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Working Remotely

To minimize risk to our staff, students, faculty, and the greater community, as of March 11, Michigan State University has suspended face-to-face instruction in lectures, seminars and classrooms and moved coursework to virtual instruction.

MSU further urges all units to take every measure possible to encourage any employee who is able to work from home to do so. Units should consider what functions are essential and who is needed to complete these functions in person and what specific work can be conducted remotely.

MSU is committed to maintaining the university’s operations to support students completing their academic coursework, while keeping our communities healthy and safe. The university is not closed; our operations continue. MSU intends to be flexible and accommodating during this situation as we maintain university operations and specifically continue to support students completing their academic coursework.

Working and teaching remotely can present unique challenges to staff, faculty, and students. Please visit the MSU Guide to Remote Access webpage for resources that will enable a successful transition to remote teaching and working.

In addition, MSU Human Resources encourages you to use elevateU, a free learning resource that is available 24/7 to all benefit-eligible employees.  Courses cover a range of topic areas, including productivity (desktop) tools, stress managment, organizing your digital worspace, and other content to help you make the shift to working remotely.

Click here to access elevateU, or via "My Career and Training" in the EBS portal.


Faculty/Staff Intranet

MSU College of Oestopathic Medicine faculty and staff have access to a secure intranet, ideal for document sharing and collaboration.  We encourage you to utilize this resource.

Log in to the MSUCOM Faculty/Staff Intranet with your NetID credentials and access shared files from anywhere, without the need for a VPN or any other special permissions.