Wisconsin Counseling Services/ EAPs laws & HR compliance analysis

Wisconsin Counseling Services/ EAPs: What you need to know

Human resources generalists, as well as employment 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 two local chapters of the EAPA in Wisconsin. The Greater Wisconsin and South Central Wisconsin chapters share the same website at http://www.eapasowi.org. Also, the Upper Midwest chapter in Minnesota (seewww.eapa.info/ChaptBranch/MN01/UpperMidwest.htm for more information) serves the Western Wisconsin area, and the Northern Illinois chapter (http://www.nieapa.org) serves the Southern Wisconsin area. Meanwhile, Wisconsin 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
Wisconsin state government offers EAPs to employees with problems concerning health, marital and relationship, family and parenting, financial trouble, alcohol and other drug abuse, legal trouble, emotional difficulties, stress or anxiety, life crisis, and work issues and problems. EAPs also help employees deal with critical incidents or potential layoffs or agency restructuring. Family members are also eligible for EAP services. The state EAP program is administered by:
Department of Administration
Office of State Employment Relations
101 East Wilson Street, Fourth Floor
Madison, WI 53702
608-267-1020 (fax)

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