COTTAGE HEALTH SYSTEM POLICY

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SUBJECT:

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP) POLICY

 

DEPT: Human Resources
POLICY #:  

 

GOAL

To provide professional consultation and referrals for personal situations which have or may have an adverse impact on personal lives and/or work performance.

 

POLICY

Cottage Health System  sponsors an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), which provides referrals and short-term counseling (up to 4 sessions) at no cost to the participant.  Participation in the EAP is confidential, unless the participant demonstrates intent to commit, or has committed illegal acts or is a threat to him/herself or others.

 

ELIGIBILITY

All CHS employees and their immediate family members, domestic partner, and/or significant other are eligible immediately from date of hire.

 

PROCEDURE

Self- Referrals

  1. Eligible participants may self-refer to the EAP.
  2. The EAP will provide assessment and referrals and, when appropriate, provide short-term counseling (up to 4 sessions).

Supervisory Referrals

  1. An employee may be referred to the EAP by his/her supervisor or other authorized CHS representative.
  2. If the referral is due to documented poor job performance or a behavioral performance in the workplace, the EAP will provide confirmation of counseling session participation to CHS.
  3. Participation and compliance with the recommendations of the EAP may be required as part of constructive counseling, or in conjunction with formal performance improvement action plan to correct a behavioral problem in the workplace.  Failure to comply with program requirements may result in further disciplinary action, up to and including termination.

Mental Health Benefits

  1. Employees and/or dependents covered under the CHS Medical Plan are encouraged to contact an EAP representative for information about the mental health/chemical dependency benefits
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COTTAGE HEALTH SYSTEM POLICY

RECOMMENDED BY: Diana Lovan DATE: 9/11

ORIGINAL POLICY EFFECTIVE DATE: 1/01

APPROVED BY: P Ryan DATE: 12/11

DATE REVISED: 5/06, 9/11 DATE REVIEWED: 5/02, 5/03, 12/08, 12/11