2021 News


Dec 15, 2021
$15 Minimum Wage Approval for All Regular Nonexempt Status Employees
On Friday, December 10, the University System of Maryland Board of Regents approved an adjustment to the nonexempt pay structure system-wide for current regular status nonexempt employees to increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour.


Nov 12, 2021
FSU Voluntary Separation Plan Approved for Eligible Staff
The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents has approved the four (4) Voluntary Separation Plans (VSP) for FSU exempt and nonexempt regular status staff – non-union and union positions.


Oct 28, 2021
IMPORTANT: Virtual Open Enrollment
IMPORTANT: Virtual Open Enrollment - Schedule and Links to sessions where employee's can get questions answered about 2022 Benefits.

Oct 14, 2021
Plan Year 2022 Open Enrollment Notice Open Enrollment begins October 18, 2021 and ends at 5 pm on November 12, 2021

Oct 11, 2021
MSRP's 2nd Annual Virtual Saving$ Symposium and Fidelity Investments Educational Events
MSRP's 2nd Annual Virtual Saving$ Symposium and Fidelity Investments Educational Events

Oct 7, 2021
Telework Policy Agreement with AFSCME Council 3/Local 239
FSU would like to announce that an agreement has been made between Frostburg State University (FSU) and AFSCME Council 3/Local 239 on the new telework policy. This policy is effective October 4, 2021 for all AFSCME collective bargaining unit members and is in alignment with the state of Maryland Teleworking Program.


Sep 27, 2021
Return to Work on Campus
While we have been able to telework over these past months due to the COVID-19 outbreak, FSU began returning all employees back to work on campus as of August 30, 2021 for the fall semester. Effective October 11, 2021, all employees will return to work on campus.

Sep 13, 2021
Non-Union Represented Employee - Telework Policy
Frostburg State University (FSU), in alignment with the state of Maryland Teleworking Program, would like to announce the new policy for teleworking. This policy is strictly for non-union represented employees. Please find the attached Telework Policy, Regular Telework Agreement, Hybrid Telework Agreement, and Safety Checklist form for you to review.


Aug 18, 2021
Update Your Directory Information
All employees are reminded to update their directory information through HR/PROD Self-Service.

Aug 1, 2021
FSU Vaccination Requirement: Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) or (COVID-19)
In accordance with the mandate from USM Chancellor Jay Perman (April 23, 2021), Frostburg State University, along with all USM member institutions, shall require all employees to be vaccinated against the novel SARS-CoV-2 virus. Implementation, exemptions and failure to comply policies found here.


Jul 19, 2021
FSU Salary Guidelines - Fiscal Year 2022
The following salary guidelines for FY 2022 were provided and apply to all faculty and staff employees in Regular or Contingent status, regardless of the source of funding for the employee's position.


Jun 1, 2021
Voluntary Separation Plan for Staff - Update
FSU has been unable to reach an agreement with AFSCME regarding the Voluntary Separation Program (VSP) for staff during the program's application window. Therefore, we are canceling the VSP for all staff at this time. The program for faculty remains in place.


May 11, 2021
Four-Day Summer Schedule Guidelines
Effective May 19, 2021 through August 10, 2021 Frostburg State University (FSU) will offer employees who are working on campus the opportunity to apply for permission to work a compressed workweek schedule, this excludes employees who are teleworking.

May 24, 2021
Position Information Form (PIF) Collection - FY 2022
It is time to collect updated job descriptions - Position Information Forms (PIFs). Occurring every 3 years, it is very important that the PIFs accurately reflect the key day-to-day job duties and responsibilities of your position.

May 3, 2021
May Wellness Newsletter
Wellness 360⁰ off to a great start! This week's newsletter is jam-packed with lots of opportunities to continue to engage in activities and learning opportunities in May. Read on and join in!


Apr 16, 2021
Voluntary Separation Plans
The USM Board of Regents approved two (one for faculty, one for staff) Voluntary Separation Plans earlier today for Frostburg State University.

Apr 12, 2021
April Wellness Newsletter
Spring is here, and it's time to Spring Into Wellness! Check out our newest Spring Wellness Promotion called Wellness 360⁰. With various times and topics, find something that works for you!


Feb 23, 2021
Performance Management Process
PMP time is once again upon us and it is time to complete your Employee Evaluations for the period April 1, 2020 through March 31, 2021.

Feb 17, 2021
Fraudulent Unemployment Claims
The Office of Human Resources wants to provide information about the ongoing rise of fraudulent unemployment claims that are impacting our employees and thousands of people across the state.


Jan 15, 2021
ATTENTION Members of the Maryland State Retirement & Pension System
The Office of Human Resources is pleased to announce that this year’s Open Enrollment for State of Maryland Health Benefits will be online in SPS Workday beginning October 19, 2020 at 8:00 am through November 13, 2020 at 5:00 pm. During this time, employees can enroll in and/or make changes to their Health Benefits for an effective date of January 1, 2021. Employees will receive alerts about Open Enrollment from the State of Maryland via the SPS Workday system.