3.8 Personal Assistance Benefit

3.8 Personal Assistance Benefit

MIT offers a personal well-being and work-life benefit, MyLife Services, that provides confidential assessment, consultation, and counseling, along with research and referrals, for MIT faculty, staff, postdoc associates and postdoc fellows, and their families. These services cover a wide range of issues, including emotional wellbeing, substance abuse, financial and legal issues, child and elder care concerns, and relationship and family problems. MyLife Services also provides consultation with supervisors, administrators, and Human Resources representatives.

Employees using MyLife Services may be able to use paid sick time or personal time under the general rules that apply to those types of leave at MIT. See Section 4.3, Sick Leave/Personal Leave and Section 4.3.2, Paid Leave for Medical Examination and Care. Employees using MyLife Services are subject to the same job performance expectations as other similarly situated employees.