“Thank you Days”

Washington University is extending two additional days of paid time off to Danforth Campus and Central Fiscal Unit staff employees to be used between Dec. 18, 2020 and Feb. 28, 2021. These days are in addition to the standard university vacation and holiday time off benefits. They do not reduce any time off balances – […]

Elections: Politics, Media and Stress

An article from Guidance Resources, powered by ComPsych In recent 2020 polling, about two-thirds of Americans (66 percent) said they felt worn out by the amount of news during this election cycle. Another recent poll showed that more than half of U.S. adults felt the elections were “somewhat” or “very significant” sources of stress. As […]

Wellness Champion Spotlight: Walktober Team Captains

Faced with shifting responsibilities and with many of their coworkers in new, remote work environments, the Wellness Champions continue to promote a healthy workplace culture by participating in Wellness Connection programming and encouraging their colleagues to do the same. The graphs below demonstrate that while Champions make up 4% of total Walktober participants, they led […]

WashU Votes

Election Day is November 3. Here are a few resources to help you manage your schedule at work and learn more about ballot information.

Wellness Champion Spotlight: Lara Jennings

Lara Jennings, Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS) This month's spotlight is on Lara Jennings, a Wellness Champion since May 2019. Lara supports her teammates by being a compassionate listener and connecting her workgroup with Wellness Connection resources. She fosters a community of well-being in her department by sending "Virtual Sunshine Committee" monthly emails, […]

Making Masks Work for Kids

By Andrea Giedinghagen, MD There’s a lot of uncertainty in the world right now (how many times have you heard that in the last six months?). We don’t know exactly what the coming school year will look like or what the second wave will look like. We don’t know when a vaccine is coming, or […]

COVID-19 Related Policy Changes

Human Resources has introduced and expanded policies in order to assist our employee workforce through the impact of the pandemic. View information below on the new Flexible Work Arrangement Policy, ADA Accommodation Process/COVID-19 Related Work Modification for Faculty and Staff and update to the Communicable Diseases policy related to pay. Flexible Work Arrangement Policy – […]

Parenting in the Pandemic

By Naazia Azhar, MD Parenting was hard enough in 2019, am I right? It started with talk of cloth diapers vs. disposable, sleep training debates, early childhood education. Then it got bigger: which activities to enroll them in, driving them around to said activities, finding the best school for your child, sibling rivalry, the right […]

Developing healthy coping skills for resilience

Article by Neha Navsaria, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry (Child) Everyone experiences challenges in life, and especially now- with COVID-19, racism, returning to work, balancing family/work obligations, to name a few-the number of challenges can feel overwhelming. What do you do when you are under chronic stress that feels never-ending?  What you are experiencing right […]

Wellness Champion Spotlight: Work of Art Team Captains

Wellness Connection is offering a new type of wellness challenge this summer; little did we know how timely this emotional fitness campaign would be when planning for it last fall. We've heard a lot of feedback from our Champion network on how Work of Art has been beneficial to them and their teammates, including this […]

The Resource Newsletter

The Resource is a publication from the Office of Human Resources for faculty, staff, postdoc’s and clinical fellows. Email the editor: Amanda Pope, Human Resources Communications and Engagement Manager at hr-news@wustl.edu.