LowerHudsonValley Employee Assistance Program Helps Unions!
LowerHudsonValley Employee Assistance Program is a cost effective, confidential resource for employees which assists working people with problems that interfere with their ability to perform on the job. An integral part of the work organization itself, the E.A.P. is designed to help employees and family members with alcoholism, substance abuse, emotional, marital, family and other personal problems that affect job performance.We identify and help members find treatment for a variety of problems utilizing appropriate community resources and offering follow-up during and after treatment. E.A.P’s are a proven, cost effective solution to many of the problems unions face today. Research shows that each dollar invested in an E.A.P saves the union $5.00 -$16.00. E.A.P.’scan reduce days out by 33%, work related accidents by 65%, workers’ compensation claims by 30%, lost time by 40%, grievances by 50%, and time spent on supervisor reprimands by 74%.
Employees with serious personal problems will not perform their job responsibilities at the expected level. This causes measurable as well as other hidden costs to the local/contractor whether it employs 20 or 2000 people. Union members with problems that affect their job performance need help. Without help these difficulties will eventually create conflict with their family and coworkers and the union. Lower Hudson Valley E.A.P. can help your local in many ways including:
Attract & retain members
Saves lives and dollars
Early intervention for alcohol/drug problems
Enhance organizational health
Prevent disability claims
Balance work and professional life
Improves quality of work
Reduces inappropriate use of health care benefits by addressing the main problems as opposed to those that “mask” the problem.
Demonstrates that business cares about the whole person.
Decreases the likelihood of accidents on the job.
Reduces absenteeism on and off the job.
Maintains valuable members.
Saves costs associated with termination, job search, and retraining.
Provides protection to employers against lawsuits stemming from unlawful dismissal on the basis of disability
Increases the amount of time supervisors spend attending to their jobs and helps them do their jobs better.
Improves moral of all workers.
Saves the union money and time on grievances, arbitrations and health care costs.