Preparing to return to work:
Ensure your Release to Return to Work form is completed by your attending physician prior to your Return to Work date. You are responsible for sending this form to Sedgwick as outlined in the form instructions. The form is included in your STD leave package and is available in your STD file in viaOne Express. Sedgwick will also mail a copy to you approximately two weeks before your return to work date.
If you return to work under a part-time or1 or reduced workweek2 leave, you must report your intermittent or reduced workweek absences.
1 An occasional absence where you are certified by your Health Care Provider (HCP) to miss a few hours or day or two of work. Absences could be planned in the case of an appointment or scheduled treatment or unplanned or unscheduled absences in the case of an exacerbation of your medical condition.
2 When you are certified by your HCP to work fewer hours or days you are scheduled.
An unplanned absence for illness or care must be reported to Sedgwick the same day the absence occurs.
A planned absence for treatment or appointments must be reported to your supervisor and Sedgwick 30 days in advance or as soon as the timing is known.
If you have intermittent or reduced workweek hours to report during a regular workday or mandatory overtime shift, you need to record the date of absence and the number of hours missed by:
- You must also follow your department guidelines for reporting all absences.
- You must make a reasonable effort and work with your supervisor to schedule these absences around business needs (e.g., during non-peak work days/hours, before or after work, etc.).
- If you fail to follow these steps, the time you are away may not be considered for protection under FMLA/CFRA.
Call your supervisor to:
- Confirm your return and discuss any restrictions or accommodations needed for your return;
- Arrange for DOT testing if your classification of work falls under the Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements and you have been on a leave of absence greater than 30 days unpaid and;
- Discuss any system and building access restoration you may need.
If you have questions about returning with restrictions, please call the Stay-At-Work/Return-to-Work Team at 925-459-7270.
First day back at work:
Complete any office related steps (e.g., update your email and voicemail message(s)) when you return to work. Meet with your supervisor to discuss instructions to prepare your office when you return to work.
Review MyElectronicAccess for system access questions (i.e., SAP) and for building access questions go to MyPhysicalAccess. Note that you must be logged into the PG&E network in order to view this information. For any issues, contact the TSC at 415-973-9000.
To determine what changes can or should be made to your health care benefits upon returning from your STD leave, log into your Mercer BenefitsCentral account or call the PG&E Benefits Service Center at 1-866-271-8144.
Determine if you need to reinstate any recurring deductions. Action may be needed if had any of the following prior to your unpaid leave starting:
Campaign for the Community
Contributions ended the day prior to your STD leave start date and will not resume automatically. If you would like to resume your contributions, please contact the Campaign Customer Service Line at 1-888-973-4438 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific time.
You may have chosen to stop your Commuter Transit Program benefit deductions during your leave. If you suspended your commuter transit deductions during your leave and want to reinstate the deductions, review the Commuter Transit Program information.
If you are a union-represented employee, your union dues will continue while receiving Capped Sick time. Once you are eligible for STD Wage Continuation benefits, your union dues will be reduced to $9 per month.
Fidelity Investment (401(k) Plan)
While receiving PG&E STD, 401(k) contributions continued at your current designation and you are eligible to receive 401(k) matches on STD wage continuation benefit payments. Your contributions will automatically resume when you return from leave. If you have questions relating your 401(k), please contact Fidelity Investments by calling at 1-877-743-4015 or at www.401k.com.