Employee Wellness Program
Helping Employees Stay Healthy
The mission of the FCPS employee wellness program is to promote initiatives that enhance the overall health and well-being of FCPS employees. Wellness initiatives are based on scientific evidence and provide health information and fitness strategies to inspire healthy lifestyles and lower health risks. The program is administered through the Office of Benefit Services, in the Department of Human Resources. FCPS has been recognized by the American Heart Association and awarded its Gold Award as a "Fit Friendly" company since 2009.
Employee Flu Shot Program
Free seasonal flu immunizations for active FCPS employees are available through the Employee Wellness Program. This includes hourly, temporary and substitute employees on active assignment at an FCPS site during the fall. Most individual FCPS schools and offices hold flu shot clinics for their staff onsite. Large clinics are also held at the Benefits Open Enrollment Open Houses and administrative centers for all employees.
FCPS Get Active Wellness Portal
FCPS Get Active is a virtual fitness platform where employees can set personal goals, track fitness activity, see progress over time and compete in challenges.The platform also offers ease of tracking with the ability to sync with over 10 wearable tracking devices and mobile applications. Employees can enroll in weekly bonus challenges or create challenges of their own and invite coworkers! Employees can also participate in biannual 8-week fitness challenges in the fall and the spring run by Employee Wellness. These challenges offer sites a chance to form teams and compete against other schools and offices to win health related prizes.
Lactation Support Program
In conjunction with Section 4207 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (also known as the Health Care Reform), Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) provides a supportive environment to enable lactating employees "reasonable break times" and private, non-restroom locations to express their milk during the work day for the first year of the child's life. FCPS also subscribes to the Code of Virginia 22.1-79.6, which applies to any mother who is employed by the local school board or enrolled as a student.
Gym and Fitness Discounts
FCPS employees age 18 and older can access the Gatehouse Fitness Center located inside the Gatehouse Administration Center for free after filling out a participation agreement form. Individual worksites can also coordinate after/before work fitness classes with private fitness instructors, if they follow the guidelines in Attachment F of Community Use Regulation 8420.
Savings for Staff is a program that offers discounts on hundreds of local and national products and services to FCPS employees. These offers include deals on wellness products, gyms, exercise classes and more. This program is available to all FCPS employees, including retirees and new hires.
The Employee Wellness Program provides talks, workshops, webinars and health exhibits for small and large groups upon request. Sites can choose from a variety of wellness and health topics, ranging from heart health to stress strategies, fitness, nutrition, and more. Programs can be customized to meet staff needs.
More information on the Employee Wellness Program for current staff members can be found on the FCPS Intranet website.