Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
The Cascade Centers EAP offers information and resources to help today's busy people keep their minds on work. It is a FREE and CONFIDENTIAL benefit. The EAP provides professional counselors that can guide you over the phone or in office visits. They'll listen to you, help you sort things out and then work with you on a plan to set things straight. If needed, they can refer you to a provider in your medical plan.
All your contact with Cascade, from the first call to resolution, is private and confidential. No information abou you goes back to your employer or PEBB. Employees, spouses, domestic partners, and other eligible dependents may access the benefit individually or together.
- Marital or premarital problems
- Divorce or separation
- Conflict at work
- Gambling addiction
- Parent-child relationship
- Grieving a loss
- Behavorial disorders
- Stress and anxiety
- Free legal and financial advice
- Homeownership savings
- Child and elder care resources
- Identity theft recovery
- Crisis counseling
- Alcohol or drug abuse
- Physical or sexual abuse
For more information: Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
The Employment Department maintains a lending library of books that can assist you with healthy living choices. HealthWorks coordinates various activities in individual offices or with PEBB such as flu shot clinics, Weight Watchers, walking contests, tai chi programs, yoga classes, chair massages or fitness rooms.
Parking, Biking and Mass Transit
The State Parking and Commuting Services Program offers various resources for transit passes, carpooling, vanpooling, park and rides, bike rooms and lockers, and rideshare. Portland, Salem and Eugene employees may purchase their transit pass via pre-tax payroll deduction. This website can also assist with parking maps and locating parking resources.
For more information: Parking, biking and mass transit
Smart Commuter Program
The Department of Administrative Services offers the Smart Commuter Program to encourage employees to use alternative modes of transportation in their commute. The goal is to reduce traffic volume and parking demand, improve air quality, and reward the efforts of state employees who leave their cars at home.
To qualify, an employee must commute to work by public transit, rail, vanpool, commuter bus, bicycle or walk from home or from a park and ride location more than half of their workdays each month. Permanent, temporary and contracted state employees may participate in the program. The program offers occasional parking permits, a coupon book for participants in Salem and a guaranteed ride home.
For more information: Smart Commuter Program
Oregon State Library
Resources and services are available to all State of Oregon employees. Order, borrow and renew books, request research assistance and attend training, orientations and events.
For more information: Oregon State Library