Employee Resources

Expand items in the list below to find a wide variety of DU resources available to employees. For further resources that are specific to faculty, please see this page.

  • ADA Compliance

    The University of Denver fully complies with the reasonable accommodation requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). Under the law, agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to qualified employees or applicants with disabilities, unless doing so would cause undue hardship. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to its employees and applicants for employment in order to assure that individuals with disabilities enjoy full access to equal employment opportunities at the University.

    The University provides reasonable accommodations when...

    • An applicant with a disability needs accommodation in order to be considered for a job
    • An employee with a disability needs accommodation in order to perform the essential functions of the job or to gain access to the workplace
    • An employee with a disability needs accommodation in order to to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment

    To request reasonable accommodation under the ADA, please contact Josh Kaufman, ADA Coordinator at 303-871-3941 or ada.coordinator@du.edu.

  • Annual Legal and Trends Updates
  • Campus Safety

    The Department of Campus Safety is staffed 24 hours a day year-round by trained professionals employed to serve the University community. Did you know that campus safety is available 24 hours a day to escort you to any campus location?

    • Emergency: 303-871-3000
    • Non-emergency: 303-871-2334
    • Personal escort while on campus: x1-2334
    • Campus Safety anonymous tip line: 303-871-3130
  • Employee Assistance Program and Additional Counseling Services

    Counseling Services

    To help you manage daily challenges, DU is pleased to offer the SupportLinc Employee Assistance Program (EAP). The EAP can connect you with a case manager to locate a counselor in your area for up to six free counseling sessions held either in person or over the phone. To begin, call 1-888-881-LINC (5462). For more information on DU counseling services, see this page.


    Additional Services (Fees Apply)

    Trauma & Disaster Recovery Clinic

    The DU Trauma & Disaster Recovery Clinic (TDRC) provides help to people dealing with adversity through services that honor and expand each individual's strengths and resources. The TDRC assists those in need of psychological intervention to alleviate the effects of traumatic experiences and foster resilience as well as personal, family, and community growth. They offer comprehensive psychological services to those affected by trauma resulting from accidents, crime, abuse, natural disasters, refugee status, and more.


    Professional Psychology Clinic

    The DU Professional Psychology Clinic (PPC) is the training center for the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of Denver. We have provided low cost, high quality psychological services to the Denver community for over 30 years. Staffed by doctoral students under the supervision of licensed mental health professionals, the PPC offers a broad range of confidential mental health care.


    Faculty & Staff Support Network

    The Faculty & Staff Support Network (FSSN) ensures co-workers and colleagues have a way to reach out and engage support for someone they believe may need it. If you notice a co-worker or colleague behaving in a way that causes you concern or creates an environment at work that you believe is harmful or unsafe, the FSSN will allow you to intervene discretely, without fear of repercussion. You also can self-refer through the FSSN for advice about what assistance you may need or where within DU is the right place to turn.

  • Employee Associations
  • Faculty & Staff Support Network

    The Faculty & Staff Support Network (FSSN) ensures co-workers and colleagues have a way to reach out and engage support for someone they believe may need it. If you notice a co-worker or colleague behaving in a way that causes you concern or creates an environment at work that you believe is harmful or unsafe, the FSSN will allow you to intervene discretely, without fear of repercussion. You also can self-refer through the FSSN for advice about what assistance you may need or where within DU is the right place to turn.

  • Financial Hardship

    If you have an unmet need that is not addressed in this list, please reach out to Human Resources & Inclusive Community at AskHRPartners@du.edu to explore what support might be available.


    Vacation Leave Bank

    The Vacation Leave Bank donation program allows staff members who wish to donate all or some of their remaining 2019–20 vacation time (available through June 30, 2020) to a shared bank for those who have exhausted their leave balances. If you are benefited staff, you may apply to receive donated hours from the Vacation Leave Bank. For For questions about how to donate or request leave, please contact Benefits@du.edu.


    On-Campus Dining by Sodexo

    Sodexo provides free meal coupons for on-campus dining when needed. Contact Benefits@du.edu to request.


    DU Food Pantry

    The DU Food Pantry is available for staff, faculty, and students. Food is free for those who need assistance. It has drop-in hours at the Center for Sustainability in Centennial Towers.

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    Retiree Health Care: Financial Assistance for Kaiser Permanente Members

    Kaiser Permanente financial counselors are available to assist with cost estimation for upcoming or potential procedures, payment options (including payment plans), and pre-service payment options. Households that meet specific income criteria may be eligible for financial assistance for medically necessary services received at Kaiser Permanente medical offices.

    For more information, please contact Kaiser's Financial Counseling Department at 303-338-3025 or 1-877-803-1929 (TTY for hearing and speech impaired 1-800-659-2656). Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.


    Retirement

    Retirement Plan Contributions

    Personal contributions can stop, start, or change at any time throughout the year. Employees can manage their retirement plans through the TIAA website set up exclusively for DU.

    Retirement Plan Loans and Hardship Withdrawals

    Loans and hardship withdrawals are available through TIAA and can only be taken from the contributions that you put into the plan. All withdrawals and distributions from the plan are governed by IRS regulations and are subject to federal and state taxes. Contact TIAA at 1-800-842-2252 to request a loan or hardship withdrawal.


