If the Authorized Treating Physician (ATP) provides temporary restrictions that allow the employee to return to work in some capacity, CSU intends to offer temporary modified duty (TMD).
- TMD can be in the employee’s home department or elsewhere at CSU.
- If a department cannot utilize an employee with restrictions or needs assistance with identifying task within the outlined restrictions, the Workers’ Compensation program should be contacted at (970) 491-6745.
- TMD may be part-time or full-time, but it’s not intended to be permanent.
- The ultimate goal is to transition an employee back to their regular position.
- Employees receive their regular wages for the hours they work in Temporary Modified Duty.
- If a Return to Work letter is completed, the home department can transfer the employees’ wages to CSU’s Return to Work (RTW) fund. Contact CSU Workers’ Compensation for more information.
- When an employee doesn’t accept a modified position their wage replacement benefits through WC and CSU’s injury leave, if eligible for such, will be terminated or adjusted.
- Modified duty assignments/tasks will change as an employee’s abilities change.
- Employees are required to submit an Injury Timesheet on a weekly basis.
- Employees may remain on modified duty unless:
- Placed at Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI) by the ATP
- Assigned permanent restrictions
- TMD has exceeded 90 days without progression back to full duty
- Claim is denied or placed on a Notice of Contest
- Employee is in a probationary status
Contact CSU Workers’ Compensation
(970) 491-4832 – (970) 491-6745