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APRIL 2016 Vol.2, Number 2
Benefit Ambassadors

Benefits Ambassadors Program kick-off receives tremendous amount of interest, support

Recently, Human Resources implemented a Benefits Ambassadors Program on its West Lafayette campus. The initial goal of the endeavor was to recruit faculty and staff to act as liaisons to Purdue’s benefits team. Not only was that goal met, but due to the overwhelming number of applicants, Human Resources was unable to accept all applications for this term. However, those who didn’t get in this time will have additional opportunities each year and are encouraged to reapply next term. Applications will be accepted again in early 2017.

“We were impressed with the large quantity of interested faculty and staff who responded to this initiative,” said Candace Shaffer, benefits administrator, family programming, who is overseeing the ambassadors program. “We’re excited to see this program take off in such a positive way and can’t wait to see what we can accomplish as the program continues to establish itself on campus.”


FLSA changes likely coming soon

There are major changes expected to the overtime rules under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) in 2016. The FLSA is a federal law that Purdue must follow. The Department of Labor (DOL) has proposed changes that would raise the minimum salary for an employee to be designated as exempt. If you are currently exempt (excluded from overtime requirements), you may potentially be affected by these changes.


Three things you might not know about target date funds

We’re starting a new series on retirement topics to help you take an informed, active role in your retirement savings. First up: target date funds. We picked this topic because investing is important to making the most of retirement savings, but for many of us, it can be a scary idea.

Emma and Kerry

Big change, bigger benefit: What ABA means to my family

This is the first year since 2011 that I haven’t needed a separate insurance policy.

employees clapping

How to grow your career: tips from Purdue leaders

Hello from Talent Acquisition! In our last few articles we’ve discussed creating resumes that stand out, interview basics and acing the behavioral interview.

Katherine Prochno

Building connections one customer at a time: Katherine Prochno

With a year and a half under her belt as part of the Purdue community, Katherine Prochno is already on target to make big things happen.

dentist visit BENEFITS

Preventive dental coverage is now a part of the benefit offerings available to you and your family if covered by a Purdue health plan. This coverage was added January 1, 2016, at no additional cost to you.

allergy season WELLNESS

The good news is that spring is in the air. The bad news is that with that comes pollen in the air, too. As the trees and flowers start to bloom with spring’s arrival, the pesky pollen count also starts to climb.

New employee orientation HUMAN RESOURCES

In 2012, University-wide orientation for new employees was implemented by the Office of the Vice President for Human Resources.

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