Manager/Supervisor Resources

Employee Well-being

Read "Creating an Engaged Culture Through Wellbeing" by Virgin Pulse with tips on how to foster employee engagement through WorkLife practices.

When employees feel their employer cares about their well-being, they’re 38 PERCENT MORE ENGAGED. It starts with acknowledging all areas of employee well-being: physical health, financial well-being, stress and emotional challenges, and life at work. 

Managers play a huge role in employee wellbeing and engagement, which we know are two drivers in becoming a great place to work

  • Employees rate their relationships with direct supervisors as MORE IMPORTANT TO JOB SATISFACTION THAN BENEFITS.
  • A strong manager relationship leads to MORE PRODUCTIVE, EFFICIENT AND LOYAL EMPLOYEES who create less conflict.
  • Employees supervised by a highly engaged manager are 59 PERCENT MORE LIKELY TO BE ENGAGED.

Another good read:  A Ten Step Guide to Working More Human by Globoforce: Work Human, an employee recognition and rewards company.

As part of Human Resources, Worklife is the place to find policies and procedures surrounding professional and personal (work-life) integration. Below please find some common documents and links to assist managers/supervisors in optimizing the work-life integration of their staff.

Lactation Accomodation:

Please visit our Breastfeeding Support Program page for more information and user registration.

Please read our "Guidelines for Lactation Accommodation" which summarizes UC Davis and UC Davis Medical Center policies and guidelines for employees and supervisors. Managers and Supervisors can access a general list of buildings (Davis) (UCDH) with lactation rooms and manager/supervisor responsibilities to determine if an employee has a lactation space nearby. However, only registered participants have room numbers and access codes to the rooms for health, safety, and legal reasons.

UC Davis Lactation Accomodation Policy

UC Davis Health Lactation Accomodation Policy

University of California Accomodations for Nursing Mothers

State of California Breastfeeding Laws

Affordable Care Act: Federal Support for Breastfeeding

Leave/Time Off options:

Please visit our Maternity Benefits page for more complete information on parental leave.

University of California Family and Medical Leave Fact Sheet

University of California Basic and Voluntary Disability 

University of California Family and medical leave Fact Sheet

UC Davis Health Leave of Absence Resource page

Workplace Flexibility

Please visit our Workplace Flexibility page for more infomation. Managers and supervisors have the ability to allow for flexible work arrangements (FWA), whether long or short term. Long term FWA's should utilize the form below to ensure success, monitoring and protection.

Short term requests should be examined on a case-by-case basis keeping in mind that a manager/supervisor may allow flexibility within a day using lunch, break, and start/stop times as a buffer. For instance, if a staff member would like to attend a campus sponsored activity or support group over the lunch hour, break times or start/end time may be adjusted to accommodate travel time to and from such activities. Managers and supervisors are encouraged to assist employees in managing their worklife integration and this short-term flex is acceptable per manager/supervisor discretion. 

When properly managed, FWAs reduce turnover, lower absenteesim and increase job satisfaction. They promote diversity and inclusion, cross-training, and have a positive impact on workplace culture, morale and employee recruitment, engagement and retention.

Flexible Work Arrangement Form/Proposal

A Guide to Flexible Work Arrangements at UC Davis

Managing Flexible Schedules: What Successful Organizations Do  White paper, Sloan School of Management, MIT