The Torch: December Issue

The Torch

SECC reaches $1.5 million goal

‘Lip Sync Battle,’ basketball tournament highlights of successful charitable campaign

The 2018-19 Indiana State Employees Community Campaign (SECC) got off to a roaring latesummer start at the Statehouse Market, and that enthusiasm never waned as the pursuit of a recordsetting season of giving drew to a close just before Thanksgiving.

Days later, as the Torch was going to publication, it was clear the $1.5 million goal set at the outset of the campaign had been reached. More details will be shared in a separate special announcement.

Reaching the goal was the “icing on the cake” of an SECC that could be viewed only as a success. State of Indiana employees gave at a pace exceeding even last year’s enviable mark of more than $1.4 million.

Read the full article in The Torch (pg. 1) >


EAP benefits to expand in 2019

Anthem’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) will place an even greater focus on mental and emotional health with an expansion of benefits for State of Indiana employees.

Read full article (pg. 4) >


Award-winning ‘#DORGivesBack’ encourages
volunteerism, community service

From assembling bikes for kids to building homes for families in need to landscaping at an organization helping homeless veterans get back on their feet, members of the Indiana Department of Revenue (DOR) are all-in on giving back.

Through a program launched earlier this year called “#DORGivesBack,” 139 employees logged more than 550 hours of community service, working with nonprofits such as Habitat for Humanity and the Boys and Girls Club of America.

Read full article (pg. 11) >

It’s not too late to get your flu shot!

If you have not received your flu vaccination, check out the Flu Vaccine Finder. Just enter your zip code to find flu shot clinic locations near you.

Download the latest issue of The Torch

You can download the state employee newsletter from the Indiana State Personnel Department (INSPD) website.

In this issue:

  • SECC reaches $1.5 million goal (pg. 1)

  • EAP benefits to expand in 2019 (pg. 4)
  • Two exciting enhancements are coming to the State of Indiana’s wellness program in 2019 (pg. 5)
  • It’s not too late to get your flu shot! (pg. 5)
  • Your guide to the holidays around the state with
    the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites (pg. 6)
  • FREE state employee admission to Children’s
    Museum Dec. 1 to 16 (pg. 7)
  • Timeless flight: Indiana Veterans’ Home residents
    take to the air in vintage biplane (pg. 8)
  • Award-winning ‘#DORGivesBack’ encourages volunteerism, community service (pg. 11)
  • Four Tips for Homebuyers (pg. 4)
  • Discounted tickets to
    upcoming Pacers games (pg. 14)
  • Connect to care with INconnect Alliance (pg. 15)
  • You CAN be a part of the Canstruction Competition! (pg. 16)
  • WGU Indiana offers $75,000 in scholarships to veterans (pg. 16)
  • Exhibits on display at the Indiana State Library (pg. 17)
  • INDOT offers scholarships to engineers in training (pg. 18)
  • Upgrade to a Real ID at BMV Mobile Branch (pg. 18)
  • DNR Holiday Gift Packs (pg. 19)

Miss an issue? Archived issues of The Torch are available at

Contact Us

Email the SPD Communications staff if you have any problems viewing the newsletter, subscription questions or if you would like to suggest an article.

The Torch is published monthly by the State Personnel Department