Industrial Disability Leave (IDL) 

The Industrial Disability Leave (IDL) Program is a salary continuation program, in lieu of workers' compensation temporary disability (TD) benefits, for CSU employees who are CalPERS members and who have suffered a work-related injury or illness. 

  • The IDL benefit is equivalent to the full amount of the injured employee's salary for the first 22 days of the work-related injury or illness (a three-day waiting period may apply).
  • Thereafter, IDL benefits will be equivalent to two-thirds of the employee's salary, payable for the next 11 months of disability.
  • An eligible employee may receive IDL payments for a period not to exceed 52 weeks within two years from the first day of disability. 

For additional information regarding this program, please contact Risk Management at extension 657-278-2824.


Nonindustrial Disability Insurance (NDI)

The CSU funds a wage continuation program, Non-industrial Disability Insurance (NDI), in lieu of State Disability Insurance (SDI) for eligible employees that have suffered loss of wages due to a disability or injury that is non-work related. Both plans are administered by the State of California Employment Development Department (EDD). 

NDI pays a weekly amount for a maximum of 26 weeks to eligible employees who are unable to work because of a non-work-related disability (including maternity), and who have exhausted their sick leave and met the 7-day waiting period. The waiting period is waived in the event of hospitalization. The benefit amount is determined by bargaining unit. For Unit 3 employees, the amount is $125 per week. 

The NDI program defines "disability" as: "mental or physical illness and mental or physical injury, including any illness or injury resulting from pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition". An employee is deemed disabled on any day in which, because of a physical, mental or medical condition, he/she is unable to perform his/her regular or customary work. An attending physician must verify the disability. 

NDI applications are processed through EDD. Generally, eligibility determinations are mailed to the employee and the campus within 7-10 days after the receipt of the completed application, including physician's statement, by the EDD office. 

For additional information regarding this program, please contact Payroll Services at 657-278-2521.