Global Well Being Services and Health Benefits

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Global Well Being Services

© 2006 IBM Corporation

HIV and IBM


Dr Kim Margaret Hobbs

Global Well Being Services and Health Benefits

Director


IBM Asia Pacific







July 2007






Global Well Being Services

© 2006 IBM Corporation







Overview



Policy , programs and practice


Employment


Benefits



Research and Support Programs




Global Well Being Services

© 2006 IBM Corporation

IBM

POLICIES:
Providing the framework


Corporate Policy 127
Responsibility for employee well
-
being and product safety




Safe and healthful workplace


Provide well
-
being education




Corporate Instruction HR 113
Protection of Employee Information


Uniform practice for collecting, using, disclosing, storing accessing, transferring or other
processing employee information


Implementation of IBM Guidelines for Protection of Employee Information


Fair and lawful process


Employee consent before disclosure


Maintain privacy and confidentiality


Secure sensitive information


Corporate Instruction HR 114 IBM Global Employment Standards


Nondiscrimination and harassment


Ethical


Respect and dignity



Corporate Instruction HR 110
IBM Employee Well
-
being


Healthy work environment


Improved health through prevention





Global Well Being Services

© 2006 IBM Corporation

IBM (AP Model ) HIV/AIDS Policy

IBM is committed to provide a healthy and safe working environment for all employees. This is in accordance with IBM Corporat
e p
olicy on
Responsibility for Employee Well
-
Being as well as current national health regulations and requirements as they relate to HIV/AID
S.

The company’s HIV/AIDS policy and related programs are intended to ensure that all employees have adequate awareness of the c
aus
es,
consequences and prevention of the disease to adequately protect themselves and others in response to the HIV epidemic.

POLICY STATEMENT

a. Compliance

IBM will ensure that employment practices comply with local laws and regulations as well as internal IBM standards.

b. Awareness

IBM will provide all its employees sensitive, accurate information on risk reduction strategies in their personal lives, with

th
e objective of reducing
the stigma of HIV/AIDS, encouraging safe behaviour and improving their understanding on prevention and treatment.

c. Non
-
discrimination

Employees living with HIV/AIDS have the same rights and obligations as all staff members and they will be protected against a
ll
forms of unfair
discrimination based on their HIV status.

IBM, when possible, makes accommodations to allow employees with HIV/AIDS to remain on the job.

IBM does not require HIV screening as part of pre
-
employment or general workplace physical examinations.

d. Safe and healthy workplace


i.
IBM is committed to provide a healthy and safe working environment.

ii.

Based on scientific and epidemiological evidence, IBM considers persons with HIV/ AIDS do not pose a risk to others in the wo
r
kplace while
carrying out their occupational duties at IBM.

e. Confidentiality

There is no obligation by the employee to inform the company about the clinical status in relation to HIV/AIDS. However if em
plo
yee volunteers to
disclose their HIV/ AIDS status, will be kept strictly confidential.

Voluntary testing for HIV/AIDS, when asked for by the employee, will be carried out by private or community health services,
and

not at workplace.

This policy shall be subject to periodic reviews keeping in view international developments in the understanding of the epide
mio
logy and control of
HIV/AIDS.

Signed:

Date:




Global Well Being Services

© 2006 IBM Corporation

IBM HIV POLICY PRINCIPLES :


Recognizing HIV/AIDS as a workplace issue


Ensuring non
-
discrimination


Recognizing gender equality


Promising healthy work environment


Prohibiting exclusion from employment discrimmination


Ensuring continuation of employment when ill


Prevention of new infections


Providing support and care


Enabling access to employee benefits programs



Global Well Being Services

© 2006 IBM Corporation

Programs


Awareness , Responsibility


Executive, Manager


Regional Policy endorsement


Managing those with illness


Managing potential exposures



Training, Education
Manager


Employee




Universal Precautions
” in First Aid at Work



Counseling

:
Confidential counseling programs cover for HIV and associated
issues
.


A Self Assessment tool

made available to all employees

to enable assessment of
personal risk of exposure to HIV/AIDS


Assure Access to Employement Benefits

such as IBM sick leave, rehabilitation
programs, long term disability


Support Inclusive Health Insurance Benefits

:
promoting change in opportunities
for equitable programs



Providing Pimary Care

in selected IBM communities





Global Well Being Services

© 2006 IBM Corporation






Overview


Policy : Employment Benefits





Research and Community Support



ANKALI
-

Employee Volunteering


WORLD COMMUNITY GRID




Global Well Being Services

© 2006 IBM Corporation




Engagement in Communities

:






Promotion and Support for Employee Volunteering



The Ankali Project

was established in 1985 in response to the overwhelming emotional support
needs of people being diagnosed with AIDS. Ankali is an Aboriginal word meaning friend..

