Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 35.62
Liaison Allison Jenks
Submission Date Sept. 7, 2011
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New Mexico State University
Tier2-2: Employee Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 joni newcomer
Mgr. Env. Policy and Sustainability
Facilities and Services
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Does the institution have an employee assistance or wellness program that provides counseling, referral, and well-being services to employees?:

A brief description of the employee wellness program, policy, or practice:

The Health & Wellness department at NMSU includes the Campus Health Center (for students, faculty & staff), Recreational Sports, Activity Center, Intramural Sports, Outdoor Recreation, Fitness/Wellness, and the Aquatic Center (Natatorium). We strive to support the NMSU community with access to physical and mental health care, health & wellness related programs, and to provide facilities for fitness activities.

The Mission of the Health and Wellness Center is to promote wellness of the body, mind, and spirit, and tangibly support a culture in which all community members understand, value, and make healthy lifestyle choices.

EAP (Employee Assistance Program) is an employee benefit administered by the Counseling and Student Development Center as part of our Campus Health Center. EAP is a free benefit to all NMSU employees. All EAP client records are kept strictly confidential and are not noted in any official University record or the employee's personnel file. Information discussed during the interview with the EAP counselor is not communicated to anyone without the employee's consent.

EAP is designed to assist university employees who are experiencing temporary or persistent personal problems that negatively affect their job performance. Employees may be self referred or referred by a supervisor for confidential professional assistance in solving personal problems.

The goals of the program are to:
1. Assist employees to resolve personal problems that can negatively impact upon job performance
2. To provide a source of assistance to which supervisors can refer an employee whose work performance is declining or has declined.

Employees desiring a gender specific counselor or a bilingual (Spanish/English) counselor can be accommodated upon request during the initial interview.

The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:

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