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Work-Life Balance and Wellness

Helping our employees reach a blend of personal satisfaction in four core areas, Work, Family, Community, and Self, in pursuit of a meaningful quality of life. - Mission of the Work-Life Balance and Wellness Council


“We foster for all faculty and staff a culture and environment that supports healthy work-life balance and personal and professional growth.” 

This is a core quality of the Madison Strategic Plan for Faculty and Staff Success.

A consortium of diverse and passionate individuals from all university divisions and employment classifications formed the university’s Work-Life Balance and Wellness Council in response to the Strategic Plan’s goal, “The university will support and seek to identify tools and resources to assist our employees in achieving a reasonable and satisfactory work-life balance.”

The Council asserts to being dedicated to helping our employees reach a blend of personal satisfaction in four core areas: Work, Family, Community, and Self, in pursuit of a meaningful quality life. We will feature university programming and activities related to Mind, Body, Balance, and Relationship.

The Council’s purpose and focus:

  • Support Human Resources in showcasing and promoting work-life and wellness benefits and resources to all employees
  • Advise Human Resources on strategies, practices, programs, policies and benefits that support the core quality of Faculty and Staff Success
  • Recommend strategies and seek opportunities to achieve the goal to identify and implement a comprehensive approach to work-life balance
  • Encourage participation by fellow employees in campus and community work-life balance and wellness programs
  • Share the expertise, opportunities and initiatives available to their division and community related to work-life balance and wellness
  • Assist in the creation of a highly visible and comprehensive communications strategy that will enhance the acceptance and recognition that work-life balance and a culture of wellness is valued at the university
  • Serve as a conduit to foster collaboration and information sharing among various committees and individuals who are currently working on work-life-related proposals

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