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Wage Reduction Frequently Asked Questions

Last month, President Stanley announced the University's decision to implement temporary wage and retirement contribution reductions to help address the financial impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. Read some FAQs about these reductions here.
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HR Wishes Everyone A Safe Academic Year

The leadership for MSU Human Resources and Academic Human Resources share some thoughts and best wishes on the coming academic year amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

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Campuswide Health Screening Form

Effective immediately, all units should begin using the University's official health screening form for all faculty, staff, student employees and students. Units should use this form moving forward rather than any forms created in the unit. MSU IT and the University Physician’s office have created this form and own this information.

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MSU Compact

The MSU Community Compact applies to all students, faculty, staff, alumni, contractors, vendors and visitors. In return for being part of the MSU community, by this Compact, we must take personal responsibility in order to protect the health and safety of ourselves and others. Read the full Compact here.
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Retirement Plan Core Investment Menu Update

MSU reviews the investment options available through the 403(b) Retirement Plan and the 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan accounts regularly. Read more about the updates to the core investment menu effective in September 2020 here.
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Best Doctors Is Now Teladoc Medical Experts 

MSU’s expert second opinion medical services vendor, Best Doctors, is transitioning to Teladoc Medical Experts. You may be familiar with Teladoc as one of MSU’s online medical care service provider. Starting immediately, you will begin to see co-branding between Best Doctors and Teladoc.

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Tips for an Effective Remote Work Schedule

We asked employees to tell us what tips, tricks, or tools they’ve been using to help them effectively succeed at remote work, and here are some common themes we found. 
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Back to School Discounts

The transition back to school this year might look a little different, but thanks to MSU Benefits Plus, MSU benefit-eligible employees can enjoy all kinds of great discounts and savings to help prepare themselves and their families for the upcoming school year.
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Keeping Employees Engaged

Working remotely with little in-person communication can make it difficult to recognize what the purpose of your work is or remember the goals your team has put in place. Learn how to keep your team engaged while working remotely.

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New Supervisor Resources

Whether you’re new to a supervisory role or an established supervisor who would like to sharpen your skills, there are many resources available to help. Here are some ideas to get you started.

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Navigating Through Crisis to Reinvention

As we move forward, with ever-shifting variables, it seems that a traditional change management perspective is inadequate. There is no clear end, and the normal we knew before won’t likely return. That reality calls on leaders to attend to rapidly changing demands of the crisis, while also considering what reinvention will look like for our institution.
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Culture Building: It's on All of Us

When no one takes responsibility for the culture, the accepted norms of behavior in an organization contribute to its deterioration. When all take responsibility and work in concert with informed leaders, transformation is within reach.
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6th Annual MSU WorkLife Conference

Learn new tools and resources that can contribute to a positive work environment at MSU. Register for the 2020 WorkLife Conference today!

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For Unit Admins & HR Reps

 

I-9 Reverifications

As a reminder, the I-9 reverification process is to be conducted by the unit. Please direct any employee with H1B Visa or other special visa circumstances (such as a pending STEM OPT extension) to the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) Room 105 at the International Center to complete their work authorization reverification with an OISS I-9 Verifier. 

 If you need assistance with the completion of the form, please contact the office of OISS at 517-353-1720. Virtual/remote I-9 processing will still available through August 18, as the temporary provisions issued by the Department of Homeland Security expire August 19. For assistance after August 18, please contact the OISS office for further guidance on how to schedule an appointment to complete the Form I-9.

 If you have any questions, please contact HR.I9Admin@hr.msu.edu