Short Term Income Replacement - Non-Exempt Staff

The University of Notre Dame recognizes the importance of income protection when a staff member falls ill and is unable to work.

The Short Term Income Replacement program will provide non-exempt staff 100% income replacement in the event of an extended absence due to their own illness or injury.


Regular full-time and part-time non-exempt staff hired on or after August 1, 2020 are eligible after one year of employment for the Short-Term Income Replacement Program. Regular full-time and part-time non-exempt staff hired before August 1, 2020 are immediately eligible for the Short-Term Income Replacement Program.

About the Benefit

For complete information about the Short-Term Income Replacement (STIR) benefit, please consult the Short-Term Income Replacement policy.

The Short-Term Income Replacement (STIR) benefit provides income replacement in the event of an extended work absence due to the staff member’s own illness or injury. After a required waiting period of 7 calendar days, the benefit provides 100% of the staff member’s regular pay.

Waiting period: Income replacement under STIR requires a waiting period of 7 calendar days. Incidental Days may be used to cover the waiting period; if no Incidental Days are available, vacation time will be used. Absences of 7 calendar days or less do not qualify for STIR and are covered instead under the University’s Incidental Days policy.

Qualifying absences: An absence of more than 7 calendar days due to an eligible, non-work-related illness or injury may qualify for income replacement under STIR. Event eligibility is determined by Sedgwick upon a review of the claim and medical evidence.

Maximum length of coverage: The maximum period of time during which income may be replaced under STIR is defined by the health care provider but is not longer than 25 weeks.


STIR payments are paid through the University’s payroll system. Any applicable deductions and withholdings applied to the employee’s pay (such as insurance premium deductions and/or tax withholdings) are also applied to STIR payments.

Reporting a Claim with Sedgwick

The University’s STIR program is administered by Sedgwick. Staff must contact Sedgwick if they believe they qualify for STIR. To initiate a claim, contact Sedgwick:

  • By phone: (888) 436-9530 (8 am – 8 pm EST, Monday through Friday); language translation services are available
  • On the web:

Sedgwick coordinates with Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and/or Long Term Disability (LTD) when necessary.

Reporting an Absence

Staff must notify their supervisor of any and all absences, planned or unplanned, as soon as known.

Managers may view balances for staff using the Absence Report.
Absence Report quick reference guide for Managers

Program Information

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