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Thursday, October 22, 2015

New resilience program for AMC civilian personnel

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 needs.

"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 programs.

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 services.

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.

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