Leaves & Medical Administration





  • SOLAS (Self-Service Online Leave Application System)
    makes it easier and more convenient for all NYC Department of Education (DOE) non-supervisory pedagogical employees to apply for a leave of absence online using a computer or smartphone – all you need is your DOE email address and password.
  • The HR Connect Leaves Administration Office handles leaves applications when DOE employees need to be absent from work for an extended period of time. This includes Line of Duty Injuries (LODI), Health Sabbaticals, Study Sabbaticals, leaves without pay, medical leaves, CAR and borrowing CAR days, personal illness, and more.
  • The HR Connect Medical Administration Office and its physicians determine whether a person is “fit for duty,” evaluate medical leave requests and Line of Duty Injury (LODI) applications, determine eligibility for Board of Education Retirement System (BERS) disability retirement, and assess requests for accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Workers' Compensation Laws are enacted to protect employees against loss of earning power through injury sustained in their employment. Workers' Compensation is insurance that provides cash benefits and/or medical care for workers who are injured or become ill as a direct result of their job.