Ohio Counseling Services/ EAPs laws & HR compliance analysis

Ohio 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. This association also provides guidance to employers that have not yet set up EAPs in their own companies.
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Currently, there are three local chapters of the EAPA in Ohio. The Northern Ohio chapter can be found athttp://www.ohioeapa.com, and the Greater Toledo chapter can be found athttp://www.eapa.info. Contact information for the Southern Ohio chapter is available on the EAPA website at http://www.eapa.info/chaptbranch/chaplocate.htm. Meanwhile, Ohio 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
Ohio has an EAP for state employees. Its EAP is a screening, information, referral, and support service for state employees and their family members. For additional information, employees may contact:
Ohio EAP
246 North High Street
P.O. Box 118
Columbus, OH 43216-0118
800-221-6EAP (toll-free statewide)
614-644-8545 (Franklin County)
614-466-8745 (fax)

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