Department of Human Resources

State Employee Resources

OWAA is looking for ways to support women employees. If you have any suggestions or ideas for programs or resources, please reach out to us at

OWAA Webinar Series for State Employees

Introducing AccessCare – Join us to explore the program, discover the range of childcare options available, and learn how to find the perfect fit for your family's needs. Dive into the wealth of information on, empowering you to make informed choices for your child's care and development.

May OWAA Webinar Series

May Webinar Details

Speaker: Elizabeth Smith, Team Leader Childcare Initiatives with Children & Families First
Topic: Discover AccessCare: Your Gateway to Quality Childcare in Delaware – A FREE Resource for Every Family!
Date and Time: May 3, 2024 11:00AM - 12:00PM

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Menopause 101 is an overview of perimenopause and menopause . We look at definitions of what these two topics actually are as defined by science . During the lecture we will discuss symptoms, over the counter treatment options for a variety of symptoms that are experienced during this time period of life . As well we will look at prescription treatments, including use of hormonal treatments in a variety of forms, as well as new medications that are specifically non – hormonal, that are being directly marketed to consumers through advertising on TV on and in print ads . Additional topics we will discuss include sleep issues, weight gain and bone health.

June Webinar Details

Speaker: Dr. Helen McCullough
Topic: Menopause 101
Date and Time: June 13, 2024 11:00AM-12:00PM

March OWAA Webinar Series

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Archived Webinars

Lactation Rooms

Guidelines for Nursing Employees state that agencies shall designate a location, other than a bathroom, for nursing employees to express milk, that is shielded from view and free from intrusion from co-workers and the public. Agencies must also provide reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for up to one (1) year after the birth of a child. The employee must be completely relieved from duty, or the time must be compensated as work time. Breaks for expressing breast milk shall not be considered FMLA leave.

Please reach out to your HR Representative about the location and procedure for using a lactation space.

Check out this resource on best practices for creating a lactation room

Employee Assistance Program

The ComPsych® GuidanceResources® program is a FREE program available exclusively for State of Delaware Group Health Plan non-Medicare members and their dependents. The program offers someone to talk to and resources to consult whenever and wherever you need them. Members can call the toll-free number at 877-527-4742 directly for 24/7 access to a GuidanceConsultant℠, who will answer your questions and, if needed, refer you to a counselor or other resources such as work-life, legal and financial support.

Register online (WebID: State of Delaware) for access to articles, podcasts, videos, webinars, and other helpful tools. Once you register, you will have access to everything ComPsych has to offer including resources on the following topics:

  • Pregnancy and child birth including planning and conception, expecting a baby, labor and delivery, breastfeeding, and postpartum depression.

  • Expanding a family through having a baby or adoption

  • Finding child care including the types of care and what to look for (AccessCare is a free service outside of the EAP offered by Children and Families First that provides child care referrals for programs specific to Delaware including Purchase of Care, Family Home Care Centers, Preschools, School Age Programs, and Summer Camps).

  • Parenting

  • Elder Care

  • Career Development