Decision Tree

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Decision Tree

Do you want to return to work?

Never  |  Unsure  |  Yes

Are you returning to your previous employer?

No  |  Yes

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Employment readiness checklist
  • Same Employer/Same Employment

Who do I contact at my previous employer?

  • Human Resources Occupational
  • Health Department
  • Management or supervisor

*Not all Employers have an Occupational Health Department


Tips for Talking to Employers

Tax Benefits / Resources

Community Support

  • Return to Work Resources
  • Short-term/Long-term/Social Security Disability



  • Employment Readiness Checklist
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Return to Work Resources
  • Self Employment
  • Alternative Employment /Volunteering

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