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Wellness

HROG Section:
Work/Life - Health
Document Title:
DCCCD Wellness Program
Initial Date Posted:
Sept. 1, 2004
Board Approval:
Applies To:
All Full-Time Dallas County Community College District Employees and DCCCD Retirees
Source:
District Human Resources
Related TASB Policy:
Last Date Revised:

Summer 2009
Summer 2011,
Spring 2012,
Summer 2012
Summer 2013

Purpose

 Health and Wellness Program  

The DCCCD Wellness Program provides opportunity for employees to participate in wellness-focused activities or classes of their choosing directed toward engaging in a healthier life and work style. 

To register for Wellness Testing, please log in to the website below or contact you wellness coordinator.

Wellness Testing Survey Online.

 

 

Background

Definitions

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:

 

  • Nutrition              
  • Golf
  • Dance
  • Drawing/Art
  • Racquetball
  • Tennis
  • Karate
  • Ceramics
  • Stop Smoking
  • CPR
  • Walking
  • Yoga

Eligibility

The program is available free of charge to all full-time employees and DCCCD retirees.

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.

Procedures

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.

Additional Benefits:

All full-time employees and retirees are allowed to participate in blood work testing free of charge.

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.    

Employee Responsibility

Ensure that supervisor approval is received and documented.

HR Responsibility

Exceptions To Policy

Other Notes

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.


 

Location Coordinator

Phone #

Date of Testing Time Bldg/Rm#
EFC Cynthia Taylor 972-860-7190 Aug 20 - 21 7:30 - 10:30 a.m. S/100-101
LeCroy Vickie Montgomery 972-669-6583 Aug. 29 7:30 - 10:30 a.m. R/012
ECC Ken Johnson 214-860-2111 Sept. 3 - 4 7:30 - 10:30 a.m. B/269
ECC/BJP Ken Johnson 214-860-2111 Sept. 5 7:30 - 10:30 a.m. LCR
NLC Virginia Jones 972-860-7706 Sept 18 - 19 7:30 - 10:30 a.m. K/216
DSC Vickie Magee 972-860-7706 Sept. 23 - 24 7:30 - 10:30 a.m.
BHC Mildred Kelley 972-860-4195 Sept 25 - 26 7:30 - 10:30 a.m. S072
CVC Mari Brock 972-860-8277 Oct. 1 & 2 7:30 - 10:30 a.m. A/114A
DO George Lawson 214-378-1507 Oct. 4 7:30 - 10:30 a.m. 038
RLC Angelique Starr 214-761-6768 Oct 7 - 9 7:30 - 10:30 a.m Sabine Hall 118
MVC Eileen Riverside 214-860-8713 Oct 10 & 11 7:30 - 10:30 a.m. Student Svc. Bldg.

Note: light refreshments may be served at some locations.

Sign up for Wellness Testing Survey Online 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.

Call George Lawson at ext. 1507 regarding online sign-up.

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