SEC Staff Resources for Telework

working from home at Southwestern


Southwestern is committed to ensuring that staff employees have the tools, resources, and support they need to succeed while telecommuting. Managers at Southwestern understand that they now have a heightened role to play in assessing the unique needs of their diverse teams to support equity in this new environment; they are here to help you.

Remote Work 101

Setting Up Your Work Station

Human Resources

  • Paid vacation time - you earned it, and we encourage you to use it!
  • Schedule a consultation with Marcie Canal for work/life balance management tips
  • Contact HR for work-at-home reimbursement requests, rideshare subsidies, and other questions regarding telecommuting expenses

Mental Health Resources

  • Employee Assistance Program: The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a confidential counseling and referral service for you and your household members. 
  • Headspace for Los Angeles County Residents (Sponsored by LA County): Tools and resources to look after your mind. 

Technical Support

Technology plays an essential role in telework but it can be challenging to get started, know exactly what you need, and troubleshoot problems. Not to fear; Southwestern's Information Technology team has your back and is ready to help!

Physical Wellness

  • COVID-19 testing through LA County
  • Aetna Resources (Members Only): Discounts on medical supplies, natural products, and services; Fitness discounts through LifeMart; Lasik discounts; vision/oral/hearing care; Weight management tools; Emotional health tips; Teladoc and MinuteClinic

Family and Childcare

LinkedIn Learning

Interesting in sharpening your skills and furthering your professional development? Check out this curated list of LinkedIn Learning courses to maximize your work from home experience. There are thousands of additional on-demand courses available when you log in with our Southwestern subscription.

Master the work-from-home basics

Enhance your communication with tech

Build your “co-working” skills

Take care of yourself