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PTO half-days

Currently, I have to take a full day of PTO when what I often need is just a half-day. I recommend that staff be able to take PTO in four-hour chunks. It wouldn't cost the university anything, and would make me feel as if I worked in a much more flexible environment that recognizes my need for work-life balance.

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Stopping the raise of healthcare/other costs from paycheck?

As a staff member at IUPUI for 3 years now, each year I have been deducted even more out of my paycheck. Now, as a 3rd year advisor (and someone that graduated from IUPUI), I am only making $600 more a month than I got paid as a Graduate Advisor. If this continues there will be a point where I will have to look for another job out of the IU system because I will not be able to afford my monthly expensive to live! It is ...more »

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Work Environment Concerns

My physical therapist has now helped me to reconfigure my workstation by viewing a snapshot and making suggestions.

Having an ergonomic group that could assist with these matters may help somewhat.

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Healthy incentives

I worked at a place that had healthy incentives. They had an health website ran by one of the hospital systems in the area. The administrators posted challenges that employees could do, such as eat the heart healthy lunch instead of pizza, take the stairs instead of the elevator, eat X amount of fruits and veggies through the week, register for an employee walk around campus, get a health screen, cancer screen, etc. ...more »

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Job levels or scales

I am a research technician with a master's degree. There is no where to go in this position at IUPUI. I think for these types of positions, there should be various levels to which people are hired and can be promoted. For example, at other places, bachelor's level degrees are hired in as hourly employees and master's level science degrees are hired in as salaried employees. Each level has levels. Research technicians ...more »

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Physical Work Environment

A wealth of scholarly research has been done on the subject of physical environment and productivity. It does not appear that the documented long-term cost benefits that result from the provision of reasonable space, privacy, natural light, noise/distraction reduction, etc. are being considered for staff at lower and mid-levels.This is not only a matter for long-term fiscal health, but for employee health and well-being. ...more »

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Stop With These "Lateral" Moves

I was "promoted" to a different department. When I was first approached about the position and an interview was schedule, I was told the position was a higher pay than what I made previously. But when I was hired I was told because I worked within the university the position would be considered a lateral move and I would not qualify for more money. I took the position because I was unhappy at the other position, but now ...more »

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Staff Compensation

Allow staff to use flex time on a two week basis rather then weekly. For example, on the first week of a pay period, the staff works over 40 hour. Allow them to save the time for a shortage on the following week with the managers not having to credit the employee with time and 1/2 during that first week.

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Evaluations for Everyone

If a co-worker is lazy, they do not get fired. Their responsibilities are taken away and given to the harder worker... but they keep their job with the same pay/benefits. This isn't fair. Continuing to task a responsible worker is more incentive not to work hard. For instance, an administrative assistant should know how to use the Microsoft Office and a Front Office Registrar should know how to properly take insurance ...more »

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research technician

My comments are focused on IUSD, which seems to retain a rigid job classification framework, an even more rigid promotional system and a pay scale that lags far behind other schools on the IUPUI campus. I realize that not all schools/departments take in the same revenues but find it inconceivable that there isn't a way to create a more level playing field. We've seen a number of staff leave for private industry...

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Work/Life Balance for Staff

What are metrics/performance indicators for measuring success?

How can we create a work/life balance for staff?

 

"By 2025, IUPUI will be an employer of choice by making strategic investments in programs and personnel to establish a workplace which respects the value and importance of work life balance for all employees."

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What people/departments are responsible for implementing vision?

How can we create a work/life balance for staff?

 

"By 2025, IUPUI will be an employer of choice by making strategic investments in programs and personnel to establish a workplace which respects the value and importance of work life balance for all employees."

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