Employee Assistance Program

Employee Assistance Programs provides valuable information, educational materials, resources, and self-assessments on key behavioral health topics, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, alcohol abuse, and health and wellness, to help you live healthy and work well.  In addition, many EAP programs include Management Consultation, Legal & Financial Services, Health and Wellness Presentations, counseling Services and Critical Incident Response.

Employee Assistance Program Information

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EAP also sponsors Ergonomics training and assessments.  Basic Ergonomic Principles include:

  • Position and support the body in neutral
  • Arrange work and workstation for functionality and neutral work postures
  • Avoid fatigue/discomfort
  • Utilize micro-breaks/stretches/move often
  • Alternate work tasks, practices & work postures

Services are fee-based and do not include equipment.  Check with your agency first to see if there is a budget to buy equipment.  To find out how your agency can access these services contact:

  • Arthur Plumstead, PT, CIE
    Ergonomics Clinical Program Manager, Environmental Health, and Safety Services
    Program Support Center
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    450 Golden Gate Avenue
    San Francisco, CA 94102
    Office: (415) 279-9949

(Please note, FOH is not the EAP provider for all federal agencies in the Bay Area, but all are welcome to attend the presentations.  To find out if FOH is your provider please ask your HR department.)

2017 EAP Program Handouts:

2016 EAP Program Handouts:

Retirement Planning

SFFEB’s instructors must have retirement knowledge, and are not a certificate or license financial adviser, nor can they sell any financial products.  This avoids the ethical issues that have come to light with other retirement seminars.  SFFEB works with the Securities and Exchange Commission to make sure we structure our classes with the highest of integrity.  Attached is our current offering later this month.

Private firms do offer agencies retirement seminars, often for free, and they will ask you to sponsor them so they can get space free in a federal building.  SFFEB does not support or endorse these companies. If you invite one into your agency, you assume all liability for the financial advice given.  In addition to the instructor, often companies recruit area financial advisors, charging them to attend to meet potential clients.  The federal staff is extremely attractive to financial advisors because of our typically large TSP savings.  Many will encourage you to divest from TSP.  For most Federal retirees divesting from the lowest fee retirement system is not sound advice.

If you ever aren’t sure if we are sponsoring a retirement class or have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us.

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