Employee Advisory Services
Kean University cares about the health and well-being of its employees and recognizes that a variety of personal problems can disrupt their personal and work lives. While many employees solve their problems either on their own or with the help of family and friends, sometimes employees need professional assistance and advice.
The Employee Advisory Services (EAS) is a program which offers screening, information, referral and support service for Kean University employees. Established by the New Jersey state government, the Employee Advisory Services (EAS) is one of the most established and longest-running government Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) in the nation with more than three decades of experience. It is designed to help employees manage work and life problems to further their physical and emotional well being. Personal problems, such as family and parenting issues, emotional concerns such as anxiety, anger, grief or depression, and legal and financial difficulties, can affect their health and well-being as well as job performance. EAS can help employees address these and other issues.
Scope of Policy
All full-time, active employees are eligible for benefits under this policy.
Consultations between an employee and the Employee Advisory Service are strictly confidential. The advisor will discuss with the employee whatever problems are of concern to him or her and then refer the employee to the best community resources available to assist with the problems. At all times the employee retains the choice of whether or not to follow up on the advisor's information and suggestions.
No charge is involved for visits by the employee to the Employee Advisory Service. If further medical help or counseling is necessary, standard procedures for coverage by the employee's Health Benefit Plan will be followed.
Conferences with the Employee Advisory Service will usually be during normal working hours. If necessary, however, special hours can be arranged for interview at the Service. To schedule a confidential appointment with an EAS counselor, please feel free to contact the Office of Human Resources at 908.737.3300.