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Personal Wellness Initiative Funds

Information About Your Personal Wellness Initiative Funds:


Personal Wellness Initiative Funds:

Employees who have earned 75 wellness points may be eligible to receive $100 per fiscal year to use toward a personal wellness initiative!  You will receive one wellness point for each activity completed that relates to your overall wellness. The Wellness Tracking Sheet (N:/ARCC Public/Wellness Committee/Wellness Tracking Sheet.xlsx) indicates what activities you can get points for. 

The following guidelines explain activities that may be funded by the $100 person wellness initiative, eligibility information, and procedures to request funding and reimbursement.

Reimbursable Wellness Initiatives May Include:

- Classes and/or lessons including:

  • Aerobics
  • Tai Chi
  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • Smoking cessation
  • Stress management
  • Nutrition
  • Weight Watchers

- ARCC or Community Ed fitness classes

- Continuing Education classes related to Health & Wellness in conjunction with ARCC/CECT

- Membership fee to health clubs

- Personal strength training

- Online health programs

Note:  Massage is not an approved reimbursable wellness initiative.

Note: Wellness funds cannot be used for personal fitness equipment, tangible items of value, or recreational activities.


Don’t forget to complete your Wellness Tracking Sheet showing your 75 wellness points earned. Submit the Wellness Tracking Sheet with your Wellness Funds Request Form.

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Who Is Eligible For The $100 Personal Wellness Initiative Funds?

All administrators, full/part-time staff and full/part-time faculty who have completed six months of employment are eligible for the $100 Personal Wellness Initiative Funds.

Eligible employees* are members of AFSCME, Commissioner’s Plan, Managerial Plan, MAPE, MMA, MSCF and Administrators who fall under the following categories:

  • Faculty who have completed six months of employment with Anoka-Ramsey and are:
    • Full-time unlimited
    • Part-time unlimited
    • Part-time temporary (proportionate to the average number of credits taught over the previous four years.  (n ÷ 30 credits) X (100 x N) where n = average number of credits per year considering at most the last 4 years and N = 1, 2, 3, or 4 years of teaching within the three year period)
  • Staff who have completed six months of employment with Anoka-Ramsey and are:
    • Full-time unlimited
    • Part-time unlimited
    • Full-time seasonal
    • Part-time seasonal
    • Part-time temporary (prorated based on FTE of assignment within the past six months)
  • Administrators who have completed six months of employment with Anoka-Ramsey.

*While all employees can still participate in group activities; intermittent, emergency, employees on leave, and those within their initial six months of employment cannot access individual wellness funds.

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How Do You Request Funds For Your Personal Wellness Initiative?

Application procedure for approval:

  • Complete a Wellness Funds Request form (N:/ARCC Public/Wellness Committee /Wellness Request Form.xlsx).
  • Attach a copy of your Wellness Tracking Sheet with 75 points
  • Attach all required receipts.
  • The Wellness Funds Request form is to be signed by the employee’s supervisor and routed to the Wellness Coordinator.
  • The Wellness Coordinator will route the form to the Chief Human Resources Officer for approval.
  • Upon approval, the Wellness Coordinator will notify the President’s Office for publication in the College Bulletin.
  • Upon approval, the Wellness Coordinator will return the form to the employee with instructions on how to obtain funding or reimbursement.
  • If the request if denied, the Wellness Coordinator will notify the employee.


Procedure For Funding:

  • Complete an Internal Requisition (N:/ARCC Public/FORMS/ internal requisition.xls). Signatures are not required on the Internal Requisition.
  • Attach a copy of the approved Wellness Request form.
  • Complete registration if required. If the class is at the Training and Development Center at ARCC, complete the Continuing Education Class Registration form (N:/ARCC Public/Wellness Committee/Continuing Education Class Registration form.pdf).
  • Submit to Purchasing at least two weeks prior to the event.
  • A copy of the Purchase Order will be sent to the vendor and to the employee.
  • If the funds are obligated and you cannot attend, you must either find an eligible replacement or you are responsible for repayment to the Wellness Committee fund.

 Procedure For Reimbursement:

  • Complete an Employee Expense form (N:/ARCC Public/ FORMS/Employee Expense form/Employee Expense form.xls).
  • Attach a copy of the approved Wellness Request form.
  • Attach all required receipts.
  • Attach proof of grade if applicable (required on all credit classes) or certificate of completion (for all non-credit classes).
  • Submit to Payroll.
  • Reimbursement will be a direct deposit on paycheck.

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