Virginia Counseling Services/ EAPs laws & HR compliance analysis

Virginia 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 employee assistance programs in their own companies.
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Currently, there are three local chapters of the EAPA in Virginia. The Virginia chapter has its own website, www.eapa.info/ChaptBranch/VA01/Virginia.htm. Contact information (phone and e-mail) for the Blue Ridge chapter is available on the EAPA website athttp://www.eapa.info/ChaptBranch/VA02/BlueRidge.htm. Contact information (phone and e-mail) for the Tidewater chapter is available on the EAPA website athttp://www.eapa.info/ChaptBranch/VA03/Tidewater.htm. Meanwhile, the District of Columbia chapter (http://www.dceapa.org) serves the northern Virginia area. Virginia employers may also obtain information about setting up or belonging to a regional group by contacting:
4350 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 410
Arlington, VA 22203
703-387-1000
All health plans offered to Virginia state employees and their dependents have employee assistance programs. Included are up to four sessions at no charge for such services as mental health, alcohol or drug abuse assessment, child or elder care, grief counseling, and legal or financial services. For more information, contact:
Department of Human Resources Management
101 North. 14th Street, 12th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
804-225-2131

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