restrictions for non-occupational conditions will be managed according to the
same procedures for occupational conditions (see Section C.3).
The DMT and directorate/department RTW managers will identify employees
absent from work with non-occupational conditions and provide assistance in
returning them to work when appropriate. There are several ways in which
employees may be identified who might benefit from the return-to-work efforts.
· Employees that are absent, due to injury or illness, for 5 consecutive
workdays will be identified through the LITE payroll system.
· Employees who have been identified by RTW managers and
supervisors as having been off work for a significant period of time.
· Employees that are identified who have applied for short term
disability insurance benefits.
· Employees who are off work seeking assistance in returning to work.
The procedures for managing nonwork-related cases are the same as those for
work-related injuries or illnesses with the following additions.
The directorate/department RTW manager will work with the DMT in
identifying employees in their organization who have experienced significant
absence from work as a result of nonwork-related medical issues.
The employee will
· Receive a medical release form from Health Services and be asked to
complete it so that a Health Services professional may discuss return-
to-work issues with his/her physician.
· Work cooperatively with Health Services and his/her personal
physician to streamline return-to-work and associated issues.
Health Services will
· Make contact with the employee describing the RTW Program and
· Acquire, if possible, a signed medical release form from the employee.
· Communicate with the employee's personal physician, supervisor, and
RTW manager to facilitate return-to-work issues.