Managing Complex Short Term Sick Leave (COVID-19)

For complex short term sick leaves please contact your assigned Work Life Consultant as soon as you are made aware of the situation.

A complex case will include cases where the employee is not able to return to work within 1 month, there are concerns about the absence, department is unable to temporarily accommodate without assistance and/or when there are other workplace concerns. If you are unsure on how to manage a case at any time contact your assigned Work Life Consultant.

The Work Life Consulting team manages the absence and disability management program (short-term illness/injury, return to work and medical accommodations) along with coordinating health promotion initiatives for staff and faculty. See video on COVID19 and campus safety.

Process for Temporary COVID-19 Medical Accommodations

If you are concerned that you are medically vulnerable to COVID-19, even with the exercise of the safe work plan precautions on campus and your doctor indicates you cannot risk exposures that may occur on campus, or if your safety concern is related to a COVID-19 related mental health issue that meets the threshold for a DSM-5 medical disorder, you may be eligible for a medical accommodation. If a reasonable accommodation cannot be made, you may be entitled to sick leave. As needed, consult with your Human Resources Consultant or your assigned Work Life Consultant.

Information for faculty and librarians is available through VPAC.