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<br />SURPRISE POLICE DEPARTMENT <br /> <br />RESTRICTED DUTY ASSIGNMENTS ADM-23 <br /> <br />DATE LAST REVISED NEW REVISED CALEA PAGE <br />EFFECTIVE DATE DATE STANDARDS MET <br />1 of 8 <br />09-19-07 01-12-15 YES <br />04-07-04 <br /> <br /> <br />I. PURPOSE <br /> <br /> The purpose of this policy is to establish procedures in order to provide restricted <br />duty assignments to personnel within the Surprise Police Department when they <br />are temporarily unable to perform all essential duties of their position due to an <br />illness, injury or other restriction. <br /> <br />II. POLICY <br /> <br /> The policy of the Surprise Police Department is that personnel may be assigned <br />to a restricted duty assignment for any of the following reasons, including but not <br />limited to: <br /> <br />A. When an employee has suffered an injury or illness, whether work-related <br />or non-work related, and as a result is not immediately able to return to full <br />duty and is placed on a Return to Work Agreement. <br />B. When an employee is placed on administrative leave during an internal <br />investigation. <br />C. When an employee is given an alternative assignment due to <br />extraordinary circumstances. <br /> <br /> <br />III. DEFINITIONS <br /> <br />Administrative Leave Paid leave given at the discretion of the Chief of <br />Police or designee, usually directed during an <br />administrative investigation. <br />Serious Physical Injury A bodily injury that creates a substantial risk of <br />death, causes serious or permanent <br />disfigurement, or results in long-term loss or <br />impairment of the functioning of any bodily <br />member or organ. <br /> <br /> <br />IV. RETURN TO WORK (RTW) AGREEMENTS <br /> <br />A. Workplace Injuries/Illnesses. An employee who sustains an injury/illness <br />within the scope of employment, must comply with EPM 7.3 – Workplace <br />Injury Reporting and must participate in the RTW Program. Refusal to <br />participate in the RTW program may result in the employee’s ineligibility <br />for wage continuation and/or disability compensation. <br /> <br />