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ARTICLE XIII INSTRUCTIONAL STAFF – MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS > SECTION 13.1. TEMPORARY DISABILITY LEAVE. :
SECTION 13.1. TEMPORARY DISABILITY LEAVE.
a. Members of the instructional staff who are absent because of temporary disability for more than five consecutive working days may be required to submit a medical certificate from their personal physician upon their return to work.
Where any absence because of temporary disability exceeds thirty consecutive working days, the absentee shall present a statement from his/her physician explaining the nature or his/her temporary disability and certifying that he/she is fully capable of returning to work. In the case of any such absence the college may also require an examination by a physician in its employ, or appointed by it, who shall be required to certify that the absentee is fully capable of returning to work. In cases where there is a conflict of opinion, a third physician, acceptable to the absentee and to the president of the college, shall be called in and his/her judgment shall be accepted as conclusive. In the event that it is found that the condition of such person is such that he/she is incapable of resuming his/her normal duties, such person shall apply for such additional period of leave of absence as may be necessary. Failure to make such application for an additional period of leave of absence shall be deemed neglect of duty.
b. Leaves of absence without pay for temporary disability for periods of less than one year may be recommended by the board to the appropriate retirement system for credit as service for retirement. Increments may be recommended by the board for the period during which an employee is on leave of absence without pay for temporary disability for periods of less than one year.