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Mandatory Counseling

​In conjunction with progressive discipline a formal  mandatory referral is made by the manager of a faculty or staff member or through consultation with an Employee Relations & EEO representative. This usually occurs in instances where there is a significant decline in work performance when there is a specific on-the-job incident that indicates the individual may benefit from the services offered through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

If an individual with a performance related issue refuses to cooperate with the EAP, he/she may be subject to disciplinary action for continued unacceptable behavior, conduct and/or job performance issues under the terms of the Progressive Discipline policy.

The employee assistance program provides assistance to faculty, staff and their immediate family who may be experiencing difficult personal problems.

DePaul has contracted with ComPsych, an independent EAP vendor, to provide individual and family counseling, financial counseling, psychological evaluations and referrals, substance abuse treatment and similar services. All services are provided confidentially. Individual anonymity is always maintained. For detailed information on the EAP, visit the Work/Life Benefit section page on Employee Assistance. (Brochures about the EAP are available by request in the Office of Human Resources.)