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Welcome to the Employee Wellness Program
Wellness Program Vision
The Sarasota County Schools Employee Wellness Program will provide a balanced and proactive wellness program to employees that will improve their individual health and health behavior patterns and produce tangible improvements in their use of health care services, reduce health-related costs, and enhance their personal wellbeing. Healthy lifestyle behaviors will reduce injuries both on and off the job, decrease costs for both the employee and the district, decrease absenteeism, and increase employee productivity and job satisfaction.

Wellness Mission
The Employee Wellness mission is to decrease the health risks of employees while empowering them to be active, involved, conscientious health care consumers. The Employee Wellness program encourages employees to take responsibility for enhancing their own well-being, decreasing their risks for acute and chronic illness and premature death, knowing when to seek appropriate care for medical problems, and acquiring knowledge tools for achieving high level wellness.

Program Background
Employee Wellness has been an active part of Sarasota County Schools since 2008. The Employee Wellness Program provides formal and informal activities designed to support and enhance the health and well-being of employees and thus ensure a healthy and productive workforce. 

Needs Assessment
Needs assessment is a critical part of wellness program planning. Sarasota Schools Employee Wellness program assesses needs on three levels. First is our survey process. We request that individual participants complete surveys indicating wants and needs and solicit any other feedback. Secondly, we review claims and utilization reports and identify higher frequency and cost areas. Next we review current literature and look at trends and patterns locally, regionally, and nationally.

Because the needs determined by the employee interest surveys and medical utilization/claims data are diverse, Employee Wellness will provide programming aimed at lifestyles and behaviors that are associated with increased risk and cost. Levels of programming used include:
• Awareness
• Education
• Behavior Change
• Environmental or Cultural Change

Individual and Sarasota Schools Responsibilities
Healthy lifestyles and behaviors should be the goal and responsibility of every individual employee. Sarasota Schools should create an environment that is safe and conducive to health, and that offers opportunities for healthy lifestyle choices. The employee has the opportunity to access the system, to contribute some ownership, and to make the necessary choices regarding their health.

Each District Cost Center site has a designated Wellness Champion to assist employees with Wellness Programs and questions.

Prevention Pays
Active Board appointment employees may participate in the Prevention Pays incentive program and may be eligible for up to a $100 incentive for completing health screening and wellness programs.  The Prevention Pays incentive form is located on the Employee SharePoint site or www.sarasotacountyschools.net/departments/riskmanagement

For more information please contact Employee Wellness at (941) 927-9000, ext. 31363 or Erin Singerman at Erin.Singerman@sarasotacountyschools.net

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Welcome to Risk Management

Risk Management is part of the Financial Services Department, which is dedicated to the effective and efficient management of the school district's financial affairs.

The responsibilities of the Risk Management Department include administration of the benefit plans for the district's active employees and retirees, as well as Worker's Compensation claims. We are a service-oriented group who are here to assist you in any way we can. You can find general and benefit specific information and forms here.

If you have any question about your benefits please feel free to contact the representative for that benefit as listed below.

Risk Management Contacts

Lynn Peterson, Supervisor…ext. 32315

Sabine Flesch, Benefits Specialist…ext. 32316
(Aflac, Worker’s Compensation, 401K, 403B)

Valeta Clark, Benefits Specialist…ext. 32317
(Dental, Vision, Life, Long Term Disability, Flexible Spending)

Jarett Curtis, Benefits Specialist…ext. 32318
(Retirement, Retiree Benefits, Medical Benefits)

Martina Olson, Florida Blue Representative…ext. 32314 



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Human Resources
Division of Operations

Phone: 941-927-9000, ext. 31200
Fax: 941-927-4020
1960 Landings Boulevard
Sarasota, Florida 34231
Maroon 1st Floor

Human Resources & Equity
Roy Sprinkle, Director of Human Resources/Labor Relations

Bonnie Bell, Administrative Assistant
941-927-9000, ext. 31213

Al Harayda, Employee Relations Administrator and Equity
941-927-9000, ext. 31217

Risk Management
Lynn Peterson, Supervisor
Phone: 941-927-9000, ext. 32315
Fax: 941-927-7475
Green 2nd Floor 

Staff Wellness
Erin Singerman, Wellness Coordinator 
941-927-9000, ext. 31363

Jarett Curtis, Benefits Specialist
Phone: 941-927-9000, ext. 32318    

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