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In This June/July Issue

1. Educational Assistance Application Changes

2. FMLA Recertification Process Update

3. Changes Coming to the EBS Support Site and Login Page

4. Software and Services Now Open to Departments

5. Veterans: Join Us at the Dairy Store!

6. Professional Development Spotlight: IPF Promotes Continuous Learning

7. Staff Award Winners

8. What You May Have Missed on the SourceLive Blog

9. Upcoming Events and Deadlines

For Supervisors & HR Unit Representatives:

10. MSU Posting Deadline - Fridays by Noon


Educational Assistance Application Changes

In late June a change will occur to the workflow routing of educational assistance applications. When an application is submitted, the direct supervisor will have 14 calendar days to take action on the application. If the application is not approved or disapproved within the 14 calendar days, the application will automatically be cancelled and a notification will be sent to the employee that the application was cancelled.


FMLA Recertification Process Update

July 1 marks the start of the new fiscal year, and a new FMLA balance for eligible employees. Effective July 1, 2015, MSU Human Resources is implementing a change to the recertification notification for intermittent leave under FMLA.


Changes Coming to the EBS Support Site and Login Page

On July 13, 2015, you will see a new page when you go to log in to EBS. MSU is combining the EBS Login page with the support documentation so you can access EBS and get help from one location. Here's what you need to know:

  • You will be redirected to the new EBS page from ebs.msu.edu and secportal.ebsp.msu.edu.
  • If you have ebs.msu.edu pages bookmarked, you will need to recreate them using new links.
  • The support content from the EBS page is available from links on the login page to the respective business sites.

EBS Login Mock-Up

Software and Services Now Open to Departments

IT Services has completed agreements for MSU departments to use select Microsoft software, Zoom conferencing tools, and CampusAD and Exchange services. Please use the links to the right to learn more.

Questions not addressed within these links may be directed to the MSU IT Service Desk at 517-432-6200.

Microsoft Software

Zoom Cloud Web Conferencing

Campus Active Directory

Campus Exchange Services

Veterans: Join us at the Dairy Store!

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Attention VETERANS! Thank you for your service to our country and to MSU. You are invited to attend a special veterans event at the MSU Dairy Store on Farm Lane on July 21, 2015. Please stop in between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to enjoy a free ice cream cone and meet with your fellow veterans. Computers will be available during this event so you that you may update your MSU employee record if you wish to self-identify as a veteran. You will need to know your MSU NetID if you wish to self-identify. Mark your calendar for July 21 and we hope to see you there!

Professional Development Spotlight: IPF Promotes Continuous Learning

During the summer of 2014, elevateU was introduced to faculty and staff as a new online learning tool. One unit that has successfully adopted regular use of this valuable resource is Infrastructure, Planning and Facilities. Renee Burck, Unit Human Resources Administrator, notes that “elevateU has been an invaluable tool for IPF supervisors and employees alike.  Our staff is happy to have a resource that they can access 24/7 from any computer and having this tool definitely helps with ongoing personal and professional development efforts.” The following are some of the ways that IPF has maximized the use of elevateU: Read more.


Staff Award Winners

Congratulations to the six staff members who received the 38th annual Jack Breslin Distinguished Staff Award and one staff member who received the sixth annual Ruth Jameyson "Above and Beyond" Award on June 1. Learn more about them and their contributions to the university via MSU Today.

Breslin Center


For Supervisors & HR Unit Representatives

MSU Posting Deadline - Fridays by Noon

Staffing requests for the support staff Position Vacancy Notice are due to Human Resources by noon every Friday via the EBS Inbox. All staffing requests received by this time will be posted the following Wednesday, provided all pertinent information is submitted. Applicant lists will be made available within three business days following the posting close date.

Please note: Due to the Independence Day holiday, Staffing Requests for the Position Vacancy Notice of July 8, 2015, are due by noon on Thursday, July 2, so that we may meet publishing deadlines.

What You May Have Missed on the SourceLive Blog

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Upcoming Events

Events & Deadlines:

July 14 - Outstanding Supervisor Award Deadline

July 16 and 17 - Financial Essentials Workshops

August 15 - Save the date for "The Big Event"!

Development Classes:

July 8 - Essentials of Employee Relations

July 15 - The Spartan Experience

July 21 and 23 - Influencer

July 28 - Faculty Raise Process

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