Return to Work

What’s transitional duty?

Transitional duty is temporary work that you may be offered before you are fully recovered. The idea is to work while you heal. Transitional duty should always comply with your medical work restrictions and should be a temporary assignment leading to your normal job.

There are two types of transitional duty: modified or alternate work. Modified work is simply a different way of doing your original job.

Alternate work may be a completely new type of job, an assignment elsewhere in the company or even work with another organization that is associated with your company. When it comes to transitional duty, be creative and open to new ideas. Work should be meaningful, benefit the company and make your recovery a more positive experience.