You have made it through the excitement of bringing a new baby into the world and are ready to embark on a new journey of nurturing, loving, teaching, and growing. Below you will find on and off campus resources to help in this new and exciting time. Please know that this is not an exhaustive list of resources. More information about employee benefits and major life changes can be found in the Benefits section of this website. If you have any questions please contact the WorkLife Coordinator, Sue Sloop at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rooms for Nursing Mothers
GVSU recognizes the importance of supporting nursing mothers by providing space for mothers to express milk. If you are having difficulty making arrangements, please contact Sue Sloop at Work Life Connections, 331-8011 or email@example.com.
Have you heard about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)? Section 7 of the Fair Labor Standards Act, which now requires that employers provide “reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for her nursing child for 1 year after the child’s birth each time such employee has need to express the milk.” Employers are also required to provide “a place, other than a bathroom, that is shielded from view and free from intrusion from coworkers and the public, which may be used by an employee to express breast milk.”...
New Baby Packets
Grand Valley State University would like to welcome the newest addition to your family! Please accept our congratulations and warmest wishes on this new and wonderful stage in your life. Being a parent can be the hardest and the best job that you will ever do. Here at GVSU, we recognize that life does not stop when you go to work. Therefore, We have included several services on this page that may be helpful for you in supporting your role of parent and faculty/staff member. In addition, when you call the GVSU Benefits Department to let them know of the change in your benefits, we will send you a New Baby Packet filled with information on all aspects of parenting a newborn and a small gift for your little one. If you are not benefit eligible, please contact Sue Sloop to receive your New Baby Packet.