by Headquarters Air Mobility Command Public Affairs
10/21/2015 - SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE,Ill. -- Headquarters
Air Mobility Command will initiate a new program this month called the
Federal Occupational Health Employee Assistance Program.
The program is a free, anonymous resource available 24/7 to assist
federal civilians and Non-Appropriated Fund employees assigned to HQ AMC
and subordinate units with emotional, spiritual, social and physical
"The goal is to improve health and functioning as well as workplace
performance by providing prevention and intervention tools for civilian
employee's problems," said Patricia McDonald, HQ AMC chief of personnel
Similar to the program Military OneSource created for military
personnel, EAP provides comprehensive online resources and certified
counselors for the civilian workforce and their immediate family.
"Employees can refer themselves or can be referred by their supervisor,
although participation is completely voluntary," said McDonald. "In
addition, employees affected by emotional concerns, drug, alcohol, or
other personal problems will be offered up to six confidential visits
using professional counselors."
An online website will also provide information on subjects including
stress, healthy living, management coaching, legal and financial
AMC designed their EAP program based on a similar one created by AFMC in
FY2003. The goal of the EAP is to enhance employee and workplace
effectiveness through prevention, identification, and resolution of
personal and productivity issues. AMC is only the second Air Force major
command to offer this type of program.
For 24/7 access to the Employee Assistance Program, visit www.FOH4You.com or call 1-800-222-0364.