Be the change: Take the Employee Engagement survey today

March 13, 2015  //  FOUND IN: Announcements, Strategy & Leadership,

Every day, each of us contributes to a culture of excellence in our Hospitals, Health Centers and Medical School. Whether you train the physicians and scientists of the future, participate in groundbreaking research, provide world-class patient care, clean hospital rooms, schedule appointments, provide meals, or work in administration, you help make our organization one of the best academic medical centers in the world.

Your work has helped us become one of the best workplaces, and your willingness to share your candid feedback will help us to continually improve.

Please share your voice by taking our 2015 Employee Engagement Survey, open through Friday, March 27. Hospitals, Health Centers and Medical School staff who began working at UMHS before Feb. 16, 2015 should take the survey.

Tell us what’s working in your area, and what isn’t. Share your suggestions on how to make positive changes. Leadership will review the results and implement action plans for improvement.

If you have questions about the survey, ask your manager or visit our Employee Engagement website for a complete list of frequently asked questions. You may also contact your area’s Survey Ambassador who can help provide information.

We need your voice to help make change that matters. Please take our survey today.


James O. Woolliscroft, M.D.
Dean, Medical School
Lyle C. Roll Professor of Medicine

Tony Denton
Acting Chief Executive Officer
Chief Operating Officer, UMHHC

David A. Spahlinger, M.D.
Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
Executive Director, U-M Medical Group

Survey Details


The survey will be available to take from any computer on the UMHS network or a mobile device with AirWatch and VPN access.

Hospitals, Health Centers and Medical School staff who began working at UMHS before Feb. 16, 2015 should take the survey. Dual-appointment employees will be able to take the survey as long as one of their appointments is at UMHS. Any temporary employee will also be able to complete the survey. Volunteers and individuals who are working temporarily through a vendor (e.g. Manpower) are not eligible to complete the survey. Faculty and House Officers take a different survey at a different time.

To take the survey, you will need:

1.) Your Work Area Code (WAC), which you should get from your supervisor. The complete list of work codes is listed on the Employee Engagement website here.

2.) A password. The 10-digit password will consist of your 8-digit Employee ID number, plus your two-digit date of birth. (For example, if you were born on June 4 and your employee ID number is 12345678, your password will be 1234567804.)

NOTE: UMHS has partnered with Press Ganey, an outside vendor, in order to protect the security of all survey responses and ensure that all individual responses are confidential. Each individual at the Health System will use a unique password to take the survey, which assures that each UMHS employee with a single appointment who is eligible to take survey can take it only once. No one at UMHS, including your manager or supervisor, will have access to your password or be able to connect your survey responses with your password. No one at UMHS has access to data that can identify specific individuals.

The survey takes 10-15 minutes to completeNursing staff will take a slightly longer survey, with additional questions related to our Magnet status application.