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Congrats to Clerical-Technical Award Winner, Erin Millikan!

The Clerical-Technical Recognition Award is presented annually to an MSU support staff member performing clerical-technical duties, and this year's winner is Erin Millikan! Erin is a Clerkship Resources Specialist for the College of Osteopathic Medicine. 

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Campuswide Health Screening Form

All faculty, staff, student employees and students should use the university's official health screening form. 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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Updates to Temporary and On-Call Hiring

Starting this month, MSU will require temporary and on-call support staff jobs to be posted publicly, and postings will be processed through the PageUp applicant tracking system. This will ensure all interested individuals have an equal opportunity to be aware of and compete for this type of employment at MSU.

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Reminder on Wage and Retirement Contribution Reductions 

On June 22, 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. Many faculty and academic staff have been reaching out to HR to ask questions about these reductions. As a reminder, you can find information and resources about these temporary reductions on the HR website below.

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Connecting During the Holidays: Setting the Table for Change

While we're all looking forward to some much-needed time to recharge during the upcoming holidays, many people are already grieving the loss of time spent with family. Luckily, the WorkLife Office offers some truly inspiring ideas to help you connect with your loved ones while staying socially distanced. From "Happiness Shocks" to "Holiday Scavenger Hunts," don't miss these delightful suggestions.
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Strategic Planning Committee Needs Your Input

President Stanley charged a steering committee to undertake a comprehensive and inclusive strategic planning process to guide the future of MSU for the coming decade.This includes gathering community input at appropriate milestones to ensure a shared vision built on shared values. Between Nov. 2-24, virtual input sessions will give students, faculty, staff and alumni the opportunity to engage with the draft values and offer their perspectives. 

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Advancing Team Problem Solving

Having a team with strong problem-solving abilities can save leaders time, empower and better engage staff, and help the team function more effectively and expediently. Find ideas to help your team eliminate common barriers, set the stage, discuss the process and more.
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Mandatory DEI Learning for MSU Community

DEI Foundations, a mandatory virtual program which introduces the campus community to core diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) principles, will be emailed from the Office of Regulatory Affairs. Please plan to complete the training by the deadline referenced in your email. Additional learning experiences are offered through the Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives.

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Ready to go smoke-free? Join the Great American Smokeout

On November 19, you have the opportunity to start your journey towards a healthier lifestyle with the Great American Smokeout. This annual event, created by the American Cancer Society, asks those who smoke to use the tools they have available to help them make a plan to quit smoking for good. MSU Health Care and MSU Pharmacy offer additional resources to help.

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Thank You to Faculty and Staff from President Stanley

MSU President Stanley expresses his appreciation to MSU staff and faculty for their support and continued commitment to the university’s educational mission during the COVID-19 pandemic in the following video.

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