Traumatic Incident Response.
In most circumstances, an employee involved in a traumatic incident will be offered TIM services to minimize the potential of psychological injury. Participation in individual or group TIM counseling is strictly voluntary, and an employee may decline such services. As soon as possible following the event, managers and supervisors shall make every effort to implement their EAP TIM protocol and assist in coordinating an appropriate EAP TIM response. TIM services may be extended to the employee's family, extended family and others as the circumstances warrant and resources allow. The family's utilization of TIM services is at the discretion of the employee or family member. TIM services should be provided based on the needs of the affected employee and as determined clinically appropriate. EAP-provided TIM services may be on government time without charge to leave, depending upon the needs of the affected employee and consistent with law, rule, regulation, and appropriate Department policies. However, TIM services provided to an employee on government time must be coordinated with the employee's immediate supervisor.