Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)

The Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) provides free professional confidential assessments, short-term counseling referrals, and follow-up for UIC employees and their families for:

  • Individual, marital, or family problems
  • Emotional stress or depression
  • Financial difficulties
  • Alcohol and other drug dependencies

In addition, the EAP provides

  • Employee orientations
  • Employee assistance training for supervisors
  • Assistance with linkage to managed care and HMO-approved providers
  • Specialized sessions for units in crisis
  • Workshops on relevant topics (e.g., stress management, communication building)
  1. Evaluation of Ability to Work

In July 2004, the Evaluation of Ability to Work was endorsed as a university policy. This policy recognizes the fact that occasionally a member of the academic staff’s job performance or personal conduct may give reasonable cause to believe that a physical or mental condition adversely affects the employee’s ability to perform his or her job or poses a threat to the safety of the employee or others. This policy attempts to establish the rights and obligations of both the employer and a member of the academic staff in such situations, as well as attending to the rights of those served by the University.