It is the policy of the San Diego Unified School District, when possible, to provide transitional work assignments for a limited period to assist employees who are temporarily restricted from performing their regularly assigned job duties due to an industrial or non-industrial injury or illness.

Transitional work assignments are to assist employees in the transition from having temporary restrictions to full recovery while continuing to be a productive part of the work group. Employees will continue to receive their regular pay. The assignment is offered for a maximum of 90 consecutive calendar days starting from the first day of a transitional work assignment.

Note: This policy currently applies to classified employees of the San Diego Unified School District. When necessary, priority will be given to employees with industrially-related injury or illness and on a seniority basis within their classification.

When an Employee is Released to Return to Work with Temporary Work Restrictions:

  1. The site manager or supervisor shall contact the Risk Management Dept. who in turn will refer the case to Paulo Da Silva/Return To Work Coordinator/Sedgwick at (714) 504-4684 upon receipt of a medical report that outlines temporary modifications (impacting the employee's regular job duties) for an employee's return to work, and for proper assessment/potential placement in the TWA/RTW Program.
  2. The site manager or supervisor will assist the RTW Coordinator (Paulo Da Silva) in identifying tasks -if feasible - to develop a TRANSITIONAL WORK ASSIGNMENT OFFER (TWA) outlining how the employee will return to work within restrictions at their regular site, or if needed, at an alternate site.
  3. In conjunction with Risk Management and the RTW Coordinator, the home site will review work status reports at least every 30 days for changes in employee's restrictions and adjust tasks accordingly. Track the transitional assignment so not to exceed a total of 90 consecutive calendar days.
  4. An employee with a non-industrial injury will have his/her information sent by the original site supervisor to the site's designated HR Officer for proper ADA handling prior to potentially being referred to Paulo Da Silva/RTW Coordinator to be placed in the "Non-Industrial" TWA/RTW Program.
  5. An employee with a non-industrial injury or illness will meet with their supervisor and or Risk Management to discuss further options.

The RETURN-TO-WORK PROGRAM is coordinated through the Risk Management Department.

Contact Information

Paulo Roberto Da Silva       
Return To Work Coordinator       
[email protected].
(714) 504-4684 - Phone
(866) 548-2701 - Fax

Carol Komaki
Risk Management Claims Supv
[email protected]
(858) 627-7346 - Phone
(858) 627-7353 - Fax

 HR Officers:

Area A:Ryan Leighty
Area B:Ann Cato
Area C:Maria Quidachay
Area D:Thesala Jones
Area E:Michaela Montgomery
PPO: Samuel Scaife (PPO/Police/CDC/Food Srvc./Transportation)
Hourly/Subs: Kristen McGinn

The RETURN-TO-WORK PROGRAM is coordinated through the Risk Management Department