V. Benefits and Personnel Policies

Human Resources Services

Child Care Programs and Services

The Work/Life Programs Office provides resources and referral assistance to faculty through a State College Area Child Care Facilities Guide and through on-site child care centers at several campus locations. On-site licensed and accredited child care centers are located at the College of Medicine, Penn State Altoona, Penn State Erie, Penn State Fayette, Penn State Harrisburg, and at University Park. More information may be found in HR-48, "Child Care Program Policy."

Dual-Career Employment Assistance Program

Faculty members whose dual career partners are seeking employment may request assistance from the Dual Career Employment Assistance Program in the Office of Human Resources. Penn State recognizes and is supportive of the employment needs of dual career partners. The Dual Career Coordinator is available to meet with dual career partners to explore employment interests and to discuss job search strategies. For further information, contact the Dual Career Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources, 5th Floor, James M. Elliott Building, 120 South Burrowes Street, 814-865-3419.

Employee Assistance Program

Penn State's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offers confidential assessment and referral services for a variety of personal, work, or family concerns, such as relationships, stress, grief, parenting, alcohol/drug-related problems, financial questions, etc. All information, consultation, and assistance are provided by an external EAP service provider under contract with the University. Services are available to all benefits-eligible regular and non-regular employees and their household members. EAP services may be obtained by calling 1-866-749-1735. For general information about the EAP, call Health Matters at 814-865-3085.

Health Promotion Programs and Services

Health Matters, in the Employee Benefits Division of the Office of Human Resources, coordinates the delivery of programs on topics including exercise, weight management, heart disease, risk reduction, stress management, alcohol and other drug awareness, cancer prevention, and parenting. Health promotion and wellness programs for faculty and staff at the University's campuses are coordinated through a local campus health promotion leadership team, in conjunction with the Health Matters Program in the University's Office of Human Resources. For detailed program information call 814-865-3085.

Occupational Medicine

Occupational Medicine functions to assist Penn State employees in several ways:

-- Helps employees obtain proper medical care for injuries and illnesses incurred while on the job

-- Develops and implements preventive medicine practices throughout the University

-- Develops and maintains safe working practices throughout the University, working in collaboration with Environmental Health and Safety

Occupational Medicine offers many services to help employees maintain good health and to return to work in a safe and timely manner. You can reach Occupational Medicine at 814-863-8492.

Professional Development

The Center for Workplace Learning and Performance (CWLP) offers professional development programs for Penn State faculty and staff, as well as customized services for work units at any Penn State location. CWLP programs and services are designed to refine faculty/staff skills and enhance organizational performance. Program schedules can be found at the Workplace Learning Gateway at ohr.psu.edu/learning. For questions or to discuss customized programs and services, call CWLP at 814-865-8216.