The employee wellness program provides the foundation for the City to develop activities and modify work environments to support the health and well-being of City employees. Department Heads are strongly encouraged to be flexible and support employee participation in wellness activities and initiatives. The goal of the program is to identify risk and provide avenues for behavior modification to reduce chronic disease and reducing medical costs associated with an unhealthy lifestyle.
In support of the West U Wellness Program, the City encourages employees to engage in a regular program of exercise to increase their levels of physical activity. Department Heads may approve an employee's request to use up to 45 minutes of paid time each scheduled work day, up to three days per week, during normal working hours for the employees to exercise at city-owned facilities.