Helping the URI community be both great employees and great caregivers.
Today, employees, and many students, face challenges balancing their work responsibilities with caregiving responsibilities. These needs are for child care, elder care, or even pet care, or a combination of all three. They may be planned, or may arise suddenly and unexpectedly. Supporting the needs of working caregivers results in many positive outcomes for employees, organizations, and society: lowered stress, illness, and absenteeism; healthier, safer, and better cared for family members; more satisfied, productive, engaged employees; and stronger career growth.
“FCAP” is a new program that will offer some assistance to faculty and staff working caregivers at URI. While we plan to add components over time, including assistance for student caregivers, we are excited to launch the program featuring the following two components.
Caregiving when and where you need it. A web-based portal providing access to a wide range of local and distant caregivers and services.
Offering financial assistance to faculty and staff primary caregivers to help defray additional caregiving costs during professional travel.