Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Sometimes personal problems arise and you need to seek outside professional advice, but you are not sure where to turn. The Employee Assistance Program is a benefit that is designed to help employees and their families handle personal problems. Often referred to as an EAP this program provides confidential problem assessment and in many cases, referral for a specific course of treatment.
Both the EAP provider and the university view the confidentiality of these services to be of utmost importance. If you access the services directly, the university never knows you have participated. Although Human Resources receives quarterly reports from the provider, these reports only reveal the usage numbers and general categories of issues - never any names or identifying information.
To access the program directly, employees or their immediate family members may call the EAP at 1-800-342-8111 and indicate that they are covered by the University of San Diego. You may also visit their online website.
Mission and Ministry for Employees
Mission and Ministry offers pastoral support and spiritual counseling to all USD employees. To balance work and life often is a challenge. Sometimes family-related concerns and difficulties arise such as illness, surgery or death. God is present in all of these human events and can be discovered through faith. University ministers/priests are available to assist you through challenging times. Please visit the Mission and Ministry website at http://www.sandiego.edu/um/.