illness, injury and disability

disability management

Chevron’s Disability Management program is a set of instructions and processes you must follow when you miss work because of an illness or injury. Compliance with the Disability Management program will ensure you receive any disability benefits for which you may be eligible.

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We’re all human, and from time to time we get sick or injured and have to stay home from work. When you can’t come to work, your supervisor and teammates need to make adjustments to ensure critical work is covered.

Whether you are out one day or many, always contact your supervisor as soon as you know you will absent.

The reason for and length of your absence will determine the benefits you receive and the process you must follow.

If you are absent from work for any length of time for a reason that's covered under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) or a related state leave law and you want job protection for your absence, including time off to get medical treatment for your own serious health condition, time off to care for a seriously ill family member, or time off to bond with a newborn, newly adopted child, or a newly placed foster child.

  1. Notify your supervisor of your absence.
    • As soon as you know you will be absent, contact your supervisor. Follow any local practices to let him or her know that you’re unable to work. Remember, you don’t have to give your supervisor any details about your medical condition.
  2. Begin the  Disability Management process to report your absence and begin the certification process.

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When you are sick and cannot come to work:
  1. Notify your supervisor of your absence.
    • As soon as you know you will be absent, contact your supervisor. Follow any local practices to let him or her know that you’re unable to work. Remember, you don’t have to give your supervisor any details about your medical condition.
  2. When you return to work, record your absence as directed by your supervisor.
  1. Notify your supervisor of your absence.
    • As soon as you know you will be absent, contact your supervisor. Follow any local practices to let him or her know that you’re unable to work. Remember, you don’t have to give your supervisor any details about your medical condition.
  2. Begin the Disability Management process  to report your absence and begin the certification process.
  3. Complete all of the steps necessary (as requested by Reed Group) to complete the certification process. Pay close attention to deadlines.
  4. Work with your nurse case manager or disability specialist from Reed Group who will work with you throughout the term of your absence. The nurse case manager, along with a team of doctors, nurses and vocational specialists, and leave experts will evaluate the full nature and potential length of your time away from work and will work with you and Chevron to help you meet your recovery and return-to-work goals.
  5. Keep in touch with your supervisor and your nurse case manager and provide updates on the status of your absence while you’re out. This means you need to:
    • Contact your nurse case manager regularly while you are out to let him or her know how you’re progressing. You should be sure to call after each visit to your doctor to report what your doctor tells you. If you’re absent for any length of time because of a reason covered under FMLA or a related state leave law, keep your nurse case manager informed about the status of your absence and your return-to-work plans.
    • Immediately notify your supervisor and your nurse case manager if you think you’re able to return to work — either on a full-time or part-time basis or, if you’ve been released by your doctor, to perform modified work or your regular job. For more information, see When You’re Ready to Return to Work.
  6. When you are ready to return to work, follow the steps outlined in the return to work process.

Additional information:

  1. Notify your supervisor of your absence. 
    • As soon as you know you will be absent, contact your supervisor. Follow any local practices to let him or her know that you’re unable to work. Remember, you don’t have to give your supervisor any details about your medical condition.
  2. As soon as you are aware that you or a family member have a chronic illness, begin the Disability Management process  to report your absence and begin the certification process. Explain that you or your family member has a chronic or long-term illness that will require intermittent absences. Reed Group will provide you with an application for an intermittent FMLA leave that you and your physician will need to complete and return. When it is approved, you will have an intermittent FMLA protection for absences due to that medical condition, as long as the absences are within the scope the physician indicated. 
  3. Whenever you want to use time for an intermittent FMLA absence, you must still coordinate your absences with your supervisor and call Reed Group, but the medical certification process will not be needed until the intermittent FMLA absence expires. 

Reed Group will be able to answer any questions you have about intermittent FMLA absences. 

  1. Contact your supervisor to report an on-the-job illness or injury and to apply for workers’ compensation benefits.
  2. Immediately begin the  Disability Management process to report your absence and begin the certification process. 
  3. Complete the authorization form that allows Reed Group to share with Chevron’s Workers’ Compensation group the information you provide. While Workers’ Compensation is determining if your injury or illness is work-related, Reed Group will manage your absence and determine whether or not you are eligible for STD and/or job protection under FMLA or a related state leave law. 
  4. If Workers’ Compensation accepts your claim as being work-related, Reed Group will close their handling of your STD case, but will continue to follow your absence under FMLA. They will work with Workers’ Compensation to get the information they need to make the process as easy as possible for you.

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