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Employee Assistance Program


The objective of the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is to reduce problems in the workplace and to retain valued employees.  Key identifiers:

·         Personal problems can adversely effect an individual's job performance.

·         Personal problems can be dealt with most successfully when identified early.

·         The individual is responsible for resolving personal problems that may affect performance.

The EAP provides assistance through an outside counseling agency and deals with the broad range of human problems.

All levels of management must be aware of this resource and encourage employees with performance problems to use this resource when appropriate.

The program provides problem assessment, short-term counseling, and referral through an independent, private agency and ABC covers costs for these services.  Costs of other services including those provided on a referral basis by others are the responsibility of the employee.


The program is available to all permanent employees no matter what their rank, job title or responsibilities.  The program is also available on a self-referral basis but the employee must first contact the agency for procedural instructions.

Employee participation in the program will not adversely affect promotion, disciplinary, or performance decisions.

All records and discussions are confidential.  Records will be kept by the agency and will not become a part of the employee’s personnel file.

Individuals with performance problems should be encouraged to seek assistance from the agency to determine if personal problems are contributing to the unsatisfactory performance.  If performance problems are corrected, no further action will be taken.  If performance problems persist, the individual will be subject to normal corrective procedures, regardless of program participation or non-participation.

Absences due to participation in the EAP are handled in accordance with policies pertaining to the use of annual and sick leave, personal time, and leaves of absence.

This program does not alter or replace existing policy or contractual agreements.  ABC expressly reserves the right to cancel this program at any time.

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