NYS Work-Life Services
Work-Life Services provides New York State employees with a comprehensive network of resources to address their work, home, and life issues.
The Work-Life Services website helps state employees with:
Life Planning: Get the tools to make decisions and develop strategies that deal with turning points in your life, such as retirement, midlife, or parenthood.
Addressing Personal Concerns: Find the services that can help you get over life's hurdles when necessary, including personalized and confidential assistance.
Visit the NYS Work-Life Services website at http://worklife.ny.gov/ to find resources and information regarding alcohol and drug and gambling issues, budgeting and finance, child care and parenting, education, elder care, disability, health and mental health concerns, and retirement planning.
NYS-Balance is a free confidential resource and referral program for state employees. Designed to help employees save time and better balance work and life. NYS-Balance offers fast, confidential services 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in an array of areas including:
- Child care and elder care
- Health and wellness
- Midlife and retirement issues
- Personal budgeting
- Home Repair
- Retirement Planning
- Real people to talk to. Trained consultants to provide customized answers to your questions and guide you to appropriate services.
- Referrals to resources, services, and support groups in your community.
- A comprehensive website.
- Free booklets, audio recordings, online articles, newsletters, workshops, seminars, webinars, and other resources to help you get the information you need in the format you want.
Call 1-866-320-4760 or visit http://www.nysbalance.ny.gov for more information about the program.
The NYS Employee Assistance Program is a peer assistance program jointly sponsored by labor and management. NYS EAP provides confidential information, assessment, and referral services to NYS employees, their family members, and retirees. It also provides orientations and training for all employees, managers, supervisors, and union representatives on benefits and use of EAP.
Each State agency has a labor/management committee, which promotes the local agency/facility EAP and selects a Coordinator, who is trained by NYS EAP to identify, assess, and refer employees in need.
Access NYS Employee Assistance Program information via the NYS EAP website at http://worklife.ny.gov/eap