4.060 - Long Term Disability Benefits

Effective Date: 9/18/2013

4.060-POL

This policy applies to sworn LEOFF II and non-sworn employees claiming long term disability benefits.

1. Sworn LEOFF II and Regularly-Appointed Non-Sworn Employees May Claim Long Term Disability Benefits

Sworn LEOFF II employees will contact the Seattle Police Officers’ Guild (SPOG) to coordinate long term disability benefits.

Non-sworn employees will contact the Family and Medical Leave Coordinator in the Human Resources Section to coordinate long term disability benefits.

2. The Human Resources Section Assists Employees Seeking Long Term Disability Benefits

All employees will contact the Payroll Unit in the Human Resources Section for assistance in completing the long term disability benefits employer’s statement.

See 4.060-PRO-1 Completing an Employer’s Statement for Employees Seeking Long-Term Disability Benefits

3. Employees Coordinate Leave Status With the Department

Employees receiving long term disability benefits will use their sick leave balances or authorized leave. See 4.100-Family and Medical Leave

Employees may contact the Family and Medical Leave Coordinator in the Human Resources Section for assistance in reviewing leave options.

4.060-PRO-1 Completing an Employer’s Statement for Employees Seeking Long-Term Disability Benefits

Employee

1. Submits a written request or email to the Payroll supervisor for a completed employer’s statement.

Payroll Unit

2. Completes the employer’s statement.

a. For sworn LEOFF II, sends the employer’s statement to the long term disability insurance provider.

b. For non-sworn personnel, sends the employer’s statement to the City Personnel Benefits Unit.

3. Sends a copy of the completed employer’s statement to the requesting employee.