11.8 Medical Disability/Medical Leave of Absence
During any period of disability, a full-time employee (including administrators and staff) may be paid one-month’s salary for each year of employment up to three months’ maximum.
The disabled employee is required to apply for short term disability benefits, and any short term disability benefits received during a paid leave of absence must be paid to the College. Disability benefits are coordinated through the Office of Human Resources, and application for benefits must be made within 28 days of the onset of the disability. (See the Office of Human Resources for more information about Short Term Disability Benefits).
Employees do not earn vacation time during leaves of absence (except for periods during which the employee uses vacation or sick time to be paid), but health insurance benefits continue as long as any required employee contributions are made.
Any leave taken under this policy will run concurrently with any FMLA, Workers’ Compensation, or disability leave.
This benefit is intended to cover any prolonged illness or physical disability. A physician’s report will generally be required.
Once the period of disability ends, if the employee remains on a leave of absence under the College’s Family Medical Leave policy and is no longer eligible for pay under any insurance policy, he or she must utilize any paid time off (such as vacation, sick time and personal days (for staff)) prior to taking any portion of the leave as unpaid leave.
Approved December 14, 2017