5 things you need to know this week

By Life@TheU

5 things you need to know this week

By Life@TheU
A weekly series designed to highlight events, benefits, perks, and items of interest for University of Miami faculty and staff.

Celebrating our abilities in the workplace
Multiple dates in October
We’re fortunate to be part of an incredibly diverse community at UM that strives to create a supportive environment where our unique abilities come together to transform lives and create an inclusive culture of belonging. Take a moment this October, during National Disabilities in the Workplace Awareness month, to learn about the resources available at the University and how you can support an inclusive environment for people with disabilities. There are several events you can register to attend on all three campuses. Employees enrolled in UM’s Well ’Canes incentives program can earn points by attending these sessions. Learn more

New Microsoft Office features 
Available now
Explore new productivity features and tools, such as Power Business Intelligence (BI) Pro, audio conferencing, MyAnalytics, and more. The expanded Microsoft license also offers advanced security by providing multi-tiered protection against spam, viruses, malware, and phishing attempts, including encryption services to further protect your personal information. 

Open Enrollment benefits fairs
Monday, Oct. 14 - Thursday, Oct. 17
Starting October 14, you’ll have the opportunity to enroll in or make changes to your medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, and flexible spending account (FSA) plans for coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2020. Interested in learning more about  Open Enrollment and your benefits? Visit a ’Canes Total Rewards Fair for information regarding benefits, free flu shots, massages, wellness screenings, and more.

UHealth wants to hear from you 
Coming soon!
Are you currently using UHealth providers and services? Or do you have a preferred health care provider elsewhere? UHealth wants to hear about your patient experiences. Your feedback is essential in helping UHealth provide the best care and service. Be on the lookout for a quick and confidential survey to help us better serve you and your family, and our community.

Three chefs and a...discount  
Available now! 
University faculty, staff, and students are eligible to receive discounts from a number of local restaurants and retail shops by presenting their UM I.D. Now on the list—3 Chefs and a Chicken. The ten percent off purchase offer is available now for dine-in customers at the location on US1 near the Coral Gables campus. Check out our guide to discounts at the U for more ways to save.