Jan 10

January General Meeting and Staff News

 

Important!

DATE: Wednesday, January 15
TIME: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Robertson Hall Johnson Room

All Staff Members Are Welcome & Encouraged To Attend!

 

Welcome back staff, faculty, & students!  We hope everyone had a safe, healthy, and rejuvenating Holiday Break and is ready for another great semester!  


Special Note of Thanks
:

On behalf of all Butler community members, we of the Staff Assembly thank and recognize ALL the facilities & operations folks for your hours of hard work and diligent efforts in the recent snow and extreme cold. In particular, we’d like to recognize:

Jamie Conner 
Danny Leonard 
Adel Girgis
Angelo Consiglieri
Aura Martir
Boubakar Traore
Carlos Lavalle
Clarence Mayers
Coco Acosta
Cruz Bonilla
Derek Leonard
Ejuanda Fields
Fred Gibson
Gary Weaver
Gilma Corredor
Henry Pinango
Jaime Rivas
Jan Ewede
Jaren Brown
Jenny Roell
Jose Contreras
Jose Cruz
Jose Santiago
Karen Lockley
Kevin Steckbeck
Maribel Figueroa
Mary Thompson
Michael Williams
Morgan Sliver
Paul Caldwell
Phil Moran
Roberto Lazo
Rosa Ramirez
Simone Najera
Surjit Tut
Tim Downs
Wayne Clayton
Will Young
Yesenia Pedraza
Yessie Pena

Thanks for keeping campus safe and looking great. Your efforts do not go unnoticed! 

 


Presenters and Agenda:

University Inclement Weather Procedures - Rich Michal & Ben Hunter

HR Update & Staff Handbook Highlights — La Veda Howell

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Welcome, New Staff!
Welcome to the Butler University Family!

Darla Griffiths - Office of Student Accounts

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AND IN OTHER NEWS…

  • The Butler Staff Handbook is now available!  All Butler staff are encouraged to review and become familiar with its contents.  For any questions please contact the Office of Human Resources Management & Development.  You can download a copy by clicking HERE or by visiting the Human Resources “Policy & Employment” page at: http://www.butler.edu/human-resources/policies/basics/.
  • The next Staff-Assembly sponsored “501″ social event is coming up on Thursday, January 16 at Triton Tap in Broad-Ripple.  We invite you to join in on the fun, after work at 5:01 p.m., to have a drink, snack, or just enjoy some great conversation!  We hope you will join us and take some time to get to know others on campus in a relaxed setting. Feel free to bring a friend…no RSVP required.
  • Have you heard?  Butler University introduces Dawg Perks!  So what is it, you ask? It’s a list (on Pinterest) of discounted or free offers available to students, faculty, and/or staff with a valid Butler ID. You do not need a Pinterest account to view the list. Please click HERE for more information and for the Terms & Conditions.  We hope you take advantage of these special offers!
  • Attention all runners and walkers!  The 29th Annual Indy Runners and Walkers Mini Marathon Training Program has a training pace to help you achieve your goal for the Indianapolis Mini Marathon on Saturday May 3, 2014, the Geist Half Marathon on Saturday May 17, 2014, or any other spring half marathon around that time.  View the Mini Training Program page, including information about exciting new changes for walkers, including paces down to 20 mins/mile!

              Visit www.indyrunners.org and enter the PROMO CODE BTLR14, using an                    @butler.edu e-mail address, and you can register for this training program for                FREE!  
    Packet pick-up is Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

 

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Dec 20

A Holiday Greeting from Butler University!

 

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Dec 16

December General Meeting and Staff News

 

Important!

DATE: Wednesday, December 18
TIME: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Atherton Union Reilly Room

All Staff Members Are Welcome & Encouraged To Attend!

 

The Butler University Staff Assembly wishes everyone a happy, safe, and rejuvenating Christmas & Holiday season! As we reflect on the blessings of the season, we are very thankful for your service and dedication to Butler and know this is a better place because of each of you.  You make a difference!

 

Presenters and Agenda:

  • Center for Faith & Vocation 10 Year Anniversary - Marguerite Stanciu                  and Judy Cebula
  • HR Update — La Veda Howell
  • Open Forum

 

*There will also be a representative from SAM’S CLUB in attendance from 1:30 –       3:30 p.m., distributing promotional information and answering questions about memberships.  

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Welcome, New Staff!
Welcome to the Butler University Family!

