Over the years, I have noticed the TTD periods for subs are much longer than permanent employees. Medical providers are comfortable providing lengthy work restrictions. The TTD rates are closer to their average weekly salaries. Subs in many cases, do not appear as motivated as permanent employees to RTW. I am pushing to place subs in light-duty positions to assist with staffing shortages and reduce TTD. Do other districts reassign injured subs to modified or alternative (light-duty) positions?
Jeff, I will and do accommodate substitutes for all of the reasons you listed. Haven’t had any issues with injured substitutes going on TTD, except one who was later taken off work after having a procedure.