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ERIC Number: ED306527
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Feb
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
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Public Sector Employee Assistance Programs.
Kemp, Donna R.; Verlinde, Beverly
This document discusses employee assistance programs (EAPs), programs which have been developed to help employees deal with personal problems that seriously affect job performance. It reviews literature which specifically addresses EAPs in the public sector, noting that there are no exact figures on how many public entities have EAPs. Previous research on EAPs serving governments is presented which shows that there are no great differences in public and private EAPs. Federal laws mandating alcoholism prevention and treatment and drug abuse rehabilitation are reviewed. Research on services in state programs is reviewed which indicates that these services are most frequently used: alcohol rehabilitation; psychological, drug abuse, marital, family, financial, and legal counseling; stress management; interpersonal relations; health issues; and life style issues. It is noted that local government EAPs seem to be most prevalent in larger urban counties, municipalities, and school districts. The development of a University EAP at California State University, Chico (CSUC) is described. References are included. (ABL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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