A disability separation is an action taken to separate an employee from service when the employee is unable to perform the essential functions of the position with or without a reasonable accommodation due to medical impairment. A disability separation is not a disciplinary action and can be initiated by either the employee or the employer.
An employee can initiate a disability separation by:
Employer-initiated disability separations occur when the agency obtains medical documentation that indicates the employee can no longer work due to medical reasons. This may occur through the Reasonable Accommodation process, Family Medical Leave Act, or by submitting medical documentation to the agency. The HR Business Partner will review the medical documentation to determine whether initiating a disability separation is appropriate.
If you have any questions, please contact your HR Business Partner.