Employee Assistance Program
Texas A&M University-Kingsville offers the Deer Oaks Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to provides you and your family with free and confidential assessments, referral and counseling. Deer Oaks EAP Services is available at any time and can help with work-related concerns, personal problems and other issues affecting your well-being.
Your Employee Assistance Program can help with:
- Stress at home or in the workplace.
- Coping with the impact of a tragedy.
- Managing a healthy weight.
- Problems with coworkers or supervisors.
- Resolving marital/relationship issues.
- Struggling with personal finances.
- Balancing work and family.
- Life changes or transactions.
- Coping with loss and grief.
- Living with depression or anxiety.
- Quitting smoking.
- Alcoholism or substance abuse.
- Dealing with aging parents.
- Controlling anger and emotions.
- Legal issues.
- Other issues affecting your well-being.
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Tobacco User Health Premium Changes
Beginning September 1, 2012 there will be an additional premium charged on health insurance premiums for employees and dependents who are tobacco users. Please click on the attachments for further information and to view the programs available to help you stop your tobacco use.
Workers Compensation Information
All employees whose names appear on the payroll of the University are covered under the program at no personal expense. This coverage includes student and wage employees.
General Employee Responsibilities
Employees who suffer an injury or illness as a result of and in the course and scope of employment should immediately notify his/her supervisor. Failure to report the injury within 30 days of the occurrence (or manifestation of the occupational disease) may result in the denial of the claim. Other responsibilities an employee may have pertaining to the accident may include, but are not limited to:
- Responding to any correspondence delivered by the Texas Department of Insurance, Risk Management, or other agencies or individuals needing information regarding the incident.
- Advising the treating practitioner that s/he believes the illness or injury may be work-related.
- Keeping Risk Management and/or the Texas Department of Insurance advised of any changes of address or phone numbers.
General Employer Responsibilities
Department liaisons, supervisors, or designees are required to report any work-related injury or illness to Human Resources as soon as possible after the incident is reported or has been identified. Other department responsibilities pertaining to an employee’s accident in the workplace may include, but are not limited to:
- Providing additional information such as witness statements, wage information, or medical information for purposes of determining eligible WCI benefits.
- Investigating the accident to determine cause.
- Implementing necessary procedures for the prevention of future accidents.
This page was last updated on: October 22, 2014