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MSU's New Remote Work Policies

Over the last two years, the university, like most other institutions, has had to make significant changes to how many of us work and stay connected. By establishing flexible and blended working options, such as remote work, the university will have broadened access to diverse talent, helping to establish MSU as a workplace of choice – and a desirable place to stay – as outlined in the strategic plan  

Remote Work Policies  

The university has established new policies for remote work. Providing these policies supports the strategic plan and helps to establish a standard in the workplace. Decisions regarding remote work will be made jointly by unit leadership and employees in support of the needs of both the university and the employees.  These requests should be evaluated by the approving individual in the context of the work being performed. Position postings can also include language to indicate the position’s “remote friendly” nature when applicable, and applicants will be able to filter for these positions on our Careers @ MSU website  

The Remote Work policy aims to set expectations and provide clarity around the university’s stance on remote work. The offices of the President and each executive vice president will also provide guidance within their respective portfolios. The policies are available for both in-state and out-of-state remote work (remote work requests from out of state or internationally will have additional approvals and considerations).  

Important Resources  

Resources are available to guide your units in implementing the remote work policies for positions identified as remote-friendly within each unit. A great starting point is on the MSU HR website, Remote Work: Guidance for Employees and Supervisors . This web page will provide access to the policies as well as the following: