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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 AM - 3:00 PM Fischer Room
Wednesday, April 3     8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Administration Room 162
Friday, April 5  8:00 AM - 3:00 PM 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 2019  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                                                   

IDEO Creative Series
Topic:   How to Make Time for Creative Work, with Jake Knapp
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.

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