The Binghamton University Employee Assistance Program is an assessment, referral and consultation service available to University faculty, staff, graduate student employees, retirees and their dependents. EAP provides access to appropriate professional or community resources to help individuals dealing with a wide range of work and life concerns. EAP also sponsors a series of health and wellness workshops throughout the year, operates a lending library, offers support to employees returning to work after an extended leave of absence and consults with University managers and supervisors about employee and team issues.
Eligibility and Cost
EAP services are provided free to Binghamton University faculty, staff, graduate student employees, retirees and their families. If a referral is made to an outside provider, the cost of the service is the responsibility of the client. Costs incurred for such outside services may be covered in part or fully by the client’s health insurance.
All Services are Voluntary
EAP services are voluntary; that means clients must initiate contact with us. Supervisors/managers may refer employees to EAP; however acceptance of a supervisory referral won’t alter an employee’s responsibility to improve work performance. Neutrality and confidentiality are our cornerstones.
Information revealed by an individual through consultation with an EAP coordinator is kept confidential and doesn’t become part of the individual’s employment record. EAP won’t share client information with anyone without the client’s written consent unless (1) disclosure is directed by court order, executive order or work rule; (2) the client appears to be in immediate danger of harming himself/herself or another person; or (3) information shared with EAP reveals concerns related to suspected/possible child abuse or neglect.
Access to Services
EAP services are available by appointment (no walk-ins please). To schedule an appointment, call 607-777-6655. Learn more about accessing EAP services.
To ensure the needs of both the University administration and the University workforce are met, EAP operates within the framework of a joint labor-management committee — EAP Committee membership list (pdf, 180KB).
Binghamton’s EAP is affiliated with the New York State Employee Assistance Program under GOER (Governor's Office of Employee Relations).