The Employee Assistance Program or EAP is a program that was established to give Federal civilian employees the necessary resources to cope with life’s difficulties. The services are confidential and free to U.S. EPA employees.
Personal problems can affect the lives of employees both at home and at work. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Federal Occupational Health (FOH) manages the EAP, covering more than 600,000 federal workers each year.
FOH’s licensed, certified counselors have Masters or Doctorate degrees and extensive post-graduate experience. The EAP provided by FOH is a comprehensive program that helps employees resolve personal problems that may adversely impact their work performance, conduct, health and well-being. FOH’s EAP addresses problems in the quickest, least restrictive, and most convenient manner while minimizing cost and protecting client confidentiality. Among the services we offer are: Leadership Today Advance Directives What to Expect When Contacting the Employee Assistance Program The Value of Employee Assistance Programs EAP Website Assessment, counseling and referral services Health And Wellness Presentations Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Employee risk management (supervisor and union consultation) “Continuous Quality Improvement” reviews Financial services Legal services Management reports (utilization and trend analyses) Program promotion Organizational development Law Enforcement EAP
If your situation warrants it, try counseling sessions through the EAP or through your health insurance provider. At least do an initial visit with EAP to determine if it is what will work best for you.Employee Assistance Programs.