EAP/Professional Standards Committee
Our AFA EAP/Professional Standards Committee (Members helping Members) seeks to assist Members, their families, and partners experiencing personal and work-related problems that could or are affecting their health and well-being on and off the job. Our EAP committee is a Union-sponsored support service provided by Flight Attendants for Flight Attendants, their families, and partners. EAP Peer Representatives are trained to provide three distinct but interrelated services: Assessment, Support, and Referral Services; Professional Standards; and Critical Incident Response.
AFA EAP is a confidential resource available to Members, demonstrating care and concern for its Members individually and collectively.
EAP/Professional Standards Committee Chairpersons
|ANC||Bonnie Waltersemail@example.com||(907) 230-7208|
|LAX||Jeanne McCleavefirstname.lastname@example.org||(949) 922-1606|
|PDX||Contesa Nicolaidisemail@example.com||(503) 970-6873|
|SAN||Melanie Bukerfirstname.lastname@example.org||(208) 890-1849|
|SEA||Andrea Koricanemail@example.com||(206) 419-2637|
|SFO||Zarah Cummingsfirstname.lastname@example.org||(925) 577-5733|
|MEC||Elizabeth Dillon (Chairperson)|
Lisa Haugen (Vice Chairperson)
DID YOU KNOW: There’s a New Program Called FAAS?
What is FAAS?
FAAS stands for Flight Attendant Addiction Support. It’s a new assistance program developed and run jointly by AFA EAP and management. Any non-probationary Flight Attendant is eligible to use the program.
What does FAAS offer?
- FAAS is structured to encourage Flight Attendants to seek help before on-the-job misconduct occurs.
- Those who self-disclose to the company before a work-related performance issue occurs will have access to 30 days of residential treatment at a facility fully paid for by the company, whether you have Kaiser Insurance, Premera Blue Cross/Blue Shield, or NO Insurance.
- AFA EAP and your Base Director/Manager will be part of your recovery support team during the treatment period.
- Should a Flight Attendant’s substance use progress to the point that they show up at work under the influence, the Flight Attendant will have access to company-funded treatment IF the Flight Attendant self-discloses before boarding the first flight of the day and before a reasonable suspicion test is requested.
- Should a Flight Attendant’s on-the-job impairment result in a test positive, a pathway to return to flying for Alaska has been developed under the FAAS program following their separation.
- FAAS is also designed to encourage co-workers to feel comfortable approaching or identifying a Flight Attendant whose impairment risks flight safety. Under FAAS, only the struggling Flight Attendant can jeopardize their job by failing to self-disclose before boarding their first flight of the day or before being identified for testing. Even then, the Flight Attendant will have a pathway for reinstatement.
Does FAAS replace AFA EAP or the Flight Attendant Drug and Alcohol Program (FADAP)?
No. AFA EAP/FADAP offers confidential assistance without company knowledge or involvement. AFA EAP can confidentially help you decide which of these assistance programs is best for you and your work circumstances. Unlike FAAS, AFA EAP can also work with probationary Flight Attendants and their family members. Don’t hesitate to call any of your EAP Committee Members in a safe, confidential setting.
FADAP Contact Information
Phone: (855) 33-FADAP / (855) 333-2327
Direct Line: (202) 355-6337
Did You Know: Wings of Sobriety Telephonic Meetings
Meetings are open to all Flight Attendants exploring their need for or seeking recovery from substance use disorders. Meeting times are scheduled every Wednesday at 12 PM Pacific time and Sunday at 2 PM Pacific time. Meetings generally last between 45 minutes and 1 hour. The conference call number to join is (855) 544-2320.