Well-being resources, family care benefits, learning & development opportunities, employee recognition, perks and more, to help you thrive personally and professionally.
Take care with WashU’s mind-body programming
MyWay to Health
Rooted in scientific evidence, expert opinion and 25 years of research, MyWay to Health provides sound advice, guidance and tips to help you take charge of your well-being. WashU employees are invited to participate in the upcoming programming:
- Weight Management Program
This personal and intensive free weight management program is available to employees and family members interested in losing weight by working one-on-one with a MyWay to Health Registered Dietitian. Read about the experiences of previous participants, and view program details & register for orientation online.
May is mental health awareness month
In support of mental health awareness month, WashU encourages you to take time to care for yourself or a loved one’s emotional well-being. Review a list of available mental health resources.
Support your family with WashU benefits
Updates to Bright Horizons backup care benefit
WashU employees who utilize backup care will see any taxable wages attributed to that usage reported on their 2023 W-2s. In addition to this tax update, there are expansions to the Bright Horizons network and backup care benefits. Additional details are available online.
Ongoing learning & development opportunities
Apply now for Fall 2023 cohort
The Institute for Leadership Excellence provides professional development opportunities that enable WashU employees to learn new skills and enhance their abilities in order to ignite a sense of purpose in their work and empower excellence. The following programs are now accepting applications for their fall cohorts:
- Emerging Leaders Program | Learn more and apply online.
- Leadership Excellence and Development Program | Learn more and apply online.
- WashU LEAD Coaching Program | Learn more and apply online.
Join the Commit Series
Did you know the Commit Series offers every class multiple times each month? Ongoing classes make it simple for you to join the intentional, deep work of equity, diversity, and inclusion. This post-Commencement time of year is ideal for our community to:
- Prioritize skill building in,
- Increase awareness and focus of, and
- Expand understanding of EDI work at WashU
Register for this Office of Institutional Equity offering when you’re ready.
Plan for your financial future
Financial literacy series | Buy now, pay later
WashU presents a financial literacy series to help employees take action for a more secure future. Read this month’s post on buy now pay later options and check back each month for new topics.
Public service loan forgiveness update
The Department of Education is offering a one-time credit adjustment that temporarily waives many of the traditional rules for Public Service Loan Forgiveness. WashU employees have access to a financial wellness benefit from TIAA and Savi, whose experts can help create a path to loan forgiveness.
Engage with and recognize your colleagues
2023 Staff Recognition
We are excited to honor our 2023 service award recipients, distinguished honor awardees and Excellence in Nursing honorees at in-person events later this month. Please join us in honoring WashU staff for exceptional performance, superior service and dedication.
Stay up-to-date with these announcements & reminders
Bear Bucks card system replacement
WashU IT is replacing the system behind all Bear Bucks transactions in June 2023, which will impact how Bear Bucks users check their account balance and load funds to the card.
Connectyourcare.com moving to Optum.com
Connectyourcare.com (CYC) moved to optum.com on April 28, 2023. Employees with a health savings account (HSA) or flexible spending account (FSA) who haven’t already visited and bookmarked optumfinancial.com to access their account should do so now.
COVID-19 vaccine booster clinics
Fridays through May, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Occupational Health Services continues to provide walk-in COVID-19 vaccine booster clinics for WashU employees every Friday through May.
WashU Physicians provide discounted procedures to employees
WashU employees receive preferred pricing on cosmetic services, plus an additional $100 discount on one platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy treatment through Aug. 31. See the board-certified physicians at Washington University Dermatology. To make an appointment, call:
- West County 314-996-8810
- Central West End 314-747-8688
Helpful Employee Quick Links
HR is here to support you. View quick links to employee resources:
- Well-Being hub
- Mind/Body wellness resources
- Work-Life & Family Care hub
- Financial Well-Being
- Work-Life Solutions (EAP)
- Culture & Community hub
More resources are available at hr.wustl.edu.