Pol-Employee Assistance Program
policy Employee Assistance Program modified Mon Oct 10 2022 09:59:39 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)
University of Louisville
Employee Assistance Program
May 1, 1992
This policy applies to University Administrators, Faculty, and Staff.
PROGRAM GOAL STATEMENT
The objective of the Faculty/Staff Employee Assistance Program is to reduce problems in the workforce and to retain valued employees. We recognize that problems of a personal nature can have an adverse effect on an individual's job performance. It is also recognized that personal problems can be dealt with most successfully when identified early and referred to appropriate care. Responsibility for the resolution of personal problems that may affect performance rests with the individual. The Employee Assistance Program (EAP), however, provides assistance through special arrangements with an outside counseling resource. The program deals with the broad range of human problems such as emotional/behavioral, family and marital, alcohol and/or drug, financial, legal, and other personal problems.
All levels of management should be aware of this resource and encourage faculty and staff with performance problems to use this resource when appropriate to assist in resolving performance problems related to personal problems.
The program provides problem assessment, some short-term counseling, and referral through an independent, private service provider agency under contract to the university. Costs for services of this provider are covered by the university. Costs of other services including those provided on a referral basis by others which are not covered by insurance or other benefits, are the responsibility of the faculty or staff member.
Vice President for Human Resources
RESPONSIBLE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT/DIVISION
215 Central Avenue, Suite 205
Revision Date(s): October 27, 2017 (change of address for Human Development Co.); December 14, 2021 (minor edits); August 24, 2022 (minor edit)
Reviewed Date(s): March 8, 2016
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