Faculty and Staff Assistance Program Changes
To: CSU, Chico Staff, Faculty and Management Employees
- Beginning January 1, 2014, the campus will transition to a new vendor—Empathia—for our employee assistance program.
- We will also continue to contract counseling services with Dr. Mike Shuell for the first six months of 2014.
- The name of the program will change from “Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP)” to “Employee Assistance Program (EAP)” to align with CSU practices.
What does Empathia offer?
Empathia offers a wide array of health solutions focused on promoting individual and organizational well-being, providing work/life resources and educational webinars/seminars for employees.
Empathia’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) features:
- 24/7 telephone assessment/counseling
- Access to mylifematters.com
- 3 free in-person counseling sessions with a local counselor
- Work/life resources and referrals
- Financial consultation with a certified financial counselor
- Legal consultation with an attorney
- Smoking Cessation Program
- Access to Spanish-speaking counselors
- And more…
The CSU selected Empathia as the CSU EAP provider through a rigorous request-for-proposal process. By using the CSU vendor, the campus benefits from the system-wide negotiated contract and pricing.
FSAP vs. EAP?
Is there a difference between a Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) and an Employee Assistance Program (EAP)?
- No. The change in name simply aligns the campus with the more commonly used CSU terminology.
- The program is still a benefit offered to faculty and staff.
Watch for more information to be distributed about Empathia during the month of January. As a reminder, Dr. Shuell’s services continue to be available to CSU, Chico employees through June 30, 2014.