The Employee Assistance Program (EAP), administered by California Department of Human Resources (CalHR), was established to assist employees and their family members in identifying and gaining control over personal problems which can, and often do, affect both family life and job performance. Through direct counseling and/or referrals, EAP counselors can assist employees in addressing family or marital difficulties, problems with alcohol or drugs, and feelings of stress or depression. Counseling and/or referrals to community resources is also available for financial matters, child and elder care issues, and legal matters.

Anything is Possible When You Have the Right Resources

As a Department of General Services (DGS) employee, you and your eligible dependents have access to a statewide EAP. This program is provided by the Department of General Services as part of the State's commitment to promoting employee health and well-being. Offered at no charge to you, EAP is a confidential resource for support and information during difficult times, as well as consultation on day-to-day concerns.

EAP, through Magellan Healthcare, offers trained professionals who are available 24 hours a day; 365 days a year to assist you and your family with:

  • Dependent care, including child and elder care
  • Grief and depression
  • Marital, family, and relationship issues
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Substance abuse

Call Magellan Healthcare at 1-866-EAP-4SOC (1-866-327-4762) to speak to a trained professional.

Visit the resources below for valuable information on EAP.


Responsible Control Agency

  • California Department of Human Resources

Laws and Regulations

  • Government Code section 19816.16, 19998.5

Other Resource Materials

DGS EAP Coordinator

Cris Nelmida

Department of General Services
Office of Human Resources

707 3rd Street, Suite 7-130
West Sacramento, CA 95605

Phone: (916) 375-4638