HR Update

Matt Gingerich next to a tree
Meet Matt Gingerich

“I’m working toward becoming a certified arborist, and the University is a great place to grow my skills. 

“Well-maintained trees help keep our buildings cooler, reduce our energy expenditure, sequester carbon, and provide a welcoming campus environment. We actively manage more than 10,000 trees by pruning them, treating them for illnesses, and, if needed, taking down dying trees to replace them with healthy new trees. 

“Being able to bike to work, learning from knowledgeable coworkers, and banking my overtime for more vacation are other reasons why I like working at the U.”—Matt Gingerich, Assistant Gardener, Teamsters Local 320  

Favorite tree: sugar maple

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Updates and deadlines for HR leads for the Employee Engagement Survey.

University medical plan administrator Medica will replace its Fit Choices gym reimbursement program on December 31, 2023. Learn about other options available in this blog post.

Now open to all part-time and full-time employees!

Fidelity has added a Roth In-Plan Conversion feature to the University of Minnesota Optional Retirement Plan (ORP), effective September 1, 2023.

Updated temporary ELR units of assignments.