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Create a Balanced Workplace

You can enhance productivity, job satisfaction, and retention by creating a work environment that helps employees balance their personal and professional lives. HR offers the following services to assist you in creating a balanced and flexible workplace.

Flexible Work Arrangements

Flexible work arrangements, such as telecommuting, compressed work weeks, and flexible working hours/flextime, may increase employee job satisfaction and retention. For this reason, HealthPoint EAP provides consulation and conducts training for employees, managers, and departmental HR representatives about proposing, evaluating, adopting, and managing flexible work arrangements. Call HealthPoint EAP at 512-471-3366 for training or consultation.

Quiet/Lactation Rooms

Some employees in your department may require a quiet place to rest due to medical reasons, or nursing mothers in your department may need a private area for lactation. To meet the needs of these employees, your department can consult with HealthPoint EAP ¬†about setting up quiet/lactation rooms. These areas can either be temporary arrangements or permanent sites funded by your department. Use of these rooms by employees must be during the lunch hour, on breaks, or before or after work unless there is a flex schedule or work time has been granted by you or the employee’s direct supervisor. For more information go to the Lactation/Quiet Room webpage or call HealthPoint EAP at 512-471-3366.


HealthPoint EAP is pleased to partner with LifeCare to provide UT Austin benefits eligible employees and their family members access to an array of work-life resource and referral services.

LifeCare provides an interactive website that has quick tips, in-depth articles, live and on-demand webinars, interactive calculators, podcasts, provider searches, online moderated discussion groups, and more to help with a wide variety of work and life needs.

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Work/Life Balance

EAP services promote creating a healthy workplace in order to increase employee engagement, skills and well-being. In addition to individual counseling we offer a broad array of training, crisis response and group services,.