Leave of Absence
Types of Leave Overview
Employee Rights Under FMLA
Return to Work
Return To Work Overview
Medical, Non-Work Related
Supervisors & Managers
Because each Workers' Compensation case is different, it is imperative that all employees and supervisors work directly with the Workers' Compensation Coordinator and the Health & Safety Director to meet the requirements and procedures for returning to work.
Return to Own Job
Partial Return to Work
Temporary Reassignment to Light Duty Jobs
Please refer to your collective bargaining agreement or personnel plan for additional information about your rights and responsibilities.
The Employee may come back to work if they have a Report of Work Ability Form from a medical professional outlining the work restrictions and the restrictions do not interfere with their job. Consultation with the medical professional my be required. These documents shall be maintained by the Human Resources Office.
Employees may return to work on a part-time basis if stated on the Report of Work Ability Form. This form will be reviewed by the supervisor, the Workers' Compensation Coordinator and the Health & Safety Director to ensure the medical condition is not aggravated or potentially result in a work related injury. With employee's permission, a consultation with the medical professional may be required.
The Workers' Compensation, the Health & Safety Director and the supervisor will document light duty jobs that are available.
Supervisors, after consultation with the Workers' Compensation Coordinator and the Health & Safety Director, may temporarily reassign employees to light duty tasks that will not aggravate or potentially cause additional injury.
Minnesota State Mankato
Tara Sprengeler, Workers' Compensation Coord.
336 Wigley Administration Center
Chandler Holland, Health & Safety Director
Environmental Health & Safety
111 Wiecking Center
*The data provided in these pages is for informational purposes only and is subject to change.