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Michigan State University recently became the first university to receive a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace Award from the Michigan Breastfeeding Network (MIBFN). MSU was awarded the MIBFN’s Silver Workplace Award for going “above and beyond the law’s requirements to provide workplace support to their breastfeeding employees.”
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The MSU WorkLife Office is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Outstanding Supervisor Award. These six recipients from across the University community were recognized for their consistent support of the work/life (professional/personal) needs of their employees. This is the sixteenth year that the University-wide award has been given.
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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.
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In an effort to understand the work climate for staff at MSU, the Executive Vice President for Administrative Services asks staff to participate in a 15-30 minute online survey.
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Michigan State University is proud to participate in the national Take Your Child to Work Day event on Thursday, April 27, 2017. This year’s theme is Count on Me…To Inspire the Future. FULL TOUR GUIDE AVAILABLE!
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In the interest of promoting open, respectful, and inclusive dialogue, the Faculty Senate approved a statement on the campus climate in regard to diversity and inclusion on January 17, 2017.
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The MSU WorkLife Office staff want to assure international faculty and staff and those who may have international family and friends being impacted by the recent executive order on immigration that we welcome all members of the MSU community and that we are available to support you.