Employee Assistance Program

EAP logo
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is part of the Department of Human Resources. The EAP is a no-cost, confidential employee benefit that is also available to immediate family members. The EAP provides short-term counseling (up to 10 sessions) and referral assistance for employees and their families experiencing problems that may affect work performance, job satisfaction, or overall quality of life. All EAP services and supports continue to be available during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

With the on-going global pandemic (COVD-19) and recent events in our country many of us are finding ourselves increasingly stressed about our health, racial justice and the economy.  Please know that you are not alone and the EAP is here for all of you.  As our EAP logo says, "help, when you need it."


Additionally, the Employee Assistance Program:

  • Provides an internal and external program (Cigna EAP)
  • Provides additional resources including legal, financial, and other work/life support services through Cigna EAP
  • Provides management consultation services to administrators/managers  
  • Provides staff development on a variety of work/life issues to schools and offices
  • Offers support after a traumatic or critical event and works closely with the BCPS Traumatic Loss Teams
  • Offers 24/7/365 days a year availability through the Cigna EAP toll free number,       1-888-431-4334.  When asking for the counseling services, ask for an availability search (use those words) of counselors who can help you with your concerns who are taking new Cigna EAP clients

The EAP’s Website provides:

Janice Zimmerman, LCSW-C, CEAP (Internal EAP Counselor)
jzimmerman@bcps.org
Loch Raven Center
(formerly Loch Raven Elem. School)
1801 Glen Keith Blvd, Room 100
Baltimore, MD 21286
410-887-5414
FAX: 410-668-8994

Cigna EAP (External EAP)
1-888-431-4334 (24/7/365)
Registration/Logon ID: baltimore
Click 'Coverage' > Employee Assistance Program