OS Services Overviews


The Finance team provides consolidated business support to F&O departments in the areas of fiscal management, reporting, budgeting, payroll and timekeeping, rate development, and internal controls.

Key Services

  • Accounting and financial support
  • Budget development: provide financial information and support for F&O units
  • Personnel changes
  • Payroll and timekeeping
  • Rate development
  • Utility purchasing and billing


The HR team supports F&O departments in the areas of human resources policy and strategy, employment services, performance management, and compensation planning.

Key Services

  • Oversee and support all phases of hiring
  • Conduct exit interviews and identify retention trends
  • Employee and labor relations
  • Management consultation regarding employee relations and performance management
  • Employee relations investigations and corrective actions*
  • Compensation planning, e.g. change requests, compensation philosophy
  • Participate in union negotiations
  • Design and facilitate initiatives for organizational change and development
  • Facilitate diversity, equity, and inclusion activities
  • Contract interpretation*

* Shared role with University Human Resources


FOIS optimizes information access and provides the tools for efficient processing of financial, material and other operational transactions.

Key Services

  • Application development
  • Business analysis and reporting
  • Building and utility information management
  • Document management
  • Infrastructure support including network design for campus-wide networks and operation of 300+ servers
  • Web development


Training provides support in the areas of employee and organizational development and ensures compliance with regulatory training requirements.

Key Services

  • Coordinate training classes and programs
  • Work with F&O departments to determine and fulfill training needs
  • Track and develop reports about employee training requirements and history


Outdoor Events reviews, coordinates, and permits over 600 events and film shoots on university property annually. They also oversee non-profit special liquor license applications to the state Liquor Control Commission.

Key Services

  • Collaborate with F&O and other university units on event and filming permits
  • Enforce U-M Regents ordinances, university policies, and federal and state laws and regulations