Say hello to Spark!

As a Splunker, you invest your energy and innovation into everything we do to bring data to everything. You are at the core of what makes Splunk, well, Splunky! In return, we’re here to support you in leading a healthy, happy, energized and purposeful life. Spark, our wellbeing program, is about giving you the tools you need to ignite your passion and fuel your purpose. Whether you’re in the market for a fitness refresh, a nutritional nudge or some mindfulness motivation, Spark resources offer that extra boost to turn every “shoulda” into a sure thing.

Say hello to Spark!

As a Splunker, you invest your energy and innovation into everything we do to bring data to everything. You are at the core of what makes Splunk, well, Splunky! In return, we’re here to support you in leading a healthy, happy, energized and purposeful life. Spark, our wellbeing program, is about giving you the tools you need to ignite your passion and fuel your purpose. Whether you’re in the market for a fitness refresh, a nutritional nudge or some mindfulness motivation, Spark resources offer that extra boost to turn every “shoulda” into a sure thing.

Happy New Year, Splunkers!

This is a great time of year to think about your wellbeing! The Spark Wellbeing Program has programs that can assist you in achieving your wellbeing goals. Energy for Purpose, Resilience, Mental Health First Aid Certification and many more!

Check out the Benefits & Wellbeing Pwny page for more details.

What we mean by wellbeing

At Splunk, we take a holistic approach to wellbeing. That means we look at the whole you when building our wellbeing programs. Our five pillars serve as the foundation for every resource we offer.

By boosting your sense of life purpose and solidifying the values and principles you live by, you can improve your clarity, strength and depth of commitment. The more something really matters to you, the more you’ll strive to achieve it.

Managing your emotional energy affects the quality of emotions you bring to each moment and connection. Positive emotions help you be your best self, promoting innovation, inclusion, resilience and resourcefulness. Negative emotions can put you in survival mode, impairing your ability to recognize solutions and build lasting relationships.

By building your energy management skills, you can sharpen your focus and boost your solution awareness, competency, concentration and critical thinking. Skills in this dimension of energy management drive focused, clear and holistic decision-making.

Your physical energy is primarily influenced by nutrition, hydration, movement and sleep. By increasing your energy, you can ensure you have the stamina needed to stay engaged at work and home.

You can achieve financial security by meeting your financial goals, saving for your future and reducing your financial risks.

Pwny Perks

What stands between you and your wellbeing? More workouts per week? Some meditation classes? A weekend getaway? Whatever your answer, the Pwny Perks program can help make your wellbeing journey a little smoother. If you are a regular full time or part time employee, you can get reimbursed for all kinds of wellbeing-related expenses. Seriously. If it makes you breathe easier, you can probably get reimbursed for doing it.

Eligible expenses

You can use Pwny Perks money for a wide range of expenses. Here are some examples.

  • Family Support: Doula/midwife, lactation assistance, childcare services, eldercare services
  • Financial Wellbeing: Financial planning, tax prep services, long-term care insurance
  • Fitness & Health: Health club memberships, sports, digital health apps, equipment, general health (e.g., acupuncture)
  • Food & Nutrition: Personal chef, nutrition coaches
  • Legal Support: Notary fees, estate planning, will, trust
  • Personal Travel & Entertainment
  • Petcare: Pet insurance, adoption, veterinary services
  • Professional Development: E-learning courses, testing fees, books
  • Transportation: Public transit, personal transit, parking
  • Tuition: Continuing education, student loan assistance/repayment

Maximum benefit per quarter* as of July 1, 2022

Looking for info on Australia? View the Program Overview.

* The quarterly benefit amounts will be paid in local currency based on the applicable currency exchange rates. Local benefit amounts may increase or decrease annually based on applicable currency exchange rates.

Dates and deadlines to remember

The program runs on a calendar year. You must submit your quarterly expenses no later than 60 days following that quarter. Expenses received after the 60 days will not be eligible for the prior quarter but may be eligible for the current quarter. Please refer to the chart below.

Date of service incurred
January 1 – March 31
January 1 – March 31
April 1 – June 30
April 1 – June 30
July 1 – September 30
July 1 – September 30
October 1 – December 31
October 1 – December 31
Claim submission deadline
January 1 – March 31
May 30
April 1 – June 30
August 29
July 1 – September 30
November 29
October 1 – December 31
February 29
In the event of termination of your employment, claims must be submitted for reimbursement within 15 days of the date of termination.

More about Pwny Perks

  • For more information, view the FAQ or your country-specific Pwny Perks program overview on the Pwny Portal.
  • Ready to submit an expense? Visit Forma (previously called Twic) via Okta!

Looking for more info on your benefits?

