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This is the last regular edition of the Physical Facilities Connection for the year. The regular schedule will resume either Thursday, January 3 or January 10 depending on news and events. Important messages can be delivered via "Special Alert" communications in the meantime.
Most of our meat comes from right here at Purdue. We raise cattle, swine, sheep, and poultry just west of town at our Purdue Animal Sciences farm. The animals are bred, fed, harvested, and processed by Purdue students and staff to bring you fresh, high-quality, locally-grown meat. Look for the labels “Locally Grown” to know you are eating meat raised right here.
We age our beef in the cooler for an average of 14 days before it is cut, packaged, and available for sale to you. The extra time spent aging causes our steaks and roasts to be more tender and have a stronger flavor than what you would find at a common supermarket. Try it, we promise you won’t be disappointed!
Purdue Group Purchases
We give a 10% discount to all Purdue groups and student organizations when they purchase meat from us. This can be anything from a special picnic in your department to the weekly meals that are prepared in a Greek house. We will also accept an internal Purdue account number for the purchase.
Proceeds from our meat sales go towards offsetting the costs of educating Purdue students about the food animal industry. These expenses include the cost of animals, staff, and equipment. We are the only functioning university meat lab in the state of Indiana, and we feel it is important to educate our future leaders on the production of safe, high-quality meat to feed our growing world. When you purchase meat from the Boilermaker Butcher Block, you are getting a great product and supporting a great endeavor!
Located in Smith Hall, Room 170, the Butcher Block is open from 2 – 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays.
The Butcher Block accepts credit and debit cards (Visa, MasterCard & Discover).
Mike Booth, Manager
Meat Science Research & Education Center Purdue University
Ph: (765) 494-8285
INDOT salt domes stocked and ready after last year’s mild winter
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is focusing attention on what is likely the first statewide winter storm of the season, and is asking drivers to do the same.
INDOT’s salt domes and barns are stocked and ready, but drivers will need to dust off winter driving habits following last year’s mild winter. Drivers are asked to promote their own safety and that of others by reducing their speed according to road conditions and increasing the distance between themselves and other vehicles, especially INDOT’s yellow plow trucks.
Current forecasts are predicting rain changing to snowfall across Indiana as temperatures drop rapidly Thursday evening. Wet pavement, falling temperatures, snow and high winds could create a variety of roadway conditions throughout the state. INDOT will continue to monitor multiple developing forecasts, as well as a statewide network of road and bridge pavement sensors, to deploy the needed personnel, equipment and materials ahead of any predicted accumulation. INDOT’s top winter priority is snow and ice removal to ensure its more than 30,000 lane miles of interstates, U.S. highways and state routes are as safe as possible.
Motorists can plan ahead to safely reach their destinations by staying updated on the latest weather and road conditions. Visit www.TrafficWise.IN.gov or dial toll-free 1-800-261-ROAD (7623) for updated Indiana travel information, including road conditions, road closures, construction information, crashes and other traffic alerts.
Due to the holidays, the Payroll Department needs your help to meet deadlines for Pay Period 1.
1. All weekly timecards for Pay Period 1, Week 2 (December 24, 2012 – December 30, 2012) must be turned in to our office no later than 9 a.m. on Wednesday, January 2, 2013
2. All WIP daily timecards for December 24, 2012 – December 30, 2012 must be in PFSB no later than 9 a.m. on Wednesday, January 2, 2012.
3. Please do not rely on the shuttle to meet this deadline.
Each employee should record his/her time on a timecard as accurately as possible through the end of the pay period. Any additional hours not recorded on the original timecard should be submitted on a Supplemental Time Card.
In the event that actual hours worked differ in amount or classification (i.e. vacation hours or sick leave hours versus normal hours) for any employee, a Revised Time Card should be prepared by the employee, certified by the supervisor and submitted to our office on the next practical business day.
Any supplemental or revised adjustments will be made in the next available pay period after receipt.
Thank you for your assistance and cooperation in meeting this early payroll deadline. If you have any questions or problems, please call Connie Hughes at (765) 494-4721 or Barb Hubner at (765) 494-4722.
As we approach the close of another year, I’d like to thank every member of the Physical Facilities team for your hard work and enthusiasm.
Every month this year, one of our staff or an entire department has been highlighted in Purdue Today’s “Thumb’s Up” recognition column. Over 140 individuals were named for providing excellent, consistent service or for going “above and beyond” in their job. I’m excited that your dedication to our customers is being so positively recognized.
In addition to your strong work ethic, your generous spirit was evident when we were able to exceed our United Way division goal again this year. I’d like to thank you for your donations and for the time and energy you put into the campaign.
Thank you for everything you do on behalf of Physical Facilities and the University community. Best wishes to you and your families for a safe and happy holiday season.
Vice President for Physical Facilities
There will be no taxi service after 12 p.m. on Friday, December 21.
Carmen Buck, Distribution Supervisor
The next Eagle program begins in February 2013. It’s a 23-week program that covers topics like leadership, communication, customer service and supervision. Participants will meet once a week for approximately 2.5 hours from 2:30-5:00 p.m. The deadline for new applications is Friday, January 18, 2013.
The Eagle program is open to any clerical and service employee with at least one year of work experience in Physical Facilities. Those selected by the steering committee will attend in non-pay status.
The Eagle Application is available at O:\EXCHANGE_ALL\EAGLE.
If you are already on the list for consideration or if you’d like more information, contact Lisa Bittles at (765) 494-1359 or firstname.lastname@example.org before January 18.