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June 1, 2016
DOL Announces Final Overtime Regulations
clock.jpg The Department of Labor (DOL) has published final regulations updating the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) on May 18. Employees are classified as either exempt or non-exempt depending on their salary and type of work they do. The FLSA generally requires employers, including Purdue, to pay non-exempt employees overtime of one and one-half times their regular rate of pay for hours worked over 40 in a work week.

Employees who earn more than $23,660, the current salary threshold, may be exempt from the FLSA overtime regulations. The new regulations nearly double the current salary threshold level.

Here is a list of key provisions of the new regulations:
  1. The salary threshold level that must be met to classify a position as exempt has been changed to $913/week or $47,476/year
  2. The salary threshold will automatically increase every three years
  3. The effective date is December 1, 2016
Given the December 1 effective date, IPFW will use this time to carefully assess and prepare for the impact of these changes. Questions? Contact Carolyn Ladd at 481-6680 or Kirk Tolliver at 481-6679 in Human Resources and Office of Institutional Equity. More information [PDF]
Official Holiday Schedules for 2016--18;
Winter Recess Approved
young-man-snow.jpg The official holidays for all university offices for fiscal years 2015--17 and 2017--18 have been set. Download the memorandum [PDF] Official dates have also been added to our new events calendar.

The Board of Trustees has approved a winter recess for December 27, 28, and 29, 2016. These days are not to be treated as holidays but will provide employees with additional days off during the holiday season. For additional information about the winter recess, please refer to the Winter Recess FAQs.
Volunteer for New Student Orientation
Your help is needed to help make the New Student Orientation experience a success! Please find a time slot on August 18 or 19 to spend an hour or two with more than 1,800 incoming freshman students and their family members.

Significant assistance is needed at Casino Night (dealers), during check-in times, and with some new components that have been added on Friday. Sign up to volunteer
Get Your Tickets for Alumni Night at TinCaps
Join alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of IPFW for family friendly fun as we cheer on the Fort Wayne TinCaps at one of the biggest nights of the summer, Thursday, June 16. 

Gates open at 5:35 p.m. and the picnic area opens at 6:05. First pitch is at 7:05. Enjoy these amenities:  
  • Unlimited access to the picnic buffet
  • Private seating in the Parkview Field Picnic Pavilion
  • IPFW alumni gifts
  • Thirsty Thursday benefits ($1 domestic draft beer specials)
  • Post-game fireworks display
Read the details and purchase your tickets now!
Help Staff the IPFW Water Station/Selfie Tent
at Balls Music Festival
Last year's intrepid volunteers
IPFW is once again the title sponsor of the Baals Music Festival taking place in downtown Fort Wayne, Friday and Saturday, July 29 and 30.

You can help make the experience fun for everyone! Shift leaders and volunteers are needed in the tent to help attendees take IPFW-themed selfies and hand out water bottles. Training will be provided and volunteers will also get a free T-shirt and pass to attend the electronic dance music festival.

Volunteers are needed for two- or three-hour shifts from 5 p.m. to midnight. To volunteer, send an email to Malinda Haines at and you will be contacted to confirm your shift(s).
Our Mastodon trio at the 2015 TRF Parade
Be IPFW Proud in the TRF Parade
Represent our university at the annual Three Rivers Festival Parade Saturday, July 9, in downtown Fort Wayne. IPFW is looking for volunteers to walk in the parade,distribute items, and be Mastodon balloon handlers. Breakfast, water, and t-shirts will be provided.

If you're interested in volunteering, email James Velez at with your name, contact information, and t-shirt size.
Use These Tips to Stop Phishing Scams
You may not realize it, but you are a phishing target at school, at work, and at home. Ultimately, you are the most effective way to detect and stop phishing scams. Look for the following indicators to prevent stolen passwords, personal data, or private information.
  • Beware of sketchy email messages. Phishy messages may include a formal salutation, overly friendly tone, grammatical errors, urgent requests, or gimmicks.
  • Beware of sketchy phone calls. Phishy phone calls may attempt to convince you that your computer is infected, offer to inspect and repair, and then steal your personal data while infecting your computer with malware.
  • Avoid opening email links and attachments. Even if you know the sender. don't click on links that could direct you to a bad website. And don't open attachments unless you're expecting a file from someone.
  • Verify the source. Check the sender's email address to make sure it's legitimate. If in doubt, delete the message.
The Department of Homeland Security provides more information about phishing scams and how to spot them. If you have questions about how to stay safe online, contact the IT Services Help Desk at or 481-6030.
Join Barb Romines' Retirement Party
Help Barb celebrate in the SCAN Garden
Administrative Business Services and the College of Visual and Performing Arts invite you to join celebrate Barb Romines' 36 years at IPFW, Tuesday, June 7, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the SCAN Children's Garden, immediately behind the Visual Arts Building. Cake, punch, and light refreshments will be served.

If you wish to contribute to a retirement gift, payment by cash will be accepted at the bursar's office through June 3. (In case of rain, the party will move to the Williams Theatre Lobby)
Accessible Parking and Entrances in Kettler during Construction
Due to construction, the Kettler east accessible entrance and south accessible parking areas are both closed. If you are hosting off-campus guests or students who needs accessible parking or entrances to Kettler Hall, please direct them as follows:
  • Accessible parking in lots 10 and 11 (west side) or lots 6 and 7 (east side)
  • Accessible entrances on the north side of Kettler (use the central elevators to reach other floors)
Photo of the Week
Career Services sponsored a Memorial Day Cookout for students yesterday where information was handed out along with the burgers and hot dogs. Pictured above are Josiah Brown, assistant director of employer services, and Kayla Klimasko, career counselor. View large photo | Photo by Jim Whitcraft

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