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In This January Issue

1. 2017 IRS Contribution Limits

2. Agile Recruiting & Onboarding Coming in 2017

3. MSU Breathe Easy: Tobacco and Nicotine Cessation Program

4. Ruth Jameyson "Above and Beyond" Award Nominations Due Jan. 27

5. Call for Student Employee of the Year Award Nominations

6. Learn about the Care.com Service for MSU

7. MSU Accepting Applications for Green Certification Program

8. What You May Have Missed on the SourceLive Blog

9. Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

 

2017 IRS Retirement Plan Contribution Limits

Retirement Piggy Bank

The IRS recently announced the retirement plan limits for 2017. Please be aware that the limits will be the same as 2016.
  • The annual contribution amount is $18,000 for 403(b) and 457(b) plans.
  • Age 50 catch-up contribution amount is $6,000 for 403(b) and 457(b) plans.

To learn more about contribution tools, retirement account types and other resources available to you, visit this article.


Agile Recruiting & Onboarding Coming in 2017

Agile Recruiting and Onboarding

This year brings the new applicant tracking system to MSU in April, as well as the new Careers @ MSU website for applicants. As you prepare for the new system, continue to visit the expanded FAQs on the Agile Recruiting and Onboarding (ARO) project website. The training plan will be released soon, offering various learning opportunities depending on your role in the hiring process, as well as resources that will be available before go-live on April 26. The ARO Rollout Plan from our current system to the new applicant tracking system will be released on the ARO website next week.


MSU Breathe Easy: Tobacco & Nicotine Cessation Program

 Nicotine Cessation

If you, or your benefits-eligible family member, are ready to quit using tobacco or nicotine products, consider attending the free MSU Breathe Easy: Tobacco & Nicotine Cessation Program. The next information session is on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Olin Student Health Services builing. You can become tobacco and nicotine free in 2017. The Breathe Easy program team can help! Attending the information session provides you the opportunity to learn about the program without committing you to enroll. Register for the January 25 information session by emailing Health4U@msu.eduLearn more about the Breathe Easy Program.


Ruth Jameyson "Above and Beyond" Award Nominations Due Jan. 27

Ruth Jameyson

The nomination deadline for the seventh annual Ruth Jameyson “Above and Beyond” Award is Friday, January 27, 2017. The award is designed for an MSU support staff member who is pursuing a post-baccalaureate degree. It will recognize a staff member who most closely exemplifies the contributions, personal characteristics and commitment to MSU demonstrated by Ruth Jameyson, a former MSU staff member. Learn more about the award or download a nomination form.

Call for Student Employee of the Year Nominations

Student Employees

MSU student employees provide valuable assistance to meet the mission and goals of MSU. The Student Employee of the Year Award Program is your opportunity to recognize these outstanding student employees for their contributions to your department and the university. Nominate your outstanding student employees by February 1, 2017. The MSU Student Employee of the Year Recognition Program is sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs and Services, Department of Student Life. Nomination information is on the Student Life website.

Learn about the Care.com Service for MSU

Care.com

Care.com is a Michigan State University resource managed by the WorkLife Office that can help MSU staff, faculty and students in finding childcare, housekeepers, pet care, senior/elder care support and even house sitters. The search service is free and can help solve the work/life puzzle more easily. Learn more about the service and how to access it on the SourceLive blog.


MSU Accepting Applications for Green Certification Program

Green Certification Program

At Michigan State University, building a healthier, more sustainable campus is a priority for students, faculty and staff alike. In support of this effort, MSU's Sustainability department is again calling on the MSU community to examine the role they play in constructing a sustainable campus by participating in the Spartan Green Certification program. Departments have until March 3, 2017 to complete the certification. Full program details and instructions are available online. Learn more about the program and how to apply.


What You May Have Missed on the SourceLive Blog

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Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

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