View the Benefits Guides on the Pwny Portal.

Energy for Purpose

Picture it. Your productivity, resilience and job performance are off the charts. Plus, you feel more engaged with your health, your mental energy and life in general. Wild, huh? Sure, the Energy for Purpose training program is based on the sciences of performance psychology, exercise physiology and nutrition, but it’s no sci-fi fantasy. All these energy and performance goals are well within your reach. You’ll be able to participate virtually or in person and learn to live a physically energized, emotionally resilient, mentally focused and purpose-driven life. That’s bound to make your time in this galaxy a lot more pleasant.

Head over to the Energy for Purpose Pwny page for more information.

Here are some upcoming programs. Click on a time zone below to access available sessions by region:

 

Personal Wellbeing and Energy Assessment

Imagine your life fully energized—physically energized, mentally focused, emotionally connected and fully aligned with your purpose. Taking the confidential Personal Energy Assessment will help you understand how you’re managing your energy across eight interconnected areas of wellbeing. You’ll receive a comprehensive report that shows how you’re managing your energy in each area of wellbeing, along with recommendations for engaging with various Splunk wellbeing programs.

Learn more.

Energy for Purpose

Picture it. Your productivity, resilience and job performance are off the charts. Plus, you feel more engaged with your health, your mental energy and life in general. Wild, huh? Sure, the Energy for Purpose training program is based on the sciences of performance psychology, exercise physiology and nutrition, but it’s no sci-fi fantasy. All these energy and performance goals are well within your reach. You’ll be able to participate virtually or in person and learn to live a physically energized, emotionally resilient, mentally focused and purpose-driven life. That’s bound to make your time in this galaxy a lot more pleasant.

Head over to the Energy for Purpose Pwny page for more information.

Here are some upcoming programs. Click on a time zone below to access available sessions by region:

 

Personal Wellbeing and Energy Assessment

Imagine your life fully energized—physically energized, mentally focused, emotionally connected and fully aligned with your purpose. Taking the confidential Personal Energy Assessment will help you understand how you’re managing your energy across eight interconnected areas of wellbeing. You’ll receive a comprehensive report that shows how you’re managing your energy in each area of wellbeing, along with recommendations for engaging with various Splunk wellbeing programs.

Learn more.

Healthy Mind

When it comes to mental health, we Splunkers have each other’s backs. We need to be able to spot the signs of depression, anxiety and other mental health issues in ourselves and know where to go for help. But it’s also important to have the skills to support the people around us. That’s where Healthy Mind comes in. These programs, tools and resources can help support your mental health in a way that works best for you. 

Modern Health

There are plenty of things you can accomplish in two minutes. Blowing through a bag of honey BBQ kettle chips comes to mind. But downloading an app that sets you on a path to mental wellbeing may be one of the healthier ways to spend 120 seconds.

Modern Health offers virtual one-on-one and group counseling (Circles) and therapy sessions, along with digital courses and meditations, to support you through short- or long-term struggles.

  • Up to 10 video sessions and unlimited texting with a certified coach
  • Up to 10 video or in-person sessions with a licensed therapist
  • Unlimited self-guided meditations, programs, and exercises
  • Live topic-based community sessions let by therapists and coaches

Areas of focus include:

  • Stress and anxiety
  • Work performance
  • Healthy lifestyles
  • Financial wellbeing
  • Inclusion and belonging
  • Life challenges
  • Mindfulness and meditation
  • Relationships

Get started by downloading the Modern Health app through the App Store or Google Play or by creating a Modern Health account.

Empathia EAP/Work-Life Services powered by Modern Health

We can all use a hand—or even just an ear—from time to time. With the Modern Health Global Employee Assistance Program (EAP), powered by Empathia and their third-party partners, you and your family can take advantage of a wide range of free concierge services to help with everyday tasks. The EAP/Work-Life Services program offers:

  • 24/7 individual crisis support with a master’s level counselor for help with urgent needs, including elevated anxiety and depression
  • Financial consultations and resources
  • Legal consultations with an attorney
  • Online and assisted searches for child and elder care, home improvement, veterinarians and pet sitting and more

Can Modern Health/Empathia be reached by phone (i.e. critical crisis support)?
Yes! If you have an urgent need, please contact Modern Health EAP/Work-Life Services at:

For US and Canada (Empathia powered by Modern Health):
Call 888-562-2243
US and Canada EAP Website
Password: MHC3

Outside of the US and Canada (WorkPlace Options powered by Modern Health):
Get a complete list of phone numbers by country
Outside US and Canada EAP Website
Splunk Password: splunk

Questions? Check out the FAQ.

