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Wellness is an active process through which people become aware of, and make choices towards, a more successful existence. The healthy balance of mind, body and spirit often result in the overall feeling of well-being. Wellness programs are designed to help achieve a state of well-being by providing opportunities to participate in activities and/or services focused primarily on the promotion or maintenance of good health rather than the correction or treatment of poor health.
Types of wellness-focused services/activities include but not limited to:
Full-time employees are eligible to participate in the Wellness Program with supervisor approval and in collaboration with departmental needs. Credit and/or Continuing Education Classes may be audited for wellness on a space available basis. Supervisor and location approval is required for registration in classes for wellness purposes. Location registration processes and timelines will apply when registering.
DCCCD retirees are eligible to participate in the Wellness Program and may audit credit and/or continuing education classes for wellness on a space available basis. Location registration processes and timelines will apply when registering.
Part-time employees are not eligible to take release time for participation in wellness activities.
Wellness participants should consult their personal physician before engaging in wellness activities.
Employee participants may use a total of 1.5 hours of work time each week to participate in wellness classes or activities on or off campus, provided they match 1.5 hours of personal time for wellness purposes each week. Time for wellness activities taken during working hours must be cleared and documented with each employee’s immediate supervisor before the wellness activities begin.
Wellness-related activities are Not covered by the district’s workers compensation insurance plan.
Who is Eligible for Wellness Testing:
All full-time employees and retirees are allowed to participate in blood work testing free of charge. Other optional blood tests are available for additional fees - see attached optional blood tests and fees.
Part-time employees including spouses and retiree’s spouses are allowed to participate in blood work testing provided they pay for the related costs ($60.00 for blood work).
Wellness blood testing includes a Chem Screen Panel + Coronary Risk Panel + Complete Blood Count (see link below for current year’s schedule). Participation in the blood work testing is an additional benefit to the wellness program and is not a requirement for participation in the DCCCD Wellness Program.
Test results are provided confidentially to all individuals participating in blood work testing. It is recommended that professional interpretation of the results should be attained from a personal physician.
The District recognizes the importance of employee education as a means to enhance personal health.
Wellness is a voluntary employee benefit and is not an entitlement. The opportunity to participate in the Wellness program is conditional upon supervisor approval and the needs of the department.
Employees that are currently in the Employee Warning System Process are not eligible to participate in District Wellness activities.
District-Wide Coordinator: George Lawson, 214-378-1507.
Note: light refreshments may be served at some locations.
Sign up for an appointment at the campus of your choice. Participants will receive health information, health screenings for early detection and prevention, and feedback for their personal wellness goals.
Contact George Lawson at ext. 1507 regarding online sign-up.