provide assistance employees who intend to return to work following a
disability.Return-to-work programs are
designed for those situations where the employee is unable to perform the
duties of his/her own position as a result of the disability.
employees who are covered either by Workers' Compensation and/or the Long Term
Disability Plan (LTD) are eligible.
Human Resources receives a medical release indicating that the employee is able
to return to work in a modified capacity, his/her department will be notified
of the employee’s availability for work.The Return-To-Work Coordinator will assist the employee with their
modified job search and duty to accommodate priority for appropriate positions
will be given to the employee.Modified
duties can be defined as either:
of duties in the employee’s OWN occupation in his/her original department.
new position in his/her original department.
new position in a new department.
the Return-To-Work Coordinator locates a suitable position, the department can
decide not to hire the employee.The
department is required to submit written justification to Human Resources of its
decision not to hire the employee.Justification must clearly indicate why the employee does not meet the
minimal qualifications of the job.
employee in "Return To Work After Disability" status is entitled to
the continuation of benefits as established in the “Leaves of Absence Without