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2013 Leadership Series: How Accommodating Is Your RTW Program? By Disability Management Employer Coalition
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Evolving and changing ADA regulations and the final rules expanding the definition of disability by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency that enforces the ADA, make... More > compliant workplace accommodation programs paramount. In the absence of clear legal precedents, employers are forced to individually interpret regulations. This Leadership Series focused on the importance of workplace accommodations as well as the interactive process between employers and employees in implementing successful and compliant RTW programs. Panelists discussed best practices incorporating ADA requirements into their absence management and RTW programs, managing the interactive process, as well as how they utilize vendors and internal resources to assist in the process.< Less
2012 Workplace Warriors Revisited By Disability Management Employer Coalition
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In 2012, five years after DMEC convened it first Workplace Warrior Think Tank, DMEC is revisiting this issue. Industry leaders and employers were interviewed to identify the lessons learned and... More > veteran resources, share best practices for returning soldiers, and review the progress made in reintegrating workplace warriors and recruiting those leaving the full-time military for jobs in the civilian workforce.< Less
2013 Employer Leave Management Survey By Disability Management Employer Coalition
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In its second year, this survey tracks employer methods, challenges, and successes in administration of the following leave types: Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) State Family and Medical... More > Leaves Military Leave (USERRA) State Military Leave Jury Duty Other State Mandated Leaves Municipal/County Leaves Other Company Specific Leaves (e.g., Bereavement, Administrative, Personal Leaves) The survey was initially released at the 17th National DMEC Conference in an online format that included 40 questions. It was completed by 238 employers representing all organizational sizes, a broad range of industries, and widespread U.S. locations.< Less
Foundation for Optimal Productivity: The Complete Return to Work Program Manual By Disability Management Employer Coalition
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This book provides absence and disability practitioners the most complete and current processes and practices to establish and maintain their organization's return to work program. Numerous industry... More > experts, case studies and flow charts provide the information to set up a new program or improve an existing plan. This book helps Corporate America remain profitable and competitive by maximizing workforce resources.< Less
2006 FMLA Leadership Series: Best Practices for Administration and Compliance By Disability Management Employer Coalition
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The 2006 FMLA Leadership Series brought together human resource managers, benefit managers, and employer peers to discuss the challenges of Family and Medical Leave Act administration and best... More > practices for program management. This paper details ten key issues explored by Series participants and gives “In Action” examples of successful FMLA administration.< Less
2005 Call Center Leadership Series: Best Practices for Managing the Cost of Absence By Disability Management Employer Coalition
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The 2005 Call Center Leadership Series brought together call center experts, risk managers, and benefit managers to discuss absence cost drivers and management strategies. This paper details six key... More > absence and productivity challenges explored by the Series participants, and how they address them.< Less
2010 Leadership Series: Best Practices in Short-Term Disability Plan Design By Disability Management Employer Coalition
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The 2010 DMEC Leadership Series was sponsored by Liberty Mutual Insurance Company of Boston for the sixth year in a row. The 2010 topic was best practices in short-term disability plan design and... More > included discussion on sick pay plans which are very similar. Human resources, disability, health and productivity, and benefit managers came together to explore the components of effective short-term disability plan design. Topics discussed included effective program design, the need for cost savings and greater efficiency, the value of case management, dealing with unionized workplaces, impact of federal and state laws, paid time off (PTO) vs. sick leave, Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and other issues such as coverage start date, elimination period, benefit payable, and maximum benefit period. During the presentations, attendees were encouraged to ask questions and relate their experiences in their own corporate environments.< Less
Best Practices in Return to Work: 2011 Leadership Series By Disability Management Employer Coalition
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With the annual cost of absence for businesses an estimated $100 billion and more than 100,000,000 days lost due to injuries returning employees to work is one of the most eff…ective practices... More > that employers can implement to reduce expenses associated with absences either caused by work-related or non-work-related injuries and illnesses. Creating a culture that fully supports RTW will help increase corporate pro„ tability, improve employee productivity and further protect an employer from lawsuits resulting from regulatory noncompliance. The 2011 Leadership Series was convened to explore the fundamentals of effective return to work programs and how they can be successfully implemented in a variety of companies for both industrial and non-industrial applications.< Less
DMEC 2010 Employer Behavioral Risk Survey By Disability Management Employer Coalition
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This report provides a summary and an analysis of the 2010 Disability Management Employer Coalition’s biannual survey which tracks employer strategies, advancements, prevalence and... More > effectiveness, in the area of Behavioral Risk Management. These findings build on the results from 2006 and 2008 studies, providing an opportunity to identify changes in employer trends. The data indicates employers’ commitment to the subject matter and the emergence of specific best practices related to EAP services and Mental Health Professional (MHP) engagements. Further to this great progress, additional enhancements are possible, and employers and the markets that serve them are well positioned to transition programs towards best-in-class offerings.< Less
Virtual Workforce: The Changing Face of Absence and Productivity in the Technological Age - 2011 Think Tank White Paper By Disability Management Employer Coalition
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The definition of work has changed, from a bricks-and-mortar location to a state of being. As employers and employees explore the many ways in which work can be accomplished, telework will... More > undoubtedly play a more significant role in the workforce solution going forward.This trend raises concerns for employers, such as how to manage offsite employees or what constitutes a work-related injury for a virtual employee. The focus of the think tank was to identify key findings and best practices based on the practical experiences of leading employers as well as thought leaders in disability and absence management and workforce productivity. The objective was to stimulate thinking and present strategies to help employers achieve their goals for integrated disability and absence management by increasing awareness, providing resources to members, and partnering with organizations that already see the value of a virtual workforce to enhance productivity.< Less