The University recognizes that families may face crises and problems that affect work performance. The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides confidential, short-term, professional counseling services to employees who may be experiencing personal problems that are affecting job performance. Eligible employees may receive up to a maximum of 3 hours of free counseling. All regular, temporary and exempt employees, casual hires and 89-day hires are eligible for EAP services.

WorkLife Hawaiʻi has been contracted to provide EAP services through a voluntary program that permits employees to seek help on their own. A WorkLife Hawaiʻi counselor, who specializes in the assessment of personal problems, will meet with the employee to explore options and possible resolutions. Discussions with a WorkLife Hawaiʻi counselor are kept confidential and will not be released without prior written permission from the employee.

EAP deals with human problems: those that may affect personal well-being and the ability to perform on the job. They include:

  • Marital/family problems
  • Grief/loss
  • Domestic violence
  • Drug/alcohol misuse
  • Relationship problems
  • Anger problems
  • Job-related issues
  • Stress and emotional problems
  • Other emotional or behavioral problems