The Torch - January Issue

The Torch

Give health coaching a try!

health coaching

Maybe you’ve tried health coaching in the past and didn’t have a great experience? Give it another try! Each health coach is different and it can take a few tries to find one you click with. Health coaching is a very personal experience, so it’s ok to ask to work with a different coach until you find the right fit for you.

Call ActiveHealth at 855-202-4219 to make an appointment today! Telephonic coaches are available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. by appointment.

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Governor’s Long-Term Employee Reception honors, thanks longest-serving employees

GLTER 2019

State employees who’ve served their fellow Hoosiers for decades were once again honored for their dedication with a celebratory reception at the Indiana Statehouse Dec. 4.

The annual Governor’s Long Term Employee Reception invited more than 370 employees to the Statehouse to be recognized for having spent at least 35 years working in state of Indiana government.

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SECC shatters goal, sets new fundraising record


From a sun-soaked September day in downtown Indy all the way to the frosty doorstep of another long Indiana winter, state of Indiana employees worked to set a new fundraising milestone that, in turn, would help benefit untold millions of Hoosier residents in need.

The final tally of the 2019- 20 Indiana State Employees’ Community Campaign (SECC) eclipsed the record-setting goal of $1.6 million, but getting there took initiative, creativity, and most of all, togetherness.

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

In this issue:

  • SECC shatters goal, sets new fundraising record (pg. 1)
  • 2020 ActiveHealth Wellness Program (pg. 4)
  • Give health coaching a try! Get ready for your health coaching appointment (pg. 5)
  • 2020 Blood Drive Dates (pg. 5)
  • Greg Grostefon named superintendent of Logansport State Hospital (pg. 6)
  • 61 complete ‘Leadership at All Levels’ training (pg. 6)
  • Disney on Ice discounted tickets (pg. 6)
  • 29th Annual Dr. Martin
    Luther King Jr. Indiana
    Holiday Celebration (pg. 7)
  • Health Department ‘pop-up shop’ offers access to birth certificates (pg. 8)
  • Best. Holiday gift. Ever. (pg. 8)
  • Governor’s Long-Term Employee Reception honors, thanks longest-serving employees (pg. 9)
  • Lip Sync Battle boosts SECC, builds friendships, new opportunities for DFI (pg. 10)
  • S.A.F.E. and sound:
    Correctional facility employees’ animal rescue touches heart of small community: Read full story on Employee Central >
  • Grow You: With LinkedIn Learning (pg. 12)
  • January is both National Mentoring month and Poverty in America Awareness month (pg. 12)
  • Designing women: HNTB civil engineers working closely with INDOT on major interstate project (pg. 13)

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