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New Combined EAP and Work/Life Benefits

Human Resources is pleased to introduce Penn’s Employee Assistance (EAP) and Work/Life Benefits, a new one-stop, integrated program for Penn faculty and staff and their immediate family members dealing with:

A Major Life Change, such as: a new baby, a challenging new job, or loss of a loved one,

Dependent Care Issues, such as: finding child or elder care resources, dealing with a special needs child or dependent adult situation, or helping your child prepare for grade school, high school or college, or

A Major Life Challenge, such as: depression, extreme anxiety or addiction

These services are provided by the former Employee Assistance Program organization, so the phone number, initial contact process and multi-site network remains the same. But the program has expanded to include Work/Life Benefits. And now the organization is known as PENN Behavioral Health or PBH.

Call 1-888-321-4433 or go www.hr.upenn.edu/quality/wellness/eap.asp, 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week, for free, confidential on-the-phone consultations, face-to-face counseling sessions, and resource referrals and information.

Managers also can find special support through this program, such as when a candidate for a new position needs dependent care information to complete a decision process or when the office experiences a traumatic incident.

The Penn EAP and Work/Life Benefits Program is designed to support today’s active and busy workers as they strive to manage the competing demands of work and personal life.

Note: You will need your PennNet ID to obtain access codes for online Work/Life Benefits. If you do not have a PennNet ID and are interested in learning how to get this identification code, go to www.upenn.edu/computing/netid/. If you need additional assistance, call 888-321-4433.

Questions? Please contact Marilyn Kraut at (215) 898-0380 or kraut@hr.upenn.edu

–Division of Human Resources


Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 1, July 16, 2002

ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS:

Tuesday,
July 16, 2002
Volume 49 Number 1
www.upenn.edu/almanac/

Dr. Marvin Lazerson gets a new Endowed Chair in Education.
The annual GSE Awards are presented.
The Penn Cancer Center is renamed.
The Faculty Senate's Slate of nominees for the Senate Executive Committee.
PPSA's 2002-2003 Board has been elected.
The A-3 Assembly's officers invite all A-3 employees to a July meeting.
The Trustees held their full board meetings last month.
The report of the Council Committee on Facilities deals with classrooms, Campus Development Plan, and Transportation.
Graduate Medical Education has a new director.
Speaking Out about the future of the BioPond and protecting personal privacy.
Honors for faculty, staff, students, and HUP
Research Foundation Awards for Spring 2002.
Research Roundup: Sumerian Dictionary, Smallpox, Alzheimer's Disease, and Schizophrenia.
New challenges, more efforts to conserve energy and control energy costs.
Business Services: Parking Rates; Children's Center; Mail Service; Dining Services; Customized Penn merchandise; Directory Update; Computer Connection.
New Security Measures for Penn's Networked Systems will require replacing PennNet ID and password PennKeys and passwords.