Welcome to the University of Baltimore's Work-Life webpage. The University of Baltimore is dedicated to being a work-life-family friendly workplace. We recognize that faculty, staff and students manage multiple obligations at work and at home, and the university fosters a culture in which individuals can achieve life satisfaction and optimal performance.
What is Work-Life Satisfaction?
Suggestions for Getting a Better Work-Life Balance that is Right for You:
- Define and create your own work-life balance
- Be accountable for balancing your personal and professional commitments
- Help your manager understand the right balance for your life and help to work out an arrangement that supports your needs
- Strive for meaningful achievements and enjoyments in work, family, friends, and self each day.
Work-life satisfaction can be a daily effort to find meaningful achievement of the things you enjoy most. This might include factors such as your family, friends, community participation, self-care, spirituality and other personal issues as well as the demands of the workplace. Of course, work-life satisfaction may not mean an equal balance of all factors and what works for one person may not work for all people. Having work-life satisfaction helps employees to feel as if they are able to pay attention to all the important aspects of their lives. It is important to keep in mind that what works for you now may not work for you in the future, therefore it is necessary to reassess your situation periodically in order to make the appropriate adjustments.
Employee Assistance Program
UB's Office of Human Resources is pleased to offer the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) administered by INOVA, a free confidential service available to faculty, regular and contingent II staff. In our continuing effort to build a great university workplace, UB recognizes and supports the need for our faculty and staff to balance work and life. The EAP provides employees and their household members with no-cost confidential assistance to help with personal or professional problems that interfere with successful management of work and family responsibilities. The range of services includes child care, elder care, confidential counseling, and legal and financial advice. Please visit our Benefits website for additional details.
Policies and Benefits that Support Work-Life Balance
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Discounted Mass Transit Program
Inclement Weather Policy
Tenure Clock Extension
Time Away from Work
Lactation Rooms for Working Mothers
UB offers working mothers two dedicated lactation rooms available for faculty, staff, and students who are nursing. The rooms provide a private, secure, clean and quiet space to express breast milk while at work. No reservations are required to use the room. Any employee wishing to avail herself of this benefit may use the room up to 30 minutes after making arrangements with the supervisor/manager for each lactation break. The room locations are: William H. Thumel Sr. Business Center, Room 429 and John and Frances Angelos Law Center, Room 032. The rooms do not require a reservation or a key; it is available on a first come first serve basis.
Wellness and Recreation
The Wellness and Recreation Center at UB provides recreational activities and programming that strengthen the campus community by promoting personal health safety and wellness. Please visit the Campus Recreation and Wellness website for details.
Flexible Work Arrangements
As an institute of higher learning, managers should be aware of and understand the benefits of using such flexible work arrangements to recruit and retain a highly skilled work force. At the same time, because the University has so many varied types of employment, it is important for managers to assess when and how it is appropriate to use flexible schedules, and to talk with employees about what might be an option for their particular position keeping in mind that certain positions are not suitable for flexible schedules. The University reserves the right to deny or discontinue any flexible work arrangements.