The health and well-being of our employees is a top priority
In difficult times like these, we are especially thankful to the staff who come to campus each day to ensure that the college’s critical operations are maintained. As the campus adjusts to a new environment where our students LEARNremote and faculty members teach remote, teleworking arrangements provide an opportunity for some staff to perform the essential functions of their job from an alternate work location.
If appropriate, you should discuss with your supervisor your eligibility to take advantage of a teleworking arrangement.
REMINDER - REGARDING YOUR EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP) BENEFITS:
The State’s EAP is a completely free benefit that’s available to employees and their immediate family members. It provides information, referrals, and support to help you reach personal goals and bounce back from hardships, including the latest COVID-19 support resources
- Effective June 1, 2021, administration of the State’s EAP transitioned from Optum to Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI). The BCBSRI EAP is administered in conjunction with Beacon Health Options (Beacon), using their “Beacon Wellbeing” platform.
- Access the State’s EAP anytime (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) by phone or online:
A. Phone: Call the BCBSRI CARE Team at 866-987-3705 or 401-429-2104, and select option 2 to reach a Beacon Employee Workplace Counsellor.
B. Online: Visit the Beacon Wellbeing platform at https://stateofrhodeisland.mybeaconwellbeing.com to browse the support topics and/or schedule a counseling appointment. For additional information regarding all your EAP benefits go to: http://www.employeebenefits.ri.gov/wellness/eap.php
Employees who have a disability and seek to self-identify or have already self-identified and wish to request a new or modified ADA accommodation are asked to follow the Request for Accommodation process.
Employees traveling out-of-state or to a location outside the US should refer to the RIC Travel Policy and the RIDOH General Guidance for Travelers.