The Employee Assistance and Referral program for faculty, staff, and administrators is a benefit that provides professional and confidential assessment, referrals, or short-term problem-solving to eligible participants and their family members. Among the types of problems for which assistance is provided are marital or family problems, workplace conflict, emotional distress, gambling, financial, legal, health, and addiction problems. Services begin on the first of the month coinciding with, or following, date of hire. There is no cost to participants or family members for services provided through this plan. The EAP can be reached at 1-800-765-0770.