The New York State Employee Assistance Program is a confidential
assessment and referral service for New York State government employees
and their family members who need assistance with personal problems or
concerns that may be affecting their work performance or overall
well-being. For more information, please check out the history of EAP.
The SUNY Potsdam Employee Assistance Program has two EAP Coordinators:
They are available to discuss personal concerns and make appropriate referrals. You may contact them at the numbers listed above, or you may call the Statewide EAP in Albany at (800) 822-0244.
The EAP welcomes all employees of the State of New York including CSEA, PEF, UUP, Council 82, NYSCOPBA, and Management/Confidential employees. We also serve family members and retirees.
The NYS Empire Plan and HMO covers many aspects of treatment, including mental health and substance abuse. For more information on what is covered in your specific are, check with your Health Benefits Administrator or look on the NYS Online benefits.
Cooperation between labor and management will assist employees to use their EAP at the earliest possible stage before behavioral or medical problems occur or get worse. EAP training for supervisors is encouraged at all levels. EAP training for supervisors can be done on-line at the GOER.
Supervisors need to learn to recognize problems and refer employees before job performance deteriorates beyond recovery. In addition, employees should be encouraged to use the EAP without fear of jeopardizing their jobs.