Employee Assistance Program

Departmental Responsibility: Office of Human Resources
Topic: Employee Assistance Program
Procedure: Employee Assistance Program
Effective: September 01, 2004
Last Revised Date: November 09, 2011

Employee Assistance Program

Clemson University, recognizing the dignity, value, and contributions of all employees, provides the Employee Assistance Program to ensure administrative support for any employee experiencing personal difficulties that may result in personal stress or problems that could impact job performance. The purpose of this policy is to provide confidential, professional referral assistance to employees experiencing personal difficulty which will help them continue to be a productive employee and to provide a safe and drugfree workplace. Every staff and faculty member is encouraged to call whenever need arises.

Goal: To enable employees to maintain productivity despite personal problems that arise, and to provide confidential referrals at the individual employee's/supervisor's request. The Employee Assistance Program may be accessed on the Office of Human Resources website.

Areas of Assistance:

1. Substance abuse, to include alcohol, illegal drugs, misuse of prescription medications, and other intoxicants.

2. Emotional distress or mental illness.

3. Family problems.

4. Financial problems.

University Contributions:

1. Information and referral services through the Office of Human Resources

2. Assessment, referral, long or short term counseling and/or treatment through applicable service agencies. Normally, initial counseling/ treatment through state agencies are at no cost to employees. When preferred, referral to private agencies will be made with employee paying all costs not met by health insurance.

3. Allow use of accrued leave or leave without pay for prescribed employee assistance appointments and treatment plans.

4. Training for supervisors in how and when to use referral services and compliance with the Drugfree Workplace Act.

Procedure:

1. The Employee or supervisor may call directly to an Employee Relations Manager in the Office of Human Resources. Confidentiality is ensured.

2. The Employee Relations Manager will make referral to appropriate agency for assessment services, and agency prescribes assistance or treatment plan.

3. A confidential, separate file will be maintained for issues related to the Employee Assistance Program.  Employee Assistance documentation is not part of an employee’s personnel file.

4. The employee will coordinate with the supervisor or Employee Relations Manager to request appropriate leave for assistance, plan appointments and/or treatment.

Related Documents:
Employee Assistance Program Provider Directory



THE LANGUAGE USED IN THIS DOCUMENT DOES NOT CREATE AN EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT BETWEEN THE EMPLOYEE AND THE AGENCY. THE DOCUMENT DOES NOT CREATE ANY CONTRACTUAL RIGHTS OR ENTITLEMENTS. THE AGENCY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REVISE THE CONTENT OF THIS DOCUMENT, IN WHOLE OR IN PART. NO PROMISES OR ASSURANCES, WHETHER WRITTEN OR ORAL, WHICH ARE CONTRARY OR INCONSISTENT WITH THE TERMS OF THIS PARAGRAPH CREATE ANY CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT.

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Clemson University 
Office of Human Resources

108 Perimeter Rd,
Clemson, SC 29634
ATTN: Employee Records

Phone: 864.656.2000
Fax: 864.656.4672
Email: ContactHRSC@clemson.edu

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