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In This January Support Staff Issue

1. 2018 IRS Retirement Plan Contribution Limits

2. Join the MSU Support Staff Facebook Group

3. A New Year of Resolutions: WorkLife Tips

4. Ruth Jameyson "Above and Beyond" Award Nominations

5. Student Employee of the Year Award Nominations

6. Women’s Networking Association Seminars

7. Identity Theft, Unemployment Fraud and Tax Fraud

8. IRS Extends ACA Individual Statement Deadline

9. TIAA Webinars to Boost Financial Know-How

10. Solutions Center Phone Number Update

11. Recent SourceLive Blog Posts

12. Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities


2018 IRS Retirement Plan Contribution Limits

Retirement Contribution Limits

The IRS recently announced the retirement plan limits for 2018. Please be aware that:

  • The annual employee contribution amount increased to $18,500 from $18,000 for 403(b) and 457(b) plans.
  • The age 50 catch-up contribution amount stayed the same and is $6,000 for 403(b) and 457(b) plans.

Learn more about available retirement resources.

Join the MSU Support Staff Facebook Group

Support Staff Facebook Group

In line with Bolder by Design's imperative to advance our culture of high performance, MSU is working to engage support staff, encourage communication, and create a sense of belonging and community. Join the conversation by following the MSU Support Staff Facebook Group, which allows followers to connect with other MSU support staff employees. Search "MSU Support Staff" after you login to Facebook and start posting! Bonus - there are TONS of giveaways and prizes to win.

A New Year of Resolutions: WorkLife Tips

New Year's Resolution Tips

At the start of a new year, we are often encouraged to come up with New Year's resolutions. If you are seeking some guidance for achieving your goals, these tips from the WorkLife Office might be just what you’re looking for! Read more in the January edition of WorkLife Connections.

Ruth Jameyson Award Nominations Due

Student of the Year Award Nominations Due

Women’s Networking Association Seminars

Women's Networking Association

Are you looking for professional development or leadership resources? The mission of the Women’s Networking Association (WNA) is to connect professional women across campus through meaningful and empowering relationships. WNA hosts monthly seminars that focus on a variety of topics, including "Motivating the Leader from Within," "Pathways to Leadership: Panel Discussion" and "Work Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop." Learn more about the seminars.

Identity Theft, Unemployment Fraud and Tax Fraud

Information Security

Identity theft, unemployment fraud and tax fraud scams continue to be a source of frustration. Each year, only a small number of MSU employees have been victims of these particular types of fraud. Over the past year, MSU has devoted considerable attention and resources to reduce the amount of sensitive personal information, such as Social Security Numbers (SSN), it stores and uses and to maximize the security of all SSNs that still need to be stored on its servers. Learn more about what you can do to prevent or respond to fraud.

IRS Extends ACA Individual Statement Deadline

On December 22, 2017, the IRS issued a notice that extends the deadline for employers to furnish individual ACA statements (Forms 1095) for the 2017 reporting year. The new deadline is March 2, 2018. MSU will issue 1095s by March 2. You do not need these documents to file your taxes, it's simply an IRS requirement for employers to send them. View more information about the ACA. Questions? Contact the Solutions Center: 517-353-4434 or email SolutionsCenter@hr.msu.edu


TIAA Webinars to Boost Financial Know-How

TIAA Webinars

One of MSU's retirement vendors,TIAA, is offering monthly webinars to give participants real world financial tips, tactics and techniques to help start, build and maintain your retirement savings. Upcoming topics include "Tax Reform," "Demystifying Life Insurance," "Managing Income and Debt," and many more. Sign up for webinars on the TIAA website.

Solutions Center Phone Number Update

When the HR Solutions Center opened, Human Resources began forwarding some main lines to the Solutions Center to help callers get connected to the correct area while getting used to the main Solutions Center phone number. As of February 1, 2018, we will be disconnecting the following numbers that have been forwarded to the Solutions Center. Please call the Solutions Center main line directly at 517-353-4434 or for toll-free long-distance use 800-353-4434 or email the Solutions Center at SolutionsCenter@hr.msu.edu. The older numbers that are being disconnected include:

  • 517-353-3720
  • 517-353-4330
  • 517-884-0083
  • 517-355-1526
  • 517-355-3502
  • 517-355-6225

Two areas that continue to keep active separate lines outside of the Solutions Center include Employee Relations at 517-353-5510 or hr.er@hr.msu.edu and Organization and Professional Development at 517-355-0183 or ProDev@hr.msu.edu. Visit the HR contact page.


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