Benefits and Options

Check out the alphabetical list of benefits and resources for MSU faculty, academic and support staff, and retirees here:

Flexible Work Arrangements

There are many resources to help you explore flexibility at work. The WorkLife Office is at the forefront of encouraging flexible work arrangements at MSU. The Flexible Work Arrangements page provides a great introduction and several resources to help you explore your options. There are Instructions for Developing a Flexible Work Arrangement. You can also find Sample Letters and Forms. Go to 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!

Mental Health

Michigan State University offers free, confidential counseling to all faculty, staff, retirees, graduate student employees, and their families through the Employee Assistance Program. Find out more at

Conflict Resolution

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

The Office of the University Ombudsperson can assist faculty and staff in resolving student issues and concerns as they relate to university rules and regulations. More information is available at:

Health Services

Find healthcare information and support for you and your family with the MSU HealthTeam at:

Programs and services to support your health through learning, activities, resources and more are available at Health4U  You can sign-up for the newsletter and updates and join colleagues and friends at these great classes!


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: