A RTW Plan is a legally binding plan established for a staff member who is receiving workers compensation and who may be away from work for longer than 4 weeks. The RTW Plan will identify goals, duties, hours and constraints and will comply with any restrictions outlined in the Work Capacity Certificates. In developing RTW Plans the following will be considered:
- the special needs of individual staff members e.g. staff whose first language is not English;
- modification of any factors that may have contributed to the injury;
- ways to minimize the workload impact on other staff;
- the range of activities the injured staff member is capable of performing;
- the abilities and expertise of the injured staff member; and
- the availability of suitable tasks.
The RTW Coordinator will coordinate return to work and plans which are established, and will regularly review and update your RTW Plan until the injury and/or workers compensation claim is resolved.
University duty to find work
The University has a duty to provide employment for which you are fit and so far as is reasonably practicable, which is the same as or equivalent to your preinjury employment. The University has no duty to provide work to a staff member with a workrelated injury/illness
- if it is not reasonably practicable to do so; or
- if new or other employment options have been agreed between you and the University.