Texas Counseling Services/ EAPs laws & HR compliance analysis

Texas 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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Currently, there are five local chapters of the EAPA in Texas. The Houston chapter has its own website, http://www.houstoneapa.com, as does the North Texas Chapter, http://www.dallas-eap.org. Contact information for the Heart of Texas (covering greater Austin and Central Texas) chapter is available on the EAPA website at www.eapa.info. Contact information for the Lone Star (Fort Worth) chapter is available on the EAPA website at www.eapa.info. Contact information for the South Texas chapter is available on the EAPA website at www.eapa.info. Meanwhile, Texas 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
The Texas State Human Resource Association (http://www.tshra.org) has developed a guide for implementing an EAP in state agencies. Each state agency may elect to establish or participate in an EAP for its employees.

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