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1 HealthPoint Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Occupational Health Program (OHP) Work/Life Balance & Wellness Programs Mary Bade, Ph.D. EAP Staff Psychologist August 2013 Human Resource Services The University of Texas at Austin

2 Mission At HealthPoint EAP we strive to transform lives to improve personal and organizational effectiveness for the benefit of the entire UT community. We provide behavioral health expertise, promote wellness, and develop solutions to life's challenges. We do this by providing brief counseling and consultation services, crisis intervention, assessment and referral, educational and training programs, and supervisory consultation. EAP & Work/Life Balance

3 Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Personal and work-related counseling CONFIDENTIAL by law, free Licensed clinical staff – Licensed Psychologists and Licensed Clinical Social Workers Up to 6 sessions annually for employees & eligible dependents Community referrals as needed With supervisor approval, can meet with EAP during work time Consultation with managers/supervisors Staff and faculty mental health issues Communication strategies “Coaching” on manager skills Group services Critical Incident Stress Management Support (caretakers; pre-tenure faculty) Coaching (first-time managers)

4 Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Workplace Safety and Threat Assessment **If you are not sure if there is a threat to self or others, call us!** –Fitness for Duty – HOP 7.E.5 Medical and mental health evaluations to assess impaired faculty or staff who is creating a safety hazard in the workplace –Threat Assessment and Management – HOP 2.A.3 –EAP staff experienced in working with troubling, disruptive, or frightening behavior in the workplace –Threat Assessment Team – UTPD, EAP, Legal, HRS as appropriate, Provost’s office as appropriate –Fear Management and Critical Incident Stress Management after a death or any traumatic incident, including threat or violence –Trainings to increase safety (i.e., Words Matter at UT, Managing Distress and Disruption)

5 Consultation with Managers & Academic Administrators: Preparing for Layoff, Termination, and Nonrenewal How to cope with emotionally-charged meetings Personal communication challenges Coaching for managing employee responses During the Layoff or Termination Meeting Planning meeting with HRS team Collaboration with other Human Resource Services as requested After the Layoff Coaching for managing reactions and departmental morale after a layoff Strategies to maintain an effective supervisory role and employee motivation Layoffs and Separations

6 Services for Workgroups (for employees laid off and for those remaining) Facilitated discussions on the emotional impact of layoffs—personally and departmentally Informational presentations on managing layoff – related stress Overview of no-cost EAP services and community resources for employees Layoffs and Separations

7 Work/Life Balance Presentations- StressLess, Managing Change, Creating Work and Life Balance Staff Emergency Fund Eldercare and Parenting resources Lactation/Quiet Rooms Flexible Work Arrangements Work/Life Balance & Resources

8 Occupational Health Program

9 Mission To understand working conditions and ensure that appropriate precautions are taken to protect the university’s most valuable asset – our faculty and staff; and to treat minor work-related injuries and illnesses and provide health risk counseling to improve overall health and well-being. Occupational Health Program Website Occupational Health Program

10 Clinical Services Medical monitoring of research and lab animal workers including initial risk assessment and periodic updates Respiratory medical clearance exams & fit testing of respiratory equipment Job specific immunizations Commercial driver’s drug testing First aid services for work related injuries Occupational Health Program (OHP)

11 Consultation Services Review new research protocols to ensure employee health needs have been addressed; actively participate in the following: –IACUC – Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee –IBC – Institutional Biosafety Committee –IRB – Institutional Review Board Health counseling for job related health concerns, e.g. ergonomics, indoor air quality, lab animal allergy Partner with EHS and other safety professionals to review injury & illness trends to improve worker safety Provide medical review of Sick Leave Pool applications Consult on Fitness for Duty concerns where physical/medical health conditions and essential job functions are at issue Occupational Health Program (OHP)

12 Wellness Program

13 Programs designed specifically for employees: Healthy eating initiatives –Farm-to-Work brings fresh, local produce right to the office Physical activity programs –Get FIT, RecSports, Healthy Strides Bites of Wellness lunch & learn series Online health risk assessment with free telephonic health coaching and dietician consultations Points of Health blood pressure stations And much, much more Wellness Website Wellness Program

14 HealthPoint Contact Information

15 Contact Information Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Location: North Office Building A (NOA), suite EAP Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and at PRC on Wednesday mornings EAP Appointments: For all appointments, presentation requests, and other services, call: (all calls for counseling services are confidential) or EAP After Hours Crisis Line: 24 hours a day (512)

16 Contact Information Occupational Health Program (OHP): For all appointments and other services, call: OHP(4647) or Wellness Programs for Staff & Faculty For programs and services, call: or North Office Building A (NOA), suite 3.302


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