For any leave of absence, you will need to contact the Office of Human Resources, 30 days before you begin your leave, to ensure all the appropriate paperwork is filled out. Please contact Kim Wyant or Kayleigh Misner to discuss your leave options.
Initial Form(s) to be filled out when needing to take leave:
Form to be filled out before employee can return to work if you are out for your own medical illness:
Reporting a Short Term/Long Term Disability claim is easy, you simply call 888-842-4462 to reach Cigna. Cigna will do the work for you from there, meaning no paperwork from you on your end.
Please note: When taking this type of leave Cigna withholds FICA tax, but not federal or state tax. Income received from Short Term Disability will be adjusted and added to your W2 from AU at the end of the year. You may expect to owe money in for the federal and state taxes that you did not pay on this money when you file your tax return.
To report a leave, for Paid Family Leave, it is easiest to call 888-842-4462 to reach Cigna. However, you will want to report a claim via paper form, please see below.
Please note: When taking this type of leave Cigna does not tax the amount that they provide to employees. They issue a 1099-MISC by Jan 31 of the next year and you will need to file this when filing your income taxes. You may expect to owe money in for the federal, state, and FICA taxes that you did not pay on this money when you file your tax return.
For forms such as direct deposit, W4, NYS IT-2104, and Taxable Gifts and Awards please visit the Payroll Page.
You will fill out the first page of the PSLF form, send the form to Human Resources and we will fill out the second page and send back to you.
The Process of Corrective Action:
1. Verbal Warning
2. Written Warning accompanied with a Performance Improvement Plan (HR needs to be involved)
3. Final Written Warning accompanied with a Performance Improvement Plan (HR needs to be involved)
4. Termination (HR needs to be involved)