From the President, Provost & Executive Director

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Lou Anna K. Simon



June Youatt



Barbara Roberts

Executive Director

Services & Resources


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As a faculty or staff member at MSU, you’re probably no stranger to the ways in which changes, large and small, can have an impact on your life (at work and at home). By examining the “Changing World of Work” at this year’s WorkLife Office Conference on October 11, 2017, participants will leave feeling empowered and with an understanding of the shifting nature of work.
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The International Student Support Program (ISSP) is a program that begins on September 1, 2017 to support international students and scholars (including faculty, staff, and researchers). The program provides support 24-hours a day, 7 days a week through chat, phone calls, and through the web. It is completely free and students and scholars can talk to someone in their native language, with an advisor who understands their culture!
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MSU is committed to cultivating a safe and inclusive campus community characterized by caring and respect for others. This promise extends to you whether you are a student, faculty or staff member, patient or visitor.
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Are you in a bind if your regular childcare or eldercare provider is unable to care for your loved one? MSU Backup Dependent Care offers subsidized child and eldercare in your family's home. This new and improved service began on July 1, 2017.

Upcoming Events



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.



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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.
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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.
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The MSU WorkLife Office newsletter features articles, events and resources that help keep you in touch with information on campus and beyond.

Outstanding Supervisor Award

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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...