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Webinar: The Future of Work & Its Impact on the Employee Experience

Date: Thursday, Sept. 5
Time: 1:00 PM (CT)
Duration: 1 hour
Register (Registration is required to join this event.)  

Josh and Karl will paint a picture of the Future of Work and, 
1. How companies are quickly becoming networks, not hierarchies
2. How employees will need training and knowledge not just for the jobs they have but the roles they will have over time
3. How increasingly important and challenging it will be for employees to help other team members succeed in more rapidly changing environments

Presenter Bio:
Josh Bersin is a world-known industry analyst and a leading provider of research-based people strategies designed to help leaders drive exceptional business performance. Karl Mehta is the CEO and Founder of Edcast, an AI-powered knowledge cloud solution provider. 

TIAA Financial Advisory Services - Campus Dates
One-on-one advisory sessions are available for employees from Monday, October 7 to Friday, October 11. Significant others are welcome to join. Please use the TIAA LINK  to schedule your appointment.

TIAA Financial Advisory Services
Date Time Location
Monday, October 7  12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Admin Bldg. - Souris Room
Tuesday, October 8   8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Souris Room
Wednesday, October 9  8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Souris Room
Friday, October 11  8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Souris Room

 Fall Convocation 2019-2020

On Wednesday, August 21st, fall convocation for new faculty and staff will be held in Ann Nicole Nelson Hall. Refreshments will be served at 8:30 a.m. and the meeting will begin at 9:00.

On the evening of August 21st, MSU employees and family members are encouraged to attend the annual "MSU Fall Kick-Off" celebration, at Roosevelt Park, Shelter 2, for an evening of entertainment, food, and fun. Festivities will begin at 4:30 with food being served between 4:30 – 7:00. For additional information on opening week activities, please check MiSU Daily and Calendar of Events.

Topic: From jobs to super jobs: The impact of AI on work
The adoption of robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) is enabling companies to redesign almost any job.

Deloitte Dbriefs Webcast
Date: Thursday, July 18
Time: 12:00 PM (CT) 
Location: Register

What new types of work are companies coming up with? We'll discuss:

  • The technologies companies are using to redefine work, including robotics, cognitive technologies, AI, and robotic process automation.
  • How technology has freed up capacity in workers, resulting in new combinations of skills and capabilities into super jobs. 
  • How super jobs are better meeting the needs of customers.

Participants will explore Deloitte's 2019 Global Human Capital Trends and learn the importance of reimagining jobs in ways that meet the needs of all types of workers.

Minot Farmer's Market - Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday [July - October] 


Minot Farmers Market, located in Oak Park, is open at 9:00 am on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday - weather permitting. Items for sale include fresh vegetables, fruits, baked goods, pickles, and jellies. All items must be grown or produced by the seller. Decorative items include pumpkins, gourds, flowers, etc. 

CTS Recruiting Solutions Project Commencement

CTS will begin a new PeopleSoft project beginning June 1, 2019, in the Human Capital Management System (HCM). Our goal is to integrate the recruiting lifecycle and provide an interactive experience for hiring managers and candidates. March 2020 is the tentative go-live date. MSU HR will serve on the NDUS Recruiting Solutions Advisory Group. 

NDPERS Retirement Planning Consultations - 457 Deferred Compensation Plan

Whether you are just getting started or actively planning for retirement, learning to make the most of your 457 deferred compensation plan with an NDPERS consultation can make a significant difference. While designated for retirement, one of the unique features of the 457 retirement plan, unlike the 401a and 403b plans, is the ability to withdraw funds (taxable as income), without the 10% penalty fee, under certain conditions. Want to learn more? 

You’ll get answers to these questions and more:

  • Am I invested in the right mix of investments to help meet my goals?
  • Am I saving enough to create the retirement income I need?
  • How do I take income from my retirement account once I stop working?
consultation schedule
Date Time Location
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Online Meeting Through any device with an internet connection, speakers and microphone, and if you choose, camera
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPT.
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. STATE CAPITOL
Wednesday, June 19, 2019     8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.      JOB SERVICE – GRAND FORKS
Thursday, June 20, 2019 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. STATE CAPITOL
Friday, June 21, 2019 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. STATE CAPITOL

You can also choose to view the WEBINAR options. RSVP today, as space is limited. Register by visiting HERE or calling 800-732-8353, weekdays 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET). We look forward to working with you.

