At one point or another in our lives, we all
face personal problems. Usually these problems are
handled without much difficulty. Sometimes, however, the
solution is difficult to find, and the problem may affect our job
performance. What may seem like a tremendous burden to one
person can be lighter when shared with someone else, especially if
that person is trained to know where to find help.
The Employee Assistance Program
can assist you in finding where to go for help for your problems
that may affect your job performance. It can provide
assistance to you for a variety of problems by referring you to
those people and agencies in the community who specialize in the
Of course, problems directly related to the job
will be handled as they are now. The Employee
Assistance Program is designed to handle those problems
outside of work only.
Who can use the program?
Any employee or dependent family member of a
contracting employer may use the services since a problem at home
with a family member may also interfere with your job performance
Is there any cost for the service?
Initial short term counseling is of no cost to
you. Your company has prepaid the fees. (Number of
visits is determined by your company).
How to obtain these services....
You may call the Employee Assistance
Program at (276) 632-6269 or your company representative.
All contacts will be handled in the same way as the privileged
information you give your doctor, lawyer, or clergyman.
Employees who seek this service on their own are assured that
their problem, its source, treatment and outcome will remain