Faculty and Staff Assistance
IMMEDIATE EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE CALL:
Faculty and Staff Assistance (FASA) is an internal Employee Assistance Program (EAP), providing broad brush services including confidential consultations, short-term counseling, assessment and referrals. These services are part of the benefits offered to Georgia State faculty, staff, retirees and eligible dependents.
FASA offers trainings, Brown Bag workshops, and a variety of health and wellness resources are available at the Wellness Center located at Sparks Hall. FASA is a “place to find support” for managing stressful work and life situations, and, emergency assistance is available for crisis situations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Is It Confidential
FASA respects your right to receive private, confidential treatment. Unless you request it in writing, your concerns remain confidential and are never a part of your personnel file.
- Marital problems
- Job stress or dissatisfaction
- Family disharmony
- Substance abuse
- Personality conflict
- Lack of direction in career
- Financial difficulties
- FASA offers individual management consultation services to all those in supervisory roles who are having difficulties with an employee's job performance. Training on constructive confrontations with employees and making supervisory referrals to FASA are held regularly.
- FASA also responds to individual or departmental crisis. If a critical incident such as a death, an accident, or a major illness, occurs, FASA is available upon notification for on-site debriefing and support.
- FASA offers training related to the well-being of faculty and staff, such as stress management and alcohol and drug awareness.
- Outplacement and career services are available through FASA. Managers may receive guidance about informing employees of outplacement decisions, and the FASA counselor is available to meet with departments or individuals to make them aware of university support for them. Individuals who receive notification that their positions are being eliminated are eligible for special support during the transition. All employees and their household members may receive career counseling through FASA.
- Relapse prevention services are available to all recovering employees or their family members. These include confidential referrals, recovery groups, and two-year follow up for those who have enough treatment.
In some instances, you may be referred by your supervisor. Your use of FASA is voluntary. The FASA counselor reviews your situation with you and helps you explore options and solutions. Together you develop an action plan for addressing your problem. This plan may include short-term counseling with your FASA counselor or referral to an outside agency, practitioner or community resource.
You may schedule an initial appointment to speak with a counselor via in-person, telephone, or video conference through a new online platform called TAO.