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Wellness

 

Ergonomics Program
Focuses on designing workstations, tools and tasks for safety, efficiency and comfort.  Efficient ergonomic designs and work practives reduce occupational injuries, discomfort and fatigue, and improve productivity and employee job satisfaction.

Family Care Resources
UC provides access to Bright Horizons Care Advantage, a web-based resource for finding childcare, eldercare, and other family care providers.

Statewide Wellbeing Initiative
The Systemwide Wellbeing Initiative unties faculty and staff across UC in its mission to improve our collective emotional, financial, nutritional and physical wellbeing.  By sponsoring programs, resources, and events, the initiative aims to provide and make easily accessible to all employees the tools and knowledge needed to lead a healthy and thriving life.

UC Walks
UC Walks is a systemwide wellbeing initiative program that is held annual by each campus.  UC Walks promote wellness and active lifestyle by encouraging faculty, staff and retirees to take time out of their day to walk.

Smoke and tobacco free
UC is committed to providing a tobacco-free environment.  To support the Smoke and Tobacco-Free Policy and help those who want to quit smoking.

UC Merced is committed to providing a drug-free learning and working environment for students and employees.  UC Merced's Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Programs (DAAPP) are intended to support student and employee health, safety and security by increasing awareness, preventing abuse, and decreasing potential
drug and alcohol related crime.
 
INSIGHT Employee Assistance Program offers employees and their household dependents 3 counseling sessions every six months with a licensed professional to assist with work/life concerns. Employees are also entitled to a free 30-minute legal and financial consultation. All services are private and confidential.

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