An Overview of Employee Wellness Programs (EWPs) in Large U.S. Cities

  title={An Overview of Employee Wellness Programs (EWPs) in Large U.S. Cities},
  author={Eric E. Otenyo and Earlene A. Smith},
  journal={Public Personnel Management},
  pages={24 - 3}
Although Employee Wellness Programs (EWPs) have been around for decades, initiatives in government organizations typically lag behind initiatives developed in the private sector in both magnitude and diversity. While city managers may invest in EWPs with the intent of saving on health care costs and of enhancing employee productivity, internal characteristics and incentive structures as well as the organizational culture within each individual bureaucracy ultimately shape the nature and… 

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