The health, well-being, and safety of all employees is of great importance to McNeese State University.
McNeese State University believes that employees should be returned to gainful employment as soon as medically possible after sustaining a job-related injury or illness.
McNeese State University seeks to provide a Transitional Return to Work Program which will implement a safe transitional return to work, ultimately reduce the duration of time needed to transition back to full duty, retain valuable employee skills and physical conditioning, reduce workers compensation claims costs, and overall facilitate a safer working environment for all employees.
To this affect, a Transitional Return to Work Team has been developed as part of this Program to assist in the implementation of any job related return to work through transitional duty.
Transitional Return to Work duty is modified duty which allows a worker to return to duty early, within the physical restrictions determined by a physician and the constraints of job duties and tasks, until the worker is capable of returning to full duty.
Transitional duty as part of the Transitional Return to Work Program is offered for the length certified necessary by a physician or other qualified provider but may not extend for longer than one year.
McNeese State University does not guarantee placement in the Transitional Return to Work Program and this program shall not be construed as a contract for such placement or an obligation to offer, create, or encumber any specific position for the sole purpose of returning an employee to transitional duty.
The Appointing Authority, the President of the University, has final discretion of approval or placement in this program and must adhere to relevant ULS Board Rules and State Civil Service rules for such placement and assignment.
While accommodations may be addressed as part of a transition to duty program, this program is not intended to instruct the procedure applicable to employees who may be eligible for a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Should an employee be eligible under the American with Disabilities Act, contact should be made with the American with Disabilities Act Coordinator at:
Dr. Michael Snowden, Chief Diversity Officer, ADA Coordinator, Title IX Coordinator
McNeese State University
Office of Equal Opportunity
BBC, Room 404 Box 93248, Lake Charles, Louisiana 70609
(337) 475-5428, (337) 562-4227 TDD/TTY, Hearing Impaired
(337) 475-5960 FAX
Email Dr. Snowden