Fitness for Duty

A department head may request a medical evaluation when (1) an employee's conduct creates a reasonable belief that a threat to the health or safety of the employee or others, or to University property, exists; or (2) there is objective evidence that the employee cannot perform the essential job functions. The purpose of the evaluation is to find out if the employee can perform his or her job in a safe manner. The employee's department pays the cost. In order to ensure safety while the employee is being evaluated, the employee may, if appropriate, be placed on investigatory leave for the time needed to conduct the evaluation.


If you think a medical examination is necessary, contact your Employee Relations Consultant

for approval.


For more information, review the following information on the Disability Management Services website:


Overview of Medical Inquiry Process Medical Inquiries Process



Medical Inquiry Procedures Medical Procedures

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