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Transitional Duty Program

The State of North Dakota has established a Transitional Duty Program that will enhance recovery, comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, help minimize workers compensation costs, and provide a service to employees who are injured or contract an occupational disease in the scope of employment with the State.  

Employees will be placed in transitional duty positions, when feasible, during the course of recovery from an occupational injury or disease that precludes the employee form performing normal job tasks.  In the event of a permanent disability that prevents an employee from performing the essential functions of his or her regular position and for which reasonable accommodations cannot be made, every effort will be made to place the employee in an alternative vacant position that he or she is qualified to perform and that matches his or her physical limitations.

Transitional Duty Pool (TPD) - State agencies and facilities are encouraged to establish and locate transitional duty positions in-house.  However, if none are available to accommodate an injured employee’s restrictions, a position will be located through the Risk Management Workers Compensation Program (RMWCP).  The state entity that is the employer at the time the injury occurred to the employee will be required to pay the full pro-rated salary of the employee.  The Administrative Rules adopted by the Risk Management Division governs the operation of the TDP.