Below you will find a variety of University resources to assist you. Many websites offer additional resources of interest, so please explore them thoroughly. Eligibility for these resources, policies, and programs may be dependent upon your employment status. Please check website information carefully to determine if you are eligible. If you have questions, please contact the office or department indicated on the website.

The resources below are provided to assist you in finding balance in the various aspects of your work, academic and family life. Please read the disclaimer at the bottom of this page for additional information.

Breastfeeding Support

Breastfeeding/Lactation Rooms: Oregon State University currently has 15  lactation rooms, most with electronic keypads, on campus.

Expressing Milk in the Workplace: Oregon Revised Statute 653.077 provides that employers will provide reasonable unpaid rest periods and make a reasonable effort to provide locations to accommodate employees who need to express milk for their children. In accordance with State of Oregon rules and law, it is the policy of the Oregon State University to provide a private location and rest periods to employees for expression of milk.

Child Care Benefit

Childcare and Family Resources: Oregon State University recognizes the importance of quality child care information and services for university-associated families. On this site you will find on-campus resources like child care subsidies for students, staff and faculty, child care centers, research, lactation rooms, and a map showing where they all are.

Discounts

Orange Rewards: Coffee drinker? Lunch on-campus every day? Join the Orange Rewards program and your OSU ID card will give you a 10% discount at all 27 campus restaurants, coffee shops and markets. You will also receive access to members-only opportunities that provide you exclusive discounts and other special offers.

Elder Care

Long-Term Care Insurance:  Can help eligible employees pay some of the costs associated with long-term nursing home or home health care services that are not covered by traditional medical insurance or Medicare.

Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA): Requires that an eligible employee must be granted up to twelve weeks of leave during any twelve-month period to care for his/herself, a parent, a spouse/partner, or a child with a serious health condition. 

Leave of Absence: Faculty and staff may be eligible for unpaid leaves of absence for personal reasons. View the Types of Leaves page and the Faculty Handbook for more information.

Employee Assistance Program

Employee Assistance Program: If you’re struggling with a work or family issue, free confidential help is just a call away. Cascade is pleased to provide EAP services to PEBB agencies and employees. Cascade Centers provides professional counselors who can guide you over the phone or in office visits.

Flexible Work Arrangements

Participation in a Voluntary FTE Reduction Program

Telecommuting

Health Insurance & Flex Spending Accounts

Parental Policies

Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA): Requires that an eligible employee must be granted up to twelve weeks of leave during any twelve-month period to care for his/herself, a parent, a spouse/partner, or a child with a serious health condition.

Tuition Programs

Staff Fee Privileges: Eligible OSU employees appointed at half-time or more may register for classes at special rates.