Human Resources and Equal Opportunity and Outreach

Healthy Workplace

We are delighted to introduce the Healthy Workplace initiative. See below for health and wellness programs and information available to the campus and Lowell communities.

Mission

The Healthy Workplace Committee is a collaboration between the University of Massachusetts Lowell Human Resources and Equal Opportunity & Outreach, Environmental and Emergency Management, and the Labor Unit leaders on campus.  The Committee is convened to provide guidance and advice around issues related to University employee health and safety policies, programs, and practices.  The Committee’s overarching goals are preventing, tracking and remedying workplace hazards and providing a workplace environment that promotes overall health and wellbeing.  Committee members participate on one or more subcommittees to achieve progress on specific policies, programs and activities that support the overarching goals.  Subcommittees recommend programs to meet as identified.

Vision

By 2016, the University of Massachusetts Lowell will be recognized as a great place to work with progressive programs in workplace health and safety. University students, faculty and staff will collaborate to promote healthy environments and personal health as part of our campus culture of learning and working with purpose.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a UMass Lowell-sponsored program to provide employees with confidential assistance with stress, substance abuse, family concerns and other personal problems.  LifeScope is the name of the program and it is managed by E4 Health with offices in Shrewsbury, MA. 

These benefits are confidential and are available to all benefited faculty and staff, household members of faculty and staff (including roommates) and any immediate family member of faculty and staff who is impacted by the challenges facing the immediate family member.  Immediate family members include parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters and children.  

To access the LifeScope website, log on to
www.lifescopeeap.com:

Username is: UMass Lowell (the space between UMass and Lowell is critical)
Password is: guest 

Healthy Campus Campaign

The goal of the Healthy Campus Campaign is to cultivate collaborations which will help to promote physical health and improve nutrition on campus.   

Free Wheelers Program

Free Wheelers is a campus-wide bike share program which provides free bikes for students, faculty and staff to borrow. Pick up a bike in one of the designated locations and return it to another. Bikes are available from the beginning of the fall semester through mid-November and from mid-April through commencement during daylight hours.

Smoking Cessation Programs 

Join us on campus as UMass Lowell partners with Lowell General Hospital for the Freedom from Smoking program. This eight-week program provides support and guidance while you work towards your goal of living a tobacco free life. 

The Freedom from Smoking program will begin Tuesday, August 12, 2014 and run through Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. Class will meet every Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. on South Campus in the Health and Social Sciences Building, Room 342. 

UMass Lowell is committed to supporting our faculty, staff and students with this life-changing endeavor. To show our support, UMass Lowell is offering this program free of charge to UMass Lowell employees.

In addition to our on campus program there are a variety of smoking cessation programs (pdf) which are available at a discounted rate to GIC members. Always check with your plan to verify the current discounts and/or copay amounts.

Get Fit

As an employee at UMass Lowell you have access and use of our state-of-the-art Campus Recreation Center. Come run or walk laps around our 1/10 mile indoor track. Join a pick-up game of basketball, volleyball or reserve a squash court. Need a little motivation and support participate in any number of group exercise classes or our weight loss training programs.