Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.69
Liaison Careen Arsenault
Submission Date March 8, 2013
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Cornell University
PAE-T2-5: Employee Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Lynette Chappell-Williams
Associate VP
Workforce Diversity & Inclusion
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Does the institution have an employee assistance or wellness program that provides counseling, referral, and well-being services to employees?:

A brief description of the employee wellness program, policy, or practice:

Cornell has both a wellness program and a Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP). The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program offers free, confidential, professional assessment, counseling, consultation and referral services by telephone or in person to all benefits-eligible faculty, staff, retirees and their dependents. Supervisors can consult with FSAP for assistance in managing employees with personal problems or whose behaviors are causing poor job performance or interpersonal conflicts. Counselors help individuals with a variety of topics including stress related emotional issues; legal assistance; relationship issues; anger management; family issues and parent-child concerns; aging parents; domestic violence; grief/loss issues; divorce/separation adjustment; depression and anxiety; alcohol and drug concerns; financial concerns; single parenting; and interpersonal difficulties.

Wellbeing workshops are offered through face-to-face and pre-recorded webinars on topics such as managing change, resolving interpersonal conflict, setting limits, depression, working with difficult people, seasonal affective disorder, self-image, overcoming stress, keeping relationship satisfaction high, sleep, chronic pain, and assertiveness.

The Wellness Program offers opportunities for physical activity that are appropriate for every size, shape, age, and ability. Classes embody our vision of inclusion, offer participants individualized attention to be successful, and promote an environment of camaraderie and personal success. Any current Wellness member may participate. We continue to see new people joining in, often hearing about the program offered by word of mouth. Our members are our best promoters. Classes always focus on individualized attention to be successful and promote an environment of camaraderie and personal success. Currently we have over 4500 members enrolled in the Wellness Program and its offerings. There were 76,650 swipes at our wellness facilities for FY12. (Wellness members must swipe their ID to have access to fitness facilities on campus. This number includes students.)

The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:

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