Employee Advisory Service (EAS)
What is the Employee Advisory Service?
Employee Advisory Service (EAS) is a State sponsored program designed to help employees and their dependents with personal, family or work related issues that may adversely impact their work performance. EAS helps to restore the health and productivity of employees and the workplace as a whole. Problems are addressed in the quickest, least restrictive and most convenient manner while maximizing confidentiality and quality.
EAS can assist employees and dependents with:
- Anger Management
Critical Incident Stress
- Family Issues
Who are we?
EAS is a program within the New Jersey Civil Service Commission. EAS is staffed with professional counselors and works in partnership with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey as well as regional providers to offer services throughout New Jersey.
Is EAS a voluntary program?
Yes, the decision to participate is up to the employee. However, management can refer an employee to EAS in certain situations, i.e., poor work performance, absenteeism, inappropriate work behavior or other causes for concern.
Are all services confidential?
Your privacy is important to us. Your confidentiality is protected by state and federal law and regulations. All of the services offered are guided by professional and ethical standards. EAS staff may not release details of your need for services without your prior written consent. Information concerning the date and time of your appointments and referrals can be released to your Human Resource Office.
How are services scheduled?
Employees who come voluntarily or who are referred to EAS will be scheduled for an intake/assessment with a counselor which should take approximately 45 minutes. An employee shall be given time off with pay for the intake and evaluation visits. For other situations and visits, arrangements shall be set by the employee and appointing authority, which may include use of available sick or other leave.
Services for Employers:
EAS Overview for Supervisors
Critical Incident Debriefing Sessions
Fitness for duty evaluation scheduling
Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) assistance for random drug testing of CDL and Direct Care Employees
Other Services to Support EAS
State employees should always check with their benefit provider regarding coverage and referrals:
AETNA NJ State Benefits Program: to learn more about their behavioral health specialty program log into: www.aetnabehavioralhealth.com or call 1-800-424-5679.
Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield of New Jersey - Magellan Health Services: supports individuals and families at the most sensitive moments of their lives. To access assistance, you can call the designated phone number on the back of your member ID card; call 1-800-991-5579; or visit: http://shbp.horizonblue.com/health-wellness.
Where are we located?
The EAS offices are located in Trenton, NJ. Counseling staff and affiliates provide services throughout the State of New Jersey at state operated facilities and in private office settings. The goal is to provide the most convenient location to minimize lost work and leave time.
Directions to CSC
How can you contact us?
Call us at our toll free number 1-866-327-9133, to schedule a confidential appointment or to speak to a Mental Health Specialist 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Click here to send your comments or questions to EAS.
Remember, in the case of an emergency call 911.