Resources available to help employees navigate workplace return, more

As the fall semester begins on Purdue campuses, Human Resources wants to make sure that employees know there are resources available to help them, regardless of whether they are back on campus full-time, working a hybrid schedule or continuing to work remotely. 

On the Human Resources website main page, there are two tiles linking to web pages that contain helpful information and resources about your workplace, normal operations and remote work.

Employee and Supervisor Resources – Your Workplace and Normal Operations

This new page – “Your Workplace and Normal Operationsoutlines resources related to the following:

  • Returning to Work on Campus – includes checklists for supervisors and employees and more
  • Flexible or Hybrid Work – provides information specific to these types of schedules
  • Remote Work – shares resources specific to working remotely, including a remote work toolkit and manager toolkit
  • Webinars and Care Resources – outlines both work-life integration and behavioral health tools, including webinars specific to returning to work, Healthy Boiler workshops, employee assistance program (EAP), mental health resources and more

“It’s important for members of the Purdue community to know these resources are here for them, whatever their individual needs might be,” said Candace Shaffer, senior director of benefits in Human Resources. “If you need information or help regarding where you’re working from, the resources are here. If your stress level is high and / or you’re experiencing anxiety, reach out to the employee assistance program specific to your campus or contact the behavioral health counselors at the Center for Healthy Living.* If a need for childcare arises, look into how Care@Work might be able to help.”   

Additionally, Protect Purdue guidelines, work-life integration resources, behavioral health and mental health resources and benefit resources are featured on the page.

Remote Work Resources 

As its name implies, the “Workplace Flexibility and Remote Work Guidelines” web page provides information, tools and resources specific to flexible and remote work. The page is outlined in four sections:

“Again, whatever an employee’s situation is, there are resources, which all fall within the realm of Purdue’s Healthy Boiler Program’s five pillars, to help guide them,” Shaffer added. “We will continue to provide resources which support behavioral health, financial wellness, physical health, social wellness and work-life integration for faculty and staff to help them navigate their individual and family situations as the way we operate continues to evolve.” 


Contact Human Resources at 765-494-2222, toll-free at 877-725-0222 or via email at

*EAP for employees on the West Lafayette campus is provided by SupportLinc, EAP for employees on the Purdue Fort Wayne campus is provided by the Bowen Center, and EAP for employees on the Purdue Northwest campuses is available through New Avenues.