UC Santa Barbara strives to live up to our reputation as Santa Barbara’s “Best Place to Work” by supporting faculty, staff, and student employees in the pursuit of a fully integrated life. The university offers programs, policies, referrals and education that enable people to be effective, engaged and satisfied at work, school, and home.  Please note: We do not recommend or endorse any particular non-university resource on this page; however, we do endorse the careful review and evaluation of services that best meet the needs of your family. 

If you need support finding resources for yourself or your family, have resources or events that you would like included, or if you have any feedback about this page, please submit a ticket through HR ServiceNow.  


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Events + Workshops


Upcoming Events for Faculty & Staff Parents

WED, SEP 14 12:05 - 12:55 PM PDT (GMT-7) 

Working Parents Connection

THURS, SEP 22 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM PDT (GMT-7) 

Family Webinars from Bright Horizons: Managing Screen Time in the Digital World

THURS, OCT 6 12:05 - 12:55 PM PDT (GMT-7) 

Working Parents Connection

WED, OCT 26 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PDT (GMT-7) 

Family Webinars from Bright Horizons: Building Nutritious Eating Habits for Life


Global Resources for Remote Work Series



Click on the series above to schedule on behalf of your unit, team, or group. OR ... we can CUSTOMIZE a workshop to meet your department or group needs.

Request a workshop for your department or workgroup!

Email Shira Minerd, work-life resource coordinator, to schedule your workshop: shira.minerd@hr.ucsb.edu

Topics can include

  • Evolving Into the New Normal of Work-Life
  • Productivity & Time Management
  • Childcare Needs & Resources
  • Balancing Everything: School, Family & Career 
  • Work-Life For Supervisors: Moving forward with strength 

Topics are refreshed regularly

WorkLife Resources + Programs

Employee Wellness Resources

Employee Wellness

The Work-Life Resources Program partners with other campus organizations and departments to pursue "whole person" wellness for all university employees. UC Santa Barbara has a wide range of programs and services that support our community of faculty, staff and students. 

Explore Resources for:

Financial Wellbeing, Physical & Environmental Wellbeing, Social & Emotional Wellbeing, and Workplace Wellbeing


Worklife-Family Resources

Family Resources

This include Child Care, Summer Camps, backup care, elder care, nutrition and housing information, social support, and policies



Pregnant or expecting a child?   
Request a consultation with the Work-Life Resource Coordinator to review what to expect from your leave process and explore related resources. Please submit an HR ServiceNow ticket  to schedule this initial meeting. 

Announcing New family-friendly options for UC faculty and staff!

Effective July 1 The Pay for Family Care and Bonding (PFCB) program is available for UC employees taking a leave to care for a family member or bond with a new baby. In addition, the Adoption Assistance Plan will reimburse faculty and staff who are expanding their families through adoption for some of their related expenses.  

Flexible Work Arrangements

Flexible Work Arrangements

The Work-Life Resource Coordinator can assist both the employee and the department with any non-medical workplace adjustments. Please submit an HR ServiceNow ticket, and review the resources provided below. 

Worklife-Lactation Support

Lactation & Breastfeeding

The University of California recognizes the importance and benefits of breastfeeding for both mothers and their infants, and is committed to providing the support and resources needed. These services are for all campus constituents who choose to breastfeed or express milk.