Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Our Commitment

To Employees

The Employee Assistance Program assures the following to employees and their families:

  • A safe, secure, and confidential environment to understand and solve concerns
  • Immediate support and assistance
  • Being treated with dignity, respect, and fairness
  • A voice and support as you cope and solve difficulties
  • Information, referrals, and support to assist you in meeting your needs

To the NIU Campus

The Employee Assistance Program offers benefits to the NIU Campus by:

  • Information, training and support to improve workplace harmony
  • Improving employees' and dependents' abilities to successfully respond to challenges
  • Enhancing employees' and managers' strengths to manage workplace stress
  • Supporting employees and managers during times of change
  • Reducing the likelihood of workplace violence or other safety risks
  • Supporting disaster and emergency preparedness
  • Assisting others response to workplace conflict, injury, or other crises
  • Supporting timely and effective return-to-work for employees following absences

Our Promise

To NIU Faculty, Staff, Retirees

Enhance the well-being of all NIU faculty, staff, retirees and their families.

  • All services provided by the Employee Assistance Program are professional and confidential.
  • Consulting with an NIU Employee Assistance Program Professional is one of your benefits.
  • May use work time to go to EAP or HR with supervisor's permission to leave the office. You do not need to explain.
  • Appointments available usually the same day or within one to two days including noon or after 4:30 p.m. as needed.



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