Change in Ability to Carry Out Job Assignment

Approved by:
Board of Trustees

Date:

01/27/98

Revised Date:

4/25/06 12/06/11

The library director, at the library system’s expense, may require an independent physician or other appropriate medical professional to examine an employee to determine fitness to perform the normal work routine hired for. A written report to the library director will be provided by the medical professional stating the findings. When it is discovered that the effectiveness of the employee to perform his/her job or the continuation of the job endangers the employee or interferes with the effectiveness of coworkers to complete their assigned duties, one of the following actions will be taken:

  1. 1. The employee shall be allowed a specified time as determined by a designated medical professional to have it corrected following library leave policy. If the employee fails to take action to address the medical issues within the specified time, the employee will be subject to disciplinary action or service separation.
  1. 2. If in the opinion of the examining medical professional the health issue cannot be corrected, the library director will attempt to re-assign the employee to a job position which the employee can perform satisfactorily. If successful placement cannot be accomplished steps will be taken to separate the employee from employment with the library system through retirement or dismissal.