The Employee Assistance Program is governed by Article 35 of the National Agreement. EAP is jointly adminstered by NALC, other postal unions and the employer. The program provides confidential education, referral and counseling to help employees through personal challenges of all types. This includes alcoholism and drug abuse programs.
Letter carriers seeking EAP services may contact their local union officers for information.
Suicide prevention & stress
At a workshop during the 69th Biennial Convention in Philadelphia, Magellan Health Services shows a PowerPoint presentation on suicide prevention and stress, and presented the video below.
Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others.
Click here to download the PowerPoint presentation.
Click here to download the presentation as a PDF.
The NALC has partnered with APWU and the Postal Service to produce this informational video about the EAP’s suicide prevention program.
Free, anonymous EAP screening
The National Joint Employee Assistance Program Committee has created a website where any letter carrier may obtain a free screening for depression or alcohol abuse: More information
EAP services: Broader than you might think!
Sometimes a conversation is all it takes to get things started. Here's a message from the Hawkeye District Advisory Committee to encourage letter carriers to use all of EAP’s services: