7000 - Personnel

7670 Employee Assistance Program

7670 Employee Assistance Program

The Board is committed to maintaining and strengthening its most important resource – its employees. The Board recognizes that many kinds of personal problems which affect job performance can be more readily resolved if they are properly identified, diagnosed and treated. To accomplish this goal, the Board has initiated an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to provide confidential short-term counseling and referral services for eligible employees and their immediate family members. The establishment of this program indicates the Board's concern for the well-being of its employees, as well as its dedication to the effective accomplishment of the objectives of the school system.

The Board recognizes that an employee or employee’s family member may have personal problems which adversely affect the employee's job performance. The Board believes that resolution of personal problems is in the best interest of both the employee and the employer.

All communications and information received by the EAP staff must be kept strictly confidential. Neither the Board nor its staff will impose or imply any moral judgment on an employee who may be experiencing a personal problem and who seeks help through the EAP. There will be no discrimination against any employee in terms of job security or promotion opportunities based upon use of the EAP. The use of the EAP will not alter standard administrative practices applicable to job performance evaluations. No documentation in the personnel files of any employee will refer to an employee's participation in or failure to participate in the EAP.

Eligible participantsinclude all full-time and permanent part-time employeesand members of their immediate families. Immediate family is defined as the following individuals living in the employee’s home: spouse, children, stepchildren, parents, stepparents and other dependents.

Employee absences from work for evaluation, counseling or treatment and any leave needed under this program will be handled in accordance with existing leave policies. The acceptance or rejection of referrals from the EAP is the responsibility of the employee, as are any costs for services of referral agencies.

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Adopted:

May 09, 2011

Last Updated:

September 8, 2015

 
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Adopted:
Monday, 09 May 2011
Last Updated:
Tuesday, 08 September 2015