Stress is real, and it can be a killer. Federal workers are not immune to job-related stress, and many occupy jobs that cause high levels of stress. So several agencies have employee assistance programs.
A snapshot of agency health and wellness programs from the Office of Personnel Management shows some promise but calls on organizations to fully implement governmentwide regulations designed to better support nursing employees.
In today’s Federal Newscast, Customs and Border Protection detailed its preparations for the pass-through of Hurricane Dorian.
Top initiatives addressing nutrition, exercise and smoking will be implemented department-wide, Capt. Kim Elenberg, program manager for Population Health, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, tells Federal News Radio’s Agency of the Month radio program.
Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta says she wants to keep premium increases for federal employees’ health coverage “in check.” In a keynote speech at the annual FEHB Program Carrier Conference in Arlington, Va., Thursday Archuleta also called on insurance carriers to make prescription drugs more affordable and urged more federal employees to sign up for wellness programs.
The Office of Personnel Management is calling for federal employee health insurance carriers to propose more wellness and prevention programs.