Return From Workplace Leave

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 Professional can help you navigate the various areas on campus that will help facilitate your leave, such as: Health Benefits, Employee Relations and/or Accessibility Resources.

  • Before returning to the workplace

Your EA Professional 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, HR Benefits, Employee Relations, Accessibility Resources, your treatment provider (if applicable) and the EA Professional. 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.

Contact an Expert

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Phone: 716-645-4461

Email: ub-eap@buffalo.edu

Employee Assistance (EA) Consultants

Susan Bagdasarian

Employee Assistance Program

Phone: 716-645-8167

Email: sb14@buffalo.edu

Deborah Hard

Director

Employee Assistance Program

Phone: 716-645-4460

Email: dahard@buffalo.edu

Neil McGillicuddy

Employee Assistance Program

Phone: 716-887-2498

Email: nm23@buffalo.edu

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