Question: What is a Return-to-Work Evaluation?

Answer: For our purposes here, a Return-to-Work Evaluation (RWE) is a psychological exam undergone by a CIVILIAN employee who has taken leave from the job due to injury or illness. (Civilian being a non-civil servant; a non-first responder; a non-hazardous job holder; etc.) The employee’s company requests an evaluation before they are permitted to return.

Question: What happens in a Return-to-Work Evaluation?

Answer: In-person interview(s) with employee.

  • Interview(s) with referral source.
  • Psychological testing with employee.
  • Complete review of all work activities.
  • Information gathering (medical records; other documents; etc.)