Cornell's 11, 346 staff* represent a wide range of experience, knowledge, and essential contributions to the life of the university. With their talents, energies, and commitment, they serve Cornell's people, animals, facilities, infrastructure, and far-reaching mission.
It's inevitable that everyone will experience times of stress due to work, personal concerns, or the challenges of balancing the two. Many of us know the stresses related to
- Starting a new job
- Adjusting to change and uncertainty in the workplace
- Tension between employees and supervisors
- Issues with childcare, eldercare, flex time
- Conflicts or troubled relationships at work or outside of work
- Financial pressures
- Alcohol or other drug problems
- Death in the family
- Losing a job
Cornell offers FSAP services because it recognizes that, while life and work can be stressful, sometimes talking with someone, getting another perspective, and discovering valuable resources can help us keep our balance while we move through a stressful time on the way to a renewed sense of hope and well-being.
We encourage Cornell staff members to call us before personal, family, or work problems disrupt your life, work relationships, or performance; but we also are available to assist you in a crisis.
FSAP services also are available to the partners and spouses of eligible employees.
Finally, you are the "eyes and ears" of the university who often are in a position to recognize others in distress. Please don't hesitate to call us when you have concerns about a co-worker, supervisor, supervisee, or student. We can help you assess concerns, consider options, and facilitate outreach or referral for the person in distress.
* Regular full-time and part-time non-professorial-faculty academic employees (instruction, research, extension, and library) and regular full-time and part-time nonacademic employees, as of 6/2011. (Source: http://www.cornell.edu/about/facts/stats.cfm)