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Human Resources Questions & Answers

Michigan State University is a vibrant and inclusive world-class university on one of the largest and greenest campuses in the nation. With museums and cultural offerings, MSU is a family-friendly campus that embraces multiculturalism and celebrates diversity.

  • Can you tell me about MSU’s benefits package?

    Michigan State University offers a competitive benefits package that includes:

    • Medical and dental coverage
    • Prescription coverage
    • Flexible spending account (FSA)
    • Life insurance
    • Legal, auto and home insurance
    • Voluntary benefits, including vision insurance

  • What is MSU’s retirement package?

    MSU provides a 403(b) base and supplemental retirement program, and a 457(b) deferred compensation plan. Learn more.

  • Does University Advancement (UA) value professional development?

    Definitely. UA offers annual paid conference attendance and on-going professional development opportunities to maintain and increase employee skills and competencies. MSU’s Central Human Resources also offers a variety of training options—everything from how to manage better to learning to use software—as well as educational assistance for staff and dependents.

  • How does tuition reimbursement work? Are my spouse/dependents eligible?

    Financial assistance for regular support staff is available, as well as for dependents. Learn more.

  • How does UA encourage a positive work/life balance for employees?

    Balancing roles of personal and family life with work life can be a challenge. Through various initiatives, MSU offers many resources for staff seeking opportunities to achieve health and wellness, including education, services and resources.

    MSU also offers work/life and family-friendly support services, and for those with children, high-quality childcare. The surrounding East Lansing and Okemos school districts are routinely ranked among the top in the state and provide many additional family support resources.

  • Are there advantages to living in the Greater Lansing area? What activities can I expect to find there?

    Whether wandering around the Broad Art Museum or taking in a Broadway show at the Wharton Center, Michigan State offers a range of arts, culture and academic opportunities for both adults and children. In addition to the benefits working on a Big Ten campus has to offer, the capital area has many attractions, with something for everyone. An attractive nightlife in Downtown Lansing and the eclectic Old Town neighborhood make the Greater Lansing area a vibrant place to live and work.

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