About the Employee Assistance Office
It is our mission to give timely assistance to faculty and staff — and their family members or significant others — who have personal or work related concerns and to work units that have groups issues. We provide a variety of services including:
- Problem consultation/assessment
- Information about community resources
- Educational programs
- Individual referrals
Areas where we can offer help:
- Alcohol abuse
- Anger control
- Drug abuse
- Elder care
- Emotional problems
- Family violence
- Financial problems
- Impact of disability and chronic disease on individuals and families
- Marital or family problems
- Back-to-work conferences
- Conflict management
- Dispute resolution
- Organizational assessment
- Respect in the worplace
- Anger/conflict management
- Managing change
- Respect in the workplace
- Civility in the workplace
- Difficult conversations
- Working with difficult people
- Other topics by request
Contacts with our office are confidential within limits as governed by Federal and State regulations, details of which can be found in our Confidentiality Statement. No record goes into your personnel file. You may consult with Employee Assistance staff on work time. Contact with the Employee Assistance Office is always voluntary
There is no charge for services provided by the staff members in the Employee Assistance Office.
For services that go beyond what we can offer, we refer to a variety of campus and community resources.
We attempt to ensure that the costs of any recommended services are within your financial means. Whenever possible, we use benefits provided by your health care plan, sliding-fee-scale community resources, University resources and self-help groups.
For further information or to schedule an appointment, please call the Employee Assistance Office at (608) 263-2987 or Toll Free at (877)-260-0281. We are located at Lowell Hall, 610 Langdon Street, Room 226. University of Wisconsin Colleges and University of Wisconsin–Extension employees may call 1-800-385-8511 or 265-5127. View Map (requires Flash).
We hold to a vision of the University being a place where:
- All individuals are treated in a respectful manner.
- All workgroups have mechanisims in place to address issues and conflicts in a timely manner.
- All leaders have the people skills to create, lead and sustain respectful and productive work environments.