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Employment Assistance Program offers stigma-free benefits to civilians

Published: Friday, February 14, 2020 @ 4:30 AM


            Thelma Chandler, an Air Force field consultant, briefs Air Force Research Laboratory employees Jan. 30 about benefits provided by the Air Force Employee Assistance program during a briefing held at Air Force Research Laboratory’s Sensors Directorate. (Courtesy photo)
Thelma Chandler, an Air Force field consultant, briefs Air Force Research Laboratory employees Jan. 30 about benefits provided by the Air Force Employee Assistance program during a briefing held at Air Force Research Laboratory’s Sensors Directorate. (Courtesy photo)

Thelma Chandler, an Air Force field consultant, briefed Air Force Research Laboratory employees Jan. 30 about benefits provided by the Air Force Employee Assistance program during a briefing held at AFRL’s Sensors Directorate at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

Some of the benefits include coaching, counseling, online programs, legal assistance, financial coaching, identity theft resolution, work-life services and senior care management.

All Air Force civilian personnel, including non-appropriated funds employees, Guard and Reserve, and family members may use the program at no charge to the individual or family member.

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“We all get EAP materials periodically via email, but this is an opportunity to hear directly from the base EAP point of contact and to ask questions to better understand the support and services available to Air Force civilian employees and their families,” said Simone Koram, the AFRL Sensors Directorate learning officer.

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Chandler provided members with details about how to seek help and access the services they are eligible for. The EAP offers services at no cost that are available 24/7, 365. Employees can even receive six counseling sessions at no cost.

“Life is a journey with problems to solve and lessons to learn that can result in leading a happier life,” said Chandler.

The EAP allows civilians to live a healthier and happier life by providing stigma-free, confidential services to foster personal growth and wellbeing. When obstacles in life arise, the EAP helps employees overcome these and continue to thrive.

“Together, our goal is to pass on the information to the civilian workforce to help build a healthy and productive workforce base-wide,” said Koram.

To learn more about the EAP, contact 866-580-9078 or visit www.afpc.af.mil/eap.