MSU Employee Wellness

Minot State employees can take up to three hours per week to participate in wellness activities on campus. Time must be agreed upon by the employee and supervisor. All MSU employees are eligible to earn up to $250 per person ($500 w/ spouse) per year through Sanford/NDPERS Dakota Wellness Program. Please visit  EMPLOYEE WELLNESS for information. Download the  MSU WELLNESS PROGRAM guidelines and ENROLLMENT FORM. See attached FLIER for detailed information on how to earn the Wellness benefit.

MSU Digital Initiative

The Office of Human Resources launched a new digital initiative to automate workflow processes and integrate data for continuous improvement. The goal is to improve operational efficiency, enhance the faculty, staff and student experience, and ensure regulatory compliance. This initiative will serve as a pilot program for the university and contribute to MSU environmental sustainability efforts.

NDPERS Data Security Update - Member Self Service (MSS)

NDPERS recently enhanced the security of the Member Self Service (MSS) online portal to improve the protection of your personal information. This means the next time you log into your NDPERS MSS online account, you must complete 3 quick extra steps, if you have not completed them yet:

  1. review your personal profile and add your preferred email address,
  2. click certify, and
  3. enter the activation code emailed to you.

TIAA Financial Advisory Services - Campus Dates
One-on-one advisory sessions for employees are available from Tuesday, April 2 to Friday, April 5. Significant others are welcome to join. Please use the  TIAA LINK  to schedule your appointment.

TIAA Financial Advisory Services
Date Time Location
Tuesday, April 2  8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Fischer Room
Wednesday, April 3     8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Administration Room 162
Friday, April 5  8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Fischer Room  

Q2 2019 Live Webinar Calendar 

April is National Financial Literacy Month, a national event dedicated to helping promote the importance of financial literacy.  The April webinar line-up includes several specialty topics that are worth highlighting.

Tax Planning in 20 19  April 16 at 11 a.m. (CST)

Millennial Financial Literacy and Fintech Use  April 25 at 11 a.m. (CST)

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Topic 1:  Power BI in Higher Ed
Topic 2: Using Power BI: Best Practices, Architectures, Applications

Date: Friday, March 15                                                                                          
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Topic 2:(10:00-11:30 AM)  Join Microsoft Teams Meeting
Location: Teams Meeting                                                   

Topic: How to Make Time for Creative Work

IDEO Creative Series - Webinar
Date: Thursday, March 7
Time: 11:00 - 11:45 AM (CT) 
Location: Jones Room 

Jake Knapp is the author of Make Time and the New York Times bestseller Sprint. Jake spent 10 years at Google and Google Ventures, where he created the Design Sprint. He has since coached teams like Slack, Uber, 23andMe, LEGO, and The New York Times on the method. Previously, Jake helped build products like Gmail, Google Hangouts, and Microsoft Encarta. He is currently among the world’s tallest designers .

Alexa, "Open T-I-A-A"

Enable the new TIAA skill to ask Alexa about TIAA office locations, find an advisor, ask about market performance or get important tax dates.

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Total Rewards Statement

The 2018 Total Rewards Statements are now available for employees to view at: 

                            Self Service>Payroll and Compensation>My Total Rewards
The Total Rewards Statement, available for regular benefited employees, shows the employee’s full value of their compensation including the employer and employee contributions to benefits. Login

Hacking the human - Cybersecurity and you

Are you concerned about identity theft and your family’s security online? TIAA’s Senior Lead Information Security Manager will discuss how behavioral psychology can be used by hackers for identity theft, account compromise, and impersonation. Learn how you can protect yourself and your family from cybercriminal social engineering. Register today for this live webinar on Thursday, February 7, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. (ET).

PeopleSoft Training - Manager Self-Service

MSS training manuals are now located in the SharePoint Training Folder. Recently added items include customizing your user interface, new-hire onboarding procedures and inactivation of temporary, part-time and student employment upon project completion. Training dates/times will be announced in MiSU Public .

