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A few key reminders from Town Hall

DEPARTMENT(S): 
October 21, 2020

This message was sent to all employees.

As we launch into B-term and the second half of the fall semester, I am so grateful for and impressed with your hard work, creativity, vigilance, and persistence in creating the best possible living and learning environment for our students and each other—even when we all know that creating such excellence is not without struggle. 

I’m going to keep today’s message short, with just a few key things I want to reinforce from this morning’s WPI Today as a follow-up to our Virtual Town Hall, which you can view here.

  • Please remain vigilant on campus and off. The data show that the spread of COVID-19 is generally not from workplace/campus exposure—it is coming from large family gatherings and social settings. We are being really smart and thoughtful at WPI and it shows. I am urging you to apply the same safety protocols in your home and social circles to protect yourselves, your loved ones, and our campus community.
  • This is Virtual Employee Benefits Week and open enrollment ends November 16. This year you must enroll in Workday to keep or add benefits. Attend a session, get informed, make your choices. 
  • Our strategic planning process, put on hold for several months due to the pandemic, has been restarted and your input is critical. Please take a few moments to participate in a SWOT Analysis survey to share your views on WPI’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.

In closing, I’m proud that we’ve been successful in keeping our community safe and healthy, serving our students, and keeping our WPI family together. Please take care of yourselves, which includes making a plan for rest and relaxation by using your vacation time—maybe even extending the December holiday break (in consultation with your supervisor, of course.) And, check out our Be Well Together events for self-care. 

Stay safe,
Laurie