Fall has always felt like the real new year to me. The heat begins to abate and cozy fall clothes come out of the closet. Summer flowers make way for the more hearty autumn foliage, and barbecue menus give way to crisp apples. School starts, with new courses, books, apartments and friends, and as faculty and staff, we gear up to meet the new class and a year full of challenges and triumphs shared, both at home and at work.
The WorkLife Office is proud to have provided the MSU community with over 80 educational opportunities and 342 consultations over the past year. In collaboration with units across the university and in the greater Lansing community, we have focused on fatherhood, the changing world of work, breastfeeding, caregiving and a new approach to back-up dependent care, along with networking, flexible work strategies, retirement options and international newcomer onboarding.
The role of the WorkLife Office is to support Michigan State’s faculty, academic staff, support staff, and research associates (post-docs); we accomplish this in many unique ways. As we begin a new academic year, we’d like to highlight some of the support services that are offered through our office so you know some of the ways that we are able to assist you.
I am very excited to join the WorkLife Office as the Lifespan and Family Services Coordinator and to be a part of a team that provides support and resources to faculty and staff at MSU. I worked at MSU previously with a dual appointment to James Madison College and the MSU Career Services Network and I am thrilled to be back at MSU, because I am and always have been a Spartan!
MSU supports all of its faculty and staff to connect and navigate multiple roles throughout workplace, career and life transitions.
The WorkLife Office partners with the community to create an inclusive, responsive work environment where all faculty and staff are respected and supported toward well-being in work and personal lives.
Reflecting MSU's values of quality, inclusiveness and connectivity, the WorkLife Office strives for excellence, equity and synergy.
This WorkLife Guide will help connect you to the breadth of resources available to you on campus and in the community for your work and personal lives. Whether you are a faculty member, support staff, or administrator, your ability to navigate your work and personal lives compatibly will help you be a productive, satisfied, successful, and healthy member of the MSU community.
This activity guide assists all families in exploring their community and helps them become acquainted with this rich environment. Whether you are an MSU faculty, staff or student or a community member, you will find activity information for people of all ages on campus and in the Greater Lansing area.
SpartansLearn is a partnership between HR Professional Development Services and MSU Information Technology. Together, the goal is to make it easier for Michigan State University employees find professional development classes and technology training.
The Outstanding Supervisor Award honors MSU supervisors who have consistently demonstrated work/life sensitivity and support of the professional/personal needs of the employees in their unit. Read more...