March 08, 2016– The Ministry of the Public Service, Information and Broadcasting, will formally launch the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) on Thursday March 10, 2016.
The ceremony will be held at the Ministry of the Public Service Training Institute at Union and will commence at 10:00am.
The Employee Assistance Programme is a work-based solution- oriented intervention programme designed to enhance the professional attitude of government employees.
The programme will assist employees in identifying challenges and developing constructive actions plans and strategies to deal with work and personal life.
Under the programme, public officers can benefit from counselling sessions in several areas such as, grief, domestic violence, anxiety, marital conflict, dependent care, emotional difficulty, alcohol and chemical dependency, and health challenges.
The EAP will provide every officer with up to six free counselling sessions, facilitated by highly trained professionals, who are guided by the Code of Conduct and Standards for Counsellors/Practitioners of the Employee Assistance Programme.
The EAP will also facilitate workshops to public officers on time management, emotional coping, stress and anger management, team building, and conflict management.
Minister for the Public Service, Information and Broadcasting, Senator the Honorable Dr. James Fletcher, has lauded the EAP initiative, as the Ministry continues to commit resources to strengthening the productivity of all government employees by helping to restore and maintain their emotional wellbeing through the use of development programmes.