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Employee Support

Employee Resources

The following are a wide variety of on-campus resources available to assist employees.

ADA

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The University of Denver fully complies with the reasonable accommodation requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Under the law, agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to qualified employees or applicants with disabilities, unless to do 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 opportunity at the University.

The University provides reasonable accommodations:
• when an applicant with a disability needs an accommodation in order to be considered for a job;
• when an employee with a disability needs an accommodation to enable him or her to perform the essential functions of the job or to gain access to the workplace; and
• when an employee with a disability needs an accommodation to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment.

Should you wish to request reasonable accommodation, please contact Director of Benefits, Lloyd Moore @ [email protected].

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 to walk you to any campus location during all hours of the day?

Emergency: 303-871-3000
Non-emergency: 303-871-2334
Personal escort while on campus: x1-2334
Campus Safety Anonymous Tip Line: 303-871-3130 

Counseling/Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

All University of Denver employees are eligible for the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

University employees can attend up to six counseling sessions each fiscal year at the HCC: the initial consult + 5 sessions. All individual EAP visits are a covered benefit for University employees and are available at no additional fee.

University employees may also elect to use their counseling benefit to conduct couples counseling.

The EAP benefit will cover couples counseling (subject to the 6 session limit) even if the spouse or partner is not a DU employee. The spouse or partner is not eligible to receive individual counseling.  

Additional Counseling Services (fee for service)

Trauma & Disaster Recovery Clinic (TDRC)

The sessions may be video recorded are students are involved.

The Trauma & Disaster Recovery Clinic at DU provides help to people after adversity with services that honor and expand their strengths and resources. The TDRC assists those in need of psychological interventions 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, including:

• accidents
• crime
• abuse
• natural disaster
• refugee status

Professional Psychology Clinic (PPC)

The following program involves doctoral level students who are supervised by licensed professionals.

The Professional Psychology Clinic (PPC) is the training center for the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of Denver. The PPC has provided low cost, high quality psychological services to Denver's community for over 30 years. In addition to psychotherapy services, the clinic also provides psychological assessments and forensic services. Staffed by doctoral students under the supervision of licensed mental health professionals, we offer a broad range of confidential mental health care. 

Financial Hardship

If you have an unmet need that is not addressed in this list, please reach out to Human Resources & Inclusive Community at [email protected] to explore what support might be available.

Salary Advance

The University's Shared Services Center may be able to assist employees by permitting the early release of salary.  For more information, requirements, and eligibility, contact Shared Services at [email protected] or 303-871-7420

Staff Benevolent Fund

Available for staff and faculty.  The Staff Advisory Council (SAC) is committed to a self-governed effort to provide appropriate relief to eligible employees of the University who are facing financial hardship.

The fund is limited to $300.00 per person.  Employees may directly apply on the Staff Advisory Council web page. 

On Campus Dining by Sodexo

Sodexo provides free meal coupons for on campus dining when needed.  Contact [email protected] to request.

Employee Assistance Program 

The University provides EAP counseling resources to staff and faculty for personal needs.  Employees may attend up to six counseling visits each fiscal year at no fee.  Employees may also elect to use their sessions to conduct couples counseling.  Contact [email protected] to learn more about this benefit.  

Campus Cupboard

The Campus Cupboard is available for staff, faculty, and students.  Food is free for those who need assistance.  It has drop-in hours every Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Center for Sustainability in Centennial Towers.  

Donate to the Campus Cupboard

Healthcare 

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 plan 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 

General Unemployment Assistance

Furlough Federal Workers Unemployment Assistance 

Community Resources

Food and Meals (alphabetically)

Basilica of the Immaculate Conception
Serving sandwiches at 8:00 a.m. Monday through Friday
1530 Logan St, Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-831-7010

Capitol Hill Community Services
Serving hot lunches at different locations in Denver throughout the week
Phone: 303-847-8239

Monday: 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 1373 Grant St, Denver CO 80203

Tuesday: 12:00 p.m. at Jordan AME Church, 2900 Milwaukee St, Denver CO 80205

Wednesday - Friday: 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1820 Broadway, Denver CO 80202

Saturday: 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Agape Christian Church, 2501 California St, Denver CO 80205

Christ's Body Ministries
850 Lincoln Street, Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-860-1272

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 is available on Tuesday 

Colorado Pet Pantry
A food bank for family pets
Information on how to get help on their web page
Phone: 303-818-0618

