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Looking for Support for Your Everyday Needs?
October 13, 2009, Volume 56, No. 07

This is the second in a series of articles this October that honors National Work and Family Month—a campaign to raise awareness of the importance of worklife benefits.

Managing the demands of your work, personal and family life on a daily basis can sometimes be difficult.  At Penn, we value the personal and professional wellbeing of all faculty and staff. That’s why we offer a number of programs to help you maintain your quality of life—on and off the job. From the Employee Assistance Program to Worklife Resources to free workshops that address your personal and professional life challenges, you have access to a variety of tools to help meet your everyday needs and goals.

Penn’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides free, confidential support and access to one-on-one counseling for a multitude of life issues. Provided through Penn Behavioral Health, EAP services can help you address issues ranging from dealing with a personal crisis to managing major life challenges such as difficulties in your personal relationships or with bringing home a new child.  You and your immediate family members can access EAP services by phone or online 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Contact Penn Behavioral Health at (888) 321-4433 or www.pennbehavioralhealth.org for more information.

Worklife Resources is a free and confidential, 24-hour a day phone and online service that provides you and your immediate family members with support for a wide range of everyday needs. You’ll receive practical solutions, realistic answers, and customized resources that address every aspect of life, from finding dependent care that fits your family’s needs to free financial and legal support. For more information, visit the Human Resources website at www.hr.upenn.edu/Quality/Worklife/Resources.aspx or contact the Worklife Resources service directly at (888) 321-4433.

Additional support for your personal and professional life challenges is available through free lunchtime workshops sponsored by the Quality of Worklife Department in the Division of Human Resources. Experts from Penn’s Employee Assistance Program, Human Resources, Penn schools, and the University of Pennsylvania Health system provide information on worklife balance and health and wellness topics. For more information or to register, visit www.hr.upenn.edu/coursecatalog or contact Human Resources at (215) 573-2471 or kenne@upenn.edu.


Almanac - October 13, 2009, Volume 56, No. 07