Certifications and trainings

Mental Health First Aid Certification Training: a high-impact, skills-based training program that teaches you how to offer help to a person who may be experiencing mental health challenges and, if necessary, how to reach out for emergency services.

Here are some upcoming certifications programs (click to register):

  • Coming soon!

Mental Health Awareness Training for Managers: a course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis, by helping you identify, understand and respond to signs of addiction and mental illness.

Upcoming programs (click to register):

  • Coming soon!

Ongoing Mental Health Education: interactive, virtual monthly discussions and educational based seminars designed to inform and educate you about mental health and addiction or substance-use issues. Learn more about these programs and Splunk’s commitment to Mental Wellbeing on the Mental Wellbeing Programs Pwny page.

Resilience

Because you’ve been alive for a while, you know it’s impossible to completely avoid stressful situations. The best you can do is learn how to manage those bumps in the road whenever they pop up. This Resilience Training Program is an in-depth training solution geared toward helping individuals understand the art and science of resilience. The program is designed to help participants by increasing their ability to experience and handle all kinds of stress—physical, mental, emotional—so that they can remain more purpose-driven personally and professionally.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Identify the components of resilience and how it impacts our ability to perform
  • Build awareness of types of stress, stress symptoms and current coping strategies
  • Learn new tactics to help you grow and recover from stress
  • Identify your current mindset about stress
  • Integrate purposeful choice to support resilience

 

This program will consist of some self-paced foundational learning and three 2-hour live interactive sessions (one session per week for three weeks) with one optional follow-up session two weeks after the program ends.

Here are some upcoming programs (click to register):

  • Coming soon!

Resilience

Because you’ve been alive for a while, you know it’s impossible to completely avoid stressful situations. The best you can do is learn how to manage those bumps in the road whenever they pop up. This Resilience Training Program is an in-depth training solution geared toward helping individuals understand the art and science of resilience. The program is designed to help participants by increasing their ability to experience and handle all kinds of stress—physical, mental, emotional—so that they can remain more purpose-driven personally and professionally.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Identify the components of resilience and how it impacts our ability to perform
  • Build awareness of types of stress, stress symptoms and current coping strategies
  • Learn new tactics to help you grow and recover from stress
  • Identify your current mindset about stress
  • Integrate purposeful choice to support resilience

 

This program will consist of some self-paced foundational learning and three 2-hour live interactive sessions (one session per week for three weeks) with one optional follow-up session two weeks after the program ends.

Here are some upcoming programs (click to register):

  • Coming soon!

Financial wellbeing

Managing your finances can seem overwhelming. It’s no wonder that many of us avoid thinking about saving for our future—or even saving for anything. But why stay in the dark when there are professional financial planners available to you, through Splunk, who can shed some serious light on nearly all your money questions? Oh, and did we mention that it won’t cost you a thing?

With the Origin financial wellbeing program, you can start setting some serious financial goals by connecting one-on-one with local financial professionals who will support your every money move. Finances affect everyone—start your journey today.

More about Origin

For more information, view the FAQ or the Origin program overview on the Pwny Portal.

Ready to get started? Sign up for Origin via Okta!

Energizing Work Solutions

If you’ve ever tried to work from your coffee table—or during jury duty—you know it’s hard to stay energized in an uncomfortable, uninspiring work environment. Through the Energizing Work Solutions program, we’ll look for innovative ways to help you thrive in your workspace. With a focus on nutrition, office and home office design, travel health, ergonomics, meeting scheduling and—who knows—maybe even a yoga lesson or two, we try to find ways to help you stay refreshed and alert throughout the day.

Energizing Work Solutions

If you’ve ever tried to work from your coffee table—or during jury duty—you know it’s hard to stay energized in an uncomfortable, uninspiring work environment. Through the Energizing Work Solutions program, we’ll look for innovative ways to help you thrive in your workspace. With a focus on nutrition, office and home office design, travel health, ergonomics, meeting scheduling and—who knows—maybe even a yoga lesson or two, we try to find ways to help you stay refreshed and alert throughout the day.

Community

Do good, feel good

If you want to see the change, here’s a way to be the change. Social Impact is about empowering you to have a greater impact on your community through volunteering and giving. Splunk’s programs provide time (up to five days a year) and financial support to thousands of nonprofit organizations all over the world.

Embrace your million data points

Want to feel supported and appreciated for being exactly who you are? You’re in the right place! Splunk’s Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) provide community for underrepresented groups and allies. Groups include Pride, Womxn +, Veterans, Somos (Latinx), Black Employees And Mentors, Disabled=*True, Pilipinx, Natives and Neurodiversity. Learn more on the DEI Pwny Portal page.

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