From Kevin’s Desk: Our Essential and Innovative Staff (5/15/2020)

Dear Colleagues:

Happy Friday!

As much of the campus continues to work remotely, I remain impressed by the ways our B&F teams have quickly adapted their services and found creative solutions to meet customer needs. One great example is the service ingenuity happening at the Shared Services Center (SSC). Since March, the SSC teams have moved customer onboarding sessions into on-demand videos, they’ve switched university suppliers from paper to electronic invoicing processes, and they’ve created new procedures so employees can submit benefits and other HR forms securely via MBox and avoid the need to find fax machines. You can read more about these and many other creative efforts happening at the SSC on our B&F website. Thank you to the SSC and to all the B&F teams who are adjusting their work to support our campus community.

This week, employees from F&O’s Logistics & Parking; Environment, Health & Safety; and Custodial & Grounds Services were featured on UMSocial’s campaign to recognize essential staff.  In support of this effort, each week we will be posting additional information about these and other B&F staff on our website.  You can follow the entire campaign on the University of Michigan Instagram channel or see the photos on the UMSocial homepage if you don’t have an Instagram account. I encourage you to check it out and help spread the word about this awesome campaign — so cool!

With much appreciation and gratitude,