This week we’re highlighting a Secretary III position in the Supportive Services Program (Posting #6672). Some of the job duties for this position include providing secretarial support for the director and associate director; creating and maintaining records for all unit financial accounts; providing accurate and timely information to the unit fiscal officer; monitoring post-award grant budget compliance; providing reports to the principal investigator; assisting with grant pre-award budget proposals; and researching and collecting data to assist in the preparation of grants, proposals and departmental reports. For a complete description of this position, and to view all of our current postings, please go to www.jobs.msu.edu and select Support Staff under the Fast Jobs Search.
In case you missed it, here’s the August 2012 HR Source newsletter!
Headlines at a Glance:
- Upcoming Smoking Cessation Orientation
- Save the Date for the Retirement Fair
- Supervisor Roles with Probationary Employees
- New HR/Payroll FormsContinue Reading… Source Newsletter – August 2012 Edition
The annual Friday night game is coming up to begin this year’s Spartan football season. MSU Police is doing the best they can to accommodate MSU faculty and staff when it comes to parking on campus for these games. MSU Police asks for your cooperation on the following game days:
August 31 (Friday) 8:00 p.m. Boise State
September 15 8:00 pm Notre Dame
September 22 TBA Eastern Michigan
September 29 TBA Ohio State
October 13 Noon Iowa (Homecoming)
November 3 TBA Nebraska
November 17 TBA NorthwesternContinue Reading… Parking During Football Season
Whether it’s searching for a suspect or leaping over hurdles, it’s all a game for police dogs. Officer Gary Heckman explained that the dogs are trained for police purposes, but every exercise they do results in reward, such as a lacrosse ball, once the task is complete. All police dogs come from Europe where they’ve been trained by professionals before they arrive at their destination to train with their new handler. The most common breeds are German Shepherds and Belgian Malinois. Dogs come as early as a year old and their careers can last for at least 10 years or more, depending on the individual dog. Check out this video below to see what training MSU police dogs go through twice a month!
Here are some events happening over the next two weeks that may be of interest to MSU faculty and staff. Please visit the links for more information. Many events require registration.
Wednesday, August 29
Thursday, August 30
Friday, August 31
Tuesday, September 4
Wednesday, September 5
Thursday, September 6
Friday, September 7
Sunday, September 9
Health4U has come out with their Programs and Services Guide for 2012-2013! View the program guide to see if you can find the answers to this week’s trivia! Email your best guesses to firstname.lastname@example.org before the end of the day on Monday for a chance to win a $5 gift certificate to a Health4U program! The two people who email us first with all of the correct answers will win. If two people don’t get them all correct, it will be two people who get the most correct first. Good Luck!
1. 1. Where will “Introduction to ACT” be held in the fall?Continue Reading… Health4U Programs and Services Guide Trivia Contest!
This week we’re highlighting a Financial Analyst I position in Campus Living Services (Posting #6640). Some of the job duties for this position include collecting, preparing, and analyzing a variety of financial reports; assisting departments with accounting procedures and concerns and maintaining the financial reporting system; preparing year-end accrual adjustments and year-end closing entries for the preparation of audited financial statements; reviewing and auditing departmental financial reports for accuracy and validity; preparing and analyzing data for completing surveys with other schools and institutions; and compiling, verifying and analyzing data in order to assist in the preparation, publication and review of audited financial statements and reports.
For a complete description of this position, and to view all of our current postings, please go to www.jobs.msu.edu and select Support Staff under the Fast Jobs Search.
Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Katherine Boo is a current writer for The New Yorker and a former reporter and editor for The Washington Post. Her book, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, chronicles the three years she spent in an Indian slum known as Annawadi, located in the shadows of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport. Boo lived with the residents in order to hear their stories, understand their lives and discover characteristics that all humans share.Continue Reading… Author Katherine Boo To Visit for 2012’s One Book, One Community
Last week, we shared with you the first two tips in the four Fs to great leadership. Director for Organization and Employee Development Dawn Hecker helped us finish this list with the remaining two tips. As she said before, there are hundreds of tips for becoming a respected and effective leader.
Being firm means maintaining accountability. Have respectful and direct discussions about a problem in order to give proper feedback about your expectations. Start with the facts of the event that occurred, make sure there’s an understanding among all parties, explore possible solutions, try one out and then evaluate. If you are firm with what you want, employees will respect your expectations.Continue Reading… What Does Leadership Look Like? Part 2
This week we’re highlighting a Secretary III position in the Eli Broad College of Business Dean’s Office (Posting #6607). Some of the job duties for this position include providing direct administrative support to the assistant director and advisors; providing backup assistance to assistant/associate directors, assistant dean, office supervisor and support staff; leading support for Broad College Admissions, Broad Scholar Program, undergraduate scholarships, Residential Business Program and ADS; utilizing knowledge of university policies and procedures; and assisting in training and development of student employees within the unit. For a complete description of this position, and to view all of our current postings, please go to www.jobs.msu.edu and select Support Staff under the Fast Jobs Search.
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