Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Purpose

The purpose of this Policy is to define the services offered to employees via the Employee Assistance Program.

Policy

The University offers a voluntary and professional service that provides information, counseling, and referral services to all full-time employees and their dependents that may be experiencing personal stress in their lives. The University’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides initial consultation and makes referrals to community counseling services for further assistance.

The EAP provides the following services without cost to employees:

• Assessment/referral interviews;

• Telephone consultations;

• Brief information/articles of interest to all employees.

Participation in the EAP does not excuse an employee from complying with the University’s policies or meeting job requirements. Participation will not prevent the University from taking disciplinary action against any employee for performance problems that occur before, after or during the time that the employee seeks assistance.

Employees may contact Employee Services for additional information on EAP.

Definitions

Dependent- anyone who resides in the employee’s household.

Procedures/ Guidelines

Not Applicable.

To learn more about this policy or the supporting procedures, please contact Employee Services

Policy updated on: Oct. 24, 2018