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January 2015 Vol.2, Number 2
Quality of Work Environment Initiative

ACADEMIC UNITS

Quality of Work Environment Initiative ready to roll out
next phase

Purdue launched a long-term initiative last spring. Its goal? To understand and improve the work environment for the more than 7,000 regular staff members on the West Lafayette campus.

The first two phases of the Quality of Work Environment) Initiative (QWEI) are now complete. Phase I consisted of focus groups, and the themes from those guided the development of the survey. The themes that emerged included workload, leadership competence/supervisor support, coworker support, staff development and workplace flexibility.


BENEFITS

Your kids can visit
CHL, too

There’s good news for busy parents and their children. Children 8 weeks and older who are covered on a Purdue medical plan are now able to receive preventive care services at the Center for Healthy Living.

While the Center has offered preventive care for covered individuals 18 years and older since its opening in February 2013, the center has now expanded its services to include infants and children.


BENEFITS

Inquiring minds want to know about their HSAs

As we make our way into 2015, you may have some questions about your HSA medical plans, and we want to help answer them for you. Here are the top questions on many people’s minds right now and answers to help you plan accordingly.

Retirement plan enhancements
BENEFITS

Good news! Retirement plan enhancements are here

Did you know that four enhancements have been made to Purdue’s defined contribution retirement plans, and that these enhancements will assist plan participants in reaching their retirement goals more quickly?

Changes to overtime policy
COMPENSATION

Changes to overtime policy now effective

Purdue’s modified overtime went into effect on January 12. With the changes – which will act as a recurring cost-avoidance measure – Purdue is in line with most public and private sector employers, including the state of Indiana and peer universities.

Insurance cards BENEFITS

Cards, cards and more cards! The start of the new year brings questions about new insurance ID cards, debit cards for health savings accounts and dental insurance cards.

Make 2015 your healthiest year yet BENEFITS

Happy New Year! 2015 is here, and everyone is getting back into the swing of things after hopefully enjoying a few days off for the holidays. As the new year begins, Ellen Welch, registered dietitian at the Center for Healthy Living, offers some wellness guidelines and tips to help us have a healthy and happy 2015.

Face-to-face visits offer best health care BENEFITS

Have you ever heard the saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words?” Well, that sentiment can also be applied to your health care and your face-to-face interaction with your health care team at the Center for Healthy Living. Most of us know someone or have had a situation where seeing really is believing, and the same goes for your medical needs.

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