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Employee Assistance Program

“Transforming Lives Through Self-Discovery”

Outside photoThis web page will provide you with a quick reference guide regarding the services available to you through the NMSU EAP. EAP is a confidential counseling and referral service available to all NMSU faculty and staff. We hope you find this site helpful. Please contact us directly if you have questions about the NMSU EAP.

Darío Silva, M.Div., Ph.D., EAP Director

We provide confidential counseling for faculty and staff experiencing personal and work related issues affecting their job performance. Faculty and staff experiencing issues with alcohol or drug abuse are encouraged to contact us. A faculty and staff’s spouse or significant other are also eligible for services. There is no cost for counseling.

We provide consultation for department heads and supervisors concerning identification and intervention of faculty and staff experiencing personal or work related issues affecting job performance. EAP professional staff are available for educational seminars pertaining to general well-being, leadership, and work related issues.




How Rude! Workplace Incivility is Contagious

Rudeness in the workplace isn’t just unpleasant: It’s also contagious. Encountering rude behavior at work makes people more likely to perceive rudeness in later interactions, a University of Florida study shows. That perception makes them more likely to be impolite in return, spreading rudeness like a virus.

“When you experience rudeness, it makes rudeness more noticeable,” said lead author Trevor Foulk, a doctoral student in management at UF’s Warrington College of Business Administration. “You’ll see more rudeness even if it’s not there.” (read more, go to Workplace Tips:  chc.nmsu.edu/eap/wpt/)