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Organizational Commitment

Organizational CommitmentOrganizational Commitment is your organization's willingness - demonstrated through attitude, words and action - to support the physical and mental well-being of your employees and is fundamental for well-being to truly take root in our workplace culture.

This includes leaders providing long-term commitment and support to employees' well-being, and Champions initiating well-being opportunities in their workplaces. San Francisco Health Service System's (SFHSS) Well-Being Team will support your department every step of the way to ensure that well-being has a positive and long-lasting impact on your employees and your workplace.



Well-Being@Work Resources

The SFHSS Well-Being Team helps facilitate onsite activities for employees including EAP consultations, seminars, and workshops for your organization.  Consider using the resources below to showcase your organization's commitment to Well-Being@Work.

Well-Being Policies

Employees spend most of their waking hours at work. A supportive well-being culture can keep employees engaged, productive, motivated, and healthy.  Departments can consider opportunities for senior level staff (managers and supervisors) to increase awareness of our Well-Being workplace policies, which are designed to support and improve employee health and work-life integration.  

Use the policies below to showcase your Department's Organizational Commitment

  • DHR Wellness Activities Policy

    To reinforce the City's commitment to employee well-being, departments are encouraged to allow flexible work schedules where operationally feasible to facilitate the ability of employees to participate in wellness programs. Examples may include allowing later or earlier start and end times or longer lunches, with adjustments to start or end times to make up time (with supervisor approval). Floating holidays, vacation, and compensatory time off (CTO) are also available for these purposes. For more information review the training deck.

    Learn more about the City & County of San Francisco DHR Wellness Activities Policy.

  • Injury & Illness Prevention

    The safety and well-being of our employees is very important. The City works to identify and eliminate employee exposures to avoidable hazards and conditions that can lead to injury, illness or accidents. Safety is everybody's job, and all employees are encouraged to remain alert and correct hazardous conditions and unsafe acts - if it is safe to do so - and/or report them to their supervisors.

    City departments have Injury and Illness prevention programs (IIPPs), which are specific to the various work environments, to help maintain safe and healthful workplaces, and to comply with federal and state laws and regulations.

    Learn more about the City & County of San Francisco Employee Safety and the City's Injury and Illness Prevention Policy.

  • Lactation

    The City supports an employee’s decision to express milk in the workplace. The City’s Lactation Policy ensures that employees have consistent guidance with clearly defined roles and responsibilities for supervisors and lactating parents. The policy aims to create a culture where lactation support is part of everyday work-life.

    Learn more about the City & County of San Francisco Lactation Policy and Resources

  • Telecommuting

    Telecommuting gives eligible employees the opportunity to work in a designated location away from the office. This alternate worksite program can increase employee productivity and satisfaction, help recruit and retain top talent, save employees hours spent commuting, and significantly reduce the City workforce's carbon footprint.

    Learn more about the City & County of San Francisco Telecommute Policy and Program

  • Office Ergonomics Awareness Training

    Ergonomics is the science that studies how to best make the work environment fit the worker. The goal of ergonomics is to help prevent injury and increase comfort and productivity. When ergonomic principles are applied in the work environment, visual and musculoskeletal discomfort and fatigue can be significantly reduced. By making adjustments to your work area and personal practices, you can minimize the risk factors that can contribute to injuries.

    Two Ways to Get Trained:

    1. In person training - Offered Monthly at the Catherine Dodd Wellness Center at 1145 Market. Register HERE.
    2. Online training - Offered at your own convenience. Simply access the Employee Portal. For class code, click HERE.

Well-Being@Work Spotlights

Departments throughout the City and County of San Francisco are focusing on organizational commitment through meaningful efforts that resonate with their employees. See the examples below which highlight opportunities for your department to make an Organizational Commitment to Well-Being in the workplace:



OC Icon with TextWell-Being@Work Grants

Grants provide a funding source for materials to support well-being in the workplace. See the examples below which highlight how Departments are using the Well-Being@Work Grant to support their efforts in Organizational Commitment

  • DHR trainings
  • CPR Training
  • Ergonomic Equipment
  • Bulletin Boards

Learn more about Well-Being@Work Grant opportunities for your department.