The EAP can be a valuable resource for you when employees are having personal problems, whether or not those problems are affecting their work performance. There are times when you know an employee is having a difficult time at home because he is just 'not himself.' He may be coming in late, leaving early, becoming increasingly irritable with coworkers and you may be getting some complaints about productivity. When personal problems become personnel problems, you may want to consider making a 'formal' referral to EAP. Below are the three types of referrals to the EAP:
The Employee Assistance Program covers the evaluation and referral to treatment of individuals who have a problem with drugs or alcohol. If you conduct drug testing or have employees who fall under the Federal and State drug testing regulations for: Pre-employment, Post Accident, Reasonable Suspicion, or Random Urine Screens, we are able to provide both the initial and the return to duty substance abuse evaluations. This type of situation falls under the Formal/ Mandatory Referral category.