Employee Assistance Program

The employee assistance program (EAP) is designed to provide professional assistance to state faculty, staff and their families (dependents and permanent household members) in assessing and resolving personal problems that may be affecting well-being or job performance.

  • Effective January 1, 2014, the campus is contracting with a new vendor—Empathia—for our (state) employee assistance program.
  • We will also continue to contract counseling services with Dr. Mike Shuell through June 30, 2014.

LifeMatters by Empathia

  • 24/7 telephone assessment/counseling
  • Access to mylifematters.com (enter password: csuchico)
  • 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…

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April 2014 Webinar

Elder Care Support: The Older Americans Act programs for caregivers is Empathia's live webinar-of-the-month available to CSU, Chico employees.  Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.



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Empathia offers CSU, Chico employees new services.