An employee newsletter from Human Resources

August 2015

It’s That Time of Year Again!

Everyone is hard at work but not so much so that they didn’t enjoy this season’s autumn in all its gold and glory. Now that it's November we're all business with Open Enrollment, Election Day, and required federal notices. Also on tap are an update about Human Resources’ 2020 project (an exciting and ambitious initiative) and a plea to help curb campus sexual misconduct. Don't miss the big, fabulous thank-you letter from an IU employee herein!

Open Enrollment is November 9 - 20, 2015. If you’re a full-time employee, you received the booklet for this once-a-year opportunity to change certain benefit plans or to enroll for the first time. We’re always looking for ways to help you plan ahead and to make the Open Enrollment experience friendly and convenient. Let us know if you have ideas of your own! Meanwhile, we hope you find these resources useful.

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The 83% Club

Bet you didn’t know that 83 percent of your benefits-eligible co-workers belong to one of IU’s High Deductible Health Plans (HDHP). If you’re not one of them, do you want to be? We thought so! The key features of an HDHP are its low premium and high deductible. One offsets the other.

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In the inaugural issue of HR Today, we introduced John Whelan, the new associate vice president for Human Resources. John spent much of his first year on a Listening Tour, speaking with staff, faculty and leadership on every campus to better understand their needs.

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Happy Municipal Election Day!

Election Day this year is November 3. It is a municipal election year. While not as grand or dramatic as a presidential year, these elections are exceedingly important to our everyday lives. Seats for local mayors and city council members are on the ballot. These elected officials make policy decisions that affect critical issues such as taxes, public education, safety, and infrastructure.

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It's On Us

It Happens More than You Know

  • Do you know the difference between sexual assault and dating violence?
  • Do you know what constitutes consent?
  • If you were a bystander of sexual harassment or a potential sexual assault would you know how to safely intervene?

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Wanted: The Exceptional You

Indiana University’s engagement with China dates back to 1950. As of May 2014, we even have an IU China Gateway Office in Beijing that provides resources and services to IU faculty, staff, students, alumni, and partners to help advance their academic and professional interests in China.

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Important notices

Annual Federal Notices

Did you know that…

  • If you leave the University for any reason other than gross misconduct you have the right to choose a temporary extension of medical coverage (COBRA).
  • All IU campuses maintain a daily crime log of criminal incidents and alleged criminal incidents that are reported to the campus police.
  • Any person who is intoxicated in public is at risk of arrest.

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It's Another Makeover!

videoThe IU Benefits Video has a fresh, new look and is now friendly with portable devices. Woohoo! Anyone who wants to learn more about IU’s healthcare, retirement, and paid time off plans will find this video a helpful resource. It provides a rich viewing experience and greater flexibility choosing which chapters to view in your busy schedule. Closed captioning is available.

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Happy Election Day
Wanted: The Exceptional You
The 83% Club
It Happens
Federal Notices
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