Friday, July 3, is UMHS Observed Holiday

Requesting holiday pay for the observed day.

Each program has a mechanism in place for house officers to request holiday pay.  Your collective bargaining agreement recognizes Saturday, July 4, as a holiday, while the University recognizes Friday, July 3, this year.  

You may request to substitute July 4, for July 3, to receive holiday pay.  Only 2 holidays per year can be substituted, with approval from your program director.

As a reminder, the new academic year begins on July 1, so if you are substituting July 3, as your holiday and it's approved, you will only be able to do this for one additional holiday for the remainder of the year.

Remember, if you are scheduled for July 4, you will still need to submit for holiday pay.   

Mark Your Calendars

The HOA has several events planned that you won't want to miss.

Spring weather might not cooperate with us, but the HOA has planned a social event at Bill's Beer Garden.  Join your fellow house officers on Friday, May 22 at 6:30 pm, weather permitting, for craft brews and delicious Sangria.  Appetizers will also be provided.  Ann Arbor Home and Garden morphs into Bill's Beer Garden after hours and is located on Ashley between Liberty and Washington.

On Saturday, July 25 the HOA Connect group has planned a tour of the Big House for interested house officer families beginning promptly at 10:30 am.  House Officers will have the opportunity to be photographed on the 50 yard line.  A tailgate with food, drinks, and activities for the kids will follow.

A welcome social for house officers (new and old) will take place on Friday, July 31 at Dominick's beginning at 6:30 pm.

HOA Elections Slated for May

Nominations for Board positions are being sought.

Nominations for HOA Board positions, excluding President, will be solicited until April 28.  The elections, via secret ballot, will be sent anonymously using Qualtrics on May 1, and will remain open until May 7 at 4 pm.

You can either self-nominate or be nominated by another HOA member.  Board meetings are scheduled monthly, on the first Tuesday of the month, and begin at 6:30 pm.  All Joint Operations Committee meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:10 pm and all Board members are invited to participate.

Board positions are for a one-year term.  Current HOA president, Josh Glazer, was elected as 2016 president-elect.  Nominations are being requested for 2017 president-elect, vice president, secretary, treasurer and 6 Representatives At-Large at this time.

Each candidate is asked to write a brief paragraph to the constituents about why they are seeking a position on the Board.  Include any background information that you would like to share and email it to Robin Tarter at no later than the close of nominations on April 28.

Know Your Employment Contract When Taking Time Off

Leave of absence, time away from training; what it means for you.

Taking a leave of absence (LOA) can either be paid or unpaid, depending on the circumstance. The Collective Bargaining Agreement's Article on Paid Leave outlines the different benefits. A house officer taking a maternity leave is entitled to 6 weeks of paid time off. The vacation benefit for all house officers is 4 weeks of paid time off. As separately negotiated benefits, substituting maternity leave for vacation time to satisfy your accrediting board's requirements would mean giving up paid time off.

Typically, time-based accrediting boards have some language where by your program director can attest to your competency if the deficit is less than one month, or assign required research time to coincide with your maternity leave. The maximum amount of time away from training for any combination of child care leave (paid and unpaid) is 5 months.

Paid time off for illness is also available. House Officers who are ill - contagious, dehydrated, vomiting, diarrhea - are encouraged not to report for duty. However, excessive absenteeism may result in a corrective action.  It is considered serious when a house officer is unable to work for more than one week due to a single incident or disabling illness or injury. The criteria established under the Family Medical Leave Act will be used to define Serious Illness. No other definition will be applied when making a determination for paid time off under Section A of the contract.


As You Exit the University

COBRA, liability coverage, and selling your home.

It's a busy time of the year as many of you are preparing to leave the University, the link below will provide you with information on transitioning to your new job.

Exit Information

Employee Health will provide you with your employee medical records.  However, they do not complete or sign forms requested by your new employer, or administer any testing required by your new employer.

Looking to sell your home or help your landlord find an incoming house officer to rent it to?  List the property on the HOA Housing site.  Agents assisting house officers are also welcome to use the site.