When you need to be out of the workplace for a significant
amount of time due to medical, substance abuse, mental health or
other personal issues, get confidential assistance from your
Employee Assistance (EA) consultant.
- Before leaving the workplace:
Your EA consultant can help you
navigate the various areas on campus that will help facilitate your
leave, such as: Health Benefits, Employee Relations and/or
- Before returning to the workplace:
Your EA consultant can help with your
transition back into the workplace by coordinating a “Return
to Work” meeting on your behalf. “Return to Work”
meetings provide a safe, confidential and comfortable environment
for you and others to talk about your return to the workplace.
Participants in the “Return to
Work” meeting are chosen by you and may include your
supervisor, Benefits, Employee Relations, Accessibility Resources,
your treatment provider (if applicable) and the EA consultant. This
meeting gives everyone the opportunity to discuss any circumstances
that need to be addressed to ensure a smooth transition back into
the workplace, such as job expectations, agreements about any
necessary accommodations and ways to continue positive
communication among all involved.