Employee Assistance Programs Information
Programs for a New Generation of Employees
Defining the Next Generation
Office of Disability
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy provides national leadership in developing and implementing policies,practices,and innovative strategies that support hiring, advancing, and retaining employeeswith disabilities, including those with mental health needs. Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) are worksite-based programs and/or resources designed to benefit both employers and employees. EAPs help businesses and organizations address productivity issues by helping employees identify and resolve personal concerns that affect job performance.
Through prevention, identification, and resolution of these issues, EAPs enhance employee and workplace effectiveness and are a vital tool for maintaining and improving worker health and productivity, retaining valued employees, and returning employees to work after illnesses or injuries.
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