What We Do
Counseling is provided by the Employee Assistance Program, which is a voluntary, counseling and referral service for faculty, staff, and their immediate family members to promote emotional health and well-being. This confidential counseling program is available to University of Iowa faculty and staff who have a permanent, full or part-time (50% or greater) appointment and their families. The types of problems for which a client could expect assistance include: job stress and conflicts, sleep difficulties, relationship and personal issues, family or parenting concerns, alcohol/substance dependency, information about financial counseling, as well as many other areas of concern. Up to four free sessions are available per year.
FSS/EAP is available to assist supervisors, leaders and departments with voluntary referrals to the EAP program, assessment of substance abuse concerns in the workplace, consultation around workplace stress, as well as assistance with identifying and assisting employees who may be experiencing domestic violence. FSS/EAP is also available to assist and consult with departments about an employee who is demonstrating disruptive or possibly impaired behavior. FSS/EAP consults with departments about whether an employee may be a candidate for the Fitness for Duty or Behavior Risk Management programs which are designed to assist in the management of the disruptive employee.
FSS/EAP is available to offer management guidance during challenging times in the workplace. Supportive consultation is available for critical incidents, grief, suicide or sudden loss in the workplace, organizational or workforce changes, and other challenges impacting the work environment. Additionally, FSS/EAP offers education and training in Suicide Prevention, substance abuse as well as other topics that could potentially affect campus life.
Page last updated June 2013