Workers’ Compensation Benefits
This section has been reviewed and updated as needed: May 2014
Lost Work-Time 7 Days or Less
Workers’ Compensation Leave benefits are not payable if the lost work-time is seven calendar days or less. For payroll purposes, the lost work-time must be charged to Vacation Leave, Sick Leave, Bonus leave, or Leave Without Pay. The HR-28, Workers’ Compensation Leave Option, must be completed to choose leave for the seven-day waiting period.
Lost Work-Time More Than 7 Days, Less Than 21 Days
If the lost work-time exceeds seven days, but is less than twenty-one calendar days, the days in excess of seven days must be charged to Workers’ Compensation Leave.
Lost Work-Time 21 Days or More
If the lost work-time exceeds twenty-one days, the seven-day waiting period is waived and Workers’ Compensation Leave payments begin from the first day of disability, or the employee is reimbursed at the end of the twenty-one days.
Note: If the employee has used Vacation, Sick, and or Bonus Leave for the seven-day waiting period, that leave cannot be reinstated to his/her leave record.
Note: If the employee does not have a telephone or easy access to one, arrangements should be made for the employee to call the supervisor or the supervisor should arrange a personal visit with the employee at a convenient location and time.