Missouri State University
Inside Missouri State
Faculty and Staff Updates

Mercy/Med-Pay Onsite Support – May 28

Mercy/Med-Pay onsite support will be available again from 2-4 p.m. May 28 in Carrington 110.

This support may be helpful to you if you:

  • Currently participate in the medical health insurance provided by the University
  • Have had any issues with claims or the processing/billing of your claims
  • Wish you had a better understanding of how your benefits worked

No appointment necessary, just show up.

For a complete schedule, please visit the Human Resources site.

Please contact the office of human resources at 6.6616 if you have any questions.

Posted in Events, Human Resources - Benefits, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Learn more about the International Friends Program

International students will be arriving in large numbers in Springfield this summer from around the world to attend classes at Missouri State University.  They don’t know anyone and need a friend to help in navigating the campus and immediate community. Please consider partnering with the International Friends Program by becoming a friend to one of these students.

Sign up to be a friend for one semester and meet with the student once a month to introduce them to the American culture and make them feel welcomed to the community.  In return you will learn about their country and culture and gain a life-long friend in the process.

Sign up now at www.international.missouristate.edu/friends. Contact Joyce Eddy, Coordinator of International Friends, at 836-8943 for more information.

 

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Music department honors retiring faculty

Retirement-CelebrationThe Missouri State University music department will be hosting a retirement celebration for three of their faculty members at 4 p.m. May 1 at the Crystal Ballroom in Kentwood Hall. Honorees include:

  • Dr. Robert Quebbeman, music professor and director of orchestral activities
  • Dr. Belva Prather, music professor
  • Mr. Michael Casey, music professor and coordinator of the BFA Musical Theatre
Posted in Events | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Music department honors retiring faculty

Cafeteria Plan Claims Filing Deadline

Attention:

Cafeteria Plan Participants:

All FSA claims for calendar year 2014 must be filed by April 15, 2015.

Please follow the link below to access the plan handbook(s) for Missouri State University.

MoCafe

Contact ASI directly at 1.800.659.3035 or the Office of Human Resources at 417.836.6616 with any questions.

Posted in Human Resources - Benefits, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Cafeteria Plan Claims Filing Deadline

New Credit Fee Waiver System is Here

New Fee Waiver Credit Course System

We are pleased to offer you a new and enhanced Credit Fee Waiver system for all benefit eligible employees.

Effective March 30, 2015, benefit eligible employees will be able to submit their credit few waiver requests through this new enhanced system. One significant improvement will be the communication received throughout the process between the requester, student if other than the employee, Human Resources, and Financial Services. Customers can expect an open dialogue from the time they submit their request through the approval.

Another significant change is the timing of when the fee waiver is applied/processed. Requesters will now know in advance when their fee waiver will be processed. Not only will they receive email communication, they will know the fee waiver will be processed at the end of the first week of class.

In order to grant the benefit to a dependent, they must agree to the limited release of information about the classes being taken.

Supervisors/Department Heads/Approvers will receive an email that includes instructions on how to access the new “Workflow” tab within MyMissouristate to easily review the employees’ request and take the necessary action.

Employees can access the system simply by following the steps below;

  1. Log in to the MyMissouristate Portal
  2. Click the Profile tab
  3. Scroll down to the Employment Details window
  4. Under Benefits, click Fee Waiver.

The Office of Human Resources welcomes your feedback and is available to respond to any questions you may have about the new system. Please feel free to contact the Office of Human Resources at 417.836.6616.

Posted in Human Resources - Benefits | Comments Off on New Credit Fee Waiver System is Here

Shared Leave Pool

As we approach the end of the fiscal year, we would like to remind employees to check their leave balances and consider donating vacation leave to the Shared Leave Pool.  In the past, some employees end up losing leave at the end of the fiscal year and the shared leave pool provides another alternative.

Please note that employees accrue vacation monthly and may carry days forward from one month to the next. The maximum amount of vacation that can be carried forward from one fiscal year to the next cannot exceed two times the employee’s annual allowance. For example, if an employee earns vacation at the rate of 13.34 hours each pay period, or 160 hours per year (20 days), the employee may carry forward up to a maximum of 320 hours (40 days). Any amount of leave over the maximum accumulation of two times the annual allowance is lost at the end of the fiscal year (June 30).

Please visit http://www.missouristate.edu/human/staffhandbook/Chapter7.htm for detailed information on Leave Benefits.

Follow the instructions below to check your current vacation leave balance.

  1. Log in to the MyMissouristate Portal
  2. Click the Profile tab
  3. Scroll down to the Employment Details window
  4. Under Benefits, click Shared Leave Pool.

Please contact Denise Lofton in the Office of Human Resources with any questions.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Shared Leave Pool

Open forums for candidates for director of public safety and transportation

Faculty, staff and students are invited to open forums for the candidates for the director of public safety and transportation.

March 25

Jay Huff

2-3 p.m.

Hill Hall Room 2

March 26

Lance Jones

2-3 p.m.

Hill Hall Room 2

March 31

Tom Johnson

2-3 p.m.

Hill Hall Room 2

Any questions regarding the forums/presentations should be directed to the office of administrative and information services at 836-5233.

Posted in Administrative and Information Services | Comments Off on Open forums for candidates for director of public safety and transportation

TIAA-CREF Upcoming Visit

ATTENTION: 

MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY

FACULTY AND STAFF

TIAA-CREF will be offering Individual Counseling Sessions, where you can discuss your personal financial situation with a TIAA-CREF consultant on a confidential basis. Brian Buchmeier will be available to discuss how to help you achieve your financial goals by investing in financial solutions such as mutual funds, brokerage, life insurance and annuities.

TIAA-CREF can help you simplify your retirement by:

Providing objective advice and asset allocation based on your individual needs:   Showing you how you can obtain a personalized actionable plan; Recommending     fund selections to keep you on track to and through retirement; and Reviewing your retirement income options.

Date                                        Time                                    Location

March 17, 2015                       1pm – 5pm                           PSU 310

March 18, 2015                       8am – 5pm                           PSU 310

March 19, 2015                       8am – 5pm                           PSU 308C

March 20, 2015                       8am – noon                         PSU 310

To schedule a counseling session please call the scheduling group at 1-800-732-8353  

 

 

Posted in Events, Human Resources - Benefits | Comments Off on TIAA-CREF Upcoming Visit

Be a part of Missouri State’s 110th celebration

CarringtonnCraigMarch 17 marks the 110th  anniversary of the founding of our university. In addition, MSU celebrates ten years as Missouri State University. There will be a variety of events and activities on campus during the week.

Citizen Bears:
One of the projects involves featuring 110 or more students, faculty, staff or alumni who are living the public affairs mission. Participate by submitting yourself or a fellow Bear to be featured online during Missouri State’s birthday week.

How to participate:
Make a social post on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, Vine or Google+ including #birthdaybears in order to be included on the MSU TagBoard. A suggested post should look like:

_(name)_ is a #CitizenBear because _(reason)_ #birthdaybears

In the “reason” section we encourage you to tag the organizations you or the nominee volunteers. Including a photo or video wearing BearWear in your post is also suggested.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Be a part of Missouri State’s 110th celebration