Employee Relations

  • The employee relations team supports all employees in multiple ways. Focusing on staff remediation and retention, they coach and model improvement tools, manage the District's leave process, assist staff with work accommodations and restrictions, and conduct District investigations.

    Our team uses strategies to ensure that effective communication and planning mitigate the risk of employment claims and keep staff safe.

    On-site and professional development opportunities are always available - just ask as they are happy to assist you!

    SSD staff can access the SSD Gateway for additional resources and information, including District leave options, how to file a claim, and work accommodations and restrictions.

FAQs for Medical Leave

  • What is FMLA?

  • When do I qualify for FMLA?

  • When do I apply for FMLA?

  • Where do I go to apply for FMLA or various other medical leaves of absence options?

  • Will I get paid while on FMLA?

  • What is the difference between full leave and intermittent leave?

  • Can I substitute or perform other district duties while out on a full FMLA leave?

  • What happens to my benefits?

  • How will my leave effect my dependent coverage?

  • Will SSD hold my job while I am on FMLA leave?

  • How do I know my application for medical leave was received by the employee relations team?

  • What form does the doctor fill out?

  • When is the FMLA paperwork due?

  • What happens if I do not turn in the FMLA paperwork within 15 days?

  • How will I know my FMLA has been approved?

  • What happens if I do not qualify for FMLA or I have exhausted my FMLA entitlement, and still have a need for a medical leave?

  • How long is my medical certification valid?

  • How does my attendance get reported?

  • Do I need to notify the district of my return to work?

  • Can I take more than the 6-8 weeks after having a baby?

  • How does time off for Worker’s Compensation affect FMLA status?

  • Does the District provide other leave options?