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Eligibility and Enrollment

Employees in participating agencies and departments who are appointed permanent full-time or part-time regardless of their bargaining unit designation are eligible for EAP services.  An employee, their spouse or registered domestic partner, and eligible dependents are eligible to receive a specified number of sessions per contract year.  A contract year is July 1 through June 30.

 

An eligible dependent is defined as an employees' legally married spouse or registered domestic partner and any unmarried children under 23 years of age.  Eligible children include natural children, legally adopted children, stepchildren, and children for whom the employee is the legal guardian or who live with the employee in a regular parent/child relationship and are economically dependent upon the employee.  If any unmarried child, who upon attaining age 23, is incapable of self-support because of physical disability or mental incapacity and is dependent on the eligible employee for support and care, he/she shall continue to be considered a dependent under this definition, provided that proof of such incapacity is provided to the contractor.  A child ceases to be a dependent upon marriage, when eligible as an employee, or upon entry full time into any branch of the Armed Forces.

Seasonal employees and retired annuitants are eligible for EAP services during employment.

Face-to-Face Sessions Per Contract Year (contract year is July 1 through June 30).

Problem types: substance abuse; alcohol abuse; marital and family issues; emotional, personal, and stress concerns.

Eligibility Table

Eligibility Table

​Employment Category

​Face-to-Face Sessions Per Contract Year (Contract Year: July 1 - June 30)

LEVEL 1

Bargaining Units 5 and 7 employees and all exempt, managerial, supervisory, and confidential employees of the California Highway Patrol.*

Bargaining Unit 7 employees (R07), managers (M07), supervisors (S07), and confidential employees (C07) in any other department.*

Bargaining Unit 6 employees (R06), managers (M06), supervisors (S06), and confidential employees (C06).

Bargaining Unit 8 employees (R08), managers (M08), supervisors (S08), and confidential employees (C08) including seasonal and intermittent firefighters

  • Seven sessions per problem type for employee.
  • Seven sessions per problem type for spouse or registered domestic partner.
  • Seven sessions per problem type total for dependent children, not including the employee and spouse or registered domestic partner.
LEVEL 2

All California Highway Patrol, Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (State Fire Marshall), and Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation employees (unless listed in Level 1 above).

  • ​Three sessions per problem type total for the employee, spouse or registered domestic partner, and dependent children.

​LEVEL 3

All other employees.

  • Three sessions total for employee.
  • Three sessions total for spouse or registered domestic partner and dependent children.

You will not be eligible for EAP if any of the following events occur:

  • Your employment with the State of California ends.*
  • Services are used in a fraudulent or deceptive manner.

*Exceptions:

  • Employees covered by Level 1 services may use EAP for 90 days after the date of retirement, as may California Highway Patrol employees who are covered by Level 2.  Employees in Level 3 services benefits end the month following their retirement.
  • Surviving family members of employees who had Level 1 services and family members of California Highway Patrol employees who had Level 2 services may use EAP services for six months after the death of the employee.
  • Eligibility for EAP Services for surviving family members of all other employees stops at the end of the month after the month the death occurred.
  • Following layoff from state service, excluded employees and those in Bargaining Units 1, 2, 3, 4, 11, 15, 17, 20, and 21 receive a six-month extension of their EAP services.  This extension is for time only and not an increase in services.  Services for all other employees end on the last day of the month after the layoff occurred.
  Updated: 8/24/2016
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