Part 8 Subpart 8-8 Policy on Alcohol and Other Drugs
Sec. 8-805. University Resources and Programs -- Employee Assistance Service.
- The Employee Assistance Service (EAS) is a benefit provided by Ferris State University
to confidentially assist employees and their families to resolve problems. When problems
of a personal nature occur, they not only affect an employee's personal life, but
can affect his/her work life, too. Employees are encouraged not to wait to resolve
those problems until they become overwhelming or jeopardize their work.
- While utilizing the EAS, employees are assured of privacy. No information will be
released without the employee's written consent, and all records are kept according
to state and federal confidentiality guidelines and separate from any personnel and
- Employee Assistance Services is an employee benefit, paid for by Ferris State University.
There is no charge for employee assistance services. If a referral is made to an outside
provider, the employee may elect to cover those services with health care benefits.
Every effort will be made to coordinate the services recommended with the employee's
existing insurance coverage.
- The Employee Assistance Service has a toll-free "800" number available 24 hours a
day, 7 days a week. If a crisis occurs, Employee Assistance Services will see the
client on that same day or provide a referral for the type of problem he or she is
The EAS is coordinated by Ferris' Office of Human Resource Development (HRD). Further
information may be obtained by contacting HRD.
Subpart 8-5. Drug-free workplace policy.