Returning to Work on Campus — Resources for Employees

Dear colleagues,

As we prepare to welcome the largest class in Purdue’s history, you may be returning to campus for the first time since the pandemic began. You might be working a hybrid schedule, spending time both on campus and off – or you may continue to work remotely. Whatever your specific workplace arrangement, you will likely continue to experience some amount of change this fall as campus shifts toward normal operations. Human Resources has created a new workplace resources website to guide you through the resources available, covering technology and equipment, mental/behavioral health and work-life integration, including child-care resources.

The Returning to Work on Campus webpage includes guides for both employees and supervisors that outline important resources for campus life and tasks. Employees returning to campus are encouraged to take advantage of our Healthy Boiler workshops aimed at navigating workplace strategies.  

Information on work-life integration and behavioral health tools is available, including family and childcare resources such as care@work by CARE.COM, which provides the ability to search for affordable caregivers, and mental health resources, such as the SupportLinc employee assistance program available to benefits-eligible employees. 

Employees who are continuing to work a hybrid schedule or work remotely can access those same resources and can also continue to reference the remote worker toolkit or manager toolkit.

Regardless of your workplace, all employees must continue to adhere to the Protect Purdue Pledge

For those returning to campus this fall, welcome back! The entire Purdue community has demonstrated their ability to adapt to change throughout the pandemic, and I know this fall will show more of the same resilience.


Bill Bell 
Vice President for Human Resources