  • Robert Alman - Athletics
  • Larry Darling - Information Technology
  • Anila Din – Human Resources Management & Development
  • Heather Howard - University Library
  • Lisa Maxwell-Frieden - Advancement
  • Sean McEvilly - BUPD
  • Julie Quigley - College of Business
  • Morgan Silver - Building Services
  • Molly Trueblood - Center for Urban Ecology
  • Lindsay Wimmer - Advancement

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Farewell, Departing Staff
Thank You for your contributions to Butler, you will be missed!

  • Laura Barnhart - Advancement
  • Gerardo Covarrubias – Grounds
  • Matt Harris – Athletics
  • Edward Orr - Clowes Memorial Hall
  • Darlene Waddell - College of Education 

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AND IN OTHER NEWS…

  • Finals week is this week!  Best of luck to all students with finals and other end-of-semester projects and papers!  
  • Butler has received a substantial grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to create Butler Advance, a program focused on helping students—especially those in the liberal arts. To read more about this exciting opportunity, click HERE.
  • Did you know that from the comfort of your desk you can keep an eye on all the big changes happening over in Hinkle Fieldhouse?  Check out hinklecam.butler.edu.

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Nov 15

November General Meeting and Staff News

 

Important!

DATE: Wednesday, November 20
TIME: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Jordan Hall 141

All Staff Members Are Welcome & Encouraged To Attend

 

Presenters and Agenda:

  • Equity Grievance Policy (Title IX)  Ben Hunter, La Veda Howell, & Claire Aigotti
  • United Way Campaign — James Cramer & Andy Mohr
  • HR Update — La Veda Howell

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Welcome, New Staff!
Welcome to the Butler University Family!

  • Anila Din Human Resources Management & Development
  • Sean McEvilly — BUPD
  • Lindsay Wimmer — Advancement

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Farewell, Departing Staff
Thank You for your contributions to Butler, you will be missed!

  • Renee Lopez  Alumni & Parent Programs
  • Sarah Lutomski — College of Business

 


AND IN OTHER NEWS…

  • The applications are rolling in!  Butler’s Early Action admission deadline was November 8, and the university continues to grow in popularity and expand our national presence.  Thank you to EVERYONE who helps make this possible!
  • Butler has recently been named among the Top 100 Social Media Colleges in the nation, ranking 35th overall!  If you’re not engaged with us on social media, now is a great time to start!  http://news.butler.edu/blog/2013/10/social/
  • Butler’s new 450-seat performance hall, the Howard L. Schrott Center for the Arts, has been awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environment Design) gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council!  Learn more HERE about this outstanding recognition and what it means.
  • Butler has announced its spring lineup for the Diversity Lecture Series.  Check out the schedule and get more info HERE.

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Nov 11

Deadline is TOMORROW for 2014 Open Enrollment

 

The deadline for Benefits Open Enrollment is tomorrow, November 12, at 5:00 p.m.  

Don’t forget, if you take no action during the open enrollment period, your current 2013 elections will be your 2014 elections at the 2014 premium rates. Re-enrollment is required every year to participate in Flexible Spending, Dependent Care, and Health Savings Accounts.

For more details, visit http://news.butler.edu/connection/?p=24816.


If you have questions during Benefits Open Enrollment, please stop by the Human Resources office in Jordan Hall, room 144, or call ext. 9355.

 

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Nov 05

Only One Week Left for 2014 Benefits Open Enrollment!

 

Important!  The annual Benefits Open Enrollment period ends at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 12. Your Open Enrollment packet, which you should have received  via campus mail, contains documents that will assist you in making decisions for your 2014 benefits. You also are encouraged to attend one of the two remaining Open Enrollment Sessions to learn more about this year’s changes:

  • Wednesday, November 6:          3:00–4:00 p.m. / JH 141
  • Friday, November 8:                   11:00 a.m.–noon / GH 108


Want more details?  Click HERE.

