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News and Information

Unconscious bias…the best defense is awareness.

A new 90-second video on unconscious bias in the workplace has been added to the Interviewing Tools section in the HR SharePoint Library.

Webinar: Designing work for well-being - Living and performing at your best

Date: Wednesday, July 22
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Duration: 1 hour
Host: Deloitte
Audience: Supervisors

Participants will consider new ways to build well-being into work and discover the immediate productivity benefits and longer-term dividends that can be gained from greater worker resilience and organizational performance. Please see announcement in MiSU Public.


Policy Update - June 2020

MSU eligible employees may preserve up to 40 hours of sick leave and 40 hours of annual leave, via unpaid leave, when exercising FMLA rights. Policies impacted include: Sick Leave, Annual Leave, and Leave Without Pay. Review Updates

TIAA Financial Advisory Services - Virtual One-on-One

One-on-one advisory sessions, with Paul Fuller, are available for employees from Tuesday, July 7 to Friday, July 10. Significant others are welcome to join. Register for the TIAA Virtual Meeting HERE   

A Time for Reflection and Action

Inequality and racism cannot be tolerated

EAP Update - New Password

The EAP website, VillageEAP.com, has a new look! The site, which contains information for supervisors and employees about their EAP benefit, is now more secure and contains new mobile applications. To access the website, use the password: VillageEAP (case-sensitive)

Webinar: Unleashing Greatness in Others

Date: Monday, April 27, 2020
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Duration: 1 hour

Featuring Harvard Business School professor Frances Frei and Anne Morriss, Executive Founder of The Leadership Consortium. Frei and Morriss are the coauthors of Unleashed: The Unapologetic Leader’s Guide to Empowering Everyone Around You.

Best Practices for Supervisors

The VBI offers SEVEN TIPS to protect and aid in the psychological wellbeing of employees, including having a plan, transparent communications, encouraging and modeling self-care.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act)

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was signed into law on March 18th and is in effect April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. The FFCRA provides additional paid sick time and expands family and medical leave (FMLA), to employees who meet certain criteria, through the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act.

DOL FFCRA Employee Rights

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MSU Employee Information Deck  

MSU Absence Request Form

Additional information can be found at  MSUNDUS and the North Dakota Department of Health.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Website

Minot State University continues to monitor the respiratory illness outbreak caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). In order to centralize information, the University has created a website with information including Travel Guidance, Frequently Asked Questions, a Minot State update archive, and COVID-19 updates. Additional information can be found at  NDUS and the  North Dakota Department of Health.

Webinar : Building a Coaching Culture: Coaching in Critical Times of Crisis

Date: Thursday, April 09, 2020
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour

In this webinar, you will learn powerful techniques to develop leadership coaching skills. You'll learn:

  • The value (and supporting research) around the 4 types of coaching
  • The importance of EQ in coaching
  • What foundations you need in place to foster a coaching culture
  • New technologies and approaches to help develop coaching skills faster

For optimal viewing, please use Chrome as your browser. Audio will stream through your computer speakers. No dial-in will be provided. 

Annual Risk Management Policy Review

The North Dakota Risk Management Agency requires all employees to complete annual online training. MSU participates in the ND Risk Management training program to ensure employees are aware of key risk management policies and procedures. Please follow the directions below to access and complete the training by March 15.  The time needed to complete the training is approximately 20 minutes. 


  • Login in to Blackboard using your Campus Connection user name and password ( LINK)
  • Once you are logged in click on the My MSU tab. 
  • Click on  MSU Risk Management
  • On the left side of the screen Click on Step 1, Tutorial
  • Click on the MSU logo to begin the course

PeopleSoft ePerformance - Project Commencement

MSU and CTS will begin a new PeopleSoft project beginning April 6, 2020, in the Human Capital Management System (HCM) called ePerformance. 

ePerformance is a Web-deployed performance management solution that streamlines the appraisal aspect of the development business process, from goal planning and coaching to performance assessments and rewards. Managers, employees, and HR administrators can collaborate on performance evaluations and goals, review performance history and monitor and manage the overall performance process.

ePerformance Announcement

2020 Annual Policy Notification

This 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. Throughout the year, policy updates and notifications are posted in MiSU Public.

