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Announcement

Rackham Graduate School will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22. We will return at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, November 27. During the holiday, there will be no processing of application materials and no updates to your Wolverine Access account. After we reopen, there will be a delay in processing application materials. Thank you for your patience as we process the high volume of materials.

Employment

Finding Employment

Student Employment Office

The Student Employment Office maintains listings for part-time Work-Study and regular (non-Work-Study) jobs for both University and non-University employers. Students can search the listings and apply for jobs on the website.

U-M Careers

The U-M Careers website provides listings for permanent positions at the University as well as graduate student positions—graduate student instructors (GSIs), graduate student research assistants (GSRAs), and graduate student staff assistants (GSSAs)—available only to matriculated U-M graduate students.

Temporary Staffing Services

Temp Services fills positions that are limited in duration—ranging from a half day up to one year—and cover situations such as special projects, events, workflow peaks, unscheduled absences, scheduled leaves or vacations, and pending recruitment for regular positions.

U-M Family Helpers

The Family Helpers program connects members of the U-M community who want to offer occasional/short-term/part-time services with members of the U-M community in need of assistance. Services may include child care, tutoring, elder care, house sitting, yard work, running errands, pet care, and housekeeping. Access is limited to current U-M students, benefits-eligible retirees, and current faculty and staff members, and individuals offering services must pass a State of Michigan background check before their profiles are posted. Family Helpers indicate the services offered and their general availability, and U-M faculty, staff, and students can log in to view profiles and contact potential Family Helpers. Faculty, staff, and students may also post a Help Wanted Ad, and Family Helpers are encouraged to check these job opportunities frequently. Rate of pay and other details are negotiated between the client and the Family Helper.

Human Resources/Workplace Resources

GradCare and Other Health Insurance Information

An overview of different health care insurance options for Rackham students, including students with appointments as Graduate Student Instructors (GSI), Graduate Student Staff Assistants (GSSA), Graduate Student Research Assistants (GSRA), and those who have benefit-eligible fellowships.

Graduate Employees Organization (GEO)

The Graduate Employees Organization is the union that represents approximately 1,600 Graduate Student Instructors (GSIs) and Graduate Student Staff Assistants (GSSAs) at U-M. It is one of 13 graduate employee unions in the United States and the second oldest in the country.

Work/Life Resource Center

The Work/Life Resource Center is a starting point for the U-M community to learn about resources and tools to promote work/life balance. Services include help in locating child care and elder care, educational programs, consultation on flexible scheduling, and child care leaves of absence.

Office of Institutional Equity

The Office for Institutional Equity (OIE) provides programs and services for faculty, staff, and students to support diversity, inclusiveness, equal access, equitable treatment, and cultural understanding and competency. OIE provides training and consultation on achieving and supporting diversity in the workplace, on Americans with Disabilities Act issues, and on preventing and resolving discrimination and discriminatory harassment. Visit the website to view the Discrimination and Discriminatory Harassment Resolution Process.

Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FASAP)

FASAP is a University of Michigan program that offers a number of services designed to help staff, faculty, and their immediate family members with personal difficulties encountered at both work and home. A student who is also a University employee (i.e., a GSI/GSSA/GSRA) is eligible for assistance from FASAP. Services provided by FASAP, all of which are free of charge and confidential, include:

  • Short-term counseling services to all staff, faculty, and their immediate family members on personal, emotional, family and work place issues
  • Personalized coaching services to assist with achieving professional or personal goals such as overcoming procrastination, improving work organization and completion of specific projects
  • Critical incident, trauma and grief counseling