Employee Assistance Programs
The State of Louisiana Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is designed to assist and support employees who are experiencing personal problems and may benefit from outside management or professional help. These problems include substance abuse, family, emotional, financial, and other problems that affect job performance, job security, or the health and well-being of the employee.
The Employee Assistance Program for State of Louisiana employees operates as a peer referral service. The EAP does not provide direct services. Our mission is to connect state employees with the appropriate resource to address their concern, right where they live. An employee with a concern is referred to the LDH Office of Behavioral Health location in their area. The EAP contact(s) in that office will then direct the individual to where the needed service can be accessed.
Information regarding an employee's participation in the Employee Assistance Program will not be placed in the employee's personnel file or released without the employee's written consent. Participation in this program will not jeopardize an employee's position or future job opportunities.
The Employee Assistance Program is available to all state employees. The referral services provided by the members of the Employee Assistance Committee are free of charge. If an employee is referred for treatment, he/she will need to contact his/her health insurance carrier to determine insurance coverage. If necessary, an Employee Assistance Committee member will help clarify any insurance coverage questions that may arise.