Short Term Disability

Short Term Disability is compensation following exhaustion of your sick/vacation time, subject to contractual provisions, and continuing thru the last day of the 180 day elimination period of continuous absence.  Please refer to your union contract/personnel manual for participation and eligibility requirements regarding Short Term Disability. 

Union and Section of Contract

  • AAUP/AFT: Article XIII Leaves of Absence – C.1.d
  • AFSCME Local 1497: Article (20) Income Disability Programs – C.1-4
  • Michigan Building Trades: Letter of Agreement #1 – Medical Leave (unpaid)
  • Operating Engineers: Article (12) Income Disability Programs – C.1-6
  • Police Officers: Not addressed – some language about extended absence due to duty-related injuries)
  • Service Employees Local 517-M: Article (33) Income Disability Programs – C.1-5
  • U.A.W. P&A Local 1979: Not addressed
  • U.A.W. Staff Assoc. Local 2071: Article (41) Income Disability Programs – C.1-5
  • Unite Here! Local 24 (Janitors): Not addressed
  • Unite Here! Local 24 (Housekeepers): Not addressed

Note: If you exhaust your sick/vacation time and have questions about Short Term Disability eligibility, please contact Benefits & Wellness at 313-577-3000. If Short Term Disability is applicable, medical certification will be required before such status can be implemented.