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
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.