Category Archives: HR Information

Benefits open enrollment begins Oct. 30

The annual open enrollment period for Drake University benefits will begin Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. Initial enrollment information regarding Drake’s health, dental, voluntary life insurance and flexible spending account plans will be provided Friday via the DrakeHR email account. Benefit elections for the 2021 plan year must be made by 11:59 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30, 2020.

— Marlene Heuertz, Human Resources

Recorded BUILD classes now available on myDrake

If you missed any of the Fall 2020 BUILD classes, no worries.  Links to the recorded presentations are now available on myDrake.  To view any past presentation, click the Human Resources App on myDrake and then click on Learning & Development.

The next live virtual BUILD class is Servant Leadership on Wednesday, Nov. 4, from 1–3 p.m. The class is intended for managers. Individuals who contradict the conventional stereotypes associated with their positions lead many of today’s most successful organizations.  These leaders create an environment that spurs excellence by applying the principles of servant leadership. Attendees will explore the foundations of servant leadership and learn how they can transform themselves and inspire their teams and organizations toward optimal performance. Presented by Lars Petersen from Employee & Family Resources.

To register for this class, please send an email to

— Linda Feiden, Human Resources