They expect full time commitment, but no one check in on you. They are understanding of early dismissal and later starts. Life happens.
There are 2 statuses: Exempt and non-exempt. One has a 40 hour limit, then overtime if needed, and the other has no set hourly limit and you get paid your flat salary no matter how many hours you work. Most of the exempt positions (work however many hours) are in research or research support positions where you may be in the middle of an experiment or you may need to come in because, for example, there was a surprise review of some records that you need to be available for to provide any documentation needed, etc. But most non-faculty and admin jobs are 40 hrs.
What is the vacation policy like at The University of Michigan? How many vacation days do you get per year?
It is dependent on your position. Staff accrue 1 day per month for the first 5 years, 1.5 days until year 8, and then 2 days per month after that. If your position is NOT considered "critical care" (this includes more than just patient care; anything essential to keeping the U running daily) you also get the four working days between Christmas and New Years off, paid (in addition to your regular vacation accrual), and if you ARE critical care you may work those days but you get equal vacation time for every hour worked during those days. If you are a Post Doc working in a lab you do NOT accrue vacation time but you have a set salary and can ask your boss for time off, which is paid just by the nature of how salaries work.
How long does it take to get hired from start to finish at The University of Michigan? What are the steps along the way?
It only took 2 weeks. Interview, fill out employment documents. Hired.
If you were in charge, what would you do to make The University of Michigan a better place to work?
So much; starting with cutting salaries from the top; mandated retirement at 65. Carry over time served to each department. I could name 20 people in management and ethics that I would cut; they do nothing! Most are never there and when they are they sit around with supervisors; not to work; to be self rewarding. In other wards patting each other on the back. Make them be held responsible for their department and employees. Give back to the workers and recognize them as the essential working staff. Make all management and supervisors uphold themselves to the workers standards. Too many chiefs and not enough indians.
What would you suggest The University of Michigan management do to prevent others from leaving?
Help employees grow professionally. Be creative about finding ways to put their talents to work.
I noticed the pay is about $8.90 an hour and I was told that minimum wage was $8.89 an hour. Does this establishment offer raises at times?
No, it has not happened with me
What questions did they ask during your interview at The University of Michigan?
How comfortable are you with talking to people of many cultures and communities?