This questionnaire was designed to assist in the development of an Employee Assistance Program for Civil Servants within the Public Service of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The Public Sector Reform Unit (PSRU) within The Ministry of Public Service, Consumer Affairs and Sports is the coordinating agency for this consultancy

An employee assistance program (EAP) is a work-based intervention program designed to assist employees in resolving personal problems that may be adversely affecting the employee's performance. The EAP can help employees with various work-related and personal problems. Examples are:

●     Personal worries, doubts or fears

●     Grief (death, mourning, separation)

●     Work-related stress/ problems with colleagues

●     Addiction (e.g. substance abuse, gambling, smoking)

●     Domestic violence

●     Health issues

●     Financial problems

●     Retirement

This list isn’t exhaustive. The EAP will support anyone who experiences problems that affect their well-being and work performance.
The EAP is beneficial to every employee, regardless of your position and length of time in the service. The measurable benefits includes and are not limited to:
1.    Improve moral and productivity of officers

2.   Improve punctuality

3.  Improve deteriorating productivity

4.  Reduce absenteeism

5.  Reduce excessive sick leave

6.  Reduce staff turnover

7.  Reduce interpersonal conflict

8. Enhance the image of the public service

Your honest opinion is important; please take a few minutes to answer the following questions carefully.

Finally, your answers to the following questions are completely confidential.

Thank you for taking the time to complete this questionnaire. If you have any questions, please contact EAP Consultant, with the Public Sector Reform Unit.

INSTRUCTIONS: Please answer each question by ticking the appropriate box/filling out the comment box where necessary. Remember, there are no right or wrong answers to these questions.

Question Title

* 1. What is your gender?

Question Title

* 2. What is your age?

Question Title

* 3. Which Ministry/Department do you work in?

Question Title

* 4. What is your Grade in the Public Service?

Question Title

* 5. Do you think that your well being is effectively or adequately taken care of in the public Service?

Question Title

* 6. Have you had problems that have affected your productivity presently or in the past?

Question Title

* 7. If your answer to Question 6 is YES, please indicate how it was addressed?

Question Title

* 8. Do you think there is a need for a structured support program in public service to assist employees with any personal or professional issues they may be faced with?

Question Title

* 9. Do you think establishing an Employee Assistance Program in the public service would help to address your issues/well being?

Question Title

* 10. If the Program is to be offered to Public Servants, would you used the service willingly?