Faculty & Staff Resources

This page contains quick links to work life resources that are frequently used by Michigan State University faculty and staff employees.

Making Work Work for You

Flexible Work Arrangements

There are many resources to help you explore flexibility at work. The WorkLife Office Flexible Work Arrangements page gives you a great introduction and Quicklinks that are particularly useful. Instructions for Developing a Flexible Work Arrangement  are available to help both managers and employees get started on exploring flexible work arrangements. You can also find Sample Letters and Forms. Visit https://worklife.msu.edu/workplace-assistance/flexible-work to learn more.

Leave Time

Discover the leave provisions that are available to you. Also explore how and when you can use these provisions to navigate a healthy fit between your work and personal life, and keep yourself healthy!

Faculty & Academic Staff


Often, feeling connected to the campus community can help alleviate feelings of workplace stress and/or help employees feel supported at work and in their personal lives. Michigan State University offers many ways to connect with fellow Spartans. You can explore these options on the WorkLife Office Campus Connections page.

Help at Home

Sometimes we all need a little assistance with caregiving and chores around the house. Care.com is a service that is provided free of charge to MSU faculty and staff. The service can help you find quality childcare, eldercare, household help and services both at home and while you are away. MSU’s Care.com site can be accessed here: http://www.care.com/group/msu.


There are many support units that can assist you on campus. Whether it is navigating a workplace grievance or a personal matter, MSU has you covered.

Employee Assistance Program: This unit offers free, confidential counselling to all faculty, staff, retirees, graduate student employees, and their families. Visit,  http://eap.msu.edu/ for more information and to schedule an appointment.

Need help with a workplace conflict?  Hoping to avoid a grievance, while still addressing a problem? Contact the Faculty Grievance Office for information, resources and help are available at https://fgo.msu.edu/.

For questions related to unions, grievances, arbitration and employee discipline, contact MSU Human Resources Employee Relations. More information can be found on the HR website: https://hr.msu.edu/contact/index.html.

For assistance with understanding, requesting and implementing accommodations for disabilities or chronic illnesses, contact the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities. The services, resources, and available accommodations can be found on their website at: https://www.rcpd.msu.edu/.