About Integrated Disability & LeaveThe Office of Integrated Disability and Leave Management administers employee leave requests and manages leave usage arising under:
- The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- AACPS Sick Leave policy
- Leave of Absence policy
(Please contact the IDLM office if you are seeking information about taking a Leave of Absence.)
- Other leave provisions
Information on this site provides employees procedural details and the forms they need if leave from work is necessary due to:
- injury or illness
- relatives who have serious health conditions
- military obligations and
- academic obligations
NOTE: If you are seeking information about annual leave or leave slips, please contact your timekeeper. That information is not found on this site.
In addition to managing employee leave, the IDLM office facilitates employees’ return to work after periods of absence.
DO I NEED A DOCTOR’S NOTE?
SICK LEAVE SCENARIO #1: If you are absent for three or fewer work days, you do not need a doctor’s note.
SICK LEAVE SCENARIO #2: If you are absent for more than three days, you will need documentation from your health care provider indicating that you were ill. You may return to work without it, but your absences over three days will not be deemed “sick leave” unless you provide the documentation. Without the note, the time may be deemed “lost time.”
SICK LEAVE SCENARIO #3: If you are absent for more than ten days, you cannot return to work without an authorization from your physician that clears you to return.
You do not need a doctor’s note.
Yes, you must present a note to your timekeeper in order to have your absence excused as sick leave. You may return to work without the note; however, you may accrue “lost time” for your absences. Lost time is an unauthorized absence from work. Accrual of lost time may result in disciplinary action.
Yes, your doctor must complete the appropriate form on this page, in order for you to return to work. You may not return to work without submitting it, and receiving authorization to return from your supervisor and/or the IDLM office.
Yes, you must present a note from your relative’s doctor indicating the reason for your absence in order to have your absence excused as sick leave. You may return to work without the note; however, you may accrue “lost time” for your absences. Lost time is an unauthorized absence from work. Accrual of lost time may result in disciplinary action.
You must present a note from a physician in order to return to work. You must submit the note even if you decline to be transported from your work location by EMS. It does not matter how long you are absent from the work site. You may not return to work without submitting it.
Your doctor must complete one of the appropriate forms on this page. You must submit the form before you return to work. Your supervisor will assist in reviewing it, and you will be informed whether your restrictions can be accommodated at your work location. You may not return before you receive authorization from your supervisor and/or the IDLM office.