Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Handbook

6.2.5 Return from a Leave

Requests for reinstatement from a leave of absence must be made through an employee's immediate supervisor (personal leaves) or to Human Resources (medical leaves). Employees on a medical leave of absence must furnish a return to work slip signed by his/her physician to Benefit Services and their supervisor prior to returning to work. The University, at its option and without cost to the employee, may require that a physician or physicians of its choosing determine, by examination, the employee's fitness to return to work.

An employee returning to work from an approved leave of absence shall be placed in the former job or a job of like status and pay unless circumstances have so changed as to make it unreasonable to do so. An employee who has been on military leave of absence, however, must give notice to the University within thirty calendar days after release from service that the employee intends to return to work, in order to be eligible to return to work.


Revised:
02/22/2017 - Annual Review: To reflect current language "Applications for reinstatement from a leave of absence must be made through an employee's immediate supervisor to Human Resources and on approval of the appropriate vice president/provost before the leave expires." was changed to "Requests for reinstatement from a leave of absence must be made through an employee's immediate supervisor (personal leaves) or to Human Resources (medical leaves).". Added "Employees on a medical leave of absence must furnish a return to work slip signed by his/her physician to Benefit Services and their supervisor prior to returning to work."
12/08/2016 - Annual Review: No changes made to content.
01/29/2015 - Annual Review: To reflect current practice, the email address for questions is now policy@mtu.edu. No changes made to content.
02/20/2014 - Annual Review: Updated Michigan Tech and Handbook banners. The first sentence in the last paragraph read: "An employee returning to work from a leave of absence shall be ...." and now reads: "An employee returning to work from an approved leave of absence shall be ....".
06/22/2011 - Annual Review: To reflect current University titles and practice, the email address for questions is now hbwebmaster.
10/20/2010 - Format changes.