Category Archives: HR Information

Financial resources and BUILD class

Even without the pandemic, this time of year can spur a surge in financial stress and anxiety. Fortunately, there are resources available to help answer your financial questions, and assist you in making the best decisions for you and your family.

TIAA offers a number of resources for Drake employees. Explore the TIAA website for answers to questions on personal finances, life milestones, and retirement. Participate in a live or on-demand webinar, review TIAA’s weekly market commentary for educational information regarding the current financial climate, or set up a phone or video chat with Drake’s TIAA financial consultant, Paige Philips at

Employee and Family Resources offers financial resources including podcasts and access to a free financial consultation.  You may contact EFR at 800-327-4692 or

You may also find answers to your financial questions at the next BUILD (Bulldogs United in Learning Drake) class, 7 Barriers to My Financial Future, on Tuesday, April 13 from 10 – 11 a.m.  We will explore the seven barriers that may prevent you from achieving your goals and dreams and how to maneuver around these roadblocks and move ahead with confidence.  Scott Nelson from Legacy Financial Group will facilitate.

To register for this or any class, please send an email to

— Linda Feiden, Human Resources

Join the ‘Walk this May’ challenge

Now that spring has sprung, it is time to go outdoors and get moving. If you need a little nudge, join our upcoming Walk this May team step challenge.

This team challenge will run through the month of May. A kick-off meeting will be held via Zoom on April 30 for all participants. Team captains will report weekly step totals and participants will receive motivational emails, including an update on team points. At the end of the month, there will be a challenge celebration via Zoom, with a prize package awarded to the participants of the winning team.

You may register as a team of four or five people or register individually and you will be placed on a team. To register, send an email to with your team members (or just yourself if registering alone) by April 28. Let’s get moving!

— Linda Feiden, Human Resources