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The Southern Miss Employee Advantage

Southern Miss Employee Advantage

Committed to seeing all faculty and staff “soar to new heights” by enhancing their quality of life, furthering their educational and personal goals, and taking their employee experience TO THE TOP!

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What:  An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) called GuidanceResources®

Who:   All benefit eligible employees, as well as

- Anyone in their household

- Their dependents away at college

When: Now!

How:   Call:            800-272-7255

            TTY:            800-697-0353

    App:            GuidanceNow


Please note: This will require Web ID COM589 to set up an account; and type Unive when asked the name of our institution (USM should pop up for you to select). 

The GuidanceResources® program includes: 

Confidential Emotional Support

Highly trained clinicians will listen to your concerns and help you or your family members with any issues, including:

• Anxiety, depression, stress

• Grief, loss and life adjustments

• Relationship/marital conflicts

Work-Life Solutions

Specialists provide qualified referrals and resources for just about anything on your to-do list, such as:

• Finding child & elder care

• Hiring movers or home repair contractors

• Planning events, locating pet care

Mental Health Counseling

All participants receive free access to counseling for stress, depression, family and other issues.  These sessions can be telephonic, online or in-person with a local counselor.  That’s 3 free sessions per person, per issue, per year. 

Legal Guidance

Talk to an attorney for practical assistance with your most pressing legal issues, including:

• Divorce, adoption, family law, wills, trusts & more

Need representation?  Get a free 30-min consultation and a 25% reduction in fees.

Online Support

GuidanceResources® Online is your 24/7 link to vital information, tools & support.  Log on for:

• Articles, podcasts, videos, slideshows

• On-demand training

• “Ask the Expert”- personal responses to your questions

Financial Resources

Financial experts can assist with a wide range of issues, such as:

• Retirement planning, taxes

• Relocation, mortgages, insurance

• Budgeting, debt, bankruptcy

Not sure if GuidanceResources® can help- call them and ask!

University of Southern Mississippi employees should click here to access the Fringe Benefit PDF and other Benefit Resources.

Learn more by clicking here.

Access the current Holiday Schedule here.

Contact Us

Employment and Human Resources
301 McLemore Hall (MCL)
118 College Dr. #5111
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

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