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April 2014 Vol.1, Number 4
Make your voice heard: Staff survey available through May 5


Make your voice heard: Staff survey available through May 5

If you’re a West Lafayette staff member, you received an email invitation to participate in a confidential survey as part of the Purdue Quality of Work Environment Initiative. The goal of this long-term initiative by Human Resources is to understand and improve your work environment.


Committee reviewing vacation, sick time and other leaves

If you’re like most employees, you rate your vacation, sick time and other leaves right up there with pay and medical benefits. But these important perks can be complicated to understand. A specially appointed University Leaves Committee hopes to simplify the leaves program and make it easier for everyone.


Spring into health with a wellness program

Spring is here, and it’s a time for fresh starts. If you’re ready to harness the energy of the new season and improve your health, sign up for a Center for Healthy Living series.


Changes ahead for overtime policy

Purdue will modify its overtime policy, effective Jan. 12, 2015. The changes will bring us in line with most public and private sector employers, including the state of Indiana and Purdue’s peer universities. 


Stressed? Depressed? Help is at hand.

We all know it’s important to care for our health—eating right, getting enough sleep and exercising. Healthy habits positively influence how we feel and how our bodies function.


Retirement changes:
What you need to know

Two changes are being made to the University’s retirement provisions for faculty and staff.


$30 sports physicals at Center for Healthy Living

Need a sports physical for your child? Use the Center for Healthy Living and save.

retirement plan contribution maximums

Congrats, Value Your Health Week winners!

The Right Price game, cooking demonstrations and the drug take-back station were just some of the activities faculty and staff took part in during Value Your Health Week, March 31 – April 4.

Move forward with new training series

Move forward with new training series

Are you a current employee who would like to strengthen your candidacy for career opportunities at Purdue?  Talent Acquisition will be offering a four-part training series - Moving Forward in Four - for current staff members. 

Are you retirement ready?

Will you be retirement ready?

No matter your age, the concept of retirement is likely to have crossed your mind. Are you ready now? Will you be ready when you want to retire? How do you know?

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