WorkLife Connections:
June News
Considering a career change
or your next opportunity?
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By Jaimie Hutchison

The best part about my current role is that I use all my previous experiences when assisting faculty and staff. You never know what resource will be needed or what individual scenario will arise on any given day. I love that about my current career. I get to use the skills I have acquired in order to help you as you consider your own career trajectory. 

Try Flex this Summer
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The summer months on campus often mean fewer parking headaches, shorter lines at our favorite restaurants, and better weather for enjoying nature. It can also mean shifts in the demands of our schedules and the projects and work we are expected to complete. With the ebb and flow of the summer semester, it might be the perfect time to pilot a flexible work arrangement. 

WorkLife Office Team Presents at the 2019 CUWFA Conference in Vancouver, BC
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By John Girdwood

The team presented a poster titled, "Innovation in Worklife Metrics: Work Made Visible!" It was a well-attended and popular presentation that told a story using data about the WorkLife Office utilization, methods of contact, and types of services provided.

Explore Things to Do at MSU
and Surrounding Areas
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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. Including:
  • Summer Camps (academic, music, athletic, and more)
  • Animals and gardens
  • Campus attractions
  • Sports and activities
  • Local Festivals
  • Museums
So You Think Your Supervisor is the BEST?
Outstanding Supervisor Award nominations are due
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The Outstanding Supervisor Award honors Michigan State University supervisors who have consistently demonstrated work/life sensitivity and support of the professional/personal needs of the employees in their unit.

Winners announced for National Boss Day in October.

Upcoming Events


  • A full event schedule for the fall will be available online
  • September 20 - Fatherhood Forum
  • October 8 - WorkLife Conference

    Do you have a request for a workshop not already on the calendar? Is there something specific you'd like to have presented or discussed with your team? We've now made it even easier to connect with us for those requests.

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    When you can not be in two places at once but your dad is still recovering find a care provider.
    Whether you need ongoing help taking care of your kids or parents, a back-up pet sitter, or even someone to help you set up a party or organize your garage, you can depend on!

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