Washington Counseling Services/ EAPs laws & HR compliance analysis

Washington 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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Two local chapters of the EAPA exist in Washington—a Pacific Northwest chapter and an Inland Northwest chapter. Contact information (phone and e-mail) for the chapters’ officers is available on the EAPA website at http://www.eapa.info. Meanwhile, Washington 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
703-522-4585 (fax)
The state of Washington offers its employees and their family members an EAP as a benefit. The service is provided to help employees with personal or work-related problems that may be impacting their work performance. The EAP has main offices in Olympia, Seattle, Spokane, and a number of satellite offices. For contact information, visit the Washington State Department of Personnel website at http://www.dop.wa.gov.

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