Human Resources Policies


UMB Policy and Procedures on Accident Leave for Exempt and Nonexempt Employees

Human Resources   |   Approved October 8, 2012

Responsible VP/AVP

Dawn M. Rhodes, DBA, MBA

Policy Statement


  1. Purpose and Applicability.
    1. This procedure outlines the use of accident leave for exempt and nonexempt staff employees of the University of Maryland, Baltimore.
    2. Accident leave shall be used in accordance with University System of Maryland (USM) policy VII–7.40 Accident Leave for Exempt and Nonexempt Employees. Nothing in this procedure shall supersede the requirements in the USM policy. The USM policy is at:
    3. This procedure does not cover Faculty.  Faculty should refer to USM Policy II–2.32 Accident Leave and Creditable and Non-Creditable Sick Leave for Faculty Members. 
  2. Use of Accident Leave for Work-Related Injuries or Illnesses. Employees suffering a work-related injury or illness may be eligible for Accident Leave which runs concurrently with any Family Medical Leave. Leave benefits are fully described in the USM Policy (VII–7.40) on Accident Leave for Exempt and Nonexempt employees.
  3. Work-Related Injuries or Illnesses.  In the event of a work-related injury or illness, Employees shall follow the procedures defined by Environmental Health and Safety, which can be found at Environmental Health and Safety provides information related to Emergency Care, Non-Emergency Care, Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure, and reporting work-related injuries or illnesses for Workers Compensation purposes.
    1. Report Forms.  The following forms shall be used to report injuries or illnesses:
      1. Employees should complete the online First Report of Injury Form or (PDF)
      2. Supervisors should complete the online Supervisor’s Investigation Report or (PDF)
      3. Witnesses should complete the online Accident Witness Statement or (PDF)
      4. Employees working outside of Maryland should complete the Out of State Employee First Report of Injury Form (PDF)
      5. Volunteers should complete the online Volunteer First Report of Injury Form
  4. Responsibilities of the Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS). The EHS shall:
    1. File a First Report of Injury with the State of Maryland workers compensation insurer;
    2. Inform the injured employee or someone on the employee's behalf of the employee's right to file a claim with the Workers' Compensation Commission; and
    3. Determine if the injury is likely to be compensable under the Workers Compensation statute.
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