Published: June 26, 2020

The University’s Classified Staff Short-term Disability (STD) plan has been updated to align with the State of Colorado’s STD plans. Effective July 1, 2020, the following changes have been made:

  • Employees are required to use accrued paid leave during the 30-day waiting period for short-term disability benefits, including the use of accrued annual leave and/or compensatory time once accrued sick leave has been exhausted.
  • If an employee is receiving short-term disability payments, the employee may choose to use accrued paid leave to make their salary whole in an amount that is closest to the difference between the short-term disability benefit payment and the employee’s gross base pay, excluding any pay differentials. Employees who elect to be made whole will use accrued sick leave first, then annual leave or compensatory time as available. Employees shall not use negative sick leave to be made whole.
  • Leave earning is not prorated when an employee is being made whole.

Employee Services will provide a communication directly to Classified Staff notifying them of these changes. Additionally, the Employee Services Benefit website will be updated with the information. To ensure employees always receive the most accurate information regarding Short-term Disability and other benefits, they should visit the Employee Services Disability Insurance  and the Employee Services Current Employee Benefits Overview webpages.