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Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and Emergency Family Medical Leave Act

The Department of Labor enacted the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). This act is meant to assist employees during COVID-19 by providing additional leave options, which are available now through Dec. 31, 2020. Please review these options to see if they could help you and your family.

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CARES Act Allows Distributions from Retirement Accounts

The Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law on March 27, 2020, and some of the provisions are applicable to MSU retirement plans, which includes qualified coronavirus-related distributions from MSU retirement plans.

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Coronavirus: Information and Resources

We are committed to supporting the university as it continues operations, while keeping our communities healthy and safe. The following resources are meant to assist both employees and departments and include links to information and frequently asked questions employees and supervisors may have during this situation. 

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Coronavirus Benefit-Related Resources

As the situation and details regarding the coronavirus and its impact continue to unfold and change, we want to make sure you’re aware of various benefit-related resources to help you and your family. 

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Leading with Emotional Intelligence

Demonstrating compassion and self-awareness, and effectively navigating emotions are priority skills for leaders.

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Leading in Uncertain, Rapidly Changing Times

Each day brings new information and impactful changes that leaders must influence and enact without much warning.

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Important Updates to Your Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)

Did you participate in a Health Care FSA or Dependent Care FSA in the 2019 and/or 2020 plan years? There are important updates you need to be aware of due to the COVID-19 situation.

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Individual and Team Resources in elevateU to continue Professional Development

Looking for ways to grow and develop your team while helping everyone stay connected during this time? elevateU has online options available for both individual and team development, including Team Talks, Monthly Featured Topics and Desktop/Productivity Tools

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The WorkLife Office has developed many resources to help you and your family, including tips to keep kids engaged, live daily chats via Zoom, and insightful blog posts on timely topics.

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Social distancing is the important strategy of physically separating ourselves from one another to avoid the spread of the coronavirus. Social isolation, on the other hand, is often physically isolating ourselves (which we are doing) AND emotionally isolating ourselves, which we cannot afford to do.

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