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The MSU Office of Human Resources is located on the second floor of the Administration Building.

Office of Human Resources


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

News and Information

New Applicant Screening

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 to obtain access. 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.

Training will take place the week of February 20th.   

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) or Marc Wachtfogel (HR Director)  

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)

The new FLSA regulations, effective on December 1, 2016, was blocked by a Texas federal judge, postponing implementation on our campus. The following article explains this update.

FLSA Overtime Rule Blocked by Federal Court

"Overtime Final Rule and Higher Education" by the Department of Labor (DOL)

Frequently Asked Questions

"The Impact of the Department of Labor's Exempt Salary Increase on Higher Education Employers."  by the College and University Professional Association (CUPA)

MSU Announces Tenured Faculty Voluntary Separation Incentive Program (TVSIP) (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. The Program provides eligible tenured faculty
members with a severance package based on annual base salary. Information and applications are available at  Faculty who would like additional information can also contact Marc Wachtfogel, Director of Human Resources.

MSU Announces 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 if they choose to separate from employment at MSU under the conditions of the program. Information and applications are available at  Staff who would like additional information can also contact Marc Wachtfogel, Director of Human Resources.