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In This March Issue

1. Agile Recruiting and Onboarding: Training Materials Available Now

2. Retirement Plan Fee Credits for Legacy Accounts

3. Educational Assistance for MSU Employees

4. Call for Clerical-Technical Award Nominations

5. Qualtrics Survey Tool Available to MSU Faculty, Researchers, Students and Staff

6. TIAA Retirement Webinar & Digital Challenge Announcement

For Supervisors & HR Unit Representatives

7. I-9 Reverifications Reminder

8. What You May Have Missed on the SourceLive Blog

9. Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities


Agile Recruiting and Onboarding (ARO):
Training Materials Available Now

ARO Training is Here!

Training materials as part of the ARO project are now available online. The initial training includes eLearning modules and role-based training guides. Materials cover the new PageUp applicant tracking system, organization roles within the system and the applicant experience. Additional training how-to videos and tip sheets will be made available in early April. Training materials are being provided in various mediums to best familiarize and prepare you for the new system prior to go-live. Click here to view the training materials.

Training for Staffing Coordinators

There will also be in-depth training sessions for those who will act in a staffing coordinator role in the new applicant tracking system. Click here to view training dates and to register.

Retirement Plan Fee Credits for Legacy Accounts

Retirement Plan Fee Credits

Over the past several years, MSU has worked with our retirement vendors to reduce the expenses associated with MSU's retirement plans. As a result of the reduction in total fund expenses, a fee credit will be allocated this month to participants with legacy accounts, similar to the fee credits that were allocated to participants' legacy accounts in prior years. Learn more.

Educational Assistance for MSU Employees

Eligible employees have up to $800 per academic year to use for their own professional development to cover the cost of non-credit, job-related courses. This benefit only covers the cost of enrollment in the course; travel, lodging, materials or other incidental fees are not covered. You can now access your information through the EBS portal by clicking on My Career & Training in the navigation bar and clicking the Educational Assistance System tile. Once the welcome screen displays, click on the My Account drop-down menu from the navigation bar, then select EdAssist Balance. If you have questions regarding the educational assistance benefit, please contact Julie Rorick at 517-884-0177 or rorick@msu.edu.


Call for Clerical-Technical Award Nominations

Clerical-Technical Awards

Is there an outstanding clerical-technical (CT) employee in your unit who deserves special recognition for his or her skills, abilities and dedication to excellence? Nominate that special person for the 2017 Clerical Technical Recognition Award! Nominations are due on Monday, June 19, 2017. Learn more.

Qualtrics Survey Tool Available to MSU Faculty, Researchers, Students and Staff

Qualtrics Survey Tool

Qualtrics is now available to MSU faculty, researchers, students and staff for surveys, as well as research data collection. The web-hosted service works across all major current browser versions and platforms. Learn more about this survey tool here.

TIAA Retirement Webinar & Digital Challenge Announcement


The MSU WorkLife Office and TIAA, one of MSU's retirement vendors, are teaming up to host a live webinar on Tuesday, April 4 from noon to 1 p.m. to help you learn how to generate income in retirement. Listen to Tim Pitney, Managing Director and Institutional Investment Strategist for TIAA's Institutional Financial Services group, talk about the challenges and risks people face as they plan for retirement. Click here to register.

Also coming in April is TIAA's new digital challenge for all MSU employees. Similar to last year's challenge, there will be the opportunity to win prizes while preparing for retirement online. Be on the lookout for invitations soon.

For Supervisors and HR Unit Representatives

I-9 Reverifications Reminder

Employers must complete Section 3 of the I-9 when an employment authorization or documentation of the authorization has expired (reverification). To find if authorization has expired, login to the Electronic I-9 system and click Reverificaton Due from the Quick Search menu.

Departments must reverify that the employee is still authorized to work. Learn more about how to complete reverification here.


What You May Have Missed on the SourceLive Blog

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Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

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