As part of UMBC’s efforts to assist with a smooth fall return to campus for staff, faculty, and graduate assistants (GAs) we have partnered with Care@Work to provide extended options for childcare, eldercare, pet care, and a host of other services. With UMBC’s free Premium Membership, eligible staff, faculty, and GAs can post a caregiver request and browse through active caregivers on the site, use the Safety Center, receive newsletters filled with tips and advice, and access the wealth of care-related content in the online community. Eligible employees and GAs also have access to view full profiles and reviews, contact caregivers, purchase background checks, subsidized backup care (tiered copay schedule), and tuition discounts at participating childcare centers.
We encourage eligible employees and GAs to visit the UMBC Care at Work website to review program enrollment and available resources
Also, the UMBC Cares Faculty and Staff Emergency Fund was established to assist eligible employees experiencing an emergency financial need. Emergencies could include food, housing, reduction or loss of household income due to furloughs or layoffs, and/or unexpected emergencies compounded by the impact of the current public health emergency. Visit the UMBC Cares Faculty and Staff Emergency Fund website for additional details.