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January Faculty and Academic Staff Issue

1. 2018 IRS Retirement Plan Contribution Limits

2. Academic Women's Forum Event Dates

3. A New Year of Resolutions: WorkLife Tips

4. 2018 AT&T Instructional Technology Award

5. Student Employee of the Year Award Nominations

6. TIAA Webinars to Boost Financial Know-How

7. Teaching & Learning Spring Conference and Student Success Summit: Proposals Due Feb. 5

8. Identity Theft, Unemployment Fraud and Tax Fraud

9. IRS Extends ACA Individual Statement Deadline

10. Solutions Center Phone Number Update

11. Events at a Glance

12. Recent SourceLive Blog Posts

 

2018 IRS Retirement Plan Contribution Limits

Retirement Contribution Limits

The IRS recently announced the retirement plan limits for 2018. Please be aware that:

  • The annual employee contribution amount increased to $18,500 from $18,000 for 403(b) and 457(b) plans.
  • The age 50 catch-up contribution amount stayed the same and is $6,000 for 403(b) and 457(b) plans.

Learn more about available retirement resources.


Academic Women's Forum Event Dates

Academic Women's Network

All faculty, academic staff, post-docs, librarians and graduate students who identify as women are cordially invited to participate in the MSU Academic Women's Forum. The forum has been created to provide a safe-space to connect, build community and explore issues that are relevant to the success, support and empowerment of academic women at MSU. The first event will be on Tuesday, January 23 and is called "Boundary Negotiation as an Engine for Success in the Academic Workplace and in Life." Find all upcoming events and registration information


A New Year of Resolutions: WorkLife Tips

New Year's Resolution Tips

At the start of a new year, we are often encouraged to come up with New Year's resolutions. If you are seeking some guidance for achieving your goals, these tips from the WorkLife Office might be just what you’re looking for! Read more in the January edition of WorkLife Connections.

AT & T Instructional Technology Award Nominations

Student of the Year Award Nominations

TIAA Webinars to Boost Financial Know-How

TIAA Webinars

One of MSU's retirement vendors,TIAA, is offering monthly webinars to give participants real world financial tips, tactics and techniques to help start, build and maintain your retirement savings. Upcoming topics include "Tax Reform," "Demystifying Life Insurance," "Managing Income and Debt," and many more. Sign up for webinars on the TIAA website.


Teaching & Learning Spring Conference and Student Success Summit: Proposals Due Feb. 5

Proposals due

The MSU Teaching and Learning Conference and the Student Success Summit leverage the campus community’s collective skills and knowledge about teaching, learning and administrative processes to advance student persistence and success, and benefit the entire university community. The conference will be held May 7-10. Submissions are due by February 5. Find out more information.


Identity Theft, Unemployment Fraud and Tax Fraud

Information Security

Identity theft, unemployment fraud and tax fraud scams continue to be a source of frustration. Each year, only a small number of MSU employees have been victims of these particular types of fraud. Over the past year, MSU has devoted considerable attention and resources to reduce the amount of sensitive personal information, such as Social Security Numbers (SSN), it stores and uses and to maximize the security of all SSNs that still need to be stored on its servers. Learn more about what you can do to prevent or respond to fraud


IRS Extends ACA Individual Statement Deadline

On December 22, 2017, the IRS issued a notice that extends the deadline for employers to furnish individual ACA statements (Forms 1095) for the 2017 reporting year. The new deadline is March 2, 2018. MSU will issue 1095s by March 2. You do not need these documents to file your taxes, it's simply an IRS requirement for employers to send them. View more information about the ACA. Questions? Contact the Solutions Center: 517-353-4434 or email SolutionsCenter@hr.msu.edu

 


Solutions Center Phone Number Update

When the HR Solutions Center opened, Human Resources began forwarding some main lines to the Solutions Center to help callers get connected to the correct area while getting used to the main Solutions Center phone number. As of February 1, 2018, we will be disconnecting the following numbers that have been forwarded to the Solutions Center. Please call the Solutions Center main line directly at 517-353-4434 or for toll-free long-distance use 800-353-4434 or email the Solutions Center at SolutionsCenter@hr.msu.edu. The older numbers that are being disconnected include:

  • 517-353-3720
  • 517-353-4330
  • 517-884-0083
  • 517-355-1526
  • 517-355-3502
  • 517-355-6225

Two areas that continue to keep active separate lines outside of the Solutions Center include Employee Relations at 517-353-5510 or hr.er@hr.msu.edu and Organization and Professional Development at 517-355-0183 or ProDev@hr.msu.edu. Visit the HR contact page.

 

Events at a Glance

Jan. 26 - First-Year Focused Final Fridays Workshop Series: Who Are Our Students?

Jan. 26 - Educational Technology Series

Feb. 2 - Envisioning Retirement Pathways Workshop

Feb. 15 - Global Engagement Speaker Series: George Openjuru

Feb. 20 - Spring Conversation with Provost June Pierce Youatt 

 

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