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Staff: Parenting & Pregnancy at UCI

Parenting & Pregnancy at UCI

Contact Information


Contact Information

Wendy Pawling, Disability Management Consultant:

Wendy Pawling is UCI's Disability Management Consultant and can provide information to help you with your pregnancy or parenting journey. She provides reasonable accommodation and return-to-work services to all UCI active campus employees with work and non-work incurred injuries or illnesses, conducts Transitional Return to Work Workshops regarding interpretation of UC policies and procedures and/or contracts and advises on compliance with federal and state laws, as well as development of Return to Work plans including Reasonable Accommodation Agreements, and reviews medical separation requests


Ingrid Fahr, Workers' Compensation & Disability Consultant:

Ingrid Fahr handles all Workers' Compensation, Disability Claims, and Leaves by appropriate coordinating point/department. She also acts as a liaison between campus and medical providers, Sedgwick CMS (Workers' Compensation claims administrator), Disability Management Consultant (Wendy Pawling), and Liberty Mutual (Disability Management claims administrator).


Campus Social Worker:

The office of the Campus Social Worker provides services that are available to the entire UCI community at no cost. Some of these services include private support for individual students, staff, or faculty during a medical, physical, familial and/or emotional crisis. Only students that are referred to the campus social worker by either a staff or faculty can be accommodated at this time.



Lactation Stations

Lactation Stations are quiet, comfortable, secure rooms where moms can breastfeed or pump for their child. UCI currently has several lactation stations on campus.

Lactation Rooms at the UCI Campus:

  • Student Wellness & Health Promotion, Student Center - Room G319
    • The space is available on a first come, first served basis, with a 30 minute time allotment.
    • Open from 8am - 5pm, Monday - Friday
    • Please contact Student Wellness & Health Promotion at 949-824-9355 or studentwellness@uci.edu if you have any questions or concerns.

  • Biological Sciences II, McGaugh Hall - Room 1301
    • The room will be locked inside when occupied
    • Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
    • Please contact the School of Biological Sciences at (949) 824-5444 if you have any questions or concerns.

  • School of Social Ecology, Social Ecology I - Room 261
    • Open from 7am - 11pm, Monday - Friday
    • Email Rick Orth (rorth@uci.edu) or visit the Social Ecology Student Service Office to request a key code

  • UCI Childcare Services, Infant and Toddler Center, 533 California Ave
    • This room is for Child Care employees and parents only.

  • UCI Law School, 401 E. Peltason Drive, Suite 1000
    • This room is for Law School employees and students only.
    • New mothers may reserve the private lactation room. Please make arrangements through the Director of Student Life.

Lactation Rooms at the Medical Center:

  • UCI Medical Center
    • A private room for pumping milk is available to residents and students
    • Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
    • The key is at the desk in the main lobby until 9:30 p.m. when the desk closes. The key is given to the security desk at that time so that is it accessible during the night. We do ask that the key be signed out so that we can track the room's usage, and to keep people from using the room to take breaks or sleep.
    • Please contact the Health Education Department at 714-456-8433 if you have any questions or concerns regarding the room or the process.

For more information about Lactation Stations, visit the UCI Student Wellness & Health Promotion page or view the UCI Lactation Accommodations Guidelines.



Ring Road Rides

SectioTo help students travel across campus, UC Irvine offers personalized site to site transportation between pre-defined campus locations under the Campus Accessibility, Rides, and Transportation (CART) Module called Ring Road Rides (RRR).

To help staff travel across campus, UC Irvine offers personalized site to site transportation between pre-defined campus locations under the Campus Accessibility, Rides, and Transportation (CART) Module called Ring Road Rides (RRR).

Riders eligible for this accommodation include students, faculty, and staff with qualifying permanent or temporary disabilities, e.g. broken legs, sprained ankles, manual wheelchairs, etc. There is no cost to the rider for this service, but pre-registration is required and there is a limit to the number of carts and drivers available. For more information, visit the Ring Road Rides page.



Parking

Staff who need a Temporary Disability Placard should apply for one through their local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). A placard is valid for up to 180 days (six months) or the time noted by your licensed medical professional on the application. Please note you must meet the criteria set by the DMV in order to receive one.

For frequently asked questions about applying for a Temporary Disability Placard or information on how to fill out an application, visit the California DMV website: CA DMV Brochure.