As the University of Oregon makes plans for operating mostly in-person this fall, changes and transitions lay ahead for employees. Those who are currently working onsite will begin to sharing campus buildings and spaces with more people and many who are currently working remotely will shift back to onsite work. You may be excited, or even a little apprehensive, about our transition to fall. Your workday may not look the same as it did before, and there will likely be new procedures to follow. It will be an adjustment. Human Resources has assembled these resources to help make this next adjustment a bit easier.
Human Resources will periodically update and add new resources. Employees Support resources were last updated on July 22, 2021.
Wondering where to start?
HR suggests the following resources as a starting place. Then, explore the additional learning opportunities and reference materials as you can.
NEW: Path to Fall Starts Now Video
As we make plans for operating mostly in-person this fall, changes and adjustments lay ahead for everyone. The anticipation of returning to close to normal operations may create a mix of feelings as you anticipate the future. This webinar for employees focuses on coping skills to help improve resilience. The strategies and resources provided by Cascade Centers, UO’s employee assistance provider, will help adjustments be a bit easier. Select the button on the right to watch the video or review the presentation slides here.
Support Your Mental Health During Challenging Times
In this LinkedIn Learning path, discover science-based skills to support your mental health during challenging times. These courses cover topics such as building resilience, minding your mind while working from home, avoiding burnout, managing difficult feelings, and managing your emotions. Login with DuckID and password is required to access the learning path.
Work-Life Balance Checklist
Changes to the workplace that require adjustments to your work assignment offer the opportunity to (re)establish healthy work routines and relationships. Along with workplace considerations, there are also personal commitments, which may have been adjusted or put on pause during the pandemic, and are in need of new attention.
Use the Work-Life Balance checklist to identify items for consideration while planning for a post-pandemic lifestyle.
Ask for help.
Be sure to take care of your health, including mental health, as your work environment begins to change or as you plan to return to the workplace. This is a stressful time and transitioning back to the workplace can add extra stress.
Benefits-eligible employees can get confidential one-on-one counseling and personalized assistance through Cascade Centers, the university's employee assistance program (EAP) provider. Your EAP is available to help you process these emotions and refocus. Additionally, your EAP can assist with locating various resources that may be helpful at this time, including childcare and mental health providers.
To connect with a Cascade Centers representative, call 800-433-2320, text 503-850-7721, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about Cascade Centers and explore additional resources through the member site at cascadecenters.com.
Other community resources include:
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Caregivers Network (website)
The power of vulnerability | Brené Brown (Tedtalk)
Checking in with Susan David (podcast)
Coping with Reintegration (webinar)
Employee Assistance Program (website)
Managing Anxiety While Wearing a Mask (tip sheet)