Economic pressures, both inside and outside of the Montana University Systems, impact classified staffs quality of life and cost of living.  Staff Senate and the Montana University System Staff Association (MUSSA) conducts studies, surveys, and budget activities to assess these recruitment, retention, salary and cost of living issues. 

Montana State University recognizes classified and professional staff. 

  • Through out the year with the Pure Gold program.
  • Each spring with the Excellence in Service and MSU Employees of the Year  which focuses on aligning the quality of MSU's services and environment with the excellence of our academic programs honoring and celebrating outstanding performance, in alignment with the MSU Service Excellence standards. 
  • Each fall with the Milestones in Service which honors and expresses appreciation for the staffs dedication and years of service to MSU.

Recent Surveys, Employee Recognition & Activities

2017

 
August 1 MSU Staff Scholarship Program awardees announced.
May 25

Survey Result from eight Montana University System Higher Education Institutions tabulated for system-wide view presentation to the Montana Board of Regents May 25, 2017 in Great Falls.  Link to tabulated data all campuses.  Link to raw data all campuses.

April 20

28th annual Excellence in Service & MSU Employees of the Year awards ceremony held April 20, 2017.  List of winners and nominees.

2016

 
October 18 3rd annual Milestones in Service Recipients held October 18, 2016.
April 14 27th annual Excellence in Service & MSU Employees of the Year awards ceremony held April 14, 2016.  List of winners and nominees.
January 19 MUSSA and the Board of Regents meeting January 19, 2016 in Helena.  Mentoring Presentation.

2015

 
October 18 2nd annual Milestones in Service Recipients held October 18, 2015.
April 14 26th annual Excellence in Service & MSU Employees of the Year awards ceremony held April 14, 2016.  List of winners and nominees.

Archive

2014
2013
2012
Survey on Student Success May 22, 2014  MSU Classified Staff Wage Comparison March 20, 2013 Comparative salary study of classified staff using Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) with City, County, State, and Big Sky Conference Universities Survey of MSU employees March, 2012 need to supplement salaries
    MUS Compensation Focus Group February 15, 2012 MUSSA presentation to Board of Regents
2011
2010
2009
Pay Frequency Survey Results URx Prescription Program Change effective July 1, 2010 MSU within the Community Context- 2009
Tobacco Free Campus Survey Results MSU within the Community Context- 2010  
MSA within the Community Context-discontinued    
2008
2007
2006
Survey of MSU employees 2008 need to supplement salaries Employee Experience Survey - recruitment, retention, and employee experience outcomes 2007 Survey of MSU employees 2006 need to supplement salaries
Recruitment Outreach Initiative Proposal -Recruitment Outreach Pilot October 20, 2008 MUS Recruitment and Retention Task Force -November 15, 2007 & Improving the Ability to hire and keep capable employees - August 22, 2007

Pooled Resources - 2006

MSU within the Community Context- 2008 MSU within the Community Context- 2007 Summary  
2005
2004
 

Pooled Resources - November, 2005

Survey of MSU employees  2004 need to supplement salaries