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December Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Virtual Session
"Managing Holiday Stress"
Dec. 7, 2022 at 2:30 p.m.
The approaching holiday season brings many expectations. Often this makes us feel like we are being pulled in a hundred different directions. There are often parties to attend, family get-togethers to schedule, children's holiday recitals and gifts to buy. The holidays can be one of the happiest times of the year, yet it can be one of the most stressful. Maintaining balance and keeping stress from overwhelming you are the keys to an enjoyable holiday season.
This workshop provides an overview of common stressors people encounter during the holidays, and offers "stress buster" tips to help you get the most possible enjoyment out of the season.
United Way Donation Forms Due by December 9
For the 2022-2023 school year, CCPS is again partnering with the United Way of Southern Maryland. The United Way of Southern Maryland supports 76 local human service agencies with 36 in Charles County. These services support families, adults and children in Charles County. CCPS staff can set up a donation to United Way and the agencies it serves through a one-time donation, or a pledge made through CCPS payroll deduction. Anyone can make a one-time donation online at https://www.unitedwaysouthernmaryland.org/fund-cause. CCPS staff can set up United Way donations through payroll deduction. Payroll deduction through United Way would begin in with the January 6, 2023, paycheck. Kelli Whalen is the CCPS program point of contact for United Way donations. Completed pledge forms should be sent to Whalen at firstname.lastname@example.org through the pony by Dec 9. Employees should write the school ID number or name on the form, keep the pink copy of the form and send Whalen the yellow and white copies. Mark your envelope to the attention of Kelli Whalen, Office of Accountability, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building.
Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) has an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider, ComPsych GuidanceResources.
ComPsych is a national employee assistance and work/life company dedicated to helping Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) employees improve their health and well-being through quality services.
The EAP benefit is no cost to employees and their dependents, and it is also confidential. ComPsych representatives have considerable expertise and clinical knowledge. They are well versed in helping clients of all ages, from young children to the elderly.
The EAP can assist with many issues, including stress, depression, anxiety, workplace difficulties, substance abuse, marital problems, family or parenting conflicts, grief, violence and unhealthy lifestyles.
Telework Pilot Program
Superintendent of Schools Maria Navarro, Ed.D., has approved three types of telework arrangements for staff as part of the pilot program:
- Recurrent telework: telework which occurs on a regular, recurring basis at an alternate worksite.
- Intermittent telework: employee works regularly from their primary work site but would telework for limited periods of time based on specific circumstances or job responsibilities that could be accommodated by teleworking.
- Situational telework: telework for an employee is approved on a case-by-case basis, or that is not part of a regular telework schedule.
Eligible employees are required to complete an electronic request form for manager/supervisor review. Employees requesting telework will receive an email notification of their telework approval or denial. Approval or denial of any employee telework is at the discretion of their manager/supervisor and department Chief. A manager/supervisor has the right to regularly review an employee telework agreement. The electronic request form is available on the school system website at: