Human Resource Services (HRS) and the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) are providing assistance to employees whose positions are being cut or reduced due to upcoming budget reductions.
 
Several general information sessions will be offered for faculty and staff beginning May 4-27 with representatives from HRS benefits, EAP and, for the faculty sessions, the vice provost of faculty affairs. For a schedule of sessions, including those offered via Washington Educational Conferencing Network (WECN), click here.
 
The main HRS website also offers a variety of resources and information regarding:
 
  • continuing benefits coverage
  • retirement plan options
  • job resources
  • community resources
  • employee policies notice requirements (by employee type)
To better assist faculty and staff, each university area has been assigned an HR service team. To find your team click here. This site provides a link to the HRS contact list, including benefits and records staff and regional HRS offices.
 
Due to the expected volume of inquiries, HRS requests that people make appointments to ensure prompt service. To make an appointment, e-mail hrs@wsu.edu or call 335-4521. For regional campuses, contact your local HRS office.
 
Counselors and psychologists are available through the Employee Assistance Program to faculty and staff facing job cuts or reductions and those dealing with other changes in the workplace. EAP has increased its counseling staffing levels, including a full-time psychologist. These services are free and confidential and can help employees identify, manage and resolve personal and work-related issues.
 
EAP services are by appointment only, except in crisis situations. EAP is not intended to be a long-term counseling service. Rather, it provides initial assessment, consultation and referral. EAP services typically will not be more than five sessions per individual contact.
 
For additional information, see the EAP website. For appointments in the Pullman area, call 335-1744 or email eap@wsu.edu. Statewide EAP services and resource information for areas outside Pullman is available on the EAP website.