The Torch: February Issue

The Torch

Challenge Yourself and Others with the OurHealth Challenge Platform

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The wait is over! As of Feb. 1, you can engage in wellness activities and challenges through the OurHealth Wellness Challenge platform. As promised, you no longer need to be enrolled in the State medical plan to participate! The challenge platform is available to all full time and part time employees, spouses, and dependents age 18 and up.

To get started today, visit, or download the Limeade mobile app (code stateofin).

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New Statewide Recruiting Website, Job Board, and Streamlined Hiring Process to Launch March 4

An effective and engaging recruiting experience is critical to setting the right tone for incoming talent. We know the job search and application process can make or break a candidate’s first impressions. We also know that an effective internal job board can enable and empower current employee career paths.

For these reasons and more, the Indiana State Personnel Department (INSPD) and a team of state agency representatives have been working hard on the Monarch Initiative, a phased project focused on modernizing and improving the State’s talent management processes in the
areas of recruiting, performance management, succession planning, and onboarding. These modernizations will be powered by SAP SuccessFactors, an industry-leading software system. The first phase of the project launches on March 4 with the Recruiting module.

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Wellness Champions

Help Wanted - Wellness Champions

The Invest in Your Health program is recruiting volunteer Wellness Champions and Wellness Contacts to help support the wellness program throughout the state.

We are seeking one Wellness Champion for each county, and one Wellness Contact for each work location.

If you are passionate about wellness and helping others, we encourage you to apply for either opportunity!

Visit the Wellness Champion page on the Invest In Your Health Indiana website for more information.

File your taxes for Free!

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Was your adjusted gross income $66,000 or less in 2018? If so, you may be eligible to file your state and federal taxes for free with Indiana Free File (INFreeFile) from the Indiana Department of Revenue (DOR).

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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:

  • Challenge Yourself and Others with the OurHealth Challenge Platform (pg. 1)
  • Help Wanted - Wellness Champions (pg. 2)
  • State employees, OurHealth staff cut ribbon on new IGC medical center (pg. 3)
  • New Statewide Recruiting Website, Job Board, and
    Streamlined Hiring Process to Launch March 4 (pg. 4)
  • HR pros taking health goals to the Next Level (pg. 5)
  • Governor’s Fellowship applications accepted
    until March 31 (pg. 5)
  • ActiveHealth Enhancements and Updates (pg. 6)
  • Historic Preservation Month photo contest (pg. 7)
  • File your taxes for Free! (pg. 7)
  • State helps Hoosiers get ‘Cash for College’ (pg. 8)
  • College Goal Sunday is Feb. 24 (pg. 8)
  • 2019 Hoosier Women Artists works accepted through Feb. 22 (pg. 9)
  • 2019 INDOT Paint the Plow campaign underway (pg. 9)
  • Indiana Main Street welcomes Cannelton (pg. 10)
  • Indiana awarded nearly $7 million for early childhood education (pg. 10)
  • Ball State offers management training program for public service workers (pg. 11)

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