When an employee is on a medical leave of absence, he or she must provide a statement from his/her medical professional prior to returning to work. This statement must certify that the employee is able to return to work and resume his/her normal duties, or must specify any restrictions or limitations on the employee’s ability to perform his/her normal duties.
If the medical professional indicates that there are restrictions or limitations, this medical statement must be provided to the department at least five (5) working days prior to the employee’s scheduled return date, so that the department can make a determination as to whether the restrictions or limitations can be met. Managers and supervisors are encouraged to contact the County’s ADA/TWA/LOA Coordinator to assist with making this determination. A TWA (Temporary Work Agreement) is used to document the modified work arrangement, if one is feasible.