Employee Assistance Program
The University of Northern Colorado recognizes that its employees are its most important resource. Research has shown that when people are happier, they are more creative and more productive in their personal and work lives. We know that when employees thrive, the entire UNC community benefits. We are here to support you with both professional and personal concerns that may impacting your overall well-being.
Reasons People Use the EAP
- Grief and loss
- Sleep Disturbance
- Anger control issues
- "New faculty blues"
- Impostor Syndrome
- Conflict within yourself
- Relationship difficulties
- Difficulties Managing Stress
- Feeling overwhelmed by change
- Conflict with supervisor or coworker
- Lack of support from family, friends or coworkers
- An alcohol or drug problem within yourself, a significant other, or a coworker
- Anything affecting your work performance or reducing your motivation to go to work
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services are funded by the department of Human Resources and are available to UNC faculty, staff, and their household family members age 15 and older, provided that the employee is receiving benefits. EAP services are provided by the staff of the UNC Counseling Center. Employees are eligible to receive 10 free sessions each fiscal year (July 1st through June 30th). Learn more about the services available to employees below:
Voluntary attendance for counseling at the EAP is confidential and can only be divulged with your written permission, although there are some legally mandated exceptions which will be explained at your initial consultation. All of your information is protected, and nothing will appear in your personnel file. Feel free to discuss these issues with your EAP counselor if you have any questions.
We appreciate your help in referring and bringing employees to our center. Prior to connecting an employee with us, please make sure that the employee is willing to seek services, as services are voluntary in nature and the employee must give their consent to initiate treatment. Therapy is also most effective when the employee is willing and ready to engage in the process of therapy.
If you would like to refer an employee for services out of concern or as part of a corrective action plan, please note that we are not able to release any information regarding treatment, including attendance information. An employee must be willing to sign a Release of Information if they would like any of their information disclosed to a third party.