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Skidmore College Employee Handbook for Staff

Policies and Practices

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Skidmore College provides confidential counseling services to Employees and members of their families through its Employee Assistance Program (EAP) when personal concerns interfere with work performance, personal happiness, or good family relations. Use of EAP's services is confidential to the fullest extent allowable by law. EAP provides up to three consultations per incident or situation to help define the problem and plan a course of action. If the Employee or family members need further assistance, EAP will help find additional resources best suited for the need. If referral for treatment is required, any financial obligation for treatment will be assumed by the Employee in conjunction with his or her health insurance plan. Where circumstances warrant, sick leave, short-term disability, reasonable accommodation or unpaid leaves of absence may be granted for treatment or rehabilitation on the same basis it is granted for other medical reasons.

Employees may participate in the program through self-referral, Supervisory referral, or referral through Human Resources. Employees may be referred to the EAP if it appears that their performance is being adversely affected by a problem. The Employee may decline the offer of assistance. However, a referral to the program may be considered a positive step in resolving the underlying problem and improving job performance.  In certain situations, an employee may receive a mandatory EAP referral.

Employees wishing to contact Skidmore's EAP may call 1-800-734-6072 or 518-793-9768.


If you have questions or require additional information with respect to any Handbook content, please contact Human Resources (extension 5800).

Section 5 - Updated June 2021