In our continued effort to support the evolving needs of our employees, Rutgers is pleased to launch a Caregiver Support Pilot Program through Care.com from September 1, 2022, through August 31, 2023. Such a program was one of the recommendations made this summer by the Future of Work Task Force.
All eligible employees may have a Care.com membership. Care.com offers employees access to the world’s largest network of caregivers to meet all of your unexpected care needs, connecting you with caregivers for children and adults, and giving you the option of using your own personal caregiver if no network caregiver is available. Through Care.com, you can find the right caregivers for children and adults including:
- Nannies and babysitters
- Senior caregivers
- Special needs caregivers
Backup Care is also available when school is closed, your babysitter or adult caregiver is sick, you need to work late, or any other time your regular care isn’t available. Each eligible employee will be able to take advantage of this subsidized service up to a maximum of five days over the course of the pilot year, unless the total number of subsidized days the university has contracted for with Care.com has been exhausted.
In addition to caregiver support services, Rutgers employees will have access to LifeMart Discounts during the pilot program year. With LifeMart Discounts, you can get exclusive offers on childcare, education, nutrition services, electronics, travel, entertainment, and more.
To learn more about the services provided, the specifics about this program (including eligibility) and to view the FAQs, visit the University Human Resources Benefits website, where there also will be a link to sign up for a Care.com membership.
Senior Vice President Human Resources