2019-2020 Employee Handbook

Employee Assistance Program, Full-Time Employees

Through the Employee Assistance Program, CF provides confidential access to professional counseling services for help in confronting such personal problems as:

  • Alcohol and other substance abuse 

  • Marital and family difficulties 

  • Financial or legal troubles

  • Emotional distress

The EAP offers problem assessment, short-term counseling, and referral to appropriate community and private services to all employees and their immediate family members.

The college has arranged to provide its employees with an EAP program through New Directions which provides the following services:

  • Has licensed, professional staff members

  • Helps employees cope with stress, whether job-related or from personal life

  • Provides consultation for any sort of personal problem

  • Maintains confidentiality and will not share any information concerning an employee’s use of the EAP with anyone without the employee’s prior knowledge and written permission

  • Provides a resource for family members

  • Makes referrals to qualified practitioners and community agencies.

There is no cost to an employee for consulting with an EAP counselor. If further counseling is necessary, the EAP counselor will outline community and private services available. The counselor will also let an employee know whether costs associated with private services may be covered by his/her health insurance plan. Costs that are not covered are the responsibility of the employee. To contact an EAP counselor, call 1-800-624-5544.

Personal information concerning employee participation in the EAP is maintained in a confidential manner. No information related to an employee's participation in the program is entered into the personnel file.

Employees can find additional information about the EAP at Inside.CF.edu, under Employee Benefits/Employee Assistance Plan. For more specific information regarding the EAP, contact the Human Resources Office at 352-854-2322, ext. 1570.