• Employee Assistance Program (Carebridge)

    From time to time virtually everyone encounters problems and conflicts, which can feel overwhelming. Carebridge Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Work-Life Services will provide confidential consultations to help you successfully manage life’s challenges. Carebridge counselors will listen to your concerns, help identify the source of your problems, and work with you to bring about practical solutions as quickly as possible. 

    Carebridge and its network of skilled EAP counselors offer you a choice of either face-to-face or convenient scheduled telephone consultations. Each counselor is trained, credentialed, and experienced in helping you or your eligible dependent. 

    Marital Relationships Grief and Loss
    Alcohol Problems Financial Pressures
    Stress Management Difficult Emotional Issues
    Family/Parenting Relationships Spousal/Child/Parent Abuse
    Drug Problems Work Relationships
    Depression and Anxiety Smoking Cessation

    Via telephone, your Carebridge Work-Life Counselor will provide consultation and in-depth resources until your concerns are successfully resolved. Each Carebridge Counselor has an advanced degree and extensive experience in their specialized field.

    Child Care Resources and Referrals Personal Financial Management
    Eldercare Consultation and Referrals Time Management and Life Balance
    College Planning Personal Convenience Services
    Continuing Education Achieving Wellness
    Adoption Information Online Shoppers Discount Program

    Carebridge services are accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. To learn more, please visit the Carebridge site.  The access code for Catholic University is HSBH4.

  • Child Care Resources

    As a Catholic University employee, you are automatically enrolled and eligible to tap into the many resources and benefits provided by the University’s employee assistance program, Carebridge. Among the services and resources available through Carebridge you will find extensive resources dedicated to educating and assisting you in the selection of child care.

    Using the resources made available by Carebridge, you may conduct your own search or you may choose to work with a Carebridge child care specialist. Carebridge child care specialists are available to assist CUA employees by conducting a search for specific or unique information, providing information on parenting concerns, assisting employees in choosing child care, and answering questions. The Carebridge Child Care Resource Libraries include information on topics such as day care centers; family/group day care homes; in-home care including nannies and au pairs; separation anxiety information; child care safety; checklists for child care, and many other useful topics.

    Please visit the Carebridge site to learn more about services available.  The access code for Catholic University is HSBH4.

  • WMATA's SmartBenefits Program

    Your SmartBenefits Contribution can now be electronically downloaded onto your WMATA registered SmarTrip card!

    The SmartTrip card is a permanent plastic fare card that is used to ride Metrorail and Metrobus, as well as to pay for parking at Metro-operated parking lots.

    We all have an interest in relieving traffic congestion and the resulting air pollution. Increasing the use of public transportation is one of the best ways to accomplish this. The University is offering this benefit because we believe it is important to support the increased use of public transportation and the resulting benefit to the environment.

    The Catholic University of America employees who participate in the SmartBenefits program can sign up to have up to $255.00 per month withheld for transit and $255.00 per month withheld for parking, pre-tax. An employee's payroll deduction for the SmartBenefits program cannot exceed the actual stated public transportation commuting cost. An employee can begin, change, or end participation at any time if commuting methods change.

    If you are interested in participating in SmartBenefits, you must complete a Salary Reduction Authorization form and submit it to the Office of Human Resources. Forms received by the 10th of the month will be processed for the next month's deductions.

    If you would like further information about the SmartBenefits program, visit the WMATA website. If you have questions please contact the Office of Human Resources by e-mail or by phone at (202) 319-5050.