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


This benefit is available after one year of employment to regular exempt staff hired on or after August 1, 2020. Regular exempt staff members hired before August 1, 2020 are immediately eligible for the Short-Term Income Replacement Program.

About the Benefit

The benefit provides 100% of the staff member’s regular pay in the event of an extended absence from work due to the staff member’s illness or injury.

  • Waiting period: Income replacement under STIR requires a waiting period of one calendar week. Regular pay will continue during the waiting period.
  • Qualifying absences: An absence of more than one calendar week due to an eligible, non-work-related illness or disability may qualify for income replacement under STIR. Event eligibility is determined by Sedgwick upon a review of the claim and medical evidence. Absences less than one calendar week do not qualify for STIR and should be discussed with your supervisor.
  • 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 26 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. Staff may report their leave time using the MyTimeOff application (NetID login required).

  • MyTimeOff quick reference guide for Managers
  • MyTimeOff quick reference guide for Exempt Staff
  • Absence Report quick reference guide for Managers


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

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