State Employee Suicide Prevention

Suicide PreventionOver the past year, a number of individuals have been involved with an interagency work group headed up by our state’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to address the troubling reality of suicide. The work group’s first outcome is the recent release of the new state employee suicide prevention website. There are six main sections: Get Help Now; Help a Loved One; Help a Coworker; Manager and HR Resources; If You Have Lost Someone to Suicide; and Understanding Suicide. Click on the link below for more information.

Suicide Prevention and Intervention Resources

Happy Summer 2018!

Now that summer has officially begun, lots of us will be taking some time to enjoy travel and well-deserved “down time”. As you plan your vacations and leisure time, be sure to check out the articles and resources offered through our Employee Assistance Program. The link below will guide you to a number of informative articles to help you get the most out of your free time.


Travel and LeisureSummer Sun

EAP Update

In December, we let you know about the new services our EAP (Employee Assistance Program) offers, including legal and financial services. We’d like to take a moment to remind you of those services as well as bring you a few updates!

  • Now there’s a new website shortcut for the EAP: Once you enter (or copy and paste) you’ll enter our organization code GRC to get access.
  • In addition to the great resources you already know about, did you know that our EAP also offers free e-learning and online seminars? These valuable professional development trainings are available in the orange boxes just on the main page. Trainings are about 15-20 mins long and offer you the option to print your certificate of completion!

See the flyer below for more options from our Employee Assistance Program!


New Employee Assistance Services!


In addition to the free counseling and consultation already available to you, EAP now offers free legal consultation and financial counseling services, as well as a comprehensive work-life website that includes resources, articles, webinars and e-learning, financial calculators, legal documents, self-search provider databases for eldercare, childcare, and more.

All of these services can be accessed 24/7 by visiting the web portal and entering our organization code: GRC. A legal or financial counselor can also be reached anytime by calling 1-888-728-1408. If you have any questions, please contact the EAP by visiting

When you visit the site, you will notice that there are two buttons on the top left of the page describing the legal and financial benefits. As you explore the website, you will find thousands of resources available by topic.

Visit the EAP web portal today to learn what new features are available and what is covered!

Employee Assistance Program

Posted on behalf of Sheryl Gordon

Employee Assistance Program Services – How Can EAP Help You?


The Employee Assistance Program helps employees and their family members resolve personal or work-related issues. You qualify for this benefit because you are a Washington State Government employee.  EAP offers it’s services at no charge; you’re entitled to three face-to-face visits (per each type of incident) and your visit to EAP is confidential, except where state or federal laws provide for exception, such as in cases of abuse or when a person is a threat to themselves or others.

EAP can help with a wide range of issues including, but not limited to:

  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Anger
  • Marital or relationship issues
  • Parenting issues
  • Grief & loss
  • Caregiving
  • Eldercare
  • Coping with change
  • Workplace issues
  • Self-improvement

You can subscribe to receive EAP News; when you sign-up, you’ll get monthly updates by email or text from EAP and receive publications, announcements and information like Monthly EAP Tip Sheets and Employee Frontline Newsletters.

EAP services are available both out of the Olympia office and by EAP providers across the state. For information, to schedule an appointment, or for a consultation, please call the EAP toll-free 1-877-313-4455 or visit their website WA State Employee Assistance Program.


Employee Frontline: Helpful Information from the EAP

Posted on behalf of Sheryl Gordon:



In this month’s Frontline Employee Newsletter:

  • Reducing Stress through Structure
  • Diversity: Welcoming New Employees
  • How to Stop Being an Enabler
  • Making Better Use of Your Lunch Hour and more!

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) helps WA State Government employees and their family members resolve personal or work-related problems. This program is confidential and doesn’t cost you anything.  

Visit EAP on the web at