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Schriever hosts Employee Assistance Program informational briefing

Danna Plewe, Air Force Employee Assistance Program Manager, briefs personnel on the benefits of the EAP, at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Aug. 7, 2019. The EAP is a professional service which provides problem solving, coaching, information, consultation, counseling, resource identification and support to all civilian and non-appropriated fund employees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Coleman-Foster)

Danna Plewe, Air Force Employee Assistance Program Manager, briefs personnel on the benefits of the EAP, at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Aug. 7, 2019. The EAP is a professional service which provides problem solving, coaching, information, consultation, counseling, resource identification and support to all civilian and non-appropriated fund employees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Coleman-Foster)

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. --

The 50th Space Wing hosted the Employee Assistance Program informational briefing, Aug. 7, 2019, at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado.

Danna Plewe, Air Force Employee Assistance Program manager, hosted five informational sessions informing eligible civilians about the program.   

 Plewe said the EAP provides civilian employees and their families free, confidential resources to help support and manage normal everyday life challenges that may affect job performance and personal well-being

Jan Devitt, 50th Sw community support coordinator, said Plewe came to the base to educate people on the EAP, so they know it is available.

“Based off of metrics gathered, personnel were not using the service or did not know about it,” she said.

Ron Gevry, 50th SW director of staff, attended one of the five sessions and said the program is a crucial tool for supervisors of civilian employees.

“The EAP is a versatile program that can help resolve an array of problems whether the issue stems from work place conflict to personal family issues,” he said. “Our greatest weapon system in our Air Force is people, and we need to ensure we are taking care of them.”

Devitt said EAP started when Air Force leadership realized the disparity between resources available to the military and civilian teammates.

“They recognized the void and implemented the Employee Assistance Program to ensure support was provided for all,” she said. “It is specifically for civilian and non-appropriated fund personnel.”

The EAP services are offered as a free benefit and is confidential within limits of the law, offering a full spectrum of services by putting personnel in touch with a counselor who provides support no matter what the issue is.

“This program removes a lot of the guess work and time spent away from their job trying to find a business or person to resolve a particular issue,” Devitt said. “You don’t have to call several people, you just make one phone call and an EAP representative does it for you.”

Plewe also discussed WorkLife4YOU, which is a comprehensive resource and referral program free to the user.

“When something happens in your life, you can get the support you need through WorkLife4YOU,” Devitt said. “Civilian and NAF employees should look into this program and EAP. It is a valuable program and it’s wonderful the Air Force is providing this service.”

For more information and assistance call 1-800-222-0364. For AF EAP visit, www.FOH4You.com. Worklife4you: www.worklife4you.com (use code USAF).