The University of Puget Sound is committed to providing our campus community members with opportunities to learn, cope and continually grow. Human Resources has compiled a variety of resources to assist you.

Campuswide Training

 

Working from Home

Our lives have changed over the last month or so, and the new normal is now likely challenging and not without some new forms of stress. Whether you’re working from a furnished home office, kitchen table, couch, or coffee table, here are some resources and practical actions you can implement right away.

 

Wellness

Taking care of yourself, your colleagues, your friends, and your family can help you cope with stress and anxiety in uncertain times. Helping others cope can also make our campus community stronger.

  • Website: Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    Our EAP offer many On-Demand trainings in 5-10 minute modules that include fun, interactive features and help you build practical skills to deal with real-life challenges. User name = LFGsupport; password = LFGsupport1.

    Once you’re logged into the site, select More>On-Demand Training>Wellness from the search drop down box. Here are some available modules:

    • Connecting Mind & Body for Healthy Living (Podcast)
      In this module, you will learn ways to harness the mind-body connection to improve many aspects of your life.

    • Coping with a Crisis or Traumatic Event (Podcast)
      This training will help you understand what to expect as you react to a crisis and will suggest tools to help you through it.

    • Laughter, Humor & Play To Reduce Stress & Solve Problems (Podcast)
      You don’t have to be a professional comedian to use humor to lower stress levels. This training offers practical ways to incorporate humor and play into everyday situations.

  • Video: 5 Ways to Manage Coronavirus Anxiety - COVID-19
    Dr. Tracey Marks MD, a Psychiatrist, discusses ways to deal with the anxiety and panic that comes from the spread of COVID-19. Source: YouTube, Dr. Tracey Marks, MD

  • Video: 10 min Morning Yoga Stretch For Beginners
    This 10 minute morning yoga class is a simple full body deep stretch for beginners! Source: YouTube

  • Article: 26 Things to do at Home With Kids During The Covid-19 Outbreak
    As parents, we’re usually prepared for the occasional snow day and summer breaks, with childcare and camps rearranged in advance. But the indefinite closure of schools and non-essential businesses is causing some stress among parents.

    Explore this list of the best ways to ease the stress and chaos that comes with social distancing. Source: Family Vacation Critic

  • Article: 30 Ideas to Entertain Yourself During Social Distancing
    *Disclaimer – This resource is geared toward a Canadian audience; however, all of us can benefit from these great options.*

    Social distancing is incredibly important as we try to limit the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. But that does mean we’ll all be spending a lot of time at home. It’s easy to get bored and feel lonely. To combat boredom and keep yourself entertained and happy, check out this list of ideas and activities. Source: Brain Injury Canada

 

Financial Wellness

August TIAA Live Webinars

Money at Work 1 
Discover how you can manage risk versus reward as well as understand the role of investing and managing risks, ways to help accelerate savings and tools that can help sustain a portfolio.
Aug. 17, Noon, 1 p.m. (ET)
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Lifetime Income: Market Proof Your Retirement 
You’ve worked hard to save for retirement. TIAA can help you understand how to create a diversified retirement income plan that protects you against key retirement risks.
Aug. 17, 3 p.m., 4 p.m. (ET) 
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Lifetime Income: Paycheck for Life
You diversify your investment portfolio before retirement to help offset risk. A similar strategy can help see you through retirement. Learn how creating a diversified income plan—one that uses a combination of income sources and includes annuity income that’s guaranteed for life—can help reduce the risks you may face in retirement and ensure you have income that never runs out.
Aug. 18, Noon, 2 p.m., 1 p.m. (ET)
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W2W Postcards From the Future: A Woman’s Guide To Saving and Investing
Fewer years in the workforce. Longer life spans. Women saving for retirement face unique challenges. You can learn what it takes to overcome these challenges and help make your retirement dreams come true on schedule.
Aug. 18, 3 p.m., 4 p.m. (ET)
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Social Security Strategies for Married Couples  
Married couples can take advantage of strategies that may help to increase lifetime Social Security benefits. You can learn the basics about spousal benefits, understand the many variables involved in claiming strategies and how married couples can boost their benefits by coordinating the timing of their claims.
Aug. 19, Noon, 1 p.m. (ET)
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Financial Housekeeping for Now and Later
Get insights into your current financial situation and provide some practical steps so you can help position yourself for future success.
Aug. 19, 3 p.m., 4 p.m. (ET)
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Additional Resources

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