Dependent Care for Managers

Successful managers know what resources are available to help their employees manage their dependent care responsibilities such as when an employee has a child, a spouse becomes seriously ill or an employee is managing the long term care of a parent or child with special needs. The Emory WorkLife Resource Center has compiled a list of such resources to help you help your employees.

Tips for Managers

Work-Life Tips for Managers Flyer


1. Be knowledgeable about resources that are available to help you and your employees manage work-life.

Dependent Care Resources Available to Employees at Emory

Child Care

Adult Care

Emory WorkLife Resource Center (website, staff, consultation and training)

Emory Child Care Network


Emory Employee-Student Job Network

Emory’s Annual Camp & Learning Expo


Emory’s Annual Back to School Campaign


BrownRichards & Associates (Dependent Care Resource & Referral)

Flexible Work Arrangements

Leave Options

Faculty Staff Assistance Program

Emory Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center


Emory Child Study Center


Emory Autism Center


Dependent Care & Health Care Flexible Spending Accounts

Long Term Care Insurance


Wesley Woods Center & Geriatric Hospital


WorkLife Workshops


2. Understand workplace policies and who to refer to when you need assistance with interpretation. Employee Relations staff is available to help employees and managers with interpretation of policies. They can be reached at (404) 727-7626.


3. Embrace flexibility and try to look at new ways for how, where and when work can be done to be most productive and efficient for the university, your department and your employees. The Emory WorkLife Resource Center is available to provide consultation to leaders, managers, employees, and departments interested in creating a more flexible work environment.


4. Evaluate performance based on work results and overall business operations.


5. Maintain clear, open and honest communication with employees about performance expectations.


6. Take a reason-neutral position towards work-life requests from your staff.


7. Remember that all employees have lives and responsibilities outside the workplace.


8. Be mindful of what expectations you set for employees beyond working hours such as sending and responding to email.


9. Be a positive work-life role model for your employees (and other managers).


10. Ask for help if you need it. Contact the Emory WorkLife Center for additional assistance with work-life related questions.