December General Meeting and Staff News

General Meeting

Date: Wednesday, December 16

Time: 2:00–3:00 PM

Location: Pharmacy Building, Room 150

All staff members are welcome and encouraged to attend!


Agenda

HR Update—James Gallaher, Vice President for HR, Diversity, and Wellness
Open Forum—Share your ideas and suggestions with Staff Assembly leadership

P.S.—Five sets of two tickets to the Butler vs. Providence game on New Year’s Eve will be included in the raffle! 


Props to…

The following staff are recognized through our Thank a Colleague program. If there is someone you’d like to give props to, let us know.

  • Kim Anderson
  • Admission Staff
  • Judy Clark
  • Heather Hazelwood
  • Molly Martz
  • Alex Perry

Wellness Gift Day

Faculty and staff are invited to join the Health and Recreation Complex (HRC) and Healthy Horizons for their Holiday Wellness Gift Day on Tuesday, December 8, Noon–1:00 PM in Robertson Hall, Ford Salon.

Take this opportunity to learn more about the HRC and Healthy Horizon’s health and wellness services designed specifically for full- and part-time faculty and staff, and enjoy a plethora of complimentary offerings including:

  • Free chair massage (first come, first serve) provided by two HRC massage therapists
  • Stress less yoga tips delivered by a registered yoga teacher from the HRC
  • Aveda aromatherapy bar
  • Adult coloring therapy station supported by Staff Assembly
  • Healthy holiday recipes provided by the HRC’s Registered Dietitian
  • Snacks compliments of both programs—Impact Bars (an organic Olympia granola bar) and fresh fruit
  • Free hot tea and coffee bar courtesy of Staff Assembly

All participants will be entered into a raffle drawing for prizes provided by the HRC and Healthy Horizons including:

  • HRC yoga mats
  • HRC foam rollers
  • Healthy Horizons fleeces
  • Refrigerated grocery bag
  • First-aid kit
  • Healthy Horizons plush blanket
  • Three free sessions of personal training at the HRC

We look forward to seeing you there!

November General Meeting and Staff News

General Meeting

Date: Wednesday, November 18

Time: 2:00–3:00 PM

Location: Atherton Union, Reilly Room

All staff members are welcome and encouraged to attend!


Agenda

United Way Campaign—Andrew Cullen and Natalie Evans, United Way
Indiana Canine Assistant Network*—Jillian Miller and Dino Sierp

*Staff will have the opportunity to interact with a number of their dogs.


Props to…

The following staff are recognized through our Thank a Colleague program. If there is someone you’d like to give props to, let us know.

  • Kim Anderson
  • Dave Board
  • Marcia Ewbank
  • Jeff Ferguson
  • Lindsay Gretz
  • Kim Orbik
  • Gustavo Penaloza
  • Janelle Phillips
  • Tonya Williams

Open Enrollment 2016

The 2016 Open Enrollment period is November 2–16. Enrollment packets were mailed Monday, October 26. This year everyone must confirm, enroll in, or waive benefits using My.Butler.

Plan to attend one of the benefits Open Enrollment Information Sessions (presentation and conversation with HR benefits staff) to get:

  • Answers to your benefit plan questions
  • Instructions on how to enroll
  • Information on new flex-spending vendor for medical and dependent care

Information Sessions

  • Monday, Nov. 2, 3:30-4:30 PM, JH 141
  • Tuesday, Nov. 3, 7:30-8:30 AM, JH 141
  • Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2:30-3:30 PM, JH 141
  • Thursday, Nov. 5, 7:30-8:30 AM, JH 141
  • Monday, Nov. 9, 2:30-3:30 PM, JH 141
  • Tuesday, Nov. 10, Noon-1:00 PM, GH 10
  • Wednesday, Nov. 11, 3:30-4:30 PM, JH 141
  • Thursday, Nov. 12, 8:30-9:30 AM, JH 141

Note: The presentation will be recorded and published on the HR webpage.

Need a safety net or want to ask questions? HR staff will host 15 hours of Open Enrollment Workshops in the computer lab to provide hands-on assistance enrolling through my.butler. Be sure to bring your enrollment questions and decisions, so HR staff can help you enroll in benefits and access your enrollment confirmation.

Open Enrollment Workshops

  • Tuesday, Nov. 3, 8:00-10:00 AM, JH 220
  • Wednesday, Nov. 4, 4:00-6:00 PM, JH 220
  • Thursday Nov. 5, 10:00-11:00 PM, JH 043 (yes, 10:00 PM)
  • Monday, Nov. 9, 5:00-7:00 PM, JH 043
  • Tuesday, Nov. 10, 11:00 AM-12:30 PM, JH 220
  • Thursday, Nov. 12, 4:00-5:30 PM, JH 041
  • Friday, Nov. 13, 7:30-8:30 AM, JH 220
  • Friday, Nov. 13, 2:00-3:30 PM, JH 220
  • Monday, Nov. 16, 2:00-5:00 PM, JH 043

October General Meeting and Staff News

General Meeting

Date: Wednesday, October 21

Time: 2:00–3:00 PM

Location: Robertson Hall, Johnson Board Room

All staff members are welcome and encouraged to attend!


Agenda

Update—President Jim Danko
HR Update
—Chandler Shambarger


Props to…

The following staff are recognized through our Thank a Colleague program. If there is someone you’d like to give props to, let us know.

  • Kim Anderson
  • Deryl Botta
  • Judy Clark
  • Virginia Delgado
  • Anila Din
  • Ejuanda Fields
  • Facilities Ground Crew
  • Roberto Lazo
  • Rhonda Louks
  • Molly Martz
  • Ashley O’Riley
  • Upendra Pandya
  • Lynn Poore
  • Courtney Rousseau
  • Zach Skidmore
  • Paul Thornton
  • Ana Torres
  • Charlie Truax
  • Stephanie Velasquez
  • Napolean Watkins
  • Gary Weaver

Committee Updates

Networking and Resources

  • A luncheon for new employees is being planned – details will be released soon. Special thanks to Nate Haugh from Dining Services for their sponsorship of this soon-to-be-announced event. Please keep an eye on the Connection and regular Staff Assembly channels (blog and Facebook page) for more information.

Activities and Socials

  • 5:01’s the third Thursday of every month (next one is November 19) at Bent Rail Brewery (5301 Winthrop Ave.); this is a chance to informally interact with fellow colleagues.

Announcements

Benefits Open Enrollment
Employees may enroll in Butler healthcare plans through my.butler self-service November 2–16.  Human Resources will send out open enrollment information packets on October 26. All info regarding Open Enrollment can be found on the HR webpage.

Healthcare Forums

A Fit Bit and HRC membership will be given away at each of the Open Enrollment Forums!

  • October 20, 8:30–9:30 AM | Jordan Hall, Room 141
  • October 21, 3:00–4:00 PM | Jordan Hall, Room 141 (immediately following Staff Assembly)
  • October 22, Noon–1:00 PM | Pharmacy and Health Sciences Building, Room 204