Denver Rescue Mission
Lawrence Street Community Center
2222 Lawrence St, Denver, CO 80205
Phone: 303-294-0157

Breakfast at 6:30 a.m. daily

Lunch at 11:30 a.m. daily

Dinner at 6:30 p.m. daily (Dinner only for men staying overnight in one of the Missions three shelter locations)

Also offers showers and restrooms, basic health services, laundry services, and operates a daytime courtyard

Father Woody's Haven of Hope: Jay Gould Center
1101 W. 7th Avenue (7th and Lipan) Denver, CO 80204
Phone: 303-607-0855

Breakfast at 8:00 a.m. (Monday through Friday)
Hot Lunch at 10:00 a.m. (Monday through Friday)

Also has medical services, showers, food boxes, laundry and phone service, wireless internet access, clothing, mail and document safe keeping, over the counter medication, VA Representative, and outreach coordinator.

Friends of St. Andrew Hospitality Center
1525 Dallas Street, Aurora, CO 80010
Phone: 303-364-2329

Day Shelter with a hot lunch (days not specified), food bank, job search help, and personal mail address

The Gathering Place
1535 High Street, Denver, CO 80218
P: 303-321-4198
P: 303-321-0679

Breakfast at 8:30 a.m.

Lunch at 11:30 a.m.

Snack at 3:30 p.m.

Serves women, their children, and transgender individuals. Members receive "fresh, nutritious meals" three times per day. Members also have the opportunity to receive 25 lbs of food per month as well as toiletry and hygiene items.

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

Hunger Free Colorado
Food Resource Hotline: 855-855-4626 (State Wide), 720-382-2920 (Metro Denver)
Bilingual Options

Same Café
2023 East Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206
Phone: 720-530-6853

Lunch 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday Through Saturday

Walk-in Volunteering: trade ½ hour of volunteer time for a meal

St. Elizabeth of Hungary at Speer and Arapahoe
Lunch: 11:00 a.m. Sandwich Line (Daily)
1060 St. Francis Way; Denver, CO 80204
(Speer Blvd & Arapahoe on the Auraria Campus)
Phone: 303-534-4014

Volunteers of America, Colorado Branch
2877 Lawrence Street, Denver, CO 80205
Phone: 303-295-2165

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

Housing (alphabetically)

Bannock Youth and Family Center
455 Bannock, Denver, CO 80204
Phone: 720-217-3884

The Delores Project
P.O. Box 1406, Denver, CO 80201-1406
Phone: 303-534-5411

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.

Denver Rescue Mission

Transitional and Permanent Housing Solutions

STAR transitional Program
Family Rescue Ministry
Family Refugee Services

Overnight Shelter

For Men:

Lawrence Street Shelter

Holly Center

48th Street Center (owned by City of Denver but operated by the Mission)

Call 303-297-1815 for more information. Get Directions online.

For Women and Children:

Call 303-297-1815 for referral to an appropriate shelter by Denver Rescue Mission

Urban Peak
2100 Stout St, Denver, CO 80223
Phone: 303-974-9006

40-bed overnight shelter for youth ages 15 through 20 and also provide meals, clothing, a clinic and mental health evaluations.

Report Potential Problems and Assist with Compliance

The University of Denver is committed to full compliance with state and federal laws. To meet this compliance commitment, the University needs to know when there are potential compliance problems. You are encouraged to let the University know when you suspect there has been or may be a compliance issue. You are also encouraged to contact the University if you merely have a question as to whether conduct is compliant. Absent your input, it is difficult for the University to meet its full compliance goal. 

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. The Office of Equal Opportunity & Title IX 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 of possible discrimination, harassment or retaliation
  • Investigation of complains of 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 a myriad of 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. 

Ombuds

The Ombuds Office at the University of Denver provides confidential* and informal assistance to faculty, staff, students and others having a problem with or within the University of Denver.

*These conversations are kept as private as possible, but information about incidents of sexual misconduct must be shared with relevant administrators and the Office of Equal Opportunity & Title IX so that the University of Denver can take action if necessary for reasons of safety.  
University Chaplain

The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life passionately advocates for the integration of religious, spiritual and ethical voices and values at the University of Denver. The Chaplain is available for confidential conversation and support. 

Workers' Compensation
Phone: 303-847-8239

If you believe you have sustained a work related injury, you must report the injury to your supervisor and Enterprise Risk Management within 24 hours.  

Wellness

The University offers a wide variety of wellness resources.