From the Provost & Executive Director


June Youatt



Barbara Roberts

Executive Director

Services & Resources


Our Community: Engaging to Move Forward
“Our Community” conversations provided an opportunity for participants to express feelings about issues, points of ongoing pride, personal and professional care strategies, and hopes and suggestions for the future of MSU.
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This academic year, the WorkLife Office has been exploring the changing world of work. Work has changed significantly over time, including the type of work most of us engage in everyday, the ways in which we complete our tasks, and even the location where we do our jobs.
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The summer months on campus often mean fewer parking headaches, shorter lines at our favorite restaurants, and better weather for enjoying nature. It can also mean shifts in the demands of our schedules and the projects and work we are expected to complete. With the ebb and flow of the summer semester, it might be the perfect time to pilot a flexible work arrangement.
Take Your Child to Work Day Photo
Michigan State University is proud to participate in the national Take Your Child to Work Day event on Thursday, April 26, 2018. This year’s theme is "Spartans of Positive Change." Tours and career exploration activities are held across MSU to help our next generation imagine all of the possibilities they can explore for their future careers! The full Tour Guide is available to help you plan your day.

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...