Colorado Counseling Services/ EAPs laws & HR compliance analysis

Colorado Counseling Services/ EAPs: What you need to know

Human resources generalists, as well as employee assistance program (EAP) counselors, managers, and directors, can keep abreast of the issues related to EAPs by joining a chapter of the EAPA. These groups also provide guidance to employers that have not yet set up EAPs in their own companies.
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There is currently one local chapter of the EAPA in Colorado. For more information, the website of the Colorado chapter is http://www.coloradoeapa.org. Meanwhile, Colorado employers may obtain information about setting up or belonging to a regional group by contacting:
Employee Assistance Professionals Association, Inc.
4350 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 410
Arlington, VA 22203
703-387-1000
703-522-4585 (fax)
Colorado has its own EAP for state employees. It provides professional assessment, referral , and short-term counseling services to state employees and serves as a resource for supervisors and managers. The program provides early-stage, preventive intervention as well. For more information, visit the Department of Personnel Administration website at http://www.colorado.gov/, or contact the Colorado State Employee Assistance Program by calling 303-866-4314 or 800-821-8154 (toll-free in-state only).

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