Help for Employees
The Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) ensures the University’s commitment and responsibility to foster diverse and inclusive working and learning environments. Our work focuses on ensuring compliance with the University’s non-discrimination policies and also state and federal laws and regulations related to Title IX compliance, equal opportunity, and affirmative action. OIE’s major areas of focus include:
Employee Assistance Program
A Confidential Counseling and Referral Service for University Employees.
Storrs and Regional Employees:
The Deer Oaks Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a free service provided for you, your dependents, and household members by Human Resources. This program offers a wide variety of counseling, referral, and consultation services, which are all designed to assist you and your family in resolving work and life issues in order to live happier, healthier, more balanced lives. From stress, addiction, and change management, to locating child care facilities, legal assistance, and financial challenges, our qualified professionals are here to help. These services are completely confidential and can be easily accessed 24/7, offering you around-the-clock assistance for all of life’s challenges.
Phone: (888) 993-7650
UConn Health Employees:
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a confidential assessment, brief counseling, and referral service available to all employees and their family members. It is designed to assist in the identification and resolution of any personal problem that may be affecting you, your family or your job.
- Program provides professional assessment, brief counseling and/or timely referrals to community resources for multiple issues and concerns, including:
- Marital/family disagreements
- Stress or emotional problems
- Drug/alcohol abuse or dependency
- Financial and legal difficulties
- Occupational dissatisfaction
- Health management
Phone: (860) 679-2877
A Confidential and Neutral Resource for University Employees.
Jim Wohl, DVM, MPA
Certified Organizational Ombudsman Practitioner®
2-182 Homer Babbidge Library
369 Fairfield Way, U-1257
Storrs, CT 06268-1257
Phone: (860) 486-5143
Secure Fax: (860) 486-5875
firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com (Please be aware that email is not a secure or confidential method of communication.)
A face-to-face visit is often most effective and the Ombuds Office offers a confidential place in which to meet. The Ombuds is happy to schedule a meeting with you at a time that works best with your schedule. To protect people’s privacy, unscheduled or unannounced visits are discouraged. To arrange a meeting, please contact the office.
The UConn Ombudsman serves as a neutral resource who provides confidential and informal assistance to members of the campus community. The Ombuds Office was established to provide a confidential, neutral resource for staff, faculty, and graduate students to express concerns, identify options to address workplace conflicts, facilitate productive communication, and surface responsible concerns regarding university policies and practices.
Due to the confidential, neutral, informal and independent function of the Ombuds Office, communication with this office does not constitute notice to the University of Connecticut.