About Us

Welcome to the WorkLife Office at MSU!

Michigan State University is committed to offering its faculty and staff an excellent and supportive work place; however, balancing one’s multiple roles is a struggle for all of us. Organizing your professional life to have the time you need to attend to family and other priorities can be one of the most difficult challenges that we face over the course of our careers. This central website provides comprehensive, “one-stop,” information regarding policies, practices, programs, events, and resources pertaining to all aspects of WorkLife at MSU. It is designed to help you organize your personal and professional life so that you can focus on being your most creative and productive self. Our goal is to continue to attract and retain excellent faculty and staff, and to create a community where all can be successful. One way of achieving this goal is by explicitly supporting your efforts to fulfill your work life responsibilities.

Managing our work and personal lives presents ongoing challenges, and the WorkLife Office is here to support you throughout your career span at MSU. We appreciate the many dynamics that contribute to the life experiences of our university community.

Our Mission & Values





MSU supports all of its faculty and staff to connect and navigate multiple roles throughout workplace, career and life transitions.

Who We Serve



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Academic & Support Staff

Faculty & Academic Specialists

Areas We Serve

Family Care

Career Resources

Workplace Well-being

Community Connection


WorkLife work is DEI work!