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Transitional Return to Work

The Transitional Return to Work Program provides a system for returning employees to work quickly and safely after injury or illness by identifying and appropriately managing temporary work restrictions. Studies have shown that the sooner an injured employee can be brought back to work, the faster they will recover and be able to return to their regular work assignments.

The goal of Transitional Return to Work (TRTW) is to assist individuals with work- related illness or injury (and non work-related illness or injury, when possible) resulting in medical restrictions or lost work time. There will be an emphasis on close collaboration between department managers and supervisors to locate appropriate light duty.

This program is designed to transition the employee back to his/her usual and customary position after the illness/injury. Injuries/illnesses resulting in permanent restrictions with a reasonable expectation that the employee will be unable to return to the usual and customary position will be managed under the Vocational Rehabilitation/ ADA guidelines.

For additional information, please review the Transitional Return to Work Q&A.

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