Effective Date: 9/18/2013
This policy applies to all employees seeking a limited-duty assignment because of a diagnosis by a health care professional of a physical or mental disability that temporarily prevents them from performing their regularly-assigned duties.
1. Employees May Work Up to 16 Weeks on a Limited-Duty Assignment
Exception: The Human Resources Director may extend the limited-duty assignment beyond 16 weeks if the employee is not fit to return to their regular duty assignment.
Exception: The 16 week limit does not apply to pregnant employees.
2. Employees on a Limited-Duty Assignment Shall Not Work for a Secondary Employer
3. The Employment Services Lieutenant Establishes Reporting Requirements for the Limited-Duty Employee
4. Employees Require Approval From the Employment Services Lieutenant or the Human Resources Director to Return to Work in a Limited-Duty Capacity
Sergeants/supervisors will not allow an employee to work in a limited-duty capacity without the required approval regardless of the duration of the limited-duty.
4.070-PRO-1 Employee Requesting a Limited-Duty Assignment
1. Emails a request for a limited-duty assignment to the Employment Services Lieutenant and their Captain/Director/Manager (via chain of command) to include:
- Job-related limitations
- Expected duration of their need for a limited-duty assignment
Employment Services Lieutenant
3. Determines whether to approve the request, and if approved, finds a limited-duty assignment for the employee.
4. Updates the employee’s limited-duty assignment in PEDS.
5. Informs the employee, the employee’s chain of command, and the limited-duty chain of command of the limited-duty assignment.
6. Reports to their limited-duty assignment sergeant/supervisor.
7. Upon completion of their limited-duty assignment, Obtains an APF signed by a health care professional releasing them to duty without restrictions.
- The APF must be signed before the employee returns to their regular assignment.
8. Gives the signed APF to their regular sergeant/supervisor.
9. Forwards the APF to the Employment Services Lieutenant.
10. Updates PEDS with the employee’s change of assignment.