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Employee Town Hall on COVID-19 Vaccines and Vaccine Prioritization Info

President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., will be joined by College of Human Medicine Associate Dean for Public Health Integration Debra Furr-Holden and MSU Emergency Management Coordinator Lt. David Oslund for a town hall meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 18 to answer employee questions about the COVID-19 vaccines. Information about vaccine prioritization and resources are available at the link below.

Town Hall Registration and Vaccine Info

 

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Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Updates for 2020 and/or 2021 Plan Years

Do you have a FSA for the 2020 and/or 2021 plan years? Please note the following important updates to 2020 and 2021 FSAs due to the Consolidated Appropriations Act implemented by the federal government to assist during the COVID-19 emergency.

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Winter Events Round Up: Virtual and Socially Distanced Campus Activities

Are you looking for socially distanced or virtual activities to attend in the coming weeks? From virtual performances to hiking trails, the following campus events will help keep you and your family entertained during the winter weeks ahead.

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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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Mental Health and Wellness Resources for Employees

Whether you’re a parent working from home while taking care of kids, an employee on the frontlines, or someone dealing with grief and loss, everyone’s mental health continues to be affected by the pandemic. While it can be difficult to ask for help, there are a variety of resources available to assist you as an MSU employee, including some upcoming virtual courses and meet-ups hosted by MSU Health4U.

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Woman's Networking Association (WNA) Events in March

The WNA hosts monthly seminars which focus on professional development and leadership building. They have two upcoming events in March including, "Shortlisted: Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court" and "Assertiveness: The Secret Ingredient for Self-Care and Unlocking Your Untapped Power." 

WNA Event Information

Supervisor's Guide: Toward a Respectful Workplace

This series of three workshops is intended for leaders from across the university to work together to improve the current climate and culture in their units and across the greater campus community. Leaders may watch these workshops at their own pace. They were originally recorded in October 2020.

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Task Force on Racial Equity Webcasts

In his latest communication, President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., shares updates on three areas of focus from the Task Force on Racial Equity: campus climate and safety, policing, and faculty and staff diversity. You can view the recommendations and responses along with their conversations in recorded webcasts.

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Applications Are Open for the AT&T Awards Competition

The past year of remote teaching and learning presented numerous opportunities and challenges, which you met in creative and innovative ways. This awards program recognizes outstanding contributions to the use and development of information technology for teaching and learning in credit-bearing courses at MSU. The entry deadline is March 5.
Application Entry Details

 

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Organizational Change as a Pathogen: An Analogy for Leaders

As we continue to navigate the current normal, we must also continue to move forward. However, there may be many barriers that prevent the adaptation of change within your unit. Find strategies to help your team support the implementation and acceptance of change.
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Motivational Video Series Round-up

Do you follow the MSU HR Facebook page? If not, you may have missed our Motivational Monday video series created by Todd Bradley, HR Learning and Organization Development Specialist. Todd's videos are sure to inspire and motivate while exploring a variety of topics. Check-out the latest round-up of these videos below.

Motivational Video Series Round-Up

 

Diabetic ABCs Can Retain Vision

Eye health is a priority for many diabetics. An annual dilated eye exam is a great way to monitor for diabetic eye disease. Managing your blood sugar and blood pressure lowers the risk for diabetic eye disease. MSU Health Care offers the diabetic ABCs as a roadmap for managing risk factors and thereby retaining your vision long-term.

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