The City does not participate in any Workers Compensation program as we are self-insured under our On the Job Injury Program. So while we do not do the same as other cities for Workers Comp, we do offer 75% of the employee’s salary if the employee has medical documentation to remain off work for six months. After six months, the employee may use sick time or if there is no more accrued sick time, the employee may solicit donated sick hours from other city employees.
The City stops paying for OJI injuries after 1 year from the date of injury. After that, if the employee is unable to return to full duty, the employee may be separated from employment with the City and be eligible for long term disability that pays for 60% of his or her full time salary for eight years.
We still pay the employee for the first 90 day's and they sign over their Comp income to payroll. After ninety day's they receive the W/C check at 66 2/3%.
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We didn’t have to go through Council. We never pay 100% in addition to WC. We do pay sick leave up to their gross bi-weekly income to cover their insurance deductions, etc…
Still pay 100% up to 90 days
We’re looking to change ours this fall
I was not here and do not know how that was accomplished.
We pay the employee 100% of their salary for the first seven workdays after injury. The date of injury is paid with a regular pay code. We actually reduced that number from 20 workdays to 7. We found that some employees were taking advantage of the system. We approached the Board of Mayor and Alderman stating that we were reducing the benefit but that it was still above the minimum requirements of the TN WC guidelines.
It was a long time ago, and we updated our safety manual at the same time. The pay change was included in all the updates. I believe our claims decreased quite a bit, but that was at least 20 years ago.
The City of Oak Ridge has always paid 100% from day one for injured employees. Any amount that is received on their behalf from the workers compensation carrier is then signed over to the City. We provide full salary for the first 12 weeks upon having acceptable medical justification. Additional “injury leave” may be granted by the City Manager in certain situations.