The Army’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a voluntary, confidential program that helps employees (including management) work through various life challenges that may adversely affect job performance, health, and personal well-being and to optimize an organization's success. The Army’s EAP includes a wide variety of services to promote productivity, reduce absenteeism, enhance job performance and/or well-being, and support worksite safety, in order to ensure the Army’s mission is accomplished in an efficient manner.
- Are free and include, but are not limited to, screening/assessment, short-term counseling, and referral for problems that may affect job performance and/or well-being (see DODI 1010.09 for further guidance).
- Offer employees and supervisors guidance, consultation, mediation, and prevention education which promotes employee productivity and well-being. Supervisory services of consultation and mediation are provided to guide employees and managers in resolving issues that may impact the productivity of the Civilian workforce. EAPs also often work with management and supervisors providing advanced planning for situations, such as organizational changes, legal consideration, emergency planning, and response to unique traumatic events.
- Include providing assistance to Family members of DA Civilians to help resolve personal problems and enhance the employee’s ability to perform their work duties.
Why use the EAP?
- It increases employee morale since EAPC’s focus on assisting employees becoming productive again.
- It is preventive. EAPC’s educate, evaluate, and help plan solutions for a wide variety of personal issues for employees and their family members before they become overwhelming.
- It is an effective tool in assisting supervisors to better manage the workplace and troubled employees. The EAP is a proactive way to extend a caring hand while building a more productive workforce.
- It provides employees with a valuable resource for helping them to cope with issues both on and off the job, including alcohol and drug abuse, overall mental well-being, marital/relationship issues, stress, dependent care, and much more.
How do I schedule an appointment?
- Contact the Employee Assistance Program Coordinator on your installation.