 

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Oct 30

2014 Benefits – Open Enrollment Has Now Begun!

It’s that time of year! The annual Benefits Open Enrollment period has begun, and will end at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 12. Your Open Enrollment packet, which will be sent Monday, October 28, through campus mail, contains documents that will assist you in making decisions for your 2014 benefits. You also are encouraged to attend one of the following scheduled Open Enrollment Sessions to learn more about this year’s changes:

Tuesday, October 29:                    
10:00–11:00 a.m. / GH 105
2:00–3:00 p.m. / PB 106

Wednesday, October 30:             
7:30–8:30 a.m. / JH 242
4:00–5:00 p.m. / GH 106

Wednesday, November 6:          
3:00–4:00 p.m. / JH 141

Friday, November 8:                      
11:00 a.m.–noon / GH 108

As described at September’s Healthcare Benefits Forums, several factors were taken into consideration before changes were finalized for 2014 healthcare plans. These included claims trends for the current year, forecasted claims for the upcoming year, scope of plan benefits, general growth of medical costs outside of Butler’s control, and external benchmarks. Also impacting healthcare plans for 2014 is federal healthcare reform, which impacts plans through both fees and taxes that the University must pay. Also as a result of healthcare reform, Butler is offering a larger scope of no-cost benefits to participants, placing additional economic pressure on the plans.

If no changes were made to current healthcare plans, the average premium increase in 2014 would be 13.8 percent, 3 percent of which is a direct result of fees and taxes associated with healthcare reform. In an effort to keep plan increases below 10 percent and continue offering all four healthcare plans, the following changes will take effect in 2014:

  • Premium increases for medical plans:No premium increases for dental or vision plans.
    • CDHP (Consumer Driven Health Plan): 4 percent
    • Core Plan: 8.5 percent
    • Buy-Up Plan: 9.5 percent
    • Plus Plan: 9.75 percent
  • Increase emergency room co-pays from $150 to $175; urgent care co-pays will increase from $50 to $75. 
  • Increase deductibles ($250 individuals; $625 family) and out-of-pocket maximums ($250 individuals; $500 family) for all PPO plans.
  • Increase office and specialist visit co-pays by $5-$10 for the Plus Plan.
  • Decrease co-insurance by 5 percent for Core and Buy-Up and 10 percent for Plus.
  • Increase Health Savings Account (HSA) contributions for CDHP ($150 individual; $300 family).
  • HSA Authority is the new provider for Health Savings Accounts. 
  • One America is the new provider for life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, travel assist, and the employee assistance program.   

Key Enrollment Information

  • If you take no action during the open enrollment period, your current 2013 elections will be your 2014 elections at the 2014 premium rates.
  • Re-enrollment is required every year to participate in Flexible Spending, Dependent Care, and Health Savings Accounts.
  • On the enrollment form, please note that there is a question regarding tuition remission. This is for planning purposes only.
  • Enrollment for life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, travel assist, and the employee assistance program will take place at a later date. One America will be Butler’s new service provider beginning January 1, 2014.

If you have questions during Benefits Open Enrollment, please stop by the Human Resources office in Jordan Hall, room 144, or call ext. 9355.

Butler’s Focus on Wellness

Our number one goal is to equip our faculty, staff, and their families to be healthier and better-educated consumers of healthcare; therefore, the following initiatives will continue in 2014:

360 Degree Health Programs through Anthem
Includes 24/7 NurseLine, My Health Advantage, Future Moms, MyHealth@Anthem, ComplexCare, and ConditionCare.

A Healthier Butler U
This wellness blog for faculty and staff covers topics pertaining to a person’s entire wellbeing.

Castlight Health
This tool provides you with the ability to access a health provider shopping service by web, phone, or mobile app that empowers you to select providers based on cost, quality, and convenience. 

Health Advocate
Your go-to expert for one-on-one help with any healthcare or insurance-related issue, this program helps you work through the complex maze of healthcare and identify ways to stay healthy. 

Healthy Horizons
This wellness program assists each employee and their spouse or domestic partner with improving their health, provides ongoing information and health education programs, and helps to identify health risks and ways to reduce those risks.

 

We hope to see you at one of the upcoming Open Enrollment Sessions!

 

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Oct 10

October General Meeting and Staff News


Important!

DATE: Wednesday, October 16
TIME: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Jordan Hall 141

All Staff Members Are Welcome & Encouraged To Attend

 

Presenters and Agenda:

  • HR UpdateLa Veda Howell

  • University UpdatePresident Danko

*If you would like to ask President Danko a question, or have a suggestion or idea please submit it HERE.

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Welcome, New Staff!
Welcome to the Butler University Family!

  • Kristin BroganAdvancement
  • Colin BrownAdvancement
  • Patrick SchaecherAdvancement
  • Kristi SmithAdmission
  • Jessica Wenclewicz Admission
  • Sherri WhiteFinancial Aid      

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Farewell, Departing Staff
Thank You for your contributions to Butler, you will be missed!

