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Welcome to a New Academic Year

As we begin our 2018-19 academic year, Associate Vice President for Human Resources, Sharon E. Butler, welcomes new staff and welcomes back current employees.

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Ask ALEX about Leave of Absence

We understand that life happens and sometimes this means you need to take a leave of absence. Try using ALEX, a new virtual educational tool that walks you through the process of taking time away from work. 

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Introducing MIBlue Skill for Amazon Alexa

With MIBlue Skill for Amazon Alexa, you have access to general health, wellness and lifestyle questions directly from your voice-enabled Amazon devices. Try using this to ask questions about health insurance terms.

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Use WorkLife Office Resources in the New Academic Year

The WorkLife Office is committed to helping connect you to the resources you need on campus and in your community. As we transition into a new academic year, read this article by Executive Director of the WorkLife Office, Dr. Barbara Roberts, and learn about the many resources that are available to assist you.

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Paycheck Checkup – 2018 Federal Tax Changes

The IRS is encouraging certain taxpayers to perform a "paycheck checkup" to protect against withholding too little tax during 2018 and therefore facing an unexpected tax bill and potential penalty in 2019. An IRS Withholding Calculator is available to assist you.

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Educational Assistance: Proof of Payment for Non-Credit Course

Your department agreed to pay upfront for you to take a non-credit course. You've submitted an Educational Assistance application and were pre-approved by HR.  Your next step is to submit a proof of payment. Know what qualifies as proof of payment and other necessary documentation to submit.

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New International Travel Insurance

MSU-sponsored international travel by staff, faculty and students will be covered by a new international medical and travel assistance plan provided through International SOS (ISOS) beginning August 15. Wallet-sized cards with your membership number/ISOS contact info are available for pick-up in room 308 of the International Center.

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Applicant Tracking System Reporting Enhancement

On August 30, the reports section in the PageUp applicant tracking system will be updated based on user feedback. Users will now be able to access the reports via a reports tab within the Job Card.

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Applicant Tracking System Navigation Updates

On August 8, the PageUp applicant tracking system vendor made required updates to the system, which resulted in navigation changes. See full details of the changes in the link below.

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Support Staff Holiday Posting Schedule

Due to the Labor Day holiday, support staff position requests for the position vacancy notice of Wednesday, September 5, 2018 are due by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 30.

 

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Professional Development Courses

Aug. 22 – Engaging Teams for Maximum Performance

Aug. 23 – Advanced Travel Policies and Reimbursement

Sep. 17/18 – Process Mapping and Analysis

Sep. 20 – Communicating and Influencing Up

Sep. 20 – Fundamentals of Supervision

Sep. 25 – Leading Change

Sep. 26/27 – Crucial Conversations