Work-Life Seminar Scheduled

Contact: Jennifer Allen

 

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The Office of Work-Life was created in July when Siebert Rapoport joined the university as director of the office. The Work-Life Task Force worked to create the office as part of the university’s strategic plan.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 13, 2004) -- October marks National Work-Life Month, and in celebration University of Kentucky’s Office of Work-Life is holding a “Life is a Balancing Act!” seminar and a Work-Life Information Fair from noon to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 19. Linda Siebert Rapoport, director of the Office of Work-Life, will give a 20-minute presentation and experiential workshop on whole life planning in the William T. Young Library auditorium.

Immediately following the presentation, employees and staff are encouraged to attend the Work-Life Information Fair in the adjacent Gallery Room. The Information Fair will include information from internal university sources such as the Employee Benefits Office, Early Childhood Laboratory, Elder Care, Employee Relations Office, Health Literacy Project, Human Resource Development, REFER, and Wellness Program. There also will be information from outside sources, such as child care resources and referral from the Child Care Council of Kentucky, Consumer Credit Counseling Service, and Hospice.

Siebert Rapoport also will hold discussion groups during the fair where faculty and staff can meet to discuss work-life priorities.

“This event is really about awareness building and making new resources available,” Siebert Rapoport said. “It’s a way employees and faculty can get acquainted with all UK offers.”

The Office of Work-Life was created in July when Siebert Rapoport joined the university as director of the office. The Work-Life Task Force worked to create the office as part of the university’s strategic plan.

“Sensitivity to work-life concerns is an expressed value of the University of Kentucky’s strategic plan,” President Lee T. Todd Jr. said. “As one of the university’s core values, work-life is an important priority, evidenced in the creation of the Office of Work-Life and in the upcoming work-life events taking place.”

The event is sponsored by the Office of Work-Life, Elder Care, and Wellness/Health Literacy Program. For more information, contact the Office of Work-Life at (859) 257-9555 ext. 182.


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