Employee Assistance Program
(EAP) is administered by LifeMatters; this is a University-paid benefit for eligible employees and dependents.
All employees, their dependents (including dependent children not residing with the parent) and other individuals living in the employee’s home are eligible for services and may contact LifeMatters directly. Referral services are available on a 24-hour, seven-days-a-week basis.
You can utilize this benefit in two ways
By Telephone: 1-800-367-7474 On the Web: www.mylifematters.com and enter company password "stanislaus"
Each eligible person is entitled to up to 5 sessions per incident
Face-to-Face Clinical Counseling for issues such as:
- relationship concerns and family problems
- stress/emotional distress
- workplace problems
- alcohol/chemical dependency
Additional services include telephone consultations for life management issues such as:
- financial concerns
- finding child care providers
- elder care needs and concerns
- tax issues
- legal advice
- organizing personal affairs
- pre-retirement considerations
Central Valley Air Quality
The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District's website offers current information regarding the Central Valley's air quality. The website equips faculty and staff with knowledge and the resources to practice a healthy air lifestyle.
What is Rideshare?
The Rideshare program is designed to promote alternative modes of transportation for faculty and staff at Stanislaus State. The focus of the Rideshare program is to encourage faculty and staff to:
- Find alternative modes of transportation such as carpooling, public transportation, walking, or riding a bike.
- Take a step towards a healthier life by walking or riding a bike.
- Learn about the financial benefits of carpooling, public transportation, walking, or riding a bike to work.
Carpooling or taking public transportation is a good way to go when you are trying to cut down on expenses. If you live in the surrounding cities of Turlock then you can easily find a public transportation route. Or if you and some co-workers find that carpooling is a good option then be sure to look at the Guaranteed Ride Home Program to help ease your doubts leaving your vehicle at home in case an emergency should occur.
Another mode of transportation to consider if you live close to the campus is walking. Not only does is save money on transportation, the health benefits are incredible:
- Reduced chance of heart attack and stroke.
- Lowers risk of diabetes.
- Reduces stress
- Increases energy
- Weight loss
Riding a bicycle to and from work is a great alternative transportation choice that is fun and supports a healthy lifestyle. Whether your current bike needs a tune up or you are in the market for a new one, these local bike shops are a great place to start.
How do you know if walking, biking, carpooling, or other means of transportation are the right things for you to do?
Calculate your yearly cost for commuting and see how much money you spend.