Aerial view of the JMU quad

Employee Assistance Program (EAP): The EAP offers up to four sessions with an EAP counselor at no charge for services such as: mental health, alcohol or drug abuse assessment, child or elder care, grief counseling or legal or financial services.

Faculty Ombudsperson: The JMU Faculty Ombudsperson is an independent and neutral third party for faculty members with questions, disputes or other concerns.

Fairfield Center: The Fairfield Center is a local, independent Harrisonburg organization that specializes in conflict resolution, communications excellence classes, mediation and restorative justice.

Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO): The OEO advances JMU’s affirmative action goals and commitment to diversity and to ensure that the university fulfill its obligation under the law to prohibit discrimination, including harassment on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, religion, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, parental status, political affiliation and any other characteristic protected by university policies and or state and federal laws.

Talent Development: The University’s Talent and Development department is committed to enhancing personal and organization performance through their offerings of innovative training opportunities. These offerings will help employees reach their own potential as well as work effectively with others.

Office of Equal Employment and Dispute Resolution (EEDR):The Office of Equal Employment and Dispute Resolution (EEDR) provides state agencies and their employees with a broad range of workplace dispute resolution tools that assure solutions to workplace conflict consistent with the Commonwealth's human resource policies and related law. EEDR does not advocate for employees or management, but, rather, provides impartial services to assist in the resolution of workplace disputes.

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