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Employees who have been off for a short time might not need as much structure with their return. In general, it is important to make employees feel
welcomed and that they have the resources they need. For employees who have been off for a long time, the return to work can be a stressful and
difficult transition. The steps might apply less so to employees who have been off for a shorter time.
The following provides a general guideline is assisting the return to work transition. In preparation for the employee’s return to work, the
supervisor should call or meet with the employee coming off leave to discuss expectations. Topics to consider are:
Make sure the rest of the team knows that the employee is returning and follow his or her wishes in regards to how to address questions about the
Your HR Advisor can discuss your situation and provide advice. If you don't know who your HR Advisor is call HR Support Services at 403-268-5800.