Returning to Work
In order to prepare for your return to work from leave, you must provide certification releasing you back to work from your physician at least 1 week prior to your scheduled return to work date. However if you cannot, this does not prevent you from returning to work. Instead please contact the Leave Administrator directly to coordinate your return to work.
Employees may present an accommodation request at any time. They do not necessarily need to have been on a leave of absence in order to present their department or HR with a certification listing work restrictions.
There are two parts to an accommodation request:
1. Employee must submit a Medical Inquiry Request for Accommodation (the formal request)
2. Employee must submit a certification listing the restrictions recommended by their physician (certification of restrictions)
After receiving the necessary documents, the Leave Administrator begins the interactive process of determining whether or not the department can provide a reasonable accommodation
A. If the employee can be accommodated, a Temporary Modified Duty Agreement must be signed and returned to HR.
B. If workplace restrictions cannot be accommodated, employee may need to be placed on a leave of absence until the physician has lifted or modified the restrictions.