OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR
May 12, 2020
TO: ALL ACADEMICS, STAFF AND STUDENTS AT UC SAN DIEGO
| Balancing Remote Work and Caregiving
The majority of our UC San Diego community members are working remotely
due to COVID-19. Many faculty, staff and students find themselves
balancing regular job responsibilities in addition to multiple
challenging personal obligations, such as caregiving and facilitating
home education for children of all ages.
Many of us are experiencing greater pressures than usual in all aspects
of our lives. At times, we may struggle to manage all our
responsibilities as successfully as we would like. While we adjust our
schedules and work to create new routines, it may take more time to
complete even familiar tasks in this new context.
Be patient with yourself, coworkers and direct reports as everyone
learns how to navigate life without in-person assistance from daycare,
teachers, coaches and/or program directors. This time of crisis is an
invitation and an opportunity for us to tap into our compassion,
patience and grace.
UC San Diego is striving to provide resources and the flexibility you
need to manage your professional and personal workload. Below are
resources to support your health, safety and well-being:
RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES AT HOME
Helpful links and guidance from childcare to virtual classrooms can be
found at https://child.ucsd.edu/resources/home.html.
COUNSELING AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES (CAPS)
CAPS now provides mental health support for students via telehealth
options including video and telephone appointments. To learn more about
new telehealth options, watch this informative video:
https://youtu.be/yiQSNNHwT8A. Contact CAPS at 858-534-3755 or visit
https://caps.ucsd.edu to connect with mental health resources.
FACULTY AND STAFF ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (FSAP)
Campus staff, faculty and all postdoctoral scholars can access
telehealth services such as counseling, support groups, organizational
support and management consultations through our Faculty and Staff
Assistance Program (FSAP) at no cost. To make an appointment, call
858-534-5523 or visit
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS (EAP)
Campus employees who opted for medical insurance coverage are also
offered behavioral health and EAP services. Please see the behavioral
health plan details aligned with your individual medical plan for more
UC San Diego Health/Health Sciences staff and faculty can access mental
health services via LiveandWorkWell, the EAP administered by Optum. The
EAP is a confidential and free service, designed to help employees and
their family resolve concerns that may be affecting personal well-being.
To access services, you may call 866-808-6205 or visit
https://liveandworkwell.com and use company code UCSDMC.
HEALER EDUCATION, ASSESMENT AND REFERAL (HEAR)
The HEAR Program provides confidential, online assessment of stress,
depression, and other related issues to provide personalized referrals
to local clinicians and community resources. This program is available
for medical and pharmacy students, residents, and fellows, in addition
to medical school faculty and healthcare staff. To access this program,
please visit https://medschool.ucsd.edu/som/hear/Pages/default.aspx.
Resources for UC San Diego staff pertaining to coronavirus and COVID-19
are available at https://blink.ucsd.edu/HR/services/covid-19/index.html
for campus employees and https://uchealth.service-now.com/hrportalfor
Health Sciences and Health System employees.
GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION
Access updates and resources regarding COVID-19 at http://gsa.ucsd.edu.
COPING WITH CORONAVIRUS STRESS
for tips and resources to protect your mental health during the
Thank you for all that you are doing to make UC San Diego a stronger
community. Together, our efforts will collectively contribute to keeping
our families, our campus community, and all of San Diego safe.
Pradeep K. Khosla
Elizabeth H. Simmons
Executive Vice Chancellor
Becky R. Petitt
Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity,