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The Human Resources department serves the university community by attracting, developing and retaining a highly qualified and diverse workforce dedicated to student success.

News and Information


The Art of Mindfulness in Managing Stress (April 3)

If there is one condition that describes our lives today, it is “stressed out”. Recent changes in our community have increased stress levels for many of us. High stress levels take a toll on our life, work, physical health and relationships. Learning how to recognize and reduce stress is key to living a healthy life. Take some time out of your “busyness” to practice the techniques for managing stress. This program is brought to you by your Staff Senate, Wellness Center, Marketing and Human Resources team. Questions: marc.wachtogel@minotstateu.edu

Date: Monday, April 3
Time: 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Location: Administration Building – Missouri Room 


Leading for wellness (March 28)

In today's corporate world of hiring talented employees and the need to manage health care spending, organizations that create a culture surrounding wellness dimensions will hold a competitive advantage. All Minot State University employees are welcome to attend “Leading for Wellness” in the Aleshire Theater. Please RSVP to paul.brekke@minotstateu.edu if you plan on attending. For more detailed information, visit http://bit.ly/2nLwTkY.

Date: Tuesday, March 28
Time: 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Location:  Hartnett Hall - Aleshire Theater


MSU Announces Tenured Faculty Voluntary Separation Incentive Program (March 17)

MSU is offering a limited-time Tenured Faculty Voluntary Separation Incentive Program (TFVSIP) in an effort to reduce salary, benefit and wage costs given the current financial situation. The Program provides eligible tenured faculty members with a severance package based on annual base salary. Information and applications are available at www.askmsu.com/tfvsip. Faculty who would like additional information can contact Dr. Marc Wachtfogel, Director of Human Resources.


MSU Announces Staff Voluntary Separation Incentive Program (March 17)

The Program provides eligible staff members with incentive compensation based on their annual base salary and completed years of service if they choose to separate from employment at MSU under the conditions of the program. Information and applications are available at www.askmsu.com/svsip. Staff members who would like additional information can contact Dr. Marc Wachtfogel, Director of Human Resources.


New Applicant Screening Process

MSU HR has contracted with Sterling Talent Solutions to conduct background investigations as part of the application process. Through this partnership, we are reducing cost while increasing workflow efficiency and customer service. If your department has part-time or student workers who require screening (NDUS 602.3), please contact HR for access and training. Training will take place on February 22 via web meeting. Faculty and staff applications will continue to be handled by HR.

Please note that consent forms will only be used when an applicant's email address is not available.


NDUS Faculty Leave Task Force

The NDUS Faculty Leave Task Force resumed meetings on January 11.  Chancellor Hagerott charged the task force with providing one consistent policy for all 11 institutions for annual leave and sick leave for faculty.
If you have any questions for MSU representatives on the Task Force, please contact Ernst Pijining (Faculty SBHE Representative) ernst.pijning@minotstateu.edu or Marc Wachtfogel (HR Director) marc.wachtogel@minotstateu.edu.  List of Task Force Members


Frontline-AppliTrack Recruiting and Hiring Platform (updated January 11)

HR goes LIVE with Frontline-AppliTrack Recruiting and Hiring.  Visit the Frontline-AppliTrack page (sidebar on left) for system access, a step-by-step user guide and Frontline Learning Center resources. 


Fair Labor Standards Act (updated December 1, 2016)

The new FLSA ruling, effective on December 1, 2016, was blocked by a Texas federal judge and will postpone implementation on our campus. Please see the following articles for more information.

FLSA Overtime Rule Blocked by Federal Court    Overtime Final Rule and Higher Education 

Frequently Asked Questions    The Impact of the Department of Labor's Exempt Salary Increase on Higher Education Employers.  


MSU Offers Tenured Faculty Voluntary Separation Incentive Program (TFVSIP) (August 22, 2016)

MSU is offering a limited-time Tenured Faculty Voluntary Separation Incentive Program (TFVSIP) in an effort to reduce salary, benefit and wage costs given the current financial situation. Faculty who would like additional information can contact Dr. Marc Wachtfogel, Director of Human Resources.


MSU Offers Staff Voluntary Separation Incentive Program (SVSIP) (July 14, 2016)

The Program provides eligible staff members with incentive compensation based on their annual base salary and completed years of service. Staff members who would like additional information can contact Dr. Marc Wachtfogel, Director of Human Resources.