umichWORKS Slack Workspace Information

Environment

umichWORKS, Slack, faculty, staff (umichWORKS is not open to students, alumni, or retirees)

Issue

How do I find out more about umichWORKS? 

Resolution

umichWORKS is a U-M Slack workspace intended to connect current faculty and staff across the University of Michigan. It is the successor to Facebook Workplace. ITS was part of a working group comprised of colleagues from the Vice President's Office of Global Communication, U-M Human Resources, LSA, and others to prepare and launch it.

This is a description from the default #about-umichworks channel in the umichWORKS workspace:

Welcome to umichWORKS! This is the official faculty & staff Workspace in U-M Slack. It is your unified hub for collaboration and communication about all things related to working across the University of Michigan:

  • Network with colleagues across campuses
  • Connect with others with similar interests
  • Learn about amazing events
  • Find new opportunities to learn skills and grow your career
  • Experience live exercise and relaxation classes with MHealthy
  • Share what you love about working at U-M

Check out this quick overview provided by Slack: https://youtu.be/RRxQQxiM7AA

Eligibility

  • Any current U-M faculty or staff who have a U-M Slack account is eligible
  • umichWORKS is not open to students, alumni, or retirees.​​​​​

How to Join?

Any current U-M faculty or staff who have a U-M Slack account can join the umichWORKS Slack workspace by invitation. 

  • Invitations are automatically sent each morning at 10:15 AM to any new U-M faculty or staff who have:
    1. Joined U-M Slack AND
    2. Logged in to any U-M Slack workspace within the past 24 hours
  • Invitations are sent to invitees in a U-M Slack workspace by a bot named U-M ITS Slack Attendant (the invitation will not be in your email)
  • The invitations will appear in the lower left of the Slack interface as a message from the bot under Direct messages. Refer to the copy of the invitation presented to the user below:

Hello! :wave:

We're inviting you to join umichWORKS! This is the official U-M faculty and staff Slack workspace designed to be a unified hub for collaboration and communication for work at the University of Michigan. Thousands of faculty and staff are using this platform to:

• Network with colleagues in other units and across campuses
• Connect with others with similar interests
• Learn about events and opportunities to get the most out of working at the university

If you'd like to participate, click the button below to join umichWORKS. You can leave at any time.

[JOIN UMICHWORKS]  <== (This is a button the user can click to join.)

Additional Information

PLEASE NOTE: ITS does not manage the umichWORKS Slack workspace or the content therein. If someone needs help with the umichWORKS workspace, please ask them to contact the umichWORKS administrators by emailing umichworks@umich.edu.

Need additional information or assistance? Contact the ITS Service Center.