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Our Mission

Our mission is to support the university’s strategic imperatives by anticipating and meeting the needs of a changing community through high-quality, innovative services designed to advance our culture of high performance.

Our Core Values

Accountability – We hold ourselves and each other accountable to be committed to our mission/roles and to deliver exceptional performance results and professional behavior.

Effective Communication – We share information openly by establishing two-way communication methods and by communicating respectfully and frequently with customers, peers, supervisors, and leaders

Inclusion/Input – We involve and empower each other in problem solving and decision making; we treat people in a manner that they feel valued, respected and appreciated; we share the common understanding that everyone’s thoughts and ideas are welcomed.

Recognition – We consistently acknowledge each other for our work, accomplishments and the demonstration of behaviors that align with our mission.

Service – We provide exceptional service by delivering responsive, high quality, accessible and innovative customer service with integrity, excellence and compassion.

Our Organizational Structure

MSU Human Resources is led by Associate Vice President Sharon E. Butler. She reports to the Executive Vice President for Administrative Services. Our organization chart can be found here.

Our Recent Transformation

MSU Human Resources recently went through a signification reorganization and transformation of processes and services. Watch the video below to learn more.


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Our Website

The MSU Human Resources website was recently redesigned to be more user-friendly and optimized for mobile devices, providing prospective, new and current employees with a positive user experience as they browse for information on benefits, policies and guidelines, union contracts and employee handbooks, recognition programs, new employee information and much more. Content for unit leaders, managers and HR professionals is now under the Unit Administrator section of the website.