Work Life Programs and Services

Welcome to Work Life Programs and Services. In recognition of the reality and impact of personal issues and health concerns on our employees, Human Resources is introducing Work Life Programs and Services. Work Life Programs and Services promote healthy lifestyle habits by providing an educational and supportive environment that delivers a variety of programs addressing diverse aspects of wellness. Services include conflict resolution services, supervisory consultation and training, and on-campus professional development. We envision a healthy Cal Poly work force that sets a positive example for our students and the entire community.


Empathia, provides many of the work life programs and services including Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and enhanced wellness services. The EAP program is designed to help faculty, staff, and their household members resolve personal and workplace challenges. This program provides individual assessment and referral, solution-oriented personal issue resolution, face-to-face counseling, life management services, and other resources aimed at assisting members with a variety of issues.  Life Matters by Empathia can be reached at 1-800-367-7474.

Additional wellness services are offered through Empathia’s LifeMatters site.  In order to access these services, users are required to use "calpoly" (not case sensitive) when prompted for the company password. 

Cal Poly complements these services with on-campus personal growth opportunities and special events.

Work Life Balance

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The LifeMatters website offers a variety of resources including assessments, webinars, articles, etc. pertaining to the following categories:

  • Emotional Wellbeing (addiction, depression, stress, etc.)
  • Relationships (caregiving, nurturing yourself, parenting, etc.)
  • Financial (banking & credit, budgeting, investing, identity theft etc.)
  • Health (alternative medicine, balanced living, healthy aging, etc.)
  • Legal (contracts, debt & bankruptcy, retirement & elder care, etc.)
  • Workplace (effective communication, managing work & family, etc.)

In order to access these services, users are required to use "calpoly" (not case sensitive) when prompted for the Company Password. 

Personal Growth

Professional Development & Training

Fee Waiver Program

Professional Series Program

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