These days’ people living with HIV/AIDS experience a range of difficulties from feeling down to
being socially isolated.

Volunteers are matched with clients on a one
-
to
-
basis and we ask that you be available to your
client for between 1 to up to 5 hours a week. Volunteers spend time with their client each week
on the phone or face to face going for a coffee, a walk or a movie.

Volunteers are expected to attend a volunteer support group for one hour a week.

We are currently recruiting volunteers to provide emotional and social support to people living
with HIV/AIDS, their carers, partners & families.


The next volunteer training workshop is being held on two consecutive weekends: 7th & 8th and
14th & 15th July 2007. The next training we have scheduled is in November 2007.

If you’re friendly, understanding & accepting, can spare some time each week, and can commit to
the Project for six months, please phone 9332 9742 or email

Ankali



If you volunteer, don't forget to register and track your community hours on the IBM On
Demand Community intranet site.



This way you can gain full access to all of IBM's resources and tools to help your local
community organisations
.
(
From Employee Newslinks
)





Global Well Being Services

© 2006 IBM Corporation

Engagement in Communities
(cont

)


Lotus Notes Assistance for Aids Council of NSW


IBM internal contact


(
Name given

)


We are looking for a Lotus Notes (LN) developer that could meet with ACON to
explore how we could provide assistance / knowledge and experience to help
them get more out of Lotus Notes.


ACON know they could use LN more effectively however do not have the
resources to invest in training for their small (3
-
person) IT team. As an example of
the initiatives in mind, ACON would like to learn more about creating workflows to
streamline charity business processes; and utilise LN databases to manage
website user details and also drive content distribution (based on what
information a member of the public has registered to receive.)


An initial meeting to explore possible ways to help is suggested as the first step. “





Global Well Being Services

© 2006 IBM Corporation

IBM World Community Grid



Grid computing joins together many individual
computers, creating a large system with massive
computational power that far surpasses the power of a
handful of supercomputers.


Because the work is split into small pieces that can be
processed simultaneously, research time is reduced
from years to months.


The technology is also more cost
-
effective, enabling
better use of critical funds.




Global Well Being Services

© 2006 IBM Corporation



Global Well Being Services

© 2006 IBM Corporation

Research and Community


IBM World Community Grid

World Community Grid's mission is to create the largest public computing
grid benefiting humanity


Success depends on individuals collectively contributing their unused
computer time to this not
-
for
-
profit endeavour.


Donate the time our computer is turned on,


but is idle, to projects that benefit humanity!


Secure software that does it all for free, is provided .

Participants become part of a community that is helping to change
the world.

http://www.ibm.com/podcasts/howitworks/021307/index.html



Global Well Being Services

© 2006 IBM Corporation



Global Well Being Services

© 2006 IBM Corporation








IBM encourages our employees to participate in the
World Community Grid.

Through this employees are able to contribute the idle
time on their PCs towards humanitarian research for
various projects, one of which is
FightAIDS@Home
.

FAAH is a project of the Scripps Research Institute

This is an internet


distributed computing project with the goal of designing
new therapeutic approaches that are effective in the treatment of AIDS in the
face of viral drug resistance. The pool of potential drug molecules as wellas
that of possible mutant HIV proteins that may evolve is enormous. The
computationally intensive goals of the project involve the prediction of
relevant interactions between these two pools of molecules to design
effective AIDS therapies


Led by Dr. Arthur Olson , Scripps Research Institute

(
http://www.scripps.edu/mb/olson/)



Global Well Being Services

© 2006 IBM Corporation

Research and community

Become a participant in the world community grid




By donating
your
unused computer time, you can begin to change
the world for the better.




No other technological breakthrough has demonstrated the
power of individuals more than grid computing.






http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/

http://www.ibm.com/podcasts/howitworks/021307/index.html




Global Well Being Services

© 2006 IBM Corporation

Research and Community

Researchers :

World Community Grid's Advisory Board is looking for new research






Seeking projects that can benefit from grid technology and that have a positive
impact on humanity.







http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/