Short-Term Disability / Disaster Leave
Short-term disability or disaster leave payments are not treated as eligible salary for
either the PERA retirement plan or the TRA retirement plan, per guidance
received from both plans.
What does this mean? Depending on which retirement plan you are a
member of, the normal contributions you make on your earned salary will not
apply to these types of salary payments, nor will the district’s contribution
This leave may affect your retirement calculations. If you wish to buy back this service credit
from your retirement plan, you should contact your plan. PERA will send a letter explaining the
purchase option once your employment status moves from leave of absence to
active status. TRA will send a confirmation letter at the beginning of your leave.
All basic-sick leave hours available to employee are used during the short-term
disability or disaster leave period. If the leave period includes July 1st, the district will use basic-sick
leave from both school years.