these last two weeks have been really stressful for me mainly because i am preparing my paperwork for FMLA/STD.
here's the issue:
in speaking with my HR department, they have confirmed that my FMLA and approved STD will run concurrently. this i understand and am completely ok with. what i AM NOT OK with is that they are telling me that my accrued vacation & sick time run concurrently with my STD!
so for example, if i am approved for 6 weeks of STD and have accrued 3 weeks of vacation/sick time, i will receive 3 weeks of pay @ 100% and only 3 weeks od STD @ 60%.
how does this make any sense? why am i being penalized for saving up my time? nowhere in our employee handbook does it say this; only in the handbook does it mention that FMLA and STD run together and that while on FMLA i will need to use up my vacation time.
has anyone even heard of this policy?