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April 8, 2009; September 5, 2012; October 4, 2017



To promote healthier lifestyles, improve physical health, increase productivity, manage stress and sustain high morale, employees of the College are eligible to participate in designated wellness activities. The following provisions shall apply:

    1. Wellness activities are defined as activities that promote physical health including cardiovascular, strength, or flexibility training.
    2. Employees may participate in College-sponsored wellness activities offered
  1. both
    1. before, during and after
  2. normal
    1. regular work hours or during break and meal times. Such activities include both physical and non-physical activities that are sponsored by the
  3. Blue Ridge Community
    1. College Wellness Committee or are offered by the College and approved by the President.
    2. Participation in wellness activities is encouraged by the College but participation in those offered during an employee’s work schedule must be approved in advance by the employee’s supervisor and should not exceed 90 minutes per week. Work priority responsibilities shall supersede all wellness activities.
    3. Participation in wellness activities is voluntary on the part of the employee. Participation in a wellness activity is not in the course or scope of employment with
  4. Blue Ridge Community
    1. the College.
  5. Blue Ridge Community
    1. The College is not liable for any injuries
  6. incurred by an employee
    1. due to
  7. that
    1. an employee’s participation in
  8. the
    1. a voluntary wellness activity. Any employee participating in a wellness activity must complete and sign the Employee Assumption of Risk, Release and Indemnification Agreement.
  9. The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) has been established as a confidential, non-intervention counseling service to provide program information in relation to family or personal problem assessment, short-term counseling, and resource referral at no cost to any full-time employee. Those employees and eligible dependents may access EAP services for addressing a variety of private problems and concerns affecting their wellbeing or job performance. EAP services include, but are not limited to: counseling in the areas of work; marital and family matters; stress; alcohol and drug dependency; sleep difficulties; and depression. Information regarding the program may be obtained from Human Resources or by calling the Employee Assistance Network.


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