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Balance Your Career and Personal Life!

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Balance Your Career and Personal Life!

  1. 1. Balance Your Career and Personal Life! T. Kim Pham Work/Life Program Coordinator thi.pham@ucr.edu 951-827-5588
  2. 2. Work/Life Balance means: Personal fulfillment from our jobs or our chosen career fields while still maintaining balance in our lives Achieving a balance between work and leisure time, addressing workplace stress and building relationships with co-workers 2
  3. 3. UC Support of Work/Life Balance Dynamic problem-solving strategies to work/life issues through programs, policies, services, and resources 3
  4. 4. Work/Life Program Offerings Provide resources and services related to: Child & elder care resources; Education and professional development; Flexible work arrangements; Financial planning and development; Pre/Post-Natal Support; Stress management; Community resources; and Employee well-being activities 4
  5. 5. Get Involved & Just Do It! Achieve personal satisfaction and enrichment in life through work Contribute your unique gifts, skills and talents Go to the UCR Botanic Gardens  It’s FREE! See what’s happening at the UC and participate  It’s usually FREE! Go for a trolley ride  It’s FREE! 5
  6. 6. Getting Started: Navigating UCR HR online resources Achieving a healthy balance between work, family, and personal lives can be challenging The Work/Life Program is here to help Understanding existing campus work/family policies, programs, and resources The Work/Life team can offer assistance 6
  7. 7. Web Resource – http://humanresources.ucr.edu Benefits Finance & Legal Disability Management Homeownership & Personal Finances Domestic Partners Insurance Programs Credit Union Long-Term Care Insurance Financial Planning Campus Services Legal Insurance Campus Health Center Retirement & Savings Plan Campus Safety Escort Service Professional Development Career Services Child Care Academic Business Officers' Group Environmental Health & Safety Career Services Staff Assembly Professional Development Policies Student Recreation Center Reduced Fee Enrollment Program Child Care Education & Development Elder Care Toastmasters Employee Assistance Program UC Systemwide Programs Family Friendly Policies University Extension Alternative (Flexible) Work Schedules Leave Policies Wellness Programs START Program 7
  8. 8. Alternative (Flexible) Work Schedules Allow some flexibility in defining when, where and how work is done Promotes diversity, and has positive impact on workplace culture and employee morale Shown to ↑ productivity, ↑ employee engagement and retention, provide extended coverage and cross training opportunities, and ↓ unplanned absences Includes the compressed workweek, flextime, and telecommuting 8
  9. 9. START Program Staff and Academic Reduction in Time (START) Program Reduce working hours and corresponding pay between 5% and 50% Requires department approval Temporary program - available during the period July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2010 9
  10. 10. START Program - continued Coverage All regular status (non-probationary career) employees and all academic appointees (except those in faculty and student academic titles and Postdoctoral Scholars) Non-Represented employees and some members of other bargaining units may participate (check with HR to determine if you are eligible) Advantages of START Participation Maintain your pre-START vacation & sick accrual rate Maintain your pre-START UCRP service credit accrual rate 10
  11. 11. Child Care Resources Child Development Center The Dependent Care Assistance Program (DEPCARE)/Health Care Reimbursement Account (HCRA) Future plans for on-campus Lactation Sites 11
  12. 12. Ask Yourself. . . Are you engaged in creating Work/Life balance? 1. Do I enjoy going to work most days? 2. Am I balancing demands at work and at home? 3. Am I utilizing available benefits provided by UC? 4. Am I making progress toward my career AND personal goals? If you answered "No" to any of the questions, it may indicate an area where you need to improve the state of your Work/Life balance 12
  13. 13. Apply what you’ve learned UCR HR website http://humanresources.ucr.edu Work/Life Program T. Kim Pham, Program Coordinator (951) 827-5588 thi.pham@ucr.edu Attend Homeownership & Personal Finances Seminar on April 1, 2009 @ Commons 302 North President Obama’s affordable housing plan, Short sales/Loan modifications/Foreclosure, Debt/Credit management, Property taxes Attend Expectant Parents workshop on April 22, 2009 Child Care Resources, College Savings Plan, Alternative Work Schedules 13
  14. 14. Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! 14

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