Personnel Office and Human Resources
Employee Assistance Program
Since 1983, the BOCES Employee Assistance Program (EAP) has been
providing education, intervention, assessment and referral services to
the employees, retired employees and their families from numerous school
districts and agencies throughout Suffolk & Nassau Counties. The
EAP currently services school districts, libraries, agencies and
municipalities with over 27,000 employees, retired employees and their
extended family members.
Please use the information below to contact the office which is most convenient for you.
General Contact Information
Hampton Bays (631)728-2008
Medford (631) 289-0480
Commack (631) 858-9177
Web Site: https://www.esboces.org/eap
If you contact someone it will remain confidential;
the district will never know if you contact EAP directly. Just let
them know you are an employee of the Sachem Central School District.
BOCES EAP is a Union/Administration program that is voluntary and
neutral. This means that both Union and Management understand the
process to help employees that are in need, and together, support
services and confidentiality for every employee and/or family member.
The mission of the Employees Assistance Program is to provide support
to employees and their families in participating school districts and
agencies in an effort to maximize overall wellness and each individual's
The EAP provides a very nurturing, caring
and supportive environment that emphasizes the idea that having
difficulties is universal and that asking for assistance is a strength.
The program is staffed by mental health professionals who are trained
to assist individuals experiencing a wide array of difficulties that may
be job-related and/or of a personal nature.
inception in 1983, the EAP has assisted employees and their families
with over 120 types of presenting problems. This assistance has been
provided to both individuals living locally and outside of the Long
The confidentiality of every individual who uses
the program is strictly upheld. The EAP acknowledges the right of all
people to obtain quality, professional services in an environment that
fosters respect, support and dignity.
The EAP provides services
to employees as well as their extended family members, including
siblings, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews,
cousins, and in-laws. The program also provides services to retirees of
participating school districts and agencies as well as to their extended
family members. There is no cost to either the employees or their
family members to utilize the EAP services. The EAP is provided as a
benefit to the employee and their families by the participating school
districts and agencies.