Human Resources and Payroll



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.

Verification Process

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).

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.