HR Training has scheduled a retirement planning seminar and the monthly Title IX training for next week.

The final retirement planning sessions of the semester will be offered on Tuesday, May 2.

  • Retirement Planning Process: Before, During & After: Noon, Room 343 of Billingsly Student Centers. The session will highlight the retirement process and educate attendees on how to get started, what to do while saving for retirement, and the necessary steps to take after their working years are over.
  • Social Security and Your Retirement: 1:30 p.m. in BSC 343. It will focus on the status of America’s Social Security system and share with attendees how the program could impact retirement efforts including what to expect in the future and steps to take not to ensure a comfortable retirement ahead.
  • One-on-One Meetings with VALIC representative Matt Ticknor: 11 a.m. to noon and 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. The average meeting will last 45 minutes.

If you’re interested in signing up for one of the above group sessions or would like to schedule a one-on-one meeting with Matt, contact All session attendees and those who meet with Matt one-on-one will be entered into a drawing to win a free Fit Bit Flex courtesy of Human Resources!

Title IX training

The monthly Title IX session will be from noon to 1 p.m. in BSC 343.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that protects individuals from sexual discrimination in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance.  To ensure MSSU is operating in a nondiscriminatory manner and all University personnel are aware of Southern’s prevention resources and comply with associated policies and procedures, annual training is required of all MSSU faculty and staff.

The onthly training is held the first Thursday of the month for those who were unable to make it to the annual training or are new to campus.  An online course is available to faculty members via Blackboard, details on when this course are now available in Blackboard course offerings.

To reserve a seat for the May monthly Title IX training, contact  

Note: University personnel only need to attend Title IX training once per academic year to meet the mandated training requirement.

To see what other trainings are available or to access online tutorials, tips and tricks, visit the HR Training SharePoint site at