Employee Assistance Program

Florida State University established the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) in the spring of 1995. Since its inception, it has offered a professional support system for the faculty and staff of the university and contracted agencies.

For Employees and their Dependents:

Confidential and timely problem identification/assessment services for employee clients, and their dependents, with personal concerns that may impact their lives and/or job performance. Use of constructive confrontation, motivation, and short-term intervention with employee clients to address problems that affect job performance. Referral of clients for diagnosis, treatment, and assistance, plus monitoring and follow-up services.

For Supervisors and Managers:

Consultation with, training of, and assistance to work organization leadership (VPs, Deans, Directors, Department Chairs, Managers, and other supervisory personnel) seeking to manage and assist the troubled employee, enhance the work environment, and improve employee job performance. Consultations to work organizations in establishing and maintaining effective relations with treatment and other service providers.

Debt ManagementDMCC

FSU has partnered with Debt Management Credit Counseling Corporation (DMCC) to assist those in the FSU community who may be struggling with debt or wanting to increase their credit rating. 

DMCC has a host of resources that can assist you in regaining the road to financial solvency.
Some of these include:

Organizational Development

The EAP, working both independently and in collaboration with Human Resources Training, offers topic-specific training to individuals and departments throughout campus.
Please Contact Us to sign up!

Topics include:

  • Conflict Communication Skills
  • "Working with you is killing me"
  • "Stressed Out"
  • Compassion Fatigue and Resilience
  • Team Dynamics / Team Building
  • EAP for Supervisors

Mediation Services

Conflict is inevitable. When people work together, disagreements can occur. Usually this conflict can be resolved between the parties with little or no input from other persons. Sometimes, however, the parties need help to resolve their differences. When employees at Florida State University need help in resolving a conflict, they may turn to the Employee Assistance Program mediation service for help.

This is a free and confidential program to help you resolve disputes. All you have to lose is your conflict - but the first step is yours to make.

Click here for more information.

Emergency Loan Fund (ELF)

The EAP administers FSU’s Emergency Loan Fund (ELF) which was established to aid employees facing unexpected financial emergencies. If eligible, an individual may receive an interest-free loan of up to $1,500, which is repaid through payroll deduction. Eligibility includes (but is not limited to): employed at FSU for a minimum of one year, have a true emergency, denied a loan from a lending institution such as a bank or credit union, and must be in “good-standing” at their present position. For additional information please contact the EAP.