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News Briefs
Benefits Open Enrollment begins

Faculty and staff can review or revise their benefits elections for 2010 by using Self Service on Wolverine Access ( until 5 p.m. Nov. 6. Retirees can change their benefit elections by completing and returning the form in the back of their Open Enrollment books. Faculty, staff and retirees are encouraged to review updated plan and rate information and make sure their current elections continue to meet individual needs. No action is required if no benefit changes are needed. During Open Enrollment, faculty and staff may add eligible dependents to their benefits plans or remove them. Dependent eligibility information is available on the Benefits Office Web site at To view benefits plan information go to To consult with HR/Payroll Service Center staff, call 615-2000 or 866-647-7657.

Road closures continue through Friday

To accommodate the removal of a final construction crane, road closures on East Medical Center Drive and East Hospital Drive near the C.S. Mott Children's & Women's Hospitals project are scheduled to continue until the end of the work day Friday, University Planning reports. Entrances to U-M Health Services facilities and parking structures, except for staff using the Mott and Cardiovascular Center parking structures, remain open. For more information go to

For security's sake, check password

To protect personal privacy and security, Information and Technology Services (ITS) recommends that faculty and staff change UMICH Kerberos passwords about once every six months. An easy way to remember this is to change passwords as clocks are changed in the spring and fall. On Nov. 1, clocks are changed at the end of Daylight Saving Time. Faculty and staff should change their Kerberos passwords at the same time to meet the new security requirements available at

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