Return to Work (RTW)
Return to Work Transition Service
Returning to work after a medical leave can be challenging for many people. Individuals often experience mild physical and emotional symptoms as they return to work, including anxiety, worry and fears about this transition. For instance, individuals may become anxious about their job performance, changes in their job assignments or co-workers’ opinions of them. Additionally, supervisors may find it is difficult and/or awkward to transition employees back to work after a leave.
Professional counselors at the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FASAP) are available to help faculty, staff and supervisors with this transition. They can help faculty and staff achieve the following: (a) plan a strategy for talking to co-workers about an absence; (b) prepare a discussion with a supervisor; (c) identify referrals to relevant programs and services; (d) enhance coping skills; and (e) establish goals. These services may increase one’s comfort and ability during the return to work transition. For supervisors, guidance is available on how to make the return to work process less stressful and expectations more clear.
There are additional, educational documents available to assist faculty, staff and supervisors as they prepare for a successful return to work.
Click the links below to download PDF documents with return-to-work information.