Pregnancy, Lactation Rooms and Family Resources
Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
In December of 2022, President Biden signed the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) into law. The PWFA is a federal law requiring employers to make reasonable accommodations for employees with a known limitation due to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. The law went into effect on June 27, 2023, and all employers need to understand the extent of their legal obligations and how to stay in compliance with this new legislation. The “Know Your Rights” Poster can be found here.
Since June 1, 2016 Colorado Pregnant Workers Fairness Act was signed into law by Governor John Hickenlooper, as an amendment to the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA). This Act requires employers to accommodate conditions surrounding routine pregnancies; pregnancies that result in medical conditions may be entitled to accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
As an employer DU provides reasonable accommodations to worker’s known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, whether due to a routine pregnancy or one resulting in medical complications. A reasonable accommodation is a modification or adjustment that allows the employee to perform the essential functions of the job or access the benefits of employment while pregnant or experiencing a pregnancy-related condition.
Please view our Human Resources & Inclusive Community Lactation and Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding Policy.
If you are a pregnant employee or if you have been affected by childbirth or related medical conditions and need accommodations, please feel free to have a conversation with your HR Partner.
Individuals requiring Family and Medical Leave due to their pregnancy should contact Benefits@du.edu. For more information, please view the Leaves of Absence information.
To reach your HR Partner, please email AskHRPartners@du.edu.
For Family and Medical Leave and further assistance, please contact email@example.com or call 303-871-7420, Option 3.
DU’s Discrimination and Harassment Policy prohibits sex discrimination, including discrimination based on pregnancy, and disability discrimination, and requires accommodations for qualifying conditions If you have a question about your rights related to pregnancy, lactation, or parental leave, please email TitleIX@du.edu or call 303-871-7016.
To reach ADA, please email ADACoordinator@du.edu or call 303-871-3941
Lactation Room Map
Designated Lactation Rooms are available throughout campus. Visit the Lactation Rooms Map on the interactive campus map for more details.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-871-7420, Option 3.
You may also email email@example.com or call 303-871-3840.
Milk Stork is the first and only breast milk delivery service for traveling moms, providing no-fuss, refrigerated, express shipping or easy toting of breast milk home to baby.
How It Works
- Pump according to your regular nursing schedule and refrigerate your milk.
- Pack your refrigerated breast milk in your activated Milk Stork cooler (instructions included).
- Tote your cooler of milk home in the reusable tote provided, or ship your refrigerated breast milk home overnight by scheduling your own FedEx pickup or asking your hotel to help.
Please see the Milk Stork flyer for more information.
Customer Service Information
Fridge Check-Out for New Parents
We provide mini fridges for your office or desk at no cost during the transition back to work after leave.
How It Works
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact information, office number or location, and fridge size preference (pictured in the flyer) so that arrangements can be made for obtaining a fridge.
- There is no time limit on the fridge's return, as every person's needs are different. Simply return the fridge when it is no longer needed. Once you are finished, email email@example.com to coordinate the fridge pick-up.
Please see the Fridge Check-Out flyer for more information.
Cigna Total Behavioral Health Program
Cigna members can access the Happify and iPrevail apps, which offer behavioral health solutions to help build greater resilience, as well as cope with stress, anxiety and depression.
The Happify app supports emotional health needs across the continuum from wellbeing and prevention to diagnosable mental health conditions. Designed to fit into an individual's busy life with personalized bite-size activities, Happify offers more than 60 different tracks, 3,000 science-based activities and games, and 300 guided mediations based on the best practices of gaming science and behavioral therapeutic disciplines (including positive psychology, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, behavioral activation, and solution-focused therapy).
The iPrevail app provides on-demand support from trained wellness coaches through a private chat platform for people experiencing stress and related challenges. The digital platform also offers personalized mental health care guidance for people with depression, substance use disorder, and other issues.
Tri-County Health Department
The Tri-County Health Department (TCHD) serves over 1.5 million people in Adams, Arapahoe, and Douglas Counties, and offers over 60 programs/services ranging from birth certificates, immunizations, and health care referrals to restaurant inspections and infectious disease investigations, from 11 offices in a 3,000-square-mile area. The agency's jurisdiction includes 26 municipalities and three unincorporated counties, 15 school districts with more than 360 public schools, 12 acute care hospitals, three Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers with multiple facilities, three community mental health service providers and one Regional Collaborative Care Organization (Colorado Access).
Please visit Tri-County Health Department's website for the most up-to-date information.
Discontinued - Bright Horizons® Subsidized Back-Up Emergency Child and Elder Care
We will be discontinuing Bright Horizons Back-Up Care Starting July 1, 2023. Please use all of your uses before the end of the year prior to July 1. Thank you.