Economic Support Resources

Rising fuel and food prices are straining many employees' budgets. Below are resources that are available to assist faculty and staff this summer. 

Flexible Summer Work Schedules

Through Friday, Aug. 12, divisions are encouraged to make allowances as widely as possible for a more flexible summer workweek to reduce travel costs for employees. For example, some employees may be able to work four, ten-hour shifts each week instead of five, eight-hour shifts.

More information is available in the University's flexible work policy and supporting PIM

Jamil Niner Student Pantry

From Thursday, June 23, through Thursday, Aug. 4, the Jamil Niner Student Pantry will be open weekly for any employee experiencing food insecurity. 

  • Employee-only shopping hours will be held every Thursday from noon to 2 p.m. 
  • Shoppers must register for an appointment in advance using the online registration form. The appointment form opens every Sunday morning at 7 a.m. and closes Wednesdays at 11:59 p.m. Employees may shop on a weekly basis and will need to show their University ID when they check in to shop.
  • The pantry offers a variety of free canned, fresh and frozen foods and personal hygiene products. 
  • Review this information if you would like to make a donation to the pantry for others. 


The Employee Assistance Program, offered in partnership with ComPsych, provides a variety of resources for our employees, including financial counseling.


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.