  • Rob Miller – PuLSE Office
  • Kenton Smith – Center for Academic Technology

 


AND IN OTHER NEWS…

  • We hope to see many of you this coming weekend for all the Homecoming activities!  Put on your Butler gear and come on out to experience all the fun and celebrate another great year for Butler University.  And don’t forget to check out the Zip Line, new this year!   For more information check out the Homecoming page.  
  • Have you always wanted to get to know your fellow coworkers better, in a relaxed and informal setting?  Then mark your calendar for our next 501 social event. Come on out to Broad Ripple Fire (6523 Ferguson Ave) on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 5:01 p.m. to have a drink, snack, or simply great conversation with many other Butler staff.  Feel free to bring a friend – or two!
  • Want to be a part of Butler history?  In celebration of the new BIG EAST and upcoming men’s basketball season, Fox Sports I is gathering video footage from each conference school for their two-hour Tip-Off Party on Oct. 25. Be part of Butler’s shoot by joining us at Hinkle for an 8 p.m. scrimmage, performances by the cheerleaders, an autograph session, and more. Doors and concessions open at 7:30 p.m. The Tip-Off show will air on Oct. 25 from 9-11 p.m. EST.

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Sep 20

Calling All Warm, Friendly, and Welcoming Staff!

 

Remember that feeling your first days on campus as a new Butler employee?  Did it feel at all like the first day of high school all over again?  Not really sure where to go for lunch; who is whom and how you’re supposed to interact with them; uneasy in your own environment…

Staff Assembly is hoping to change all of that with our new staff mentoring program.  Think of this as an opportunity to reach out to the new kids and show them around a little.  If you’re interested in becoming a part of our outreach efforts and sharing your best Butler stories with new staff, please email Judy Gonzalez and let her know!  

We will be bringing all of our new mentors together soon to chat about how we might best serve the needs and interests of new staff, and we’d love to have you there!

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Sep 17

September General Meeting and Staff News

 

Important!

DATE: Wednesday, September 18
TIME: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Clowes Memorial Hall

All Staff Members Are Welcome & Encouraged To Attend

 

Presenters and Agenda:

    • Clowes Hall Updates - Josh Lingenfelter
    • United Way Campaign Announcement - James Cramer


*Stick around after the meeting for tours of Clowes, and to see all the exciting changes, updates, and additions made over the summer!

 

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Welcome, New Staff!
Welcome to the Butler University Family!

      • Brooke AdamsHealth Services
      • Dan BereAthletics
      • Brenda BantzCollege of Business
      • Mckenzie BeverageCenter for Urban Ecology
      • Nicholas CarothersMail Center
      • Libby DugganCollege of Education
      • Caitlin EbbinghausJordan College of the Arts
      • Katherine HammerDevelopment
      • Miles MillerAthletics
      • Lauren MitchellAthletics
      • Emily O’NealInternship & Career Services
      • Janelle PhillipsAdmission
      • Rosa RamirezBuilding Services
      • Drew RevardStructures
      • Courtney RousseauInternship & Career Services
      • Christopher StetzelAthletics 

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Farewell, Departing Staff
Thank You for your contributions to Butler, you will be missed!

      • Amy Elson - CHASE Office
      • Marcy Wilhelm-South - Libraries

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OTHER CAMPUS NEWS:

  • Did you miss President Danko’s State of the University address last month?  Read a summary and it HERE
  • Did you know? Butler is now offering online certificates for business people to improve their skills.  Learn more HERE about this exciting new opportunity!   
  • Butler & CTS announce the creation of The Desmond Tutu Center.  Click HERE to read about this new partnership.  
  • Did you know?  Butler has many experts around campus, who can be contacted at any time for help, advice, or for outside connections.  Please visit HERE to see all our experts!  
  • Calling all ‘Dawg Walkers!’  During the month of September, the American Cancer Society is offering an “early bird” registration fee for only $5 per person. Please visit Team DAWG Walkers page and sign up today.  Or, to learn more, click HERE.
  • Want a general announcement to be posted on the Staff Assembly website?  Have an upcoming event that you want Butler staff to know about?  You can now submit a request on our website to have announcements posted.  Click HERE.
  • Reminder!  Homecoming is coming up quickly, October 11-13.  We hope to see all of you come out and celebrate Butler – past, present, and future!  To learn more, register, and for all questions check out the main Homecoming page.

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