CWUNewsNewshttp://www.cwu.edu/hr/newsen-usEmployee Assistant Program Self Carehttp://www.cwu.edu/hr/node/4459Fri, 29 Jul 2016 11:32:38<p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Employee Assistance Program (EAP)<br>July 2016<br>Self-Care</strong></p><p>What is Self-Care? It seems self-care is the buzz word lately. What is self-care and why should one incorporate it into their life? Self-care can best be defined as an active and individual choice to engage in the activities required to gain or maintain an optimal level of overall health. Self-care is adopting healthy lifestyle changes, stress management behaviors and taking care of yourself.</p><p>Self-care started as a holistic approach to healthcare with suggestions to exercise, eat healthy, practice good hygiene, and limit drinking alcohol and stop smoking. Recently self-care has included components of mental and spiritual well-being. There are 6 components to self-care which include physical health as well as psychological, emotional, spiritual, social, and intellectual.</p><p>Why is Self-Care Important? Most of us don’t think about the effects of not taking care of our body until something happens health wise and we don’t have a choice. Living in the moment with not taking care of yourself may have catastrophic consequences. By taking the time to listen to your body when it’s asking for rest, nourishment, medical attention, and recharging can refuel and replenish yourself in the areas it’s asking for. Stress can play a huge factor on our bodies without one even realizing it. Self-care is doing something that counteracts the stress. Establishing self-care habits is an important part of living healthy.</p><p>What are some examples of self-care? These are several ideas or activities to incorporate the different components of self-care. The important thing is to find whatever works for you.</p><ul style="margin-left: 40px;"><li>Get plenty of sleep&nbsp;&nbsp;</li><li>Eat a healthy diet&nbsp;</li><li>Exercise regularly</li><li>Take time off from work&nbsp;</li><li>Write in a journal&nbsp;</li><li>Spend time with others</li><li>Spend time in nature&nbsp;</li><li>Meditation&nbsp;&nbsp;</li><li>Pursue a hobby</li><li>Take a break from technology</li><li>Practice good hygiene</li><li>Watch a movie</li><li>Get medical check-ups&nbsp;</li><li>Get “me” time&nbsp;</li><li>Relax in the sun</li><li>Eliminate tobacco&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</li><li>Draw&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</li><li>Plan goals</li><li>Foster friendships&nbsp;&nbsp;</li><li>Say an affirmation&nbsp;</li><li>Address negative self-talk</li></ul><p><br>Basically, self-care is anything that helps you feel good and is taking care of your body. Self-care isn’t something you can just put off until you have more time to work on it. You can write a contract listing the habits you want to start pursuing and list any obstacles and solutions to help get started. Putting yourself first is a tough choice and takes hard work but with practice, you may find yourself feeling better in mind and body.</p><p>What the EAP can do. If these tips don’t work for you, or if you think you need something more, phone your EAP. The EAP will help you find a way to feel good again. To find out more call 1-877-313-4455.</p><p><br><strong>SmartHealth</strong><br>SmartHealth is a mobile-friendly website that rewards you for making time to take simple steps toward a happier, healthier you.&nbsp; Take the SmartHealth assessment and begin earning points. Once you earn 2000 points you qualify for your $125 wellness incentive for 2017.</p><p><br>Washington State Department of Enterprise Services<br>Employee Assistance Program (EAP)<br>Phone Toll-free 1-877-313-4455 / <a href="http://des.wa.gov/services/HRPayroll/eap/Pages/default.aspx">eap.wa.gov</a></p></p style="text-align: center;"></br></br></ul style="margin-left: 40px;"></br></br></br></br></br></br>Win Seahawk Ticketshttp://www.cwu.edu/hr/node/4458Fri, 29 Jul 2016 08:57:14<h3 style="text-align: center;"><u><strong>Win tickets to a Seahawks game*</strong></u></h3><p style="text-align: center;"><br>Two lucky winners will each receive two tickets to the Seattle Seahawks vs. Carolina Panthers game on December 4, 2016. To be automatically entered into the drawing, employees enrolled in health insurance must complete the following by</p><p style="text-align: center;">September 30, 2016:<br><br>• Step 1: Visit www.smarthealth.hca.wa.gov and select “Get started”<br>• Step 2: Complete the SmartHealth Well-being Assessment (800 points)<br>• Step 3: Join and complete activities to earn 2,000 points<br><br>Winners will be announced the week of October 3, 2016.<br><br>*For drawing details and rules, go to <a href="http://www.hca.wa.gov/public-employee-benefits">www.hca.wa.gov/pebb</a></p></h3 style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></br></p style="text-align: center;"></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br>CANCELLED - Employee Assistance Program Professional on Campus - Wednesday, July 20http://www.cwu.edu/hr/node/4436Thu, 23 Jun 2016 16:12:17<p>An Employee Assistance Program Professional will be on campus.</p><ul><li><strong>Wednesday, July 20 (8 am - 5 pm)</strong></li></ul><p>Contact Tom Sweeney, EAP professional, to schedule an appointment. Faculty and staff at centers, please contact Tom for arrangements.</p><p>Washington State Department of Enterprise Services<br>Employee Assistance Program<br>(360) 407-9490<br>Statewide Toll Free: (877) 313-4455</p><p>Contact Traci Klein, 963-2212, traci.klein@cwu.edu, for questions. Refer to the Human Resources website for EAP information and resources.