PeopleSoft Recruiting Solutions Project -  "GO LIVE" March 

Recruiting Solutions is a module in the Human Capital Management System (HCM) that includes two complementary applications that will enhance MSU sourcing, recruiting, hiring and evaluation capabilities while enabling back-end integration with HRMS, Campus Solutions and Financials. Project updates, including pilot launch and training dates/times, will be announced in MiSU Public. Visit the  HR SharePoint Library to view the intro video and access the training/user manuals.

Webinar: Technology Vision 2020 - Top Tech Trends

Date: Wednesday, February 19
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour

How will tech trends influence careers into the future—and how can you be prepared?

Gain firsthand insights into the technology trends that will impact business and IT leaders in the next three years.  Your hosts, Marc Carrel-Billiard, Senior Managing Director, Accenture Labs, and Extended Reality and Elise Cornille, Managing Director, Accenture Innovation Marketing, will share our research, insights, and examples of the trends shaping the technology industry, and what that means for today’s workforce.

TIAA Financial Advisory Services - Campus Dates
One-on-one advisory sessions are available for employees from Tuesday, March 3 to Friday, March 6. Significant others are welcome to join. Schedule your TIAA appointment.

TIAA Financial Advisory Services
Date Time Location
Tuesday, March 3  8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Admin Bldg. - Souris Room
Wednesday, March 4   8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Souris Room
Friday, March 6  8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Souris Room

TIAA February and March Financial Essentials Live Webinars

These webinars, open to all MSU employees, are posted to the Live Webinar Lounge at TIAA.org/webinars and are available for registration.  Recordings of the sessions are available for replay on demand for 30 days following the live webinar date.

February Webinars

  • Introduction to trusts – February 11 at 12 p.m. (ET)
  • Market-proof your retirement – February 12 at 12 p.m. (ET)
  • She’s Got It: A woman’s guide to saving and investing – February 12 at 3 p.m. (ET)
  • Cybersecurity @home – February 13 at 12 p.m. (ET)
  • Within Reach: Transitioning from career to retirement – February 13 at 3 p.m. (ET)

March Webinars

  • Introduction to Social Security – March 17 at 12 p.m. (ET)
  • Market-proof your retirement – March 18 at 12 p.m. (ET)
  • Money at Work 1: Foundations of Investing – March 18 at 3 p.m. (ET)
  • Postcards from the Future: A woman’s guide to financially ever after – March 19 at 12 p.m. (ET)

Wellness Event: Life Hacks for Living Well

Date: Tuesday, February 11
Time: 2-3 p.m.
Duration: 1 hour
Location: Conference Center

The Minot State Staff Senate professional development committee is sponsoring an event, Life Hacks for Living Well, presented by Terry Eckmann, professor/chair in teacher education and kinesiology, on Tuesday, Feb 11 from 2-3 p.m. in the Conference Center. Explore key lifestyle choices that enhance overall health and well-being throughout the lifespan. For more information contact Courtenay Brekhus.  

Webinar: Reimagining What It Takes to Lead

Date: Thursday, January 30
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Duration: 1 hour
Register (register to receive the on-demand recording)

Join study coauthors Douglas Ready, lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management; Carol Cohen, global talent and leadership at Cognizant; and Benjamin Pring, future of work at Cognizant, as they explore the future of leadership in a changing world. MIT SMR's recent study “ The New Leadership Playbook for the Digital Age,” explores how to lead in the digital economy. The speakers will review the study findings and discuss the leadership values and behaviors the research indicates are most valuable to organizations now and in the future.

MSU Employee Wellness 2020

MSU renews its commitment to the health and well being of its employees with new programs across the eight dimensions of wellness. Employees may take up to three hours per week to participate in wellness activities on campus. Time must be agreed upon by the employee and supervisor. MSU employees are also eligible to earn up to $250 per person ($500 w/ spouse) per year through the Dakota Wellness Program. Download the January 2020 Wellness Issue.  Learn More 

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