New York Counseling Services/ EAPs laws & HR compliance analysis

New York 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 Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA). These groups also provide guidance to employers that have not yet set up employee assistance programs in their own companies.
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Currently, there are seven local chapters of the EAPA in New York. The Hudson Valley chapter has its own website (http://hudsonvalleyeapa.com). Contact information (phone and e-mail) for the New York City, Central New York , Greater Buffalo, Greater Rochester, Long Island, and NorthEast New York chapters’ offices is available on the EAPA website at http://www.eapa.info. Meanwhile, New York 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)
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. New York State and a number of unions formed the Statewide EAP. For additional information, contact:
New York State Employee Assistance Program
55 Elk Street, Suite 301-A
Albany, NY 12210-2316
800-822-0244
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