shortcut to content

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Page address: https://www.mnsu.edu/hr/returntowork/index.php?id=returntoworkpolicy3
Return To Work

Workers' Compensation and Returning to Work

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
Contacts

Procedure

  1. Contact your supervisor or chair/dean and workers' compensation coordinator in advance to confirm the date you will return to work.
  2. Prior to returning to work, have your health care provider complete a Report of Work Ability Form.
  3. Send the Report of Work Ability Form to Workers' Compensation Coordinator in advance or bring it in on the date you return to work. Your return to work may be delayed if you do not provide a Report of Work Ability Form.
  4. Work with your supervisor/chair/dean, Workers' Compensation Coordinator, and/or the university Environmental Health & Safety Office to accommodate work restrictions if necessary.
  5. Contact the Workers' Compensation Coordinator if you will not be able to return to work.

Please refer to your collective bargaining agreement or personnel plan for additional information about your rights and responsibilities.

Return to Own Job

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.

Partial Return to Work

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.

Temporary Reassignment to Light Duty Jobs

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.

Contacts

Minnesota State Mankato
Diane Roggow, Workers' Compensation Coord.
Human Resources
336 Wigley Administration Center
Phone: 507-389-2016
email: diane.roggow@mnsu.edu

Chandler Holland, Health & Safety Director
Environmental Health & Safety
111 Wiecking Center
Phone: 507-389-5568
email: chandler.holland@mnsu.edu

*The data provided in these pages is for informational purposes only and is subject to change.