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Employee Resources

What are my employee benefits?

Union County offers an extensive package of benefits. County employees enjoy comprehensive insurance plans including medical, prescription, dental, vision and life as well as retirement, flexible spending accounts, paid leave, tuition reimbursement, among many other benefits.

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a confidential service provided at no cost to the employees of Union County and their family members.

EAP provides certified counselors who administer assessment and brief therapy to employees who want help with a variety of personal and work-related issues such as stress, parenting concerns, grief, alcohol/drug use, family problems, financial concerns and work-related problems. If additional treatment is needed, the EAP counselor can recommend further treatment options.

Features:

  • Confidential counseling services
  • Trained, certified counselors
  • 24-hour Call Center providing confidential screenings, referrals and information
  • Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)
  • Access to 24-hour service and a toll free number
  • Confidential assessment, referral and short-term counseling (up to six sessions per employee and his/her immediate family)
  • Health and wellness educational seminars
  • Monitoring/monthly follow-up (up to 12 months) for substance abuse clients

Our EAP counselors are masters-level clinicians who are Certified Employee Assistance Professionals. Many hold additional licenses or certifications including: Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC), National Certified Counselor (NCC), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). The counselors adhere to strict legal guidelines regarding disclosure of program participation.

EAP counselors are available to help employees understand how their insurance coverage can be applied to additional counseling/treatment.

For additional help, please call the Employee Assistance Program at 704-355-5021 or 800-384-1097. Appointments can be scheduled at the location most convenient to you.

Employee Assistance Program-Union, 2202-D W. Roosevelt Boulevard, Monroe, NC 28111

Notice of Privacy Practices

Information provided on this site is for informational purposes only. Actual provisions of each plan will be provided on the certificate of coverage as part of the Summary Plan description.

What is the Family and Medical Leave policy?

In accordance with the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, effective August 5, 1993, and as amended, Union County shall grant each eligible employee leave entitlements consistent with the provisions outlined in the Act. The terms used in this Section which are defined in the Act shall have the meanings assigned to them therein.

To be eligible for leave under this section, the employee must:

  1. Have been employed by Union County for at least 12 months; and
  2. Have worked at least 1,250 hours during the 12-month period immediately preceding the commencement of the leave.

Family and Medical Leave shall be granted for the following reasons:

  • The birth of a son or daughter, and to care for the newborn child;
  • The placement with the employee of a son or daughter for adoption or foster care;
  • The care of an employee’s spouse, son, daughter, or parent with a serious health condition; or
  • A serious health condition that makes the employee unable to perform the essential functions of the employee's job.

Download the FMLA policy for more information.

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