23.2 University of Iowa Employee Assistance Program (UI EAP)

(Amended 8/11; 4/14; 10/15; 5/30/19)

Effective May 30, 2019, this policy has been revised. For individual changes, see the redlined version

The University of Iowa Employee Assistance Program offers the following services:

  1. Brief, confidential counseling: The program provides up to four free sessions a year for a wide range of personal and work-related concerns. Clients who could benefit from additional services are referred to other University, community, regional, or national service providers. If there are fees for these additional services, the client assumes responsibility for payment. See https://hr.uiowa.edu/uieap/counseling.
  2. Information and referral: UI EAP strives to maintain an extensive network of additional referral resources and general information. If assessment reveals that more than brief counseling services are needed to resolve the client’s problems, UI EAP can assist with identifying an ongoing provider or appropriate resource.
  3. Supervisory consultation: UI EAP provides consultation to supervisors, leaders, and Human Resources Representatives as they address behavioral health needs of faculty and staff. Supervisors may contact a counselor simply to discuss their observations and concerns; to explore options with an understanding, nonjudgmental third party; and to seek specific advice in planning a constructive approach to solve or cope with a problem situation. See https://hr.uiowa.edu/uieap/referrals.

    For concerns about violence-related behaviors, please see the Threat Assessment Program at https://hr.uiowa.edu/tat.
  4. Educational and prevention programming: UI EAP staff offers educational opportunities to enhance engagement and productivity and to help ensure a safe and respectful work environment. EAP offer programs on sleep, resilience, substance abuse, and suicide prevention. To schedule a program, contact the UI Employee Assistance Program, 121-50 University Services Building.