Division:

Human Resources (HR)

Title:

Standard Operating Procedures

Procedure:

Fitness For Duty/Risk Evaluation Guidelines

Original Effective Date:

 

Revised Effective Date:

Reviewed 4/10

 

Fitness For Duty/Risk Evaluation Guidelines

 

Note: This evaluation is to be used only in extraordinary situations where an employee may pose a hazard or risk to themselves or others in the workplace.

 

 

  1. The Employee Relations Specialist must contact the Central Office Employee Relations Section to communicate a recommendation for a fitness for duty/risk examination.

 

  1. The ER Specialist must ensure that management provides the employee with a letter outlining the following: 

 

(a)  workplace concerns;

(b)  specific reasons for the evaluation;

(c)  expectations for compliance in resolving the concern; and

(d)  consequences for failure to accept all conditions of the referral.

 

  1. All evaluations are handled by the DHHS EAP Coordinator

 

 

WEBSITE RESOURCES:

 

  DHHS Fitness-for-Duty/Risk Evaluation Policy

  http://info.dhhs.state.nc.us/olm/manuals/dhs/pol-50/man/Pol5_SB_Fitness4D1.htm

 

The situation may warrant using the Investigatory Placement With Pay policy in conjunction with the Fitness-for-Duty/Risk Evaluation policy.  See item 27 in the Disciplinary Action policy.

   http://info.dhhs.state.nc.us/olm/manuals/dhs/pol-50/man/Pol2_ER_DisciplineAct1.htm

  

   Investigatory Placement with Pay Guidelines