Injury Leave With County Compensation
Regular Full-Time & Scheduled Part-Time Positions
A full-time or scheduled part-time employee in a regular position, who is off on authorized leave, will be paid his / her full salary from the county during the initial three calendar days of injury leave following the date of the injury (or the first 24 hours of injury leave for an employee on an approved modified schedule).
The county will require reimbursement in the amount of all payments received by the employee from the workers' compensation insurance carrier for lost wages during this initial period.
After Scheduled Time
If the employee is still unable to return to his/her regular work schedule after the initial period of three calendar days (or 24 hours for an employee on a modified schedule), the county may continue to pay the employee 10% of his / her regular rate of pay for up to 176 hours of additional eligible leave time.
This payment from the county is in addition to the non-taxable 66.67% of wages payment that the employee receives from the workers' compensation insurance carrier.
Intermittent Part-Time & Seasonal Positions
Any seasonal or intermittent part-time employee, who is eligible for injury leave, will be paid his/her appropriate salary from the county during the initial three calendar days of injury leave following the date of the injury. During this initial three day period, the county will require reimbursement in the amount of all payments received by the employee from the workers' compensation insurance carrier for lost wages.
The employee shall also have his / her case referred to the county's workers' compensation insurance carrier for any continued payments to which the employee is entitled in lieu of payment of wages.
Termination of Injury Leave With County Compensation
Termination of injury leave with county compensation will occur:
- When the employee is placed on injury leave without county compensation status
- When the county has a written release from the attending physician permitting the employee to return to his / her regular work schedule and resume performance of all the essential duties required in the employee's position
- When the employee is separated from county employment