As part of our ongoing commitment to the health and wellness of employees, the University offers a variety of programs focused on healthy lifestyles and balancing the responsibilities of work and personal life.

May is Global Employee Health and Fitness Month! Click here for tips and programs to help you keep fit from head to heel!

UNC-Chapel Hill recognizes that offering childcare is an important benefit to our faculty, staff and students with children. The Benefit Services Department can advise you about childcare options and resources available to employees.

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The University offers multiple educational programs for employees and their families. Our Educational Assistance Program is for workforce planning and development. It provides a tool for managers and employees to support academic activities that directly relate to the organization’s identified knowledge, skills, and behaviors (organizational competencies), and which support the mission, vision, and values of the organization. We also offer tuition and fee waivers for employees and their families to take courses at UNC institutions.

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Growing numbers of people find themselves caring for a parent, spouse, or other adult family member. Providing care for another adult is complex and presents a variety of challenges including managing another person’s health, medical care, legal and financial responsibilities as well as taking care of one’s self, relationships and work responsibilities. There are resources and services available at the University, in the community, and through government programs that can help you with the challenges of family caregiving.

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The Emergency Loan Program was established to provide University employees with an alternative to borrow money for short-term emergency situations. There may be occasions when emergency circumstances, defined as unforeseen, unplanned and unavoidable events, demand immediate attention and require an employee to secure funds on short notice.

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From financial pressures to workplace stress and family dealings, life can be challenging. If you need help with life issues, the UNC-Chapel Hill Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available. The EAP is a confidential counseling and resource program that is designed to help University employees and their families deal with both personal and work-related concerns.

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The Helping Heels list is a directory of individuals affiliated with the university who offer childcare, elder care or pet sitting services. The summer edition is now available online through September 2019, and can be accessed here.

Helping Heels: Summer 2019


Registration Now Open for Fall 2019

If you’re looking to promote your part-time caregiving services and availability this summer, be sure to register by Wednesday, August 21. The updated Helping Heels directory of caregivers will be available in September.

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Additional University centers and offices that engage in advocacy for change in University policy and help to promote and strengthen campus and community partnerships: