Work-Life & Well-Being

As part of our ongoing commitment to the health and wellness of employees, ECU offers a variety of programs focused on healthy lifestyles and balancing the responsibilities of work and personal life. Options such as lactation accommodations, flexible work schedules, and confidential counseling services from the Faculty & Staff Assistance Program help you thrive in all of life’s important roles.

Faculty & Staff Assistance Program

Life’s pressures and challenges can be difficult to handle alone. ECU partners with ComPsych and Guidance Resources to provide the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FASAP) for faculty and staff employed by the university, as well as their immediate family members.

ComPsych has a proven track record of delivering high-quality, innovative services supported by best-in-class customer service. By partnering with ComPsych, ECU provides these counseling and resources to help you and your family when you need it the most.

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Headspace Care

Easy access to care — no matter where you are, when you need it, or what you’re going through. Headspace Care (formerly known as Ginger) is on hand to help with anything you’re struggling with — from managing challenging emotions to navigating difficult situations, professionally or personally. Immediate text-based chat is available, or you can schedule a time to connect with your coach to work together in an ongoing way.

It’s support when you need it, meaning Headspace Care goes where your smartphone goes. And the best part of this offering? ECU benefits-eligible employees and their family members in the household over the age of 18 receive it all at no cost.

Ready to get started? If you’re new, simply download Headspace Care from the App Store or Google Play.  Scan the QR code below to get started today!

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Lactation and Pregnancy Accommodation

Consistent with the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA), ECU provides reasonable accommodations to employees with known limitations related to, affected by, or arising out of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, unless the accommodation will cause the university an “undue hardship.” Additionally, ECU has taken great strides in supporting nursing mothers’ transition from maternity leave back to work.  In accordance with federal and state laws, the Lactation Support Regulation provides space, privacy, and time for nursing mothers to express breast milk for up to one (1) year after the birth of a child.

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ECU recognizes that its employees may be searching for ways to achieve better work-life balance, reduce commuting costs, or address other issues that affect their ability to work onsite at university facilities or work traditional work schedules. As such, University managers have the ability to utilize flexible work arrangements to meet departmental needs while at the same time providing enhanced flexibility to employees.

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