A Warm Welcome to John Whelan
New Associate Vice President of University Human Resources
Indiana University is pleased to announce that after an extensive national candidate search, John J. Whelan was named associate vice president for human resources effective June 30. The University looks forward to Whelan’s positive leadership and proven ability to strengthen every organization where he has worked.
Whelan brings a wealth of human resources experience, including 11 years in a university setting, to his new role. He was the chief human resources officer at Baylor University for the past five years and has been a vice president and a member of the president’s executive council since February 2014. Prior to Baylor, Whelan served as director of human resources at the University of Notre Dame from 2003 to 2009. Before that, he held human resources positions at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gillette and the investment bank of Brown Brothers Harriman. He earned both his bachelor’s degree and his law degree from Notre Dame.
“It is a tremendous honor to join prestigious Indiana University, and I look forward to working with this talented team of HR professionals,” Whelan said. “My family and I are excited to return to our adopted home state of Indiana, having lived here for nearly 18 years.” Whelan and his wife, Molly, have five children ranging in age from 7 to 16, all of whom are string musicians who look forward to experiencing IU’s vibrant music scene.
Indiana University increased the minimum wage paid to employees to $8.25 an hour effective July 1, 2014. Previously, the University’s minimum wage was in line with the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. The increased minimum wage benefits approximately 8,750 IU employees across the University who will see pay increases due to this change in policy.
In the April 10, 2014, IU Newsroom release IU President Michael A. McRobbie is quoted, “Indiana University depends on the hard work of many part-time and temporary employees on all our campuses, and this much-deserved pay increase is one way we can recognize their important contributions to the success of IU.”
At Indiana University employment eligibility verification (EEV) includes the completion of Form I-9 and E-Verify check. The EEV process enables the University to verify individuals eligible to work in the United States. For additional information refer to hr.iu.edu/eev.
Who needs to complete Form I-9? Any employee new to the University who will be working in the United States. This includes:
- U.S. citizens
- Non-citizen nationals
- Lawful permanent residents
- Aliens authorized to work
Any employee re-hired after a break in service from the University is considered to be a new employee for EEV purposes.
When can the EEV process begin? Once an offer of employment is accepted.
When must Section 1 of Form I-9 be completed? The new employee must complete this section by the end of the first day of employment. If this is not done, the hiring unit must not allow the employee to continue working.
When must Section 2 of Form I-9 be completed? Section 2 must be completed by the 3rd business day after the first day of employment (e.g., if the employee begins on Monday, it must be completed by Thursday). If this is not done, the hiring unit must not allow the employee to continue working.
- The new employee must be present while an authorized university representative visually reviews the original, unexpired document(s). Photocopies are not allowed.
- If the new employee is hired for fewer than 3 business days both sections of the Form I-9 must be completed by the end of the first day of employment.
What is E-Verify? E-Verify is an internet-based system that compares information from the Form I-9 to Social Security Administration, Department of Homeland Security, and U.S. Department of State records to verify the identity and employment eligibility of new employees.
Men: Take Good Care
The single most important way you can take care of yourself and those you love is to actively take part in your health care. This is especially important for men because research shows that men “under use” healthcare services. This results in numerous negative consequences, one of which is a decrease in men’s chances for early detection, treatment, and prevention of disease.
- Men are 24 percent less likely than women to have visited a doctor within the past year and are 22 percent more likely to have neglected their cholesterol tests.
- Men are 28 percent more likely than women to be hospitalized for congestive heart failure.
- Men are 32 percent more likely than women to be hospitalized for long-term complications of diabetes and are more than twice as likely than women to have a leg or foot amputated due to complications related to diabetes.
- Men are 24 percent more likely than women to be hospitalized for pneumonia that could have been prevented by getting an immunization.
Note: The previous column “Tobacco Use and Health” will be expanded to include a range of current health topics.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
U.S. Dept of Health & Human Services