Work Life and Wellness

At UNC Charlotte, we care deeply about our employees’ health and wellness and aim to provide various programs focused on helping you maintain a healthy work-life balance. Below you’ll find the following health and wellness opportunities:


Employees experiencing personal issues or significant life changes are encouraged to seek professional assistance since such problems often result in stress and anxiety for employees and their families. In addition, personal problems of this nature may impair work performance and often impact fellow workers. ComPsych GuidanceResources® Worldwide to provide Employee Assistance Program (EAP) benefits to full-time permanent employees at UNC Charlotte.

Headspace Care

Headspace Care (formerly Ginger) offers on-demand, confidential mental healthcare through coaching via text-based chats, self-guided activities, and video-based therapy and psychiatry—all from the privacy of your smartphone. Coaches are available to chat 24/7, 365 days per year. Private video sessions with a therapist are available outside of business hours on evenings and weekends.

Employee Wellness Team

The Advisory Committee for Employee Health and Wellness was named to:

  • Identify, recommend, and promote programs and services that emphasize healthy behaviors, including but not limited to nutritional, emotional and physical well-being; foster a campus culture supportive and encouraging of healthy behaviors and choices;
  • Increase awareness, knowledge, and skills important to improving and maintaining health and supportive of the University’s mission; and
  • Regularly assess the quality of campus wellness activities and programs, identify unmet needs and resource issues, and recommend options to senior administration.


University employees can enroll in the faculty/staff University Recreation (UREC) membership Members have access to:

  • All facilities managed by UREC
  • Group fitness classes
  • personal training services and swim lessons with an additional fee
  • Equipment check-out service for daily use of various sports and fitness items
  • Towel rental and use of daily lockers at no additional fee

Lunch and Learns

Human Resources and the Employee Health and Wellness Committee sponsor work and life Lunch and Learn programs for faculty and staff. These programs are intended to provide personal development topics to improve an aspect of your work or home life.

Employee Emergency Loan Fund

Employees are eligible to apply for small, short-term loans to help cover unexpected, emergency expenses. These loans are interest-free and available in amounts up to $250.

Lactation Room

Located in Atkins Library, A Mother’s Place “Too” provides nursing mothers with a private place to express breast milk for her nursing child as outlined in University Policy 101.20. Information about utilizing this resource can be found in the Mother’s Place “Too” Guidelines or by contacting Employee Relations at or 704-687-0659. A Mother’s Place, located in Room 305 in the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS), and the University’s first room set aside for mothers in July 2010 is also available for use. To request access to the CHHS room complete the form found at Once the form is completed, Ashton Atmore with CHHS will submit your request and approve you for badge access for the CHHS room.

Flexible Work Options

UNC Charlotte recognizes that flexible work arrangements can benefit both the University and our employees by enhancing productivity while providing for workplace flexibility. Though these arrangements are not feasible for all employees, we understand that in many circumstances they can promote employee recruitment, retention, morale, and quality of life; promote general work efficiencies; ensure business continuity; and improve environmental sustainability and space utilization. More information on our Flexible Work Policy.