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Human Resources and Organizational Management

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Civilian Employee Assistance Program (CEAP)
The Civilian Employee Assistance Program (CEAP) is a confidential counseling/referral service that is provided to civilian employees or their family members that is provided at no charge. If an employee or family member should be referred to a counselor or service outside of CEAP, the employee/family member will incur the cost of those outside services.

CEAP deals with personal problems that can adversely affect relationships, home life, and job performance to include: problems related to stress, marriage or family issues, eldercare, grief and loss, behavioral, emotional, drug and alcohol use, financial, or other concern.

What types of services does CEAP provide?
  • Diagnostic and short-term counseling
  • Referral to Area Resources for Treatment and Assistance
  • One-on-One Problem Assessment
  • Comprehensive Resource Inventory
  • Client Follow-up and Aftercare
  • Supervisory Consultation
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Training and Education
How does the service work?
  • Employees are authorized six (6) visits/contacts to CEAP per issue
  • Employees should be offered/referred to CEAP in a duty status
  • Employee are authorized up to six (6) visits if not otherwise referred to outside sources for assistance; if referred to outside sources, the employee will need to request via their supervisory chain to be in an authorized absence (i.e. leave [sick, annual, advanced, LWOP, VLTP] comp time, travel comp time, or credit hours.)
Who provides CEAP?
Federal Occupational Health provides this service.

Federal Occupational Health's organization, operations and programs are designed to provide the best occupational health services possible to Federal managers and their employees. Staffed with highly qualified medical, behavioral health and environmental health experts, FOH works in partnership with managers and workers alike to design and deliver comprehensive solutions to meet their occupational health needs. FOH's customized programs help build a healthier and more productive Federal workforce and safer workplaces for employees.
Who is considered a Family Member?
Any legal dependent, regardless of home address, or significant other living in the employee’s household.
“Safe Harbor” Provision and CEAP:
  • The Safe Harbor provision protects an employee who voluntarily seeks treatment for illegal drug use. These employees meet the “Safe Harbor” conditions, and will not be subject to discipline or removal for the admitted acts of illegal drug use.
  • “Safe Harbor” will not be granted to drug dealers or those who are involved in drug-related misconduct.
  • Any employee found to be using illegal drugs will be referred to CEAP.
  • Disciplinary action will be initiated against any employee for the first instance of illegal drug use unless the employee utilized the “Safe Harbor” provision.
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