Employee Advisory Service (EAS) is a State sponsored program designed to help employees and their dependents with personal, family or work related issues that may adversely impact their work performance. EAS provides confidential assessment, counseling and referral services and helps to restore the health and productivity of employees and the workplace as a whole. Problems are addressed in the quickest, least restrictive and most convenient manner while maximizing confidentiality and quality.
EAS is staffed with professional counselors and works in partnership regional providers to offer services throughout New Jersey.
Yes, the decision to participate is up to the employee. However, management can refer an employee to EAS in certain situations, i.e., poor work performance, absenteeism, inappropriate work behavior or other causes for concern.
Your privacy is important to us. Your confidentiality is protected by state and federal law and regulations. All of the services offered are guided by professional and ethical standards. EAS staff may not release details of your need for services without your prior written consent. Information concerning the date and time of your appointments and referrals can be released to your Human Resource Office.
Employees who come voluntarily or who are referred to EAS will be scheduled for an intake/assessment with a counselor which should take approximately 45 minutes. When referred to EAS by an Appointing Authority, employees shall be given time off with pay for the intake and evaluation visits. For other situations and visits, arrangements shall be set by the employee and appointing authority, which may include use of available sick or other leave.
State employees can check with their benefit provider regarding coverage, program information and referrals:
AETNA NJ State Benefits Program: Behavioral Health Program: www.aetnabehavioralhealth.com or call 1-800-424-5679.
Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield of New Jersey - Behavioral Health Services: http://shbp.horizonblue.com/health-wellness or call 1-800-991-5579;
The EAS is located in Trenton, NJ. Counseling staff and affiliates provide services throughout the State of New Jersey at state operated facilities and in private office settings. The goal is to provide the most convenient location to minimize lost work and leave time.
Call us at our toll free number 1-866-327-9133, to schedule a confidential appointment or to speak to a Mental Health Specialist 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Click here to send your comments or questions to EAS.
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