Frequently Asked Questions -- Verification of Sick Leave
Supervisors have the ability to request verification of sick leave after an employee has been absent for a minimum of three (3) consecutive days. This guidance is in keeping with Department of Human Resources Management (DHRM) policies regarding sick leave documentation.
When requesting verification, supervisors should not review or retain any documents provided by the employee. Medical information is protected under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
- Please do not attempt to verify by calling a doctor, Googling for more information, or questioning the employee.
- Contact Benefits with questions or concerns related to absences and/or documentation.
Doctor verifications should be routed to a benefits administrator in HR & Payroll (MSN 3C3). This process protects the supervisor and the employee as medical information cannot be included in any personnel file.
Questions? Please call HR & Payroll at 3-2600 and ask to speak with a Benefits team member.