Human Resources

The MSU Extension Human Resources office is committed to supporting all employees of Extension - in all of our county offices as well as at the MSU East Lansing campus. Our goal is to provide quality HR services that attract, develop, motivate, and retain a diverse workforce within a supportive work environment. We work toward this goal with an emphasis on customer service through consultation with our staff as well as communication with MSU campus community.

MSU Extension Human Resources Office
Justin S. Morrill Hall of Agriculture
446 W. Circle Drive, Suite 160
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: (517) 353-9108
Fax: (517) 432-4986
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Vital Topics

ACA Eligibility Quick Reference Guide  - This document provides a high-level overview of employee eligibility under the Affordable Care Act. 

New Hiring Procedures - In response to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Michigan State University has created an ACA FAQ Document  to provide information regarding the University’s guidelines. This document may help answer general questions you have; however, MSU Extension procedures for hiring anyone into a Temporary, On-call or Student employment are required and can be found here:

HR Quick Reference Guide - Information on some common MSUE Human Resources questions.

HR Source Newsletter - October 2014  The MSU Central Human Resources department publishes monthly “HR Source Newsletters” for all employees. Check out this latest edition which includes articles on Open Enrollment, HR Project 60/50, Education Opportunities and more.

University Holiday Schedule

Social Security statements available online

The Social Security Administration on May 1 announced that workers now can get access to their Social Security statements online. According to the announcement, the new online statement provides Social Security-eligible workers with secure access to their Social Security earnings and benefits information at

To read the press release, click on this link to visit the Social Security Administration’s Press Office site.


FMLA Procedures
All Family Medical Leave Act leaves are handled by the University’s FMLA/Leave Team, which is part of the Central HR/Benefits Office. However, MSUE HR assists employees in ensuring they know what to expect, ensure that the Leave Team has appropriate contact information for the employee and keep supervisors informed of leave status. MSUE HR also handles the “leave” information in EBS.
Please contact MSUE HR if you need FMLA leave, or if you are a supervisor who learns about FMLA leave. Our phone number is (517) 353-9108 or you may send an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
Here are links to the Michigan State University FMLA Brochure, the Support Staff FMLA policy and the Faculty/Academic Staff FMLA policy.
If MSUE staff or supervisors have any quesitons, please don’t hesitate to contact the MSUE HR office.
Caring for the Organization
Fall Conference (2011) Session
With the changes in MSU Extension, Administration has made available several opportunities for staff - in addition to the University’s EAP and other services - to assist employees.
One of these opportunities was at the 2011 Fall Extension Conference where Jonathon Novello presented on the topic of “Rebuilding A Trusting Workplace.”
Here is a link to the video recording of that session:

If you are a Veteran or a Person with a Disability, please consider using the EBS system to provide MSU with information about your status. Click here for more information OR you can also find additional information on the MSU Pages sub-page on this HR site.