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Human Resources

MMG faculty members who wish to hire new employees in their laboratory should come to the MMG Business Office and talk with Christine, our Unit Human Resources Coordinator. She will help you determine the appropriate position for your new employee and will prepare and process all of the necessary paperwork.

As a reminder, a foreign national who is not authorized to work in the U.S. cannot volunteer at the University in a position for which wages would normally be paid or other benefits would typically be provided. Here is  link to the Statement from our General Counsel which explains the situation in detail.

Below are various web-links and information that will be helpful resources to you when recruiting new employees for our department. 

Academic Staff

Research Associate Hiring Process Overview
Research Associate Affirmative Action Advocate Duties
Research Associate Academic Position Request Form
Research Associate Search Committee Final Report
Research Associate Domestic Offer Letter
Research Associate International Offer Letter (
J-1 Scholar Invitation Letter)
New Research Associate Hiring Questionnaire
New Research Associate Employee Information
Faculty and Academic Staff Handbook

Support Staff

Support staff positions will be posted on the MSU jobs website. Offers of regular employment, including salary commitments, may be made only with the approval of MSU Human Resources Staffing Services.

Clerical Technical and Administrative Professional Classification Search
Support staff pay ranges 
Union Contracts
Support Staff Employee Handbook

Temporary and On-Call Employees

Temporary Employees can be hired to work 40 hours a week for 120 days. On-Call employees can be hired to work 19 hours or less per week and are not subject to a pre-determined end date.

Beginning January 1, 2015, under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), temporary employees become immediately eligible for benefits if it is known that they will be paid an average of 30 hours per week for at least 90 days at the time of being newly hired. The employee will be offered the opportunity to enroll in an MSU designed health plan. Please access the following Affordable Care Act FAQs for more details and information regarding employees that are not immediately eligible. ACA FAQs

Temporary and On-Call Job Title List
New Temporary and On-Call Hiring Questionnaire
New Temporary and On-Call Employee Information
Exposure to Health Risks
Background Check Consent Form

Student Employees

Domestic students may work up to 29 hours per week while international students may work up to 20 hours per week. All students are eligile to work up to 40 hours per week during the week of finals, semester breaks, and the summer semester.

Student Job Titles and Pay Rates
New Student Employee Information
Exposure to Health Risks

Michigan Right-To-Know Law
MSU Drug Free Workplace Policy
Student Employee Manual

Office of International Students and Scholars

International Visa Options
J-1 Scholar English Proficiency Form

Other Forms and Information

Conflict of Interest
Institutional Data Policy
Termination Checklist
Benefits and Health Insurance
Campus Housing
Payroll Schedules
Occupational Injury Accident Report Form
Occupational Injury Authorization to Invoice MSU Form
Relationship Violence & Sexual Misconduct: Mandatory Reporting Guide