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Short-Term Disability

Short-Term Disability (STD) pays all or part of a basic salary for an eligible individual who is absent from work due to illness or disability that is not related to the job, and which prevents the individual from performing University duties.

Short-Term Disability begins with the eighth consecutive calendar day of a sick absence.

Explore the policy

You can find the full details in the official University Short-Term Disability policy on the University’s policies website.

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How to apply for Short-Term Disability

For a sick/disability absence involving more than seven calendar days, employees must call Hartford, our STD insurance carrier, at (866) 548-3101. Hartford will provide employees with any paperwork required and confirm the next steps. Employees must also keep their supervisor advised of their anticipated return to work date.

Report a return from Short-Term Disability

If you’re reporting a return from Short-Term Disability for one of your employees/members of your department, you’ll need to complete this online form.

Helpful resources

In addition to the information you’ll find in the official policy, these documents and guides might be helpful to you.

Hartford notice examples

The following PDFs are examples of email notifications that come from Hartford based on the status of an individual’s Short Term Disability. These should help supervisors/timekeepers understand the notice types and provide clarity when coding time in HRMS.

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