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School District #62 (Sooke)





No.: E-153

Effective: Oct. 23/90

Revised: Mar. 13/18

Reviewed: Mar. 12/18




A joint Employee Assistance Program Committee comprised of two CUPE members, two STA members and two Board representatives (one trustee and one administration representative) will ensure that the following pertain to the EAP program:


1.       There is a commitment between the STA, CUPE and the Board to work cooperatively in the implementation and maintenance of the Employee Assistance Program.


2.       The costs of the EAP are to be split 60% for the Board and 40% for the STA and CUPE for the commencement of the program July 1, 1990.


3.       Confidentiality of users of this program shall be maintained.  Any self-referrals by the employee or suggested referrals by the employer will be confidential and/or anonymous.  The Committee will only be informed of the number of contacts and type(s) of problems for purposes of assessing the effectiveness of the program.


4.       It is recognized that employees have a right to good health and that the use of the EAP does not affect their job security.


5.       The Employee Assistance Program is not a disciplinary program.  The EAP will not restrict the actions available to the Board under the respective agreements.


6.       Information about the EAP will be kept current and distributed to all eligible employees.


7.       The Employee Assistance Program applies only to employees who are eligible for benefits.


8.       Referrals and appointments shall be regarded under the same terms and conditions as medical leave.