Annual "Paycheck Checkup"

Following the recent changes to the tax law, the IRS encourages the use of the IRS Withholding Calculator to perform a quick “paycheck checkup” to identify your optimal tax withholding. Make changes to your Form W-4 online via employee self-service

NDUS Legislative Agenda

There is a “Legislative” tab on Inside.NDUS if you would like to monitor any of the 70+ bills filed and monitored by the NDUS. Located within the site are—bill versions, amended language, status, and NDUS testimony. You can search the list of bills by name, number, description or staff assigned.   

Health & Wellness

Please see January’s issue " Healthy Diet, Health Mind " in The Village monthly newsletter, Keeping in Touch. These newsletters are great reminders of the benefit and include EAP contact information. Past newsletters are archived at  VillageEAP .

TIAA Financial Advisory Services - Campus Dates

One-on-one advisory sessions for employees are available from January 29 to February 1. Significant others are welcome to join. Please use the TIAA LINK to schedule your appointment.

TIAA Financial Advisory Services
Date Time Location
Tuesday, January 29  12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Student Center 2FL
Wednesday, January 30     8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Student Center 2FL
Thursday, January 31  8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Student Center 2FL  
Friday, February 1  8:00 AM - 10:00 AM     Student Center 2FL


Register for TIAA's January live webinars 

IRS Announces Contribution Limits for 2019

The amount you can contribute to your 403(b) and 457 retirement plans will increase from $18,500 in 2018 to $19,000 in 2019. If you are age 50 or over, the catch-up contribution limit will remain at $6,000 for each plan .

Annual Open Enrollment - 2019 Plan Year

The NDPERS Annual Open Enrollment season starts on Monday, October 15 and closes on Friday, November 2, 2018. You can complete your annual enrollment benefit elections through the PERSLink Member Self Service (MSS) online portal or the mobile app. For detailed information, please see The Annual Enrollment PERSpectives Newsletter or log on to  NDPERS.

Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Provider Transition asiflexlogo.png

Effective January 2019, ASIFlex will be the new NDUS flex spending provider. There will be a blackout period for filing claims and using the FSA debit card for approximately two weeks at the end of December to allow time for the transition. ASIFlex will conduct employee training on Thursday, October 11, from 9 a.m.-10 a.m. and 10 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. in the Westlie Room.

If you are currently enrolled in the MSU FSA, plan to enroll, or want to learn more about health and dependent care flexible spending account options, we encourage you to attend. Additional information will be posted on Campus News as we move closer to the effective date. ASIFlex Transition Timeline

ASIFlex Presentation       How to Enroll Online

MSU's New Employee Onboarding Program is Live

The goal of this program is to welcome new employees to the MSU community, following the acceptance of an offer from the university, ensure a smooth and successful transition and set the tone for an engaging experience from the moment they arrive on campus.

For additional information, select the " New Employees" tab on the HR homepage. Training, including HRMS automated onboarding activities, will be announced in the coming weeks. The following orientation modules will be provided to new hires.

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Getting a Head Start on your Future - Microsite

Getting a Head Start on your Future - Microsite

The HR Office collaborated with the TIAA marketing team to design a new retirement plan introduction (microsite), hosted by Brainshark. Getting a head start on your future...An overview of the Minot State University Retirement Plan This initiative will be integrated into the new MSU onboarding program (Fall 2018) and is part of an ongoing objective to expand digital self-service.

2018 Policy Notification

This semi-annual notification serves as a reminder to MSU employees to review the work-related policies and practices that underpin the mission and goals of our University. Please refer to HR Policies and Procedures. Policy notifications are posted in MiSU Public Information.
Policy Update: Voluntary Work-Schedule Reduction

Supervisor Training — "Recruit, Retain, Onboard and Build Culture"
Friday, June 8, 2018 (8:30 a.m. to noon) Grand Hotel 


MSU HR partnered with Hoonuit (formerly Atomic Learning) to extend technology training and professional development opportunities to all MSU employees. Hoonuit ("who-knew-it") is an online training and professional development platform with hundreds of bite-sized instructional modules on topics ranging from software & technology, data & analytics, teams & leadership, culture & communication, employee health, and wellness.

Log in with your NDUS ID and password.

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