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Happy Birthday, EAP

Web News Article #: 
106-2008

11/10/2008 - On Nov. 12, the USPS Employees Assistance Program will turn 40 years old. The first postal EAP program, which was then known as the Program for Alcoholic Recovery (PAR), opened its doors in San Francisco to assist postal employees. From those humble beginnings, the postal EAP has grown into a state-of-the art, award-winning program. The EAP is now a free, voluntary, and confidential program that offers assessment, referral, short-term counseling, and work/life consultation to postal employees and their families.

The Postal Service EAP was recognized with the 2008 Ross Von Weigand Award by the Employees Assistance Professionals Associations (EAPA). Each year the group selects a recipient whose program exemplifies exceptional cooperation between labor and management. 

This prestigious award represents the best efforts of the APWU, the National Association of Letter Carriers, the USPS and our EAP advisory committee members, who serve as ambassadors for the program, to provide a comprehensive work-life resource for employees and family members. The program is accessed by nearly 100,000 individuals each year.

To learn more about the program, visit www.eap4you.com. If you need assistance, call 1-800-EAP-4YOU any day, any time.