The Office for Faculty and Academic Staff Affairs (OFASA, formerly AHR) has responsibility for ensuring that Michigan State University is able to attract and retain an internationally competitive faculty and academic staff so that MSU can accomplish its mission of advancing knowledge and transforming lives. Specifically, AHR has four primary roles:
To provide strategic expert advice, information, and data collection and analysis on academic human resources issues.
Additionally, Office for Faculty and Academic Staff Affairs works closely with MSU Human Resources on issues that are cross-cutting for faculty, academic staff, and University support staff, e.g. records, employee benefits, etc.