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[ Workers' Compensation ]

FAQ 12:

I have an employee who may not be returning from a Workers' Compensation Leave of Absence for some time. Can my department hire a replacement?

The department may hire additional staff on a temporary basis, if necessary to meet its business needs.

For information on hiring temporary staff, please refer to:

HR Policy #114: Temporary Extra Persons

Note: During the initial six months from the date the employee is on Workers' Compensation leave, the University will not grant approval to hire a replacement to fill the employee's job other than on a temporary basis.

After the initial six month period, the department may make a request to hire a regular, on-going replacement for employees on Workers' Compensation.

See FAQ013 for information regarding hiring a regular, on-going replacement for employees on Workers' Compensation.

For detailed information, please refer to:

2608.3 Occupational Injury or Illness: Hiring a Replacement for an Employee on Workers' Compensation Leave

Note: In cases involving Unionized University staff, please refer to the terms and conditions of the appropriate collective bargaining agreement.

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