Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Reminder

Benefit Services would like to remind employees that Michigan Tech offers an employee assistance program with Northstar Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to provide services to eligible faculty and staff, and their spouses and dependents.

Employees have free access to Northstar EAP’s counseling services (up to eight sessions per year) and their website, which has links to helpful information. This service is there to help manage issues that may be impacting your personal and work life. Areas of expertise include stress, depression, family and marital issues, work relationships, alcohol and substance abuse and grief.

Northstar EAP provides local counselors who will provide an assessment and support, all in a confidential and comfortable setting. Confidentiality is maintained in accordance with privacy laws and professional ethical standards. The University will not be notified when EAP services are requested or used.

To set up an appointment call 906-225-3145, or schedule an appointment online at Northstar

September News Letter 2017 


Performance Management Reminder

It’s hard to believe that we are already 4 months into the annual Performance Management cycle, and as February begins, we wanted to take a moment to pass along a few friendly reminders regarding the Performance Management Process.

1)            Establish and Record Goals

If you have not done so already, meet with your employee(s) to discuss and establish performance goals and record those on the Performance Management Form .  Goal setting is an important first step in the performance management process.  The ability to assess performance is greatly enhanced when there are performance goals in place to evaluate.  Well-defined goals provide both employees and managers with a roadmap to focus their daily efforts.


2)            Schedule Mid-Year Reviews

Schedule a formal check-in with your employee(s) to take place in March or April.  In addition to timely feedback and coaching throughout the year, a Mid-Year Review is a key component of the Performance Management Process.  This meeting will allow you to have a two-way discussion about the status of the goals and development plan to date, and allow you to make any necessary modifications as you prepare for the remainder of the year.


Taking care of these steps now will ensure your year-end review will go smoothly.


If you have any question regarding Performance Management at Michigan Tech, please visit the HR website at


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