From the Provost & Executive Director


June Youatt



Barbara Roberts

Executive Director

Services & Resources


linking arms to symbolize "together against antisemitism"
As we find ourselves grieving yet another violent hate crime - the shooting of worshippers at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh - the WorkLife Office seeks to express again our support for all groups made vulnerable in these challenging times. Violence and exclusion based on religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin or any other characteristic has no place in our communities, and certainly not in our MSU community. As we face these challenges together, the WorkLife Office wants to ensure that everyone feels welcome to seek support and assistance from us, and that we are dedicated to making our office a safe space for all community members.
Thomas Schnipke and family
With approximately one in every 2,500 people serving in the military, the divide between civilians and military members, or veterans is wider than ever. How can we bridge this divide to learn more about those who serve or have served in the military?
sign that says "Give Thanks"
November is the month of Thanksgiving, or giving thanks. Gratitude is more than just acknowledging that something good has happened, it’s recognizing how positive aspects of our lives are linked to external factors, like the efforts or kindness of others.
Michele Williams presents
On October 16, 2018, the WorkLife Office hosted our third annual conference. This year’s theme was “Building Community in a Culture of Change.” Participants learned new skills for building trust in the workplace and strategies for navigating change and difficult climates. For those who were unable to attend, and as a reminder to those who were there, we’ve compiled a summary of the conference content and noted some of the key takeaways from the conference.

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.



Cover of the WorkLife Guide, For MSU Facutly and Staff
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.
Things to Do at MSU cover
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.
Screenshot of the new email newsletter format of WorkLife Connections
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

Web-Homepage-Graphic550.jpg 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...