Disability in Employment

Faculty/Staff Disability Management

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Be Well at Work - Disability Management
University Health Services (Tang Center)
2222 Bancroft Way, Suite 2100
Berkeley, CA 94720-4300

Phone: (510) 643-7921
Fax: (510) 642-6505

University Health Services, Tang Center

2222 Bancroft Way Berkeley, CA 94720-4300

The Tang Center is located on Bancroft Way at the southwest corner of campus, between Ellsworth and Fulton (Oxford) Streets. See campus map. For more about how to get to the UHS Tang Center, see our Directions page.

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Celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2022

"Disability: Part of the Equity Equation"

Be Well at Work, Disability Management, is proud to support National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). Held each October, NDEAM aims to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities. Throughout the month, we'll be engaging in a variety of activities to educate our Employees, Faculty and Staff  on disability employment issues and the role they play in fostering an equitable and inclusive work culture.

TIPS for creating and sustaining an inclusive TEAM: Strive to incorporate as many of these ideas into your area over the next 31 days. 

Upcoming Events this October

Computer Health Matters: Campus & Remote Work

Tuesday, October 4th, 10 am - 11 am via Zoom

Speaker: Greg Ryan, Ergonomist, Be Well at Work

Learn how to set up a user-friendly workstation and practice stretches to help relieve computer-related aches and pains. This workshop is required to qualify for computer ergonomics matching funds. 


Ergonomic Alternatives: Keyboards, Mice & Movement

Wednesday, October 12th, Noon - 1:30 pm via Zoom

Speaker: Greg Ryan, Be Well at Work Ergonomics

Learn about the ergonomics of keyboards and pointing devices, including appropriate workstation set-up, postures, and techniques for using them. Find out about the keyboards and pointing devices covered by the Computer Ergonomics Matching Funds Program.


Cooking on a Budget

October 13th, 12:10 - 1 pm **Hybrid on Zoom and In-Person at the Tang Center**

Speaker: Kim Guess, Be Well at Work Wellness

Eating well doesn’t have to cost a lot. Learn to prepare flavorful meals using affordable and simple ingredients with a long shelf life. You can stock up on these ingredients when you find a good deal and you’ll be ready to throw these recipes together anytime you’d like. Demonstration, recipes, and samples provided.


Disability Management: Understanding the Process  **For Managers and Supervisors Only**

Wednesday, October 19th, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm via Zoom

Speaker: Mary Kelly, M.S., C.R.C., CPDM, CLMS, Be Well at Work Disability Management

This virtual workshop provides an Interactive, as well as informative look into the process of Disability Management. During our workshop we will use Scenario-based instruction to teach and reinforce subjects such as the Interactive Process; Essential Job Functions; Reading and analyzing Work Status notes; Transition back to work and Effectiveness of Accommodation(s) and documentation. We will refer to foundational concepts framed by University policy related to disability; State and Federal laws and leverage the ‘Stay at Work’ and ‘Return to Work’ program models, in order to practice developing plans which support the accommodation needs of our employees with disabilities. This is part one of a two-part workshop, and the successful completion of a follow-up assignment is required. Please bring your Burning Questions and a willingness to engage with your pear learners during the workshop. We look forward to meeting you!


Creativity and Your Well-Being: Succulent Edition

Friday, October 21st, 12:10 - 1 pm **In-Person at Mulford Hall Courtyard**

Speaker: Kim Guess and Carla Jackson, Be Well at Work Wellness

Engaging in creative activities (as part of, or outside of our work), allows us to be more productive, balanced, and calm in everyday life. Creative activities can lower your blood pressure, decrease stress, improve your immune system, and increase your ability to be more productive. Join us at the staff garden to decorate a pot and plant a succulent. Spending time in nature can also promote health and well-being! Supplies will be provided.


Disability Management II: A Deeper Dive  **For Managers and Supervisors Only**

Wednesday, October 26th, 9 am - 12:30 pm via Zoom

Speaker: Mary Kelly, M.S., C.R.C., CPDM, CLMS, Be Well at Work Disability Management

This virtual workshop provides an in-depth, hands-on application of concepts learned in the Disability Management: Understanding the Process workshop. In this virtual workshop, participants will have the opportunity to walk through ‘real’ case scenarios, as suggested by our participants. We will engage and carry out detailed analysis’ of work restrictions; Identify the need for accommodation, including leave as an accommodation; Follow the life of an employee’s disability accommodation through to return to work; Explore the features of Workers Compensation claims and the impact of return to/stay at work; accepted/denied claim designations and permanent work restrictions; Learn, identify, define and prepare for next steps when all attempts at accommodation have been exhausted, including reassignment.

Prerequisite to this course: successful completion of Disability Management: Understanding the Process 18 months previous (max) 


Understanding Anxiety: Types, Triggers, and Treatment

Thursday, October 27th, Noon - 1:30 pm via Zoom

Speaker: Kiran Johl, LCSW. Employee Assistance

Many of us have heard or said the phrase “I am an anxious person.” As awareness about anxiety-related disorders increases, so do misconceptions about diagnoses, symptoms, and treatments. This workshop offers education about varying ways that anxiety can manifest, differences between anxiety and other diagnoses, and evidence-based treatments for managing symptoms. This workshop is appropriate for individuals supporting others with anxiety, and those exploring their own experiences with anxiety. 


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