</p><p><a href="/hr/node/2532" target="_blank">Employee Assistance Program</a></p></br></br></br>Employee Assistance Program Professional on Campus - Wednesday, June 22http://www.cwu.edu/hr/node/4382Thu, 14 Apr 2016 10:44:59<p>An Employee Assistance Program Professional will be on campus.</p><ul><li><strong>Wednesday, June 22 (8 am - 5 pm)</strong></li></ul><p>Contact Tom Sweeney, EAP professional, to schedule an appointment. Faculty and staff at centers, please contact Tom for arrangements.</p><p>Washington State Department of Enterprise Services<br>Employee Assistance Program<br>(360) 407-9490<br>Statewide Toll Free: (877) 313-4455</p><p>Contact So Phourng Chen, 963-2205, chensop@cwu.edu, for questions.&nbsp; Refer to the Human Resources website for EAP information and resources.</p><p><a href="/hr/node/2532">Employee Assistance Program</a></p></br></br></br>Financial Wellness Week 2016 in Aprilhttp://www.cwu.edu/hr/node/4373Wed, 30 Mar 2016 16:32:48<p>HR is hosting <a href="/hr/node/4119">Financial Wellness Week 2016</a>, April 18 - 20. Workshops will be presented by representatives from Fidelity Investments, TIAA, DRS, WSECU, and the Health Care Authority.</p>Employee Assistance Program Professional on Campus - Wednesday, March 30http://www.cwu.edu/hr/node/4296Wed, 10 Feb 2016 08:34:12<p>An Employee Assistance Program Professional will be on campus.</p><ul><li>Wednesday, March 30 (8 am - 5 pm)</li></ul><p>Contact Tom Sweeney, EAP professional, to schedule an appointment. Faculty and staff at centers, please contact Tom for arrangements.</p><p>Washington State Department of Enterprise Services<br>Employee Assistance Program<br>(360) 407-9490<br>Statewide Toll Free: (877) 313-4455</p><p>Contact So Phourng Chen, 963-2205, chensop@cwu.edu, for questions.&nbsp; Refer to the Human Resources website for EAP information and resources.</p><p><a href="/hr/node/2532">Employee Assistance Program</a></p></br></br></br>View Employee Photos in the MyCWU University Directoryhttp://www.cwu.edu/hr/node/4266Mon, 11 Jan 2016 17:19:36<p>Login to the MyCWU University Directory to access contact information along with a photo of the employee.</p>Coming soon….a new applicant tracking system, Recruiting Solutions!http://www.cwu.edu/hr/node/4196Fri, 11 Dec 2015 08:38:39<p>Human Resources and Information Services are excited to announce a new and improved initiative that improves the electronic handling of all of our recruitment needs.&nbsp; Recruiting Solutions, a PeopleSoft module, is the applicant tracking system that we will begin using on January 19th.&nbsp; (Recruiting Solutions will replace PeopleAdmin, the applicant tracking system we have used for the past 10 years).</p><p>Our primary objective with this new system is to:</p><ol><li>Deliver a system that offers a user friendly interface for both applicants and hiring managers,</li><li>Streamline the onboarding process,</li><li>Reduce the amount of manual entry, and</li><li>Improve reporting accuracy by having data housed in one system.</li></ol><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Initial feedback has been very encouraging and positive.</p><p>Focus groups will be scheduled in the coming weeks.&nbsp; If you are interested in participating in a focus group and testing the new applicant tracking system, please contact corbettj@cwu.edu or jthomas@cwu.edu.</p>Coming Soon…MyCWU University Directory with Employee Photoshttp://www.cwu.edu/hr/node/4195Fri, 11 Dec 2015 08:37:05<p>In January 2016, Faculty and Staff Connection Card photos will be visible in the MyCWU University Directory. This upcoming change may cause some to ask the following questions:</p><table style="width: 500px;" align="center" border="1" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1"><tbody><tr><td><h3 style="text-align: center;">Questions</h3></td><td><h3 style="text-align: center;">Answers</h3></td></tr><tr><td>May I submit a business photo of myself to be used instead of the photo taken by the Connection Card Office?</td><td>Yes!&nbsp; Please email your business photo to concard@cwu.edu by Friday, December 11, 2015.</td></tr><tr><td>I would prefer that my photo not be visible in the University Directory. Whom shall I contact?</td><td>Please submit your request to <a href="https://cwu.teamdynamix.com/TDClient/Requests/ServiceDet?ID=11231"><strong>Opt Out </strong></a>by Friday, December 18, 2015.<p>Click <strong><a href="https://cwu.teamdynamix.com/TDClient/Requests/ServiceDet?ID=11231">Opt Out</a> </strong>and follow the instructions. It takes just two clicks to submit your request!</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>&nbsp;</p></table style="width: 500px;" align="center" border="1" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1"></h3 style="text-align: center;"></h3 style="text-align: center;">Employee Assistance Program Professional on Campus - Wednesday, December 16http://www.cwu.edu/hr/node/4194Fri, 11 Dec 2015 08:17:24<p>An Employee Assistance Program Professional will be on campus.</p><ul><li><strong>Wednesday, December 16 (8 am - 5 pm)</strong></li></ul><p>Contact Tom Sweeney, EAP professional, to schedule an appointment. Faculty and staff at centers, please contact Tom for arrangements.</p><p>Washington State Department of Enterprise Services<br>Employee Assistance Program<br>(360) 407-9490<br>Statewide Toll Free: (877) 313-4455</p><p>Contact So Phourng Chen, 963-2205, chensop@cwu.edu, for questions.&nbsp; Refer to the Human Resources website for EAP information and resources.</p><p><a href="http://www.cwu.edu/hr/about-employee-assistance">Employee Assistance Program</a></p></br></br></br>