment You will be directed to TIAA-CREF to enroll
Click on ‘Enroll Now’
Enroll on line – click on: ‘403(b) Retirement Plan’
Register with TIAA_CREF’ (or log in if already have a User ID with TIAA-CREF
Follow instructions. Note: Do not change the ‘150722’ access code listed.
Must have User ID and Password
First, register as a member if you enrolled in the NMU Health Plan at your benefits appointment.
Sign up to get Explanation of Benefits on line
Search for PPO Providers – Community Blue/Blue Preferred (Use ‘KMU’ for prefix for out-of-state search)
Holiday Schedule – Holidays and Seasonal Bonus Days
NMU Health Center – Hours and Services
Public Safety – Information on Parking and Emergency Text Alert Program
Recreation Membership Information – As a benefits-eligible employee, you are entitled to a free Recreation Pass. Click here for information on passes for spouse/dependents.
Tax Deferred Annuity [403(b)] Vendors - Enrollment information must be obtained by contacting the vendor of your choosing. Employees who are interested in having a portion of their income placed in a 403(b) tax-deferred annuity plan through payroll deduction may do so ONLY with the companies listed. Salary Reduction Agreement forms are also available in the Human Resources office and are required prior to activating the deduction.
Employees are encouraged to inquire as to whether an organization of interest offers a discount. Many local businesses do offer discounts to faculty, staff, and students.