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Family-Friendly Services

Texas State University supports families and is pleased to offer a variety of family-friendly services and resources to assist Bobcat employees balance work and life. 

We understand that families are unique and therefore have different needs. From mother-friendly accommodations, summer camps, child and elder care, family discounts, pet care and other resources you are sure to find the right support to meet your family's needs.

We invite you to explore our family-friendly services below.

Parents


Here you'll find information regarding our mother-friendly worksite, tips for first-time dads and other resources.

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Mother-Friendly Worksite

About

Texas State is proud to provide educational resources, break time and special rooms in buildings across campus for nursing mothers.

We are one of the few public Texas universities to be designated a Mother-Friendly Worksite and offer accommodations across our campus.

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Guidelines to Access and Use Nursing Rooms

Texas State University provides comfortable and private nursing rooms for mothers available for all faculty and staff. Read more about the guidelines to access and use the nursing rooms

Renovated rooms and supplies are made possible through a grant from the Texas Department of State Health Services as part of a Mother-Friendly Policy Initiative.

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Policy

Read the official Mother-Friendly Worksite Policy (04.04.61)

The Texas Health and Safety Code §165.003 recognizes that a mother is entitled to breastfeed her baby in any location. 

Acknowledging the health benefits that breastfeeding offers to both newborns and their mothers, Congress amended the Fair Labor Standards Act  requiring that employers provide breastfeeding mothers with “reasonable break time” and private space to express breast milk during the work day.

Family-Friendly Policies

Miscellaneous HR Policies (04.04.01)

  •  Flex-Time (Section 03.03)
  •  Telecommuting (Section 05.02)

Mother-Friendly Worksite Policy (04.04.61)

University Leave Policy (04.04.30)

  • Parental Leave (Section 06)
  • Children Educational Activities (Section 07)
  • Federal Family & Medical Leave Procedures (Section 07)
  • Sick Leave (Section 04)
  • Assistant Dog Training (Section 10.01 d.)

Kids


Explore resources for kids, including child care, back-to-school special offers and summer camps.

  • Child CareVisit Texas State's Child Development Center for information on child care programs.

  • Summer Camps: The summer season is over, and with it this year's camps. But don't worry. You can still access information about the 2016 summer camps here. We'll be back next season with more information!

Pets


Pets are an important part of your family. Visit Bobcat Balance for information on resources, adoption, insurance and more for you furry family members. 

Elder Care


Visit Bobcat Balance for elder care services, including assisted living, Medicare, caregiver support and more.