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FSA Claims Change for On-Campus Pharmacies

We are happy to announce that MSU's flexible spending account (FSA) vendor, WageWorks, will no longer request substantiation, or claim receipts, on prescriptions or other eligible expenses purchased from on-campus pharmacies: the MSU Clinical Center and Olin Pharmacy. This applies to transactions on or after May 25, 2018.

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Retirement Resources for Faculty, Academic Staff, and Administrators

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Retirement is an exciting, and sometimes daunting, transition to make after a long and fulfilling career. Use the curated resources and videos available on the WorkLife website to help answer your questions about retirement.

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All-University Awards Call for Nominations

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Nominations are currently being accepted for the All-University Awards. Awards include:

  • Robert F. Banks Leadership Award
  • William J. Beal Outstanding Faculty Award
  • Teacher-Scholar Award
  • Community Engagement Scholarship Award
  • President's Distinguished Teaching Award
  • Distinguished Academic Staff Award
  • Excellence-in-Teaching Citations
  • MSU Alumni Club of Mid-Michigan Quality in Undergraduate Teaching Award

The nomination deadline is October 4.

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Try Flex This Summer

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For some, the summer means a change of pace in academic work. Whether that is a reduction in courses you are teaching, fewer appointments with students, or special research projects, often the summer brings new and different opportunities for your work. Now might be a good time to try a flexible work arrangement.

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Check out the MSU Student Organic Farm Stand

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Looking for some local, organic produce for your summer recipes? Check out the MSU Student Organic Farm Stand on campus. Find fresh produce every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Farm Lane and Auditorium Road next to the Rock. 

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Changes to the EBS Portal

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In early August, the EBS Portal will get a refresh that will include an updated look and additional features. You will have more personalization options, and now the portal will track your frequently and recently used activities. More detailed communications regarding these changes will be coming soon.

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Last Day of Work for Graduating Students

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Do you have students working for you that are not registered for classes this summer or fall? The last day these students are eligible to work is June 23. Contact the Solutions Center at 517-353-4434 or SolutionsCenter@hr.msu.edu with any questions.

Annual Payroll Clerk Review Session

The annual Payroll Clerk Review Session offers payroll clerks the opportunity to ask questions and get updates on procedures. This session will cover a variety of topics, including:

  • Student employee hiring procedures
  • EBS hiring information to include students, temp and on-call employees
  • 2018 Annual Raise Process information
  • Payroll Office information

There will be two sessions available: August 20 OR August 27 from 9 a.m. to Noon at 103 Erickson. Registration for this event is not required. Contact the Solutions Center with questions.


Events & Professional Development Courses

July 18 Essentials of Employee Relations

June 23 MSU Gran Fondo Cycling Event

July 24 New Supervisor Essentials

July 25/26 Influencer

August 7, August 8, and August 14 – New Administrator Orientation

August 8 – Roadmap to Retirement (Morning Session or Afternoon Session)

August 9 – Supervisor Strategies for Performance Planning

August 21 – New Faculty and Academic Staff Orientation

August 22 – Engaging Teams for Maximum Performance


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