    Unemployment


    Community Resources


    Food and Meals

    Basilica of the Immaculate Conception

    • Serving sandwiches at 8:00 a.m. Monday through Friday
    • 1530 Logan St, Denver, CO 80203
    • 303-831-7010

    Capitol Hill Community Services

    • Serving hot lunches at different locations in Denver throughout the week
    • Monday: 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
      First Baptist Church
      1373 Grant St, Denver CO 80203
    • Tuesday: 12:00 p.m.
      Jordan AME Church
      2900 Milwaukee St, Denver CO 80205
    • Wednesday – Friday: 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
      Trinity United Methodist Church
      1820 Broadway, Denver CO 80202
    • Saturday: 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
      Agape Christian Church
      2501 California St, Denver CO 80205
    • 303-847-8239

    Christ's Body Ministries

    • Breakfast from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. (days not specified)
      Lunch from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (days not specified)
    • Free showers and one load of laundry for those on the list at 10:00 a.m.
    • Clothing room open from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    • Haircuts and foot care available on Tuesdays
    • 850 Lincoln Street, Denver, CO 80203
    • 303-860-1272

    Colorado Pet Pantry

    • A food bank for family pets
    • Information on how to get help is available on their web page
    • 303-818-0618

    Denver Rescue Mission

    • Breakfast at 6:30 a.m. daily
      Lunch at 11:30 a.m. daily
      Dinner at 6:30 p.m. daily (for men staying overnight in one of the Mission's three shelter locations)
    • Also offers showers and restrooms, basic health and laundry services, and operates a daytime courtyard
    • Lawrence Street Community Center
      2222 Lawrence St, Denver, CO 80205
    • 303-294-0157

    Father Woody's Haven of Hope: Jay Gould Center

    • Breakfast at 8:00 a.m. (Monday through Friday)
      Hot Lunch at 10:00 a.m. (Monday through Friday)
    • Also offers medical services, showers, food boxes, laundry and phone service, wireless internet access, clothing, mail and document safe-keeping, over-the-counter medications, VA Representative, and outreach coordinator
    • 1101 W. 7th Avenue (7th and Lipan) Denver, CO 80204
    • 303-607-0855

    Friends of St. Andrew Hospitality Center

    • Day Shelter with a hot lunch (days not specified)
    • Also offers a food bank, job search help, and personal mailing addresses
    • 1525 Dallas Street, Aurora, CO 80010
    • 303-364-2329

    The Gathering Place

    • Serves women, transgender individuals, and their children
    • Breakfast at 8:30 a.m.
      Lunch at 11:30 a.m.
      Snack at 3:30 p.m.
    • Members also have the opportunity to receive 25 pounds of food per month as well as toiletry and hygiene items
    • 1535 High Street, Denver, CO 80218
    • 303-321-4198
    • 303-321-0679

    Holy Ghost Church

    • Sandwich Line: 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday
    • 1900 California St, Denver, CO 80202
    • 303-292-1556

    Hunger Free Colorado

    • Food resource hotline with bilingual options
    • 855-855-4626 (State Wide)
    • 720-382-2920 (Metro Denver)

    Same Café

    • Walk-in Volunteering: Trade ½ hour of volunteer time for a meal
    • Lunch 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday
    • 2023 East Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206
    • 720-530-6853

    St. Elizabeth of Hungary at Speer and Arapahoe

    • Sandwich line: 11:00 a.m. daily
    • 1060 St. Francis Way; Denver, CO 80204
      (Speer Blvd & Arapahoe on the Auraria Campus)
    • 303-534-4014

    Volunteers of America, Colorado Branch

    • Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. Monday through Thursday
      Lunch: 11:30 a.m. (M-Th), 12:00 p.m. (F), 1:00 p.m. (Su)
      Dinner: 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday
    • 2877 Lawrence Street, Denver, CO 80205
    • 303-295-2165

    Housing

    Bannock Youth and Family Center

    • 455 Bannock, Denver, CO 80204
    • 720-217-3884

    The Delores Project

    • The Delores Project provides safe, comfortable shelter and personalized services for unaccompanied women and transgender individuals experiencing homelessness. We also work to end homelessness by advocating for housing solutions.
    • P.O. Box 1406, Denver, CO 80201-1406
    • 303-534-5411

    Denver Rescue Mission

    • Transitional and Permanent Housing Solutions:
      STAR Transitional Program
      Family Rescue Ministry
      Family Refugee Services
    • Overnight Shelters for Men:
      Lawrence Street Shelter
      Holly Center
      48th Street Center (owned by City of Denver but operated by the Mission)
      303-297-1815
    • Overnight Shelters for Women and Children:
      Call 303-297-1815 for referral to an appropriate shelter

    Urban Peak

    • 40-bed overnight shelter for youth ages 15 through 20
    • Also provides meals, clothing, a clinic, and mental health evaluations
    • 2100 Stout St, Denver, CO 80223
    • 303-974-9006
  • DU Office of Equal Opportunity & Title IX

    The Office of Equal Opportunity & Title IX, in collaboration with University partners, fosters an environment of equal opportunity for students, faculty, and staff in all aspects of educational programming and employment. It is responsible for ensuring compliance with the University's anti-discrimination policies and promoting full compliance with all federal, state, and local discrimination laws.

    The Office of Equal Opportunity & Title IX can assist you with:

    • Consultation concerning issues involving possible discrimination, harassment, or retaliation
    • Investigation of complaints involving discrimination, harassment and/or retaliation
    • Investigation of sexual misconduct matters including sexual assault (non-consensual sexual contact)
  • Office of People Development

    The Office of People Development provides learning programs and services to help employees grow and develop as people, employees, teammates, and leaders. They offer myriad consulting services, including one-on-one coaching, team-building, conflict management, and workforce planning. The staff can also assist employees with facilitated conversations to work through difficult workplace situations.

  • Workers' Compensation

    If you believe you have sustained a work related injury, you must report it to your supervisor and Enterprise Risk Management within 24 hours. For more information, call us at 303-847-8239.

  • Wellness

    The University offers a wide variety of wellness resources.