III. 303 - Employee Assistance Program

Rev. 6-25-08

Through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Drury provides confidential access to professional counseling services for help in confronting such personal problems as alcohol and other substance abuse, marital and family difficulties, financial or legal troubles, and emotional distress. The EAP is available to all regular full-time staff members and their immediate family members, and offers problem assessment, short-term counseling, and referral to appropriate community and private services.

The EAP is strictly confidential and is designed to safeguard client privacy and rights. Information given to the EAP counselor may be released only if requested by the staff member in writing. All counselors are guided by a Professional Code of Ethics.

Personal information concerning staff member participation in the EAP is maintained in a confidential manner. No information related to a staff member's participation in the program is entered into the employment record.

There is no cost for staff members to consult with an EAP counselor. If further counseling is necessary, the EAP counselor will outline community and private services available. The counselor will also let staff members know whether any costs associated with private services may be covered by their health insurance plan. Costs that are not covered are the responsibility of the staff member.

The coverage will cease the last day of the month during which employment termination occurs. The plan is subject to modification or cancellation by the university at any time in its discretion.

Details of the EAP benefit plan, including benefit amounts, limitations and restrictions may be found on Drury's website at the following link: Employee Assistance Program. Contact the Human Resources Department for more information about EAP benefits.