In order to maintain consistency with the original leave accrual system and VSDP, all employees will be required to use personal leave for the first seven (7) calendar days (waiting period) to cover time off if they wish to be paid.
In cases when an employee is out of work for more than 7 calendar days on an approved claim, Workers’ Compensation will begin paying at a rate of 66 2/3% his/her average weekly wage.
*All* time off for a work-related injury must be established in writing by the treating health provider. The written release must denote a specific time period along with the physician's signature and must be presented to the Benefits Administrator. The treating physician must also verify the return to work status in writing to the benefits office prior to reinstatement.
Any time missed from work that has not been prescribed by your physician will be charged to annual leave, sick leave, or Leave without Pay (LWOP) as appropriate.