A message from Deb Sanders, Human Resources Director for the City of OmahaDirectors please share with your managers and front-line supervisors. Human Resources has received a number of questions regarding our leave policy in light of recent events. The following clarifies City policy:
If an employee has missed more than three consecutive days of work due to their own serious health condition or the serious health condition of an immediate family member they must contact the Benefits team at firstname.lastname@example.org and complete FMLA paperwork.
Employees who are ill for one to two days with flu like symptoms or a fever and remain home for an extra two days to ensure that they are no longer ill do not need to contact Benefits or complete FMLA paperwork.
If an employee and/or their family member(s) are quarantined by their medical provider or the health department, FMLA paperwork is not required. The employee should provide their manager/supervisor with a note from a medical professional, health department or other related documentation. Employees may use annual, comp or sick leave if quarantined. Employees may telecommute with the approval of their department director. Please refer to Draft Policy 41 – Telecommuting.
School Closures – Employees that are not quarantined but need to remain home with children may use annual leave, comp time or leave without pay. Employees may not use sick leave. We will continue to monitor the situation and may make amendments to this policy as the situation progresses. Employees may telecommute with the approval of their department director. Please refer to Draft Policy 41 – Telecommuting.
If an employee is unsure about coming to work, they should call their primary care physician or call the Corvel hotline at (855) 283-2710 or BCBSNE Telehealth. Do not go to the emergency room or an urgent care center.
You can reach the benefits team by emailing email@example.com or calling 402-444-5300.
If you have any additional questions, please contact the Human Resources Department at (402) 444- 5300