This confidential service is provided to State employees who face personal matters that adversely affect their job performance. Supervisors are encouraged to refer employees when an employee’s personal matters negatively impact work performance. The goal of the Program is to provide assistance to the employee and maintain satisfactory job performance. PARTICIPATION IN THE PROGRAM IS COMPLETELY VOLUNTARY, AND IS AVAILABLE ONLY TO EMPLOYEES.
Employees who are referred to the EAP will be scheduled for an initial assessment with an EAP counselor. Initial assessment session(s) are considered work-time and no fee or leave is charged to the employee for attendance. However, an employee who continues treatment beyond the initial assessment period, becomes responsible for any fees associated with subsequent treatment and the employee must begin to use accrued leave if receiving treatment during work hours.
Since the EAP accepts management referrals only, employees who are not experiencing job performance problems, but feel the need for counseling, are encouraged to contact their health care provider directly to arrange to receive it.
Also, the EAP is an essential part of the State’s initiative to eliminate the impact of Domestic Violence issues. Employees experiencing domestic violence are encouraged to contact the EAP Office for guidance. Employees may also find helpful resources through Judiciary's Domestic Violence Webpage.
Please be assured that job security and promotional opportunities will not be jeopardized by an employee’s participation in the EAP. Information will not be released without the expressed written consent of the employee.