Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

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EAP Overview and Contacts

The NASA Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a Civil Servant resource that offers confidential psychological assessment and referral and short-term counseling for issues related to work and family. The EAP is available to GSFC Civil Servants and their immediate families. 

EAP Services provide you help with problems such as:

          Emotional          Relationship
Family          Alcohol
                    Job Concerns

The goal of the EAP is to provide assistance and treatment to those who are experiencing personal problems. Examples include, but are not limited to, alcoholism, marital problems, financial problems, depression, stress, anxiety, and drug abuse.

At Greenbelt, an onsite EAP counselor is available and can be reached at (301) 286-4600. Federal Occupational Health (FOH) provides services to employees at both Goddard and Wallops. You can call 1-800-222-0364 / 1-888-262-7848 (TTY) at any time. You may also visit the website (www.FOH4you.com).

What's New


Pre-Retirement Prep

Having a plan for retirement is one of the biggest favors you can do for your future self and the post-workforce life you’ve worked so hard to reach. While most people think of retirement planning in terms of savings accounts, 401(k)s, and TSPs, there are many other important things to consider as you prepare to sunset your career.

 This campaign will help you consider:

  • How you’ll spend your time in retirement
  • The importance of taking care of yourself before you retire
  • Retirement’s surprising side-effects

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Also, be sure to mark your calendar and participate in this month’s live webinar:

Pre-Retirement Planning for Federal Employees

If you’re thinking about retirement, or even if you have a few years left until you retire, are you financially prepared? Come out of this webinar with more knowledge about calculating pension benefits, social security, ROTHs, and catch-up TSPs. See how your money can work for you and make a prosperous difference in your future.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

1:00–2:00pm ET | Register Here

 The EAP is a voluntary and confidential employee benefit available to federal employees and their family members at no cost.



TTY: 888-262-7848



Overcome Depression

It’s a completely normal reaction to feel sad, fearful, or alone in the wake of a difficult life event, such as the death of a loved one, the end of a relationship, the loss of a job, or other upsetting situation. When someone has depression, however, those feelings are more intense and tend to linger, and may even disrupt daily life. While each year millions of Americans experience some type of major depressive episode, it is treatable and can be effectively managed.

 This month’s campaign discusses:

  • The warning signs of depression
  • Ways to manage and prevent depression
  • Resources for help and support

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Make Life Work for You

We all want to strike a balance in our everyday lives. Whether it’s a general between our work and personal lives, or a more specific balancing act such as caring for loved ones versus taking time for ourselves, the underlying goal is to enjoy life and find an equilibrium that leaves us feeling fulfilled and satisfied. As you work toward balance in your daily life, there are a few things to keep in mind and your EAP can help.

 This month’s campaign discusses:

  • What it means to be balanced
  • The importance of setting boundaries
  • Ways to take time for you

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Safeguard Your Personal Security

Being protective of your personal information is more important now than ever. As technology grows more sophisticated by the day, and as the number of ways we do business and exchange information with the world rises, we’re all increasingly vulnerable to fraud and identity theft. But there are things you can do to protect yourself, and your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is here to help.

 This month’s campaign discusses:

  • How to identify and avoid common scams
  • The surprising signs of a stolen identity
  • What to do if your personal information is compromised

 Click to download the campaign




Life Changes

If there’s one thing we cannot avoid, it’s change. Much of the time change comes in the form of minor adjustments or temporary inconveniences encountered in our day-to-day lives. Other times, however, the changes we experience can be quite disruptive or even life-altering. While the transition to a new reality can be complicated, confusing, and perhaps frightening, there are ways to ease the shift from one way of life to another.

 This month’s campaign reveals:

  • The importance of acknowledging change and loss
  • Some unexpected benefits of experiencing loss
  • Why you should give yourself permission to grieve

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Optimize Your Output

There are countless tips, tricks, and life hacks out there that aim to help us better manage and track daily to-dos. While many of those techniques are quite handy and have value, they often focus on specific types of tasks, or they relate to only one life aspect. Becoming truly productive requires a much broader lifestyle approach based on a few simple standards.


This month’s campaign discusses:

  • The importance of a tidy workspace
  • Small habits that have a big impact on productivity
  • Why every hour on your calendar should be blocked


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Keeping a team of professionals motivated to come back each day and produce great work – because they want to – is a big deal, though it isn’t always easy to ensure. Cohesion and camaraderie play significant roles in how your employees feel about their jobs, as bonded coworkers are the crux of a successful team. Building such a team can be attainable with the support of your Employee Assistance Program (EAP).


This month’s campaign for supervisors discusses:

  • What it means to be a team
  • How to create cohesion
  • The importance of bonding with other bosses

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Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Hurricane Preparedness Tips

 Hurricane Florence is expected to make landfall on the East Coast as a major hurricane with damaging winds, heavy rain and significant flooding. To help you and your employees who may be impacted by this weather event, Federal Occupational Health (FOH) wants to remind you that we offer 24/7 assistance to help members prepare for a hurricane and cope in the aftermath.

 Attached are the following guides which provide valuable tips to help safeguard and protect individuals who may be threatened, as well as tips for coping should a hurricane impact their area. 

 Please feel free to disseminate this information to your employees as you deem appropriate, courtesy of FOH.

 As always, EAP specialists are standing by 24/7 to refer your employees to helpful resources including local and national emergency/disaster resources.


Federal Occupational Health (FOH)

24/7 Employee Assistance & Work/Life:
1-800-222-0364 (TTY: 888-262-7848)





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Helpful Links

NASA's OHP EAP toolbox


Program Contacts

Tammie Yancey, EAP